Thursday, April 19, 2007

Moment of Silence


Amadeo said...

Another very sad episode in US history.

In a very free and inviting society that welcomes immigrants from all corners of the globe, it hopefully should come as no exceptional surprise that an immigrant, this time coming from our part of the globe, has become the latest instrument for a dastardly deed.

We can only offer our condolences to the victims and condemn the evil perpetrated.

engineerOFW said...

What seems apparent is that the shooter, despite his anti-social thoughts and mental health problems, he behaved "within bounds" enough that his oddity was tolerable. He presented himself as a crackpot stalker (but no one sued), a weirdo who took pictures of people, a gangster-wannabee who imitated some movies, and the graffiti he wrote on some wall were words of angst versus "US Out of Iraq Now!!!" -- no wonder he did not catch enough attention of the FBI, US Homeland Security, the local police or the University personnel where anyone thought he could do mass mayhem.

A Virginia Tech student asked me "Why Virginia Tech?" and my response was "... just random... Cho was accepted there versus Princeton or Univ Virginia or Harvard or George Mason University".