Some interesting historical news out of Israel:
A dump site is the last place you would expect to find an 8th century B.C. seal for a papyrus document signed by one of the kings of Judah.
Perhaps that’s why it has taken 2,700 years for the piece of clay inscribed with King Hezekiah’s seal to be discovered in Jerusalem.
The King’s seal isn’t something that just anyone had access to
“Therefore, it’s very reasonable to assume we are talking about an impression made by the King himself, using his own ring.
While this is of great interest to Biblical scholars and a setback for those who say it’s made up out of the whole cloth the real people hurt the most are those who insist that there is no Jewish connection to the land.
But it’s not a big deal for them, so many facts are ignored by the BDS left that one more won’t make a difference.
Dateline: December 2, 2015, San Bernardino, California. Two heavily armed shooters kill 14 people at a Christmas party.
Narrative: “Passing common-sense gun laws that makes it harder for people with bad intentions to get guns makes the country safer.
Fact: Rifles Used in San Bernardino Shooting Illegal Under State Law. Weapons were legally purchased with magazine locking devices but altered to make them more powerful, ATF finds. Additionally, 2 of the guns were not purchased by the users, which means they were used illegally, and were illegal under federal law. Here’s an overview of gun control laws in California.
Narrative: Immigrant screenings are reliable and complete.
Shooting suspect Tashfeen Malik passed a DHS counterterrorism screening as part of her vetting for a K-1 fiancee visa last year, but barring any criminal or terrorist background there was little chance DHS would have been able to detect whether she had become radicalized.
Vetting only works if you vet for the right thing
Narrative: San Bernardino Suspects Left Trail of Clues, but No Clear Motive
Fact: Farook and Malik met in 2013 during the former’s trip to Mecca.
Farook himself had talked by phone and on social media with more than one person being investigated for terrorism, law enforcement officials said.
Investigators think that as the San Bernardino, California, attack was happening, female shooter Tashfeen Malik posted a pledge of allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Facebook
Narrative: Workplace violence provoked by an argument.
Fact: Substantial evidence of a pre-planned attack:
Sources say mobile phones, hard drives, virtually anything with digital memory that was associated with the alleged shooters — Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik — was smashed
Fact: The weapons amassed:
Police said they found an eye-popping 2,500 rounds for assault rifles and 2,000 rounds for handguns inside the home in nearby Redlands.
Investigators also found a dozen pipe bomb-style devices and hundreds of tools that police said could be used to build improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Call it THE DOG THAT WON’T QUIT BARKING, or a pathological denial of reality, we’re way past the point of having to listen to narratives.
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Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin American politics, news and culture at Fausta’s Blog.
Question, given the number of California gun laws the San Bernardino attackers happily violated how would new ones deter them?
Take your time.
Update: via Instapundit ATF Says Weapons Used in San Bernardino Shooting Were Illegal in California.
In fact they were illegal under federal law:
Modifying a gun for fully automatic fire is illegal in every state, it’s a federal law. A VERY SERIOUS federal law.