"[Suspected provocateur Andreas] Strassmeir talked frequently about direct action against the U.S. government, he trained in weaponry, and he discussed assassinations, bombings and mass shootings."
-Carol Howe, ATF informant inside the "Elohim City" white supremacist compound, a rendezvous point of Oklahoma City bombing convict Timothy McVeigh
Echoes has been going for over five years now, building on the research of the CRTF before it. All in all, that's over ten years of analysis of the mass shooting phenomenon with a particular focus on the well-documented Columbine attack, from which we have been able to learn quite a bit.
Although various academic studies on this type of shooting exist and do have some merit, they have mostly been conducted from the widely unquestioned but possibly or even probably flawed viewpoint that their subject events are of a spontaneous or organic origin, an assumption which may limit their value considerably. This thread is dedicated to the piecewise enumeration of the common elements found among these attacks which seem to suggest that the purely psychosocially oriented (i. e. face value, shooter-oriented) explanations are inadequate and that an alternative paradigm is necessary, a la Webster Tarpley's eminently useful "9/11 false flag" framework of "moles, patsies, [...] professional killers, and the command center which coordinates all of that within the framework of a brainwashed world of controlled corporate media." As many examples of each trait as possible should be included.