Motive of shooter who targeted military sites is unclear
That’s the headline and we have to include it for reasons that will pretty soon become clear.
Yonathan Melaku was sneaking through Fort Myer and Arlington National Cemetery, his backpack filled with plastic bags of ammonium nitrate, a notebook containing jihadist messages, and a can of black spray paint. The 23-year-old former Marine was heading to the graves of the nation’s most recent heroes, aiming to desecrate the stones with Arabic statements and leave handfuls of explosive material nearby as a message.
Before police foiled the plan in June, the vandalism was to be Melaku’s sixth attack, months after he went on a mysterious shooting spree that targeted the Pentagon, the National Museum of the Marine Corps and two other military buildings in Northern Virginia. A video found after Melaku’s arrest showed him wearing a black mask and shooting a 9mm handgun out of his Acura’s passenger window as he drove along Interstate 95, shouting “Allahu Akbar!”
“What could the reason for his actions possibly be?“, we hear you ask.
It’s a mystery, we tell you. Well, at least the Washington Compost will tell you that, and you’d damn well better agree unless… RACIST!
Unless, of course, you can somehow tie it to one of Sarah Palin’s campaign posters.