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Can we call it terrorism yet? [May speak to motive update]


UPDATE IV “No more baby parts” & probably Obama’s fault too (Courtesy of Chris J)

In one statement, made after the suspect was taken in for questioning, Dear said “no more baby parts” in reference to Planned Parenthood, according to two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the case.

But the sources stressed that Dear said many things to law enforcement and the extent to which the “baby parts” remark played into any decision to target the Planned Parenthood office was not yet clear. He also mentioned President Barack Obama in statements.

So here we are again, in post-another-mass-shooting mode (the second for this city in less than a month), and everyone could sit down and outline what’s going to be said about this event from today until the next mass shooting. We’re pros at this.

There will be a lot of discussion about mental illness and guns, even if Mr. Dear turns out to be as sane as the next person. At least one pseud-psychologist will say “Only a crazy person would do such a thing, therefore he can’t be sane,” that will be that.

But one thing I feel certain will not be discussed, at least with any Seriousness, is why this so-called civilization keeps producing large numbers of men who feel murder is a valid form of self-expression.

UPDATE III Extremism in the defense of extremism is no vice, AKA the shape of days to come (Brietbart)

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) criticized the “very premature” assigning of motivation for the shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, adding that if the shooter did target Planned Parenthood ” he has taken a legitimate disagreement with the practice, and turned it into an evil response” on CNN on Friday.

Kinzinger said that the statement Planned Parenthood’s regional director that mentioned “extremists” creating “a poisonous environment that creates domestic terrorism” “was very premature. We may find out that this person was targeting Planned Parenthood. If we find out that he was not targeting Planned Parenthood, I would fully expect an apology from the Planned Parenthood director for saying that.

Cowart’s entire statement is here, if you want to see how carefully Kinzinger had to pick his cherries.

Oy. I don’t know about the rest of youns, but I’m going to play with the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad cats.

UPDATE II suspect surrenders, 3 victims have died:

The suspected gunman is Robert Lewis Dear, 59, a law enforcement official told CNN. The official did not provide additional information.

Police captured him, but they’re still working to pinpoint his motive — and make sure he didn’t leave any explosives inside or outside the Colorado Springs building.

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