Kellyanne Conway, President Trump’s advisor, got herself in a bit of a jam..
Despite comments made by White House Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway, there never was a massacre at the hands of Iraqi refugees in the city of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
In fact there never has been a terror attack of any kind in the city of 60,000, and local officials are now rushing to assure everyone their town is safe – and always has been.
“I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized, and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green Massacre,” Conway said on MSNBC on Thursday night. “I mean most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.”
It didn’t get covered because it didn’t happen. There was no massacre.
It is true – as ABC News first reported in 2013 – that in 2009 two al-Qaeda terrorists from Iraq were found to be living as refugees in Bowling Green. In court, they later admitted that they had attacked U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
The arrest of the two men, who are now in prison, led to a six month drastic curtailment and overhaul of the Iraqi refugee program in 2011.
The entire saga played out in the small Kentucky town without bloodshed, much less a massacre.
And with that, a scandal developed.. a laugh line emerged. And another political football was thrown.
But I try to delve deeper than the static noise..
I saw an interesting theory online tonight regarding this event.. something worth passing on for your thoughtful intercession.
This is not a defense of Conway, nor any attempt at making sense of the Trump Administration thus far.. but it’s being offered up because of my life of the Mandela Effect, the paranormal, and politics..
What if–WHAT IF!–Conway experienced a Mandela Effect? A time slip!? A moment where the past seems to be different from what you thought it was..?
A very public Mandela Effect, perhaps?
This is where politics may rear its head.. and quite possibly where you stand on Trump will have some play in what you think next.
But follow this.. just think..
I know the press is (unfairly?) hammering Kellyanne Conway about this and everyone just assumes she made it up, but does anyone else remember an actual Bowling Green Massacre?
And I’m not talking about the arms smuggling scheme or whatever that all of the articles I’ve read seem to think she might have been talking about. I mean an actual, honest-to-goodness terrorist attack.
I definitely recall a bombing in Bowling Green that killed … maybe a dozen people? I think it happened either at the end of the Bush administration or the first month of the Obama administration. I’m pretty sure it involved a suicide bomb being set off on a city bus. The way I remember it was a young muslim guy–he could have been in his late teens, possibly early twenties? (I’m ashamed to admit this, but I remember seeing his pictures on the news and thinking he was kind of cute.) He hid an IED inside a dufflebag or knapsack or something and I think he detonated it using an ipod or some kind of portable music player.
Later, they arrested a second, older muslim guy. I think he was responsible for building the bomb. They were definitely both Iraqi refugees, like Conway said.
So am I nuts, or did this happen? Everyone at work thinks I’ve lost it.
Yes this is a big stretch, and yes most likely many skeptical people will continue to be critical of the original post on REDDIT.
But … for a late night with stars in the sky, such thought seems appropriate. After midnight, no holds are barred.. even political Mandela Effects that are felt far and wide..