Humans are hardwired to see patterns, even when those patterns probably don’t exist in the first place.
Global jihad alert: “Agents from Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terror network made repeated visits to South Korea recently scouting for US targets, a lawmaker said, citing a closed-door intelligence briefing to parliament.” So says AFP.
“Ham Seung-Hui, a member of the Millennium Democratic Party, said that South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) was now on anti-terrorism alert to respond to reported al-Qaeda activity in South Korea. ‘The NIS briefing said suspected al-Qaeda members had checked security of the US troops in South Korea on two or three occasions recently,’ Ham told AFP.
Any one of a number of News stories on the Virginia Tech shooter. This one’s from News10
The Virginia Tech Police Department is identifying the campus gunman as 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui, a student and native of South Korea. The university says he was a senior at the school. Yesterday’s shootings ended with his suicide.
I wonder when Cho Seung-Hu first got his visa.
Update: In 1992, according to Reuters.