Shortly after this morning's deadly rampage began at the Washington Navy Yard, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent out a memo to law enforcement informing officials that the shooting had "no known connection to terrorism."
According to the Daily Caller, the memo was issued at 9:22 a.m.
However, it is difficult to explain how DHS officials could be so certain of the motive behind the shooting, since they were still occurring when the memo was written.
In fact, it was not until nearly 1:00 p.m. that Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced that while one suspect was dead, there were likely as many as three shooters involved.
"We potentially have two other shooters that we have not located at this point," Lanier said.
The other two, at-large shooting suspects were described as a white male in a khaki military-style outfit with a beret, while the other is a black male, approximately 50-years-old carrying a rifle and wearing an olive drab military-style uniform.
Additionally, this afternoon, police officers could be seen deploying around the Capitol with AR-15s, and traffic at the intersection of Constitution and Delaware avenues is being stopped.
The Washington Times also reported:
...the Secret Service is also on high alert and that with two possible shooters at large, all protectees would be sheltered in place or moved to more secure settings.
Is it possible that the Capitol Police as well as the U.S. Secret Service failed to receive the memo?
Or, is this yet another example of the Obama administration attempting to downplay another example of terrorism on U.S. soil?
Shortly after the 2009 Fort Hood massacre, in which Maj. Nidal Hassan opened fire on soldiers and civilians alike, all the while shouting "Allahu Akbar," Gen. George Casey told the press: "What happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here."
He repeated those absurd words for several days, undoubtedly under the direction of the White House.
Of course, to this day, the Obama administration refuses to classify that deadly attack by a self-proclaimed Muslim radical as terrorism, opting instead for the much more politically correct term of "workplace violence."
It appears that this administration is so fearful using the "T" word, that they are willing to misinform law enforcement during an active shooting.
At last count, 12 shooting victims have died, according to Chief Lanier.