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3 DEAD IN SHOOTING @ LAX

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An unidentified Los Angeles Police officer stands guard atop the parking structures facing the Los Angeles International Aiport, Thursday, July 4, 2002, after a gunman opened fire Thursday at Israel's El Al airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport. Three people were killed, including the attacker, who was shot dead by an airline security guard, authorities said. Seven people were injured, including an El Al security guard, and thousands were evacuated from the international terminal, authorities said. One person was arrested, police said. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

 

Three Dead in L.A. Airport Shooting

Thu Jul 4, 6:18 PM ET

By RYAN PEARSON, Associated Press Writer

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gunman opened fire Thursday at Israel's El Al airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport. Three people were killed, including the attacker, who was shot dead by an airline security guard, authorities said.

 

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L.A. Airport Shooting

 

 

Three other people were wounded, including an El Al security guard, authorities said. Thousands were evacuated from the international terminal, although the Federal Aviation Administration ( news - web sites) said all domestic arrivals and departures continued to operate normally. Byron Tucker, a spokesman for Gov. Gray Davis ( news - web sites), said one person was arrested, but FBI ( news - web sites) Agent Rich Garcia later refused to comment about that.

 

The shootout happened with security on high alert around the country for a possible terrorist attack on July Fourth. It sent passengers ducking behind counters and hiding in airport offices.

 

Mayor James Hahn said there was no immediate indication that shooting was connected to terrorism. "It appears this was an isolated incident," Hahn said. Israel's foreign ministry blamed terrorists, but didn't offer any evidence to support the claim.

 

The 52-year-old gunman had approached another person at the counter and opened fire shortly before noon, said Alex Baez, a police spokesman. There was no immediate indication of his identity, nationality or motive.

 

An El Al security guard fatally shot the gunman, police said.

 

Killed were a 46-year-old man and a woman in her 20s, authorities said. In addition, a 61-year-old woman was shot in the ankle, a 40-year-old man was knifed and a man in his 20s was treated for injuries from a pistol-whipping, authorities said. Details about the knifing were not immediately available. Two others underwent treatment for heart problems, fire officials said.

 

"Like all Californians, I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn of today's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport," Davis said in a statement. "That it happened on the day on which we honor what America stands for — liberty, security and diversity — makes this particularly more tragic."

 

"My heart, as well of those of all Californians, aches for the victims of this shooting and their families," he said.

 

A witness, Thad Weimlein, described an initial flurry of fire, followed by silence, then more gunfire.

 

In an interview with CNN, Weimlein said he saw plainclothes policemen pulling out their guns and badges at the same time.

 

At first, "a lot of people thought it was fireworks and a prank," Weimlein said. "It was probably eight to 10 shots. People were hitting the floor."

 

Vanessa Spinelli was dropping off her aunt for a flight when she heard the gunshots from nearby the El Al counter.

 

"At first I thought it was firecrackers, said Spinelli, 26, of Los Angeles. "Then everybody started screaming."

 

"My mom told me this morning to be careful and don't stay at the airport too long because there are warnings out. She was right," Spinelli said.

 

After the shooting, traffic was stopped on the roadway for departing passengers, but moving steadily along the road serving arrivals. Some 900,000 people had been expected to pass through the airport Thursday.

 

Fire officials deployed a team to check for hazardous materials.

 

Greg Warren, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation, said the agency will review security procedures to see if something more needs to be done.

 

El Al, based in Israel, is known as one of the most security-conscious airlines in the world.

 

"The terrorists deliberately chose the Fourth of July to carry out their crime on the soil of the United States," Israeli foreign ministry spokeswoman Yaffa Ben-Ari said in a statement.

 

Last year, an Algerian who trained in terrorist camps financed by Osama bin Laden ( news - web sites) was convicted of plotting to blow up the Los Angeles airport at the height of the millennium holiday travel period. Ahmed Ressam had been arrested in Washington state on Dec. 14, 1999, while entering the country from Canada in a car with a trunk full of explosives

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Guest platapie

thats a weird staetment^

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WARNING: mad rant!

 

Stuff like this really sucks.

US forces drop a bomb on a wedding in Afghanistan, some madman starts shooting at LAX, organized terrorists fly huge airliners into two of the most well known landmarks in the world, someone I don't think they've identified yet sent letters filled with anthrax to people.

And people who don't deserve to die gets killed.

It's sickening.

 

Even more sickening is the fact that after 9/11 a lot of my friends, who know that I have quite anti-american views, asked if I thought it was a good thing.

I actually punched one of my friends in the guts for asking that. And I'm not a violent person, quite the opposite, but it felt like he asked me if I liked to see innocent people die.

 

What I don't like, though, is the way the US government uses it's power and refuses to acknowledge (sp?) it's mistakes.

Listen here: the US government froze the assets of a couple of Swedish citizens who were affiliated with a banking network that was said to fund terrorists.

And the US government told the Swedish government that they were sure that the swedes were guilty of all the charges and blah blah blah.

But they never produced any actual evidence!

And it gets better. Because the US government basically told these people that they were guilty until proved innocent. Which is a real bitch when you don't even know what you're accused for.

And right now it's still illegal to even give these guys money! They have families, they have little children!

It's just so sick.

 

 

Okay, this became a mad political rant, but the point I wanted to make is that innocent people gets killed and that they shouldn't. Terrorism is shit, whatever form it takes.

And just to clarify my views: I don't have any particular thoughts about US citizens, but I dislike the way the US government runs it's international affairs. They have a massive (monetary) debt to the UN, even! And the government refuses to send soldiers on UN missions unless the soldiers won't be trialed for war crimes in an international court.

That basically means that if the UN wants american soldiers, they have to let the soldiers shoot and rape as many women and children as they want, kill prisoners, and shit like that.

That's sick too.

 

 

This world is sick. I think I'm going to take som drugs and stare at the wall for a couple of hours now.

See y'all tomorrow.

Or something.

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Pistol :(

 

I heard about this earlier on the news at like.... noon or sometime later, it was fucking weird. Sad fucking shit

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Originally posted by d-town_bomber

i dont think this is terrorist related tho......

 

 

 

i do

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if it is terrorist related I don't feel it was connected with the al quieda group just due to the fact there were not the proper measures taken to increase the amounts of casualties.

 

I have a couple theorie circling in my head as to why this man did it and terrorism is not ruled out in my head...but I am not going to go in depth on them because my brain is only working at half speed thanks to mr heineken last night.

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Guest SPLINTER

we have all sorts of crazy people here. there is a great possibility that it had nothing to do with terrorism. it could have been some fuck face making sure that the predictions were true. its fuckin LA its a miracle the city hasnt blown its self to bits. just like any other major city we have all sorts of crazy fucks.

 

but then again there is an equaly great posibbility that it was terrorism but if it was his boss aint too happy with the results.

 

but there is an even greater possibility that i dont know shit. :D

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there is going to be a FBI news conference in a little while.

 

there is speculation that it was a disgruntled employee. but it does sound kinda fishy how it was at the El Al (The Israeli Airline). The news and LAPD and FBI have said absoulutly shit. Only that the shooter was an older man and was shot and killed. No mention of nationality or ethnic background. Pretty tight lipped about it. they don't want to say anything to get the public frightened. This coming after 10 months of "we got security on lock, no one get's passed the gates with so much as a fuckin' nail clipper." while searching 75 year old jewish ladies in side rooms. At first I thought it might be some dumb white teenager trying to show his support for the Palestinians like that one in Florida coming off acne meds.

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You Guys Need To Toughen Up

 

440,000 Americans die EVERY YEAR from cigarette smoking, yet I don't hear anybody weeping and wringing their hands over that. The number of Americans killed in terrorist attacks, even including the thousands murdered at the WTC are insignificant. Russia lost 20 MILLION people in WWII.

 

GET YOUR WAR FACE ON. LET'S GO SLAUGHTER THEIR ASS.

 

These limp dick bitches in Al-Quaida think they can fuck with the United States of America and not wind up hanging by their own intestines? They better think again. They do not have even the remotest clue as to how hard we are going to hunt them. We should not bring captured Al-Quaida within the borders of the United States, where our Constitution requires that we treat them decently. FUCK THEM. We are at war. NO QUARTER, NO MERCY. We should kick every last news reporter and photographer out of Guantanamo, and turn the Marines loose on the prisoners. Anybody picks a fight with the U.S., UNLEASH THE MARINE CORPS AND LET THEM DO THEIR JOB.

 

They're ready. They're able. And they are WILLING. Just give them the orders and take off the goddamned pussified liberal muzzle.

 

We should hold the Pakistanis' feet to the fire. Either they are with us, or they are against us. If they are with us, the damned well better start killing Al-Quaida and bringing us some prisoners to interrogate. If they are against us, then they are the enemy. We stomped the shit out of the Taliban, and we can flatten Pakistan too. They better start producing some goddamned captured Al-Quaida members, and quit letting them "slip away." Fuck that. They are HELPING them, and we should kill anybody we find helping Al-Quaida. The whole goddamned world should be scared shitless to harm any American.

 

I know that many of you here on 12 oz. don't agree with me. You are young, many of you hold sensitive, idealistic principles. The world eats people like that alive. People who think like this are the victims, the hostages, the prey of the sort of low-life fucking bastards that populate groups like the Taliban and Al-Quaida. THEY'RE NAZIS. DESTROY THEM COMPLETELY. HUNT THEM RELENTLESSLY AND UNCEASINGLY. MARCH THEM IN CHAINS TO FIRING SQUADS THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF KABUL. No honorable death for them. Shoot them in the back of the head with a .22, like you would a rabid dog. Pile their bodies up and burn them with diesel, like dead pigs. Let the entire world know---if you fuck with the United States, we will hunt terrorists down to the very ends of the earth, and kill every terrorist we catch. No martyrdom awaits them--just a hard-eyed Marine Corps sergeant with a .22 pistol.

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You fucken morons. The homeboy in the shooting was a disgruntled white guy with a history of psychological problems AND NO TERRORIST AFFLILATION. It just shows how trained yall are to automatically assume that shit. Even I thought it was some PLO related shit at first, but im not stupid enough to pull out my noose and go lynchin. Damn pistol, you seem like a smart vato, so why you so narrow minded about the world? I grew up around that chicano ignorance, man the worst part is that at least most conservatives reap the benefits of the system, while ignorant brown fools are supporting a system that purposely fucks you in the ass. Why do you think terrorists are born? Cuz the mighty US cant fix the world's problems and they get pissed? If you believe that keep up the ignorance. These people are being opressed, and out of desperation they commit acts of terror in hopes that it will further their cause. Pistol, you call geronimo a terrorist cuz he rebelled after he lost his whole family and tribe to US army? Well most of these guys are in the same boat and its either directly cuz of the US's actions or systems of political instability put in place by the US to further the profits of rich corporations. Do you know where the 2 most oil rich areas (after Saudi arabia) are? Columbia and Afghanistan, its also no coincidence that these are the 2 spots bush is escalating wars in, huh? Bin LAden and the taliban are actually well more connected and supported by Sudi Arabia not afghanistan yet bush dont do shit. Why? Cuz his family and friends all do business with the sAUdi royal family. Im sure yall just keep on being suckers though

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Most of these rich countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, etc. have tons of money from Oil. Yet the only persons getting shit is the Royal families. The don't give a goddamn cent to the people. Yet they want handouts from the US. No one supports the Palestinians yet we catch all the flack for it. Egypt Jordan and Iraq put the Palestinian refugees in refugee camps just as bad as the Israeli ones. The give them no diplomatic status. The cannot move out of the camp. technically they don't exist. They don't give a shit about them. They just give Hezbollah and Hamas money and arms cause they hate the Israelis and want them out. They have their own agenda's just like the US. I'm just sick and tired of everyone trying to shit on the US for what we do or don't do. Shit well some other Arab country better step up to the plate and give there brothers a seat at their table instead of bitching about us devils.

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Although the whole Israel/Palestine beef is old, it has been escalated ever since the creation of Israel after WW2 by the US and England for the jews. That was a direct result of the US needing a west friendly country in the mid east for oil. Now Id agree if the US kept her nose clean, but she dont.Many of these aristocracies are supported by the US cuz they fuck over ther own people with huge profits to US corporations, as with latin America, Africa, and Asia. The US such financial growth through destablizing 3rd world govts, keeping the populace impoverished.this is the effects of NAfta and globalization. that is that these US companies(that lobbied for these globalization programs) can go into these countries and not pay shit for the labor and shit cuz the people are artificially impoverished to create desperation cuz a starving indonesian will make a nike shoe for much cheaper than a well fed wisconsinite,comprendes?

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my turn to speak

 

no matter how you look at it..it can still be classified as an act of terror see what wrong with americans these days is when we think terror we think of osama....terrorist type attacks happen all the time here look at columbine....that was a terrorist attack....the difference between our terroists and the rest of the worlds are that they dont have groups most of the time....theyre usually one or two derranged fucks who want to fuck up peoples lives....this is an act of terror and some of you people that dont see that need to look past what the media portrays as a terrorist....that is all

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Guest HESHIANDET

KABAR IS THE SHIT!

 

 

to the fuck face from sweden, don't ever come to philly, cause you'll be quick to catch an ignorant blue collar american beatdown. believe that euro-puss.

 

and esai, take a flying fuck as well. you might as well be a fucking card carrying al-queda member. if your not from america come here and pop that shit. if you are have some FUCKING RESPECT for those of us w/ family who have givin huge amunts of sacrifice for your freedom to talk shit. fucking jerk off.

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