Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Shooter from South Korea


By ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer 40 minutes ago

BLACKSBURG, Va. - A Virginia Tech senior from South Korea' name=c1> SEARCHNews News Photos Images Web' name=c3> South Korea killed at least 30 people locked inside a classroom building in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history, the university and police said Tuesday.

Ballistics tests also found that one of the guns used in that attack was also used in a shooting two hours earlier at a Virginia Tech dorm that left two people dead, Virginia State Police said.
Police identified the classroom shooter as Cho Seung-Hui, 23, a senior from South Korea who was in the English department and lived in another dorm on campus. They said Cho committed suicide after the attacks, and there was no indication Tuesday of a possible motive.

"He was a loner, and we're having difficulty finding information about him," school spokesman Larry Hincker said.



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The Captain

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is illegal, not to mention unethical and discrediting to your blog, to post an article without linking back to it's original source. (i.e. if this is from AP, you have to link back to AP). I mean how do I know you're not making this up? I've read the rest of your blog, and it's obvious you aren't close with reality. Please provide links so I can check your facts FOR you. Thanks. P.S. Why does it matter if he's from South Korea? Timothy McVeigh was an American. Does his nationality make him any less a criminal? Or does this guy's make him any MORE a psychopath? As a republican, I think other republican's (like you) often do a discredit to what our party has to offer this nation and our future by being so dim witted. Michelle Malkin isn't bright, and Bill O'Reilly is a baffoon. And you sound like them both. "Republican" used to mean much much more. Do your research, read your history, and grow up.

Lorraine said...

Holy cow, Anonymous. That's unnecessarily harsh. Why does the young man's country of origin matter? Because the rest of the world is just dying to point out (again) the evil of American culture.

By blaming this event purely on Americans, the rest of the world neatly avoids a more painful, yet universal reality: disaffected young people, especially young men, can be a serious danger to thier communities...whether they're from America, South Korea, Palestine, or Timbuktu.

Lorraine said...

One more thing...

The irresponsibility of displacing blame and avoiding reality is that honest solutions can't be developed and problems linger infinitely.

Mark E. Towner said...

To Anonymous....

I had the link in my edited version, but forgot toe paste it in.

As far as your comments about "It is illegal, not to mention unethical and discrediting to your blog, to post an article without linking back to it's original source. (i.e. if this is from AP, you have to link back to AP)."

You have no idea what my relationship or my publishing agreement is with AP, so you are completely irresponsible in your statements.

As far as ". Do your research, read your history, and grow up."

What is factually incorrect on my Blog, and No I don't want to grow up.

Arrrrr.
The Captain