posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 11:40 PM
Just to correct some assumption this thread started out with. Any look back at media reports of a rapid traumatic occurrence will show many errors on
the first day with sorting out later.
On 9/11 there were media reports of 5 planes, and small crafts hitting the WTC, etc - many errors. People on the spot give garbled testimony full of
hearsay and speculation, further mangled by reporters rushing to get a story assembled and sent off.
Clear in this case with videos of the killer in turban and Muslim regalia caught by a food store security camera, comments to peers and online, his
handing out Korans and giving away furniture - this was not someone who just cracked up Weapons were bought in August, preparations were made.
One can't evoke the usual apologist stances. He was born in the US, volunteered for the military and chose to stay, rising to an exceptional level
of pay, status, prestige.s
Someone who know the inroads of military obligation there are a dozen ways he could have gotten out of a relocation to the Middle East. The extreme
end being faking a breakdown or a self-inflicted wound.
Strenuously avoided by some people is the reality that this man planned and executed a mass murder. He also was a self-proclaimed devout Muslim and
the jihad implications are unavoidable.
Trying to deflect from this by finding inconsistencies in initial reports, dismissing the mass media out of hand will not change this.
We are discussing this terrible crime because the media was there and supplied real time coverage. One can only critique them if they have
alternative information sources.
[edit on 7-11-2009 by mmiichael]