Baton Rouge shooter Gavin Long was in Dallas, Texas on July 10 -- 3 days after a deranged Army reservist shot 12 police officers, killing 5.
2 weeks later, Long shot six police officers, killing 3, in Baton Rouge, LA.
Officials say Long, 29, traveled from his home in Kansas City, MO. to Louisiana, intent on ambushing and killing as many police officers as possible in retaliation for the death of Baton Rouge resident Alton Sterling, 37.
But Long may have begun his murderous journey in Dallas, where Micah Johnson gunned down 12 police officers on July 7.
In a video posted on YouTube.com, the former U.S. Marine ranted on about starting a revolution and seeking revenge on the "devils" and "demons" who are oppressors of minorities.
“Let’s just go with the numbers, let’s go with the history, 100 percent of revolutions of victims fighting their oppressors, from victims fighting their bullies, 100 percent have been successful through fighting back, through bloodshed,” Long said.
Like Johnson, Long had no patience for Black Lives Matter's non-violent protests to bring about change that he believed would never come.
“Zero have been successful just over simply protesting," he said. "It has never worked and it never will, you gotta fight back. That’s the only way a bully knows to quit, he doesn’t know words.”
The video caption states Long was in Dallas, "Imparting wisdom about the current events and the proper action to take."
The video was uploaded on July 10, but it isn't clear if the video was recorded on the same day, or when Long arrived in the Dallas area.
Witnesses to the Dallas massacre on July 7 described seeing a second shooter in the downtown area that day. But law enforcement and the FBI steadfastly deny witness accounts of a 2nd shooter.
The FBI maintains that Johnson "worked alone".
The similarities between the two men are eerie. Both men died on or near their birthrates. Both were armed with the same type of automatic rifle. Both men were radical pro black extremists. And both used their military tactical training to gun down 18 police officers, killing 8, in 2 states.
Mysteriously, Long and Johnson were killed before they could spill their secrets on who they were affiliated with and who financed their deadly rampages.
Online chatter suggests that more police officers will be executed by trained killers in the coming months -- setting off a scenario where Martial Law will be declared in America before the November elections.