Unanswered Questions Still Remain

17 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Unanswered Questions Still Remain</h1><p>Apr 17 (EIRNS)--After a press conference by authorities in Blacksburg, VA, this morning, more details are emerging about Monday's campus shootings, but more questions need to be answered. Most important to clarify is whether there was a second shooter involved, or if the now deceased Cho Seung-Hui had other assistance. In that light, campus Police Chief Wendell Flinchum's statement that they had detained a "person of interest" who was found sitting in a car on or near the campus is of interest. Also important is to answer questions about the shooter's movements between the two incidents. Was he in fact in the dorm during the lockdown, only proceeding to Norris Hall when the alert was lifted? During this time, police stated that they presumed that he had left campus. Although ballistics have now confirmed that the same weapon was used in both locations (thus lessening the likelihood that there was a second shooter), this possibility cannot yet be completely ruled out. Virginia State Police representative Marshal this morning defended campus authorities' decisions, but it would seem that they were, at minimum, working under wrong assumptions. Without immediately jumping to conclusions, there are still questions that need to be answered, even about the actions of the authorities.</p><p>On Seung-Hui himself, questions need to be answered about how and where he developed what can only be described as an "extraordinary" ability with a weapon. Descriptions of his calm demeanor, the extreme accuracy of his shooting, point to either military training, or extensive use of video games to perfect his technique. Other evidence, including the fact that Seung-Hui was carrying a backpack, in which chains were discovered, indicate that he had prepared for this event in detail. Reports from classrooms that he "shot the professor in the head;" the fact that he had two different weapons, and excessive ammunition, along with reports that he was dressed in some sort of uniform; and a report from the "German" classroom is that he discharged 30 or so rounds within a minute and a half, with about a 50% kill rate, again, something that required solid training. Where did this come from?</p><p>In order to lessen the possibilities for this incident to be used for reasons, both personal and political, that are harmful to both civil liberties as well as national security, answers to these questions need to be found as quickly as possible.</p><p>Click on the links below and take a look into what the Schiller institute has to say about these historic tragedies;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p></div></body>