[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.]
At the very heavily commented post “Political Violence is an Indictment Against the Cause that Motivates it… Except When We Do It,” I noted the story of what I am calling the Marine Corps shootings, saying:
[P]olice recently linked together the shootings at the Pentagon and the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and there is a third shooting at the Marine recruiting station in Chantilly, Virginia (that is fairly close to the other two). I bet that is some right-wing extremist doing that, right?
Well, in an update to that story, the third shooting has been linked to the other two. You can read up on this, here.
So far no one has been hurt in all of this, but the obvious fear is that this is a probing attack or the like. And one tipster [Update: it was DRJ] emailed this ominous observation: “And the Marine Corp[s] Marathon is this weekend.”
Let’s hope the authorities are sufficiently concerned.
Update: I just got word that last night was another attack. This time it was the National Museum of the Marine Corps, for a second time. Obviously we can’t be sure whether it was the same guy or a copycat until we get ballistics results, but you have to wonder. Also, like the previous attacks, no one was injured.
Update (II): Security is reportedly being beefed up in the Marathon. I have some concerns, but I think I will keep them to myself. I don’t want even a 1% chance of the bad guy getting any ideas.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]