Saturday, January 8, 2011

Alleged Arizona Shooter Jared Lee Loughner Says He "Defines Terrorism"

The alleged Arizona shooter who killed six people and wounded another 12 including US Representative Gabrielle Giffords has been identified as 22 year old Jared Lee Loughner.

The shooting took place as Congresswoman Giffords held a constituent meeting at a Safeway grocery store in Tucson on Saturday.

What's believed to be a posting on You Tube by Loughner begins with the words "My final thoughts: Jared Lee Loughner." The posting contains confused rantings.

The posting suggests he did not expect to survive the shooting, and says he "defines terrorism."

"If I define terrorist then a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon. I define terrorism," he wrote on the video.

He said he was a United States military recruit at MEPS in Phoenix, with references to receiving one mini bible before the recruit tests.

"I didn't write a belief on my army application, and the recruiter wrote on the application: none," he wrote.

He said the government was "implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar."

Rep. Giffords is reported to have survived the attack after being shot in the head and had undergone surgery at a local hospital.

Arizona state senator Linda Lopez told Fox, "We just heard that she is responding to commands. She made it through surgery."

The chief of the Pima County police department, Rich Castigar, said that 18 people had been shot in the incident and that six people are dead.

He said a 22 year old man is in custody, who has had limited interaction with law enforcement and has only one minor run-in with the law in its jurisdiction. News outlets named the man as Jared Lee Loughner.


From his YouTube Channel:

1 comment:

  1. Sara Palin and Jesse Kelly are to blame for this.