The man supected of shooting at the White House last Friday had become obsessed with President Barack Obama, officials have told US media.
It is thought Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, 21, believed God had given him a personal mission to attack the White House, said law enforcement sources.
A US Park Police bulletin said he was “unstable with violent tendencies”.
You would have thought that someone bringing a rifle with him and shooting at the White House would have been on the BBC website’s loop for several days accompanied by a lorry load of speculative think pieces on the dangers of political violence in the US from an assortment of pundits and experts.
Not one mention of the dangers of violent rhetoric.
Could it have been because of the suggestion that this man had been hanging around the Occupy DC gathering? There is no evidence that he was a “member” of that “movement”…..but he might have listened to some of the rhetoric which could have echoed fiery outbursts in New York
Naturally the BBC goes for the safe option and doesn’t even wonder if there is any connection between the endemic violence in so many of the Occupy encampments and an “Obama obsessed” gunman firing a rifle at the Presidential residence.
I wonder why?
At least in the BBC website report of Rep. Giffords interview with the ABC’s Diane Sawyer they had the good grace not mention Sawyer’s sly and serpentine attempt to rehash the lies and innuendo pumped out by a complicit US/UK media associating the Tucson shooting with Governor Palin and the Tea Party….
cross posted at The Aged P
A failed assassination attempt could be seen as a vote grabber for a president desperate not to be a footnote as a failed one term president.
Maybe that will come later. Or am I being too cynical ?
The shooter wasn’t white, so not much political capital there.
Didn`t earlier reports try to link this non-event with an Israeli on some kind of mission?
Rather think that we`d not have heard the end of it had there been the slightest link…and imagine the truffle hounds of the leftlib project are still praying to Gramsci that they may yet find something to all their benefits..
Occupy San Diego had a moment’s silence in solidarity with the shooter.
Worth adding that vid as an update, DLR?
I guess the BBC is doing their own, very long, moment of silence about this in solidarity with their San Diego comrades.
I’m sure when they find out the suspect has the word ‘Israel’ tattoed on his neck they’ll get interested.
Glenn Beck on MSM, and shooting at the White House (10 min video clip).