Litany of missed chances to stop killer Cho
Gunman in massacre contacted NBC News
- BLACKSBURG, Va. -
Sometime after he killed two people in a Virginia university dormitory but before he slaughtered 30 more in a classroom building Monday morning, Cho Seung-Hui sent NBC News a rambling communication and videos about his grievances, the network said Wednesday.
Cho, 23, a senior English major at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, killed 32 people in two separate attacks Monday before taking his own life.
Network officials turned the material over to the FBI and said they would not immediately disclose its contents beyond characterizing the material as disturbing. It included a written communication, photographs and video.
Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, said in a posting on the programs Daily Nightly blog that the communication was received earlier Wednesday. He described it as a very long multi-media manifesto.
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----- EDIT -----
I just saw a clip of the tape Cho sent to NBC news. He actually compares himself to Jesus Christ on the video.
Killer Cho enraged, menacing in video sent to TV
- The package contained an 1,800-word diatribe expressing rage and voicing admiration for the students who carried out the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.
In his resentful monologue spoken directly to the camera, Cho mixed religious references with disgust at what he called the hedonism around him.
"Thanks to you I die like Jesus Christ, to inspire generations of the weak and the defenceless people," Cho said, adding: "When the time came I did it. I had to."
.... "Do you know what it feels like to be humiliated and impaled upon the cross?" Cho said.
"Your Mercedes wasn't enough, you brats? Your golden necklaces weren't enough, you snobs? Your trust fund wasn't enough? Your vodka and cognac weren't enough? All your debaucheries weren't enough? Those weren't enough to fulfil your hedonistic needs? You had everything."
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I haven't yet checked what Rosie O'Donnell thinks of this news story, but I am willing to bet she's gone into an anti-gun diatribe.
She's so stupid. If other college students had been permitted to carry guns on campus, Cho would've gotten a bullet in his head right away, which would've saved many more lives.
-- EDIT 2 --
A liberal writer has already blamed the parents of the murdered Virginia Tech students, George W. Bush, anyone who supported the war in Iraq, and all Americans in general for the actions of Cho Seung-Hui. Read about it here:
The Worst Left Wing Article Ever
I don't think the writer realizes that Cho Hui was from Korea and not the United States - so maybe he should've been blaming Korean culture instead.
--- Islamic Connection (?)---
Virginia Tech Killer: Ignoring the Elephant
- Mainstream media are universally shying away from discussing an important piece of evidence: the fact that Virginia Tech killer Seung Hui Cho apparently identified strongly with the Islamic story of Ismail, the Son of Sacrifice.
He not only wrote the words Ismail AX on his arm before starting his killing spree, he used that name in the return address on the package he mailed to NBC News:
View image of package
UPDATE at 4/18/07 7:24:27 pm:
And just to make my viewpoint crystal clear: I am NOT implying that Cho was a sudden jihadi. But the very noticeable reluctance of mainstream media to even mention this subject is a disturbing testimony to the power of political correctness.