From the BBC
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The attack took place at a Christmas party on Wednesday for employees of the San Bernardino public health department, at the Inland Regional Center, which provides services for people with developmental disabilities.
Police believe that 28-year-old Syed Rizwan Farook, an inspector with the department, left the party following a dispute and returned with his partner, 27-year-old Tashfeen Malik, to carry out the shooting.
* NOT "JOHN SMITH." NOT "JUDY JONES." NOT "PADDY O'BRIEN." NOT "VITO ROMANO." NOT "CHIN HO YEE."
The suspects were armed with two "long guns" - rifles or shotguns - and two semi-automatic handguns and wore dark, military-style clothing, police said.
* "MILITARY STYLE CLOTHING...???"
They killed 14 people and wounded 17 more.
Police engaged in a shoot-out with the suspects as they attempted to flee the scene in a dark SUV, and killed both. A third person seen running from the area was detained, but police said it was unclear whether the person was involved.
* QUESTION: CAN WE REALLY BELIEVE ANYTHING REPORTED? IF THIS WAS TERRORISM AND THEY (WE) CAPTURE A TERRORIST... CAN WE BE SURE OBAMA'S FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL ALLOW THE INFORMATION TO BECOME PUBLIC?
* FOLKS... EVERYTHING THERE'S A "GAS EXPLOSION" SOMEWHERE I WONDER... WAS IT? WAS IT REALLY?
* FOLKS... I'M NOT CONSPIRACY NUT-JOB... HOWEVER... WHETHER WE'RE TALKING "THE BLOODY SHIRT" OR "REMEMBER THE MAINE" OR "THE GULF OF TONKIN INCIDENT" OR THE ASSASSINATION OF OSAMA BIN LADEN RATHER THAN HIS CAPTURE...
* I DON'T TRUST OUR GOVERNMENT; PARTICULARLY OBAMA'S GOVERNMENT - THE GOVERNMENT THAT DESIGNATED THE FORT HOOD MASSACRE AS "WORKPLACE VIOLENCE."
Several possible explosive devices were found at the scene, police said. San Bernardino police chief Jarrod Burguan said there "had to be some degree of planning" behind the attack.
* YA THINK...?!?!
Farook and Malik were in a relationship and possibly married. Police officials said Farook had worked for the county public health department for five years.
Two colleagues who survived the attack told the LA Times they were shocked to hear Farook's name linked to the shooting. He was quiet and polite with no obvious grudges, they said.
Farook recently travelled to Saudi Arabia, according to the Times, and returned with a new wife he had met online.
* NAH... NOTHING SUSPICIOUS ABOUT THAT...
The couple had a baby and appeared to be "living the American dream," Patrick Baccari, a fellow health inspector, told the paper.
The couple dropped their six-month-old daughter with Farook's mother in Redlands, according to the LA Times report. The grandmother reportedly grew worried when she heard about the shooting and attempted to reach her son by phone but failed.
The third person who was detained has not been identified, but Chief Burguan said police believe there were only two shooters.
Police have not released any details on the 14 people killed, but it appears that those targeted were colleagues of Farook's in the public health department. A police officer was among the wounded following the fire-fight, but is expected to survive.
* IF THEY END UP CONCLUDING THAT THIS WAS "WORKPLACE VIOLENCE"... SHOULD WE BELIEVE THEM? (AGAIN... SERIOUS QUESTION BASED UPON THE TRACK RECORD.)
Police have refused comment on the motivation for the attack, but identified a workplace dispute as one possibility, following the reported incident, and declined to rule out terrorism.
* WHY'D THEY HAVE RIFLES? WAS FAROOK A HUNTER...? HOW'BOUT MALIK? ASSUMING "NOT"... KINDA FUNNY THAT THEY'D HAVE RIFLES. (NEVER MIND THE PISTOLS FOR THE MOMENT...)
Police said they recovered two "long guns" - assault rifles or shotguns - and two semi-automatic handguns from the scene.
* I VERY MUCH DOUBT THAT "ASSAULT RIFLES" WERE USED. (JUST THE USUAL DISTORTION FOR IDEOLOGICAL PURPOSE THE MEDIA USUALLY ENGAGES IN WHEN IT COMES TO GUNS.)
Two of the four weapons used in the shooting were purchased legally, said Meredith Davis, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).
* SO... FAROOK AND MALIK WERE HUNTERS? (I'D TEND TO DOUBT IT...) AGAIN... SOUNDS PLANNED... SOUNDS LIKE LIKELY TERRORISM.