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  • What I’m getting at is the four firearms alone would have
    cost, at a minimum, around $2500. Now add in 6,000 rounds
    of ammunition, magazines for the AR-15, the bulletproof
    clothing and whatever devices and chemicals used to booby-
    trap his apartment, and we’re talking thousands of dollars.
    The obvious question is: Where did an unemployed grad
    student get that kind of disposable income?

    Martin Maloney, Veterans Today

    There are various estimates as to how much it cost James Holmes to purchase the expensive firearms, combat gear, and arsenal of explosives involved in his July 20 shooting spree in an Aurora, Colorado Cineplex.

    At the high end, there are estimates of $20,000 +, and at the low end $10,000+.

    Isn’t it reasonable to ask how “an unemployed grad student” came by this kind of cash? Is it time to “follow the money”?

    In this case, though I have not read anything about this yet, it seems that it would make sense to do an in depth forensic analysis of the last 5 years of Holmes’ bank accounts and credit card transactions and purchases, with all deposits traced to their source and verified by bank records.

    It would also be useful to discover who, other than Holmes, may have made payments to the online merchants who were the source of the guns, ammunition, and supplies.

    Deposits had to have been made to fund the credit cards used to purchase most of the arms and explosives over the internet (from “legal” sources).

    It is instructive to remember the massive sales of airline stocks that went on before 9/11, which were never properly analyzed… Following the money in this case would have been most instructive in answering the questions of who knew what, when, who told them, and why,and who were the beneficiaries.

    In the Aurora case, it is reasonable to ask, if indeed there was outside funding, who the funders were, and what goals drove them to financially support this bloody initiative.

    “Conspiracy theories” are starting to circle like buzzards, so that wherever possible, it is critical to obtain verifiable information.

    In this bizarre and strange case, it certainly seems that full disclosure of the origins of Holmes’ funding will be of great interest in the uncovering of any possible conspiracy, and possible collaborators, about which investigators can only speculate at this point.

    The glaring reality is that it appears that while he may have been high on Vicodin and other anti-depressants, Holmes seems uniquely unqualified to pull off a military operation of this scale and complexity without months of training and possible brain-washing. MK Ultra stories are starting to crop up.

    Conspiracy, you may say, raising your eyebrows? Who would stand to gain what from this atrocity?

    Who indeed? The more we learn about the personality of James Holmes, the more unlikely it seems that he could have pulled this off all by himself.

    Mr. Maloney, quoted above, ends his provocative article with this question:

    “Then there is the issue of the timing of this incident. It coincides with debate about whether or not the US should ratify the UN Small Arms Treaty.
    If you’re not familiar with this matter, then now would be a good time to fire up a search engine.”

    Aha! Ratification of the UN Small Arms Treaty! Who knew? Gosh. Golly.


    See Sprout by Wu Shaman, which contains much useful information.

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    (Photograph by Alex in Gotham City, in the 3-D virtual world of Second Life)
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