posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 07:02 AM
Well, initially I saw on the BBC news yesterday night, that the shooter had the gun in a bag. If he had packed it just so, he would have looked like
one of those serious tourists, you know, topographical maps of the destination area already printed on acetate, so they can be overlaid onto the
tourist map, so that big walks can be planned and so on and so forth.
The bit that concerns me, that confuses me, is that character witnesses in the article linked by the OP, state that the shooter was a polite,
decorous person, with old time manners, the sort to shake a hand, ask after the wife and kids. Such a person does not strike me as the sort to phrase
a handwritten note in terms like "I want to kill TSA, and pigs.", let alone the sort to don camo gear, and shoot up an airport. The sort of quiet,
contemplative individual described in that segment of the linked article, would maybe write a one hundred page manifesto, detailing some pretty decent
reasons for wiping out the state sponsored rape machine, but "kill TSA and pigs." does not enter the lexicon of such a person.
Either the character witness in the article was entirely mistaken about this individual, perhaps confusing the fellow for another patron of his
establishment, or the note is a fabrication. Polite, thoughtful individuals, even if they do not agree with what the police service often end up
doing, do not describe them as pigs. They may describe them as mindless thugs, or unwitting puppets of a savage and corrupt government, but not as
Also, Zaphod, you state that the lobby area of the airport was not under armed guard, unlike other areas of the airport complex. However, that
strikes me as very strange, because the last time I went to an airport, which was when I was sixteen, even here in Britain (which does not have a gun
culture), there were armed police walking around all areas of the airport, from the very front entrance, to the boarding area. The whole building was
very fuzz rich! MP5s everywhere you looked!
Given that the US has a much greater number of armed citizens, and in terms of the way its government views security, I am shocked that there were
not armed officers throughout the building in its entirety.