Apr 20 2007
We all know a person has to be very disturbed to plot and act to kill so many people. CNN is reporting over 200 bullets were shot by Cho from 17 clips. The man was definitely well equipped. But there are other issues the media is not getting out to the public very well (though they were hell bent to repeat the videos ad nasuem). One example is the fact one of Cho’s files from his manifesto had a very interesting name, as picked up by Pamela at Atlas Shrugs:
Their titles are varied and hard to match with their content: â€œall of You,â€ â€œam al qaeda,â€ â€œanti terror,â€ â€œas time appr,â€ â€œblood of inno,â€ â€œcongrad,â€ â€œcould b victim.â€ The rambling comments are those of an angry young man who felt persecuted, who felt that the world is against him, who felt he was a victim of personal terrorism.
Now that is not a weak link to al Qaeda – that is a direct statement. I would like to know which video or file was the one with that name. Is that the one were Cho rages against Christianity? His deranged ramblings are not much different from those of Bin Laden. Not identical, but from the world of sanity close enough. Now there are court documents that Cho may have ‘shared’ his plans with someone.
In a search warrant affidavit filed by Virginia State Police Friday, authorities say the shooter “may have communicated with others concerning his plans to carry out attacks on students and faculty at Virginia Tech.”
Police are now seeking Cho’s cell phone records from Verizon Wireless in New Jersey.
As many have asked -who trained Cho? Why is it not possible Cho was HELPED with his planning. So it will be worth watching this angle. But the main stream view of Cho’s actions are also still in play as can be seen by searches of Tech’s computer servers to see if he had email contact with his first victim:
In another warrant affidavit filed Friday, police seek to mine Virginia Tech’s computer servers, to see if Cho may have communicated by e-mail with Emily Hilscher, one of two victims shot in Ambler Johnston Hall.
Cho’s story is still unfolding and I see no clear evidence one way or the other. The only thing I think should be explored more is the role his depression medication may have played since it has become a recurring nightmare that these drugs sap the humanity from some of the people who use them – basically turning off their emotions which anchor them in to humanity and reality.
Update: There is even more evidence that points towards Cho’s anger being vented and channeled towards the West and Christiandom:
Clues about Cho’s possible motives could come from the writings, photographs and video footage that Cho mailed to NBC. Cho rages against rich kids, snobs and those who wronged him. Cho also left behind an eight-page letter, and a typed, single-spaced page, shown Friday to The Associated Press, makes some of the same points.
“You pick out the Weak and the Defenseless and turbo-(expletive deleted) us for your own pleasure and put on faces of devout Christians in front of your parents and strangers,” it read. “You drink your vodka, share needles and go on your escapades on Saturday night and go to church on Sunday morning.”
He added: “You have to search high and low for the Weak and the Defenseless to taunt and terrorize on Monday.”
Clearly there is a component of Cho’s anger which was the taunting and isolation he suffered. But many who suffer this kind of treatment in school would also find it hard to return that back onto others. They know how they feel and cannot understand why anyone would be so cruel. But that is not always the case and the difference can be an outside influence. The difference can be someone who starts to plant seeds of hate and vengeance. There could be someone who manipulated and channeled Cho down this path. If someone could get inside his defenses, which is possible, then they could use this person. But it is also possible Cho simply felt so distant from society and only a downwaed path that he saw no reason to live. Hopefully we will find out one way or the other. It is important for all the other kids out there struggling.