Roger L. Simon

Cho Seung-hui's "disturbing note"

The question of the hour is the contents of Cho Seung-hui’s “disturbing note.” Will this give us some clue to the motivation of the suspect in yesterday’s unspeakable carnage at Virginia Tech? Or will it just be a window into the mind of a lunatic? Or both?

This is an event about which I am unable to speculate. It dumbfounds.

But I will say this: given the world population clock is currently at 6,589,371,676, it is almost miraculous that there aren’t more people like this. The likes of Cho Seung-hui are, thankfully, rare indeed.

UOPDATE: An article in the Chicago Trib is very interesting…

The note included a rambling list of grievances, according to sources. They said Cho also died with the words “Ismail Ax” in red ink on the inside of one of his arms.

More to come, I’m sure. (Early report that the suspect was a recent immigrant are evidently wrong. He also had a sister at Princeton.)