Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Discovery Gunman / Suicide Bomber Yet Another Angry Asian Guy?

Discovery Gunman / Suicide Bomber Yet Another Angry Asian Guy?

Watching the evening news, I was astonished to see yet another Angry Asian Gun Man at work, so I followed my usual leads with Glenn Beck pointing to Michelle Malkin’s Hot Air which pointed to TMZ. It looks like one James Jay Lee who looks, is named, and writes wacked out manifestos like a Chinese American who dresses up in looking like a paramilitary UPS guy walked into the Discovery Channel offices with 2 backpacks and what looked like 2 pipe bombs. He  threatened 3 hostages and was promptly dispatched by police and is no longer a Living Person.

My usual analysis is that with the usual news emphasis on alleged Islamic terrorists being busted in the US, Canada and Amsterdam, you’ll never see an Asian guy threatening to kill or blow up somebody or someone in the name of God, but this guy comes awfully close.  Seems he’s a worshipper of the extreme environmentalist variety, against immigrants (which is odd coming from a member of an ethnic group that is mostly immigrant), against population and baby shows, and against wars and shows like “Future Weapons” and “Mail/Male Call” which are MY favorite shows.  This guy is definitely not your average Asian American studies program graduate. While the nice font and graphics might get the guy a nice webmaster job, his manifesto certainly wouldn’t get him into Stanford or Harvard if that was his admissions essay, that’s for sure. It’s certainly no worse than the weird stuff that creeped people out at Virginia Tech.

I’m sure we’ll be finding out more about this guy, and I’ll update. But being the guy who’s up on Asian statistics and stereotypes, I wonder if this guy had parents who thought he was a failure for not getting into University of Where-ever, for not marrying Miss Perfect Asian girlfriend, if he was ever spurned by Miss not-Asian, and if this guy was partially alienated for not fitting in with either as an honorary white guy, or not having any friends-that-looked-like-him.  The guy’s written English looks like that of a kid who was born, or nearly born in America, and certainly I don’t think any immigrant is going to produce anything like that in their English writing course final essay

Correction Sept 7, 2010: According to translation of http://www.koreadaily.com/news/read.asp?art_id=1080972  he has a "Korean father and  Japanese mother" I forgot the "Lee rule": Lee is most likely Korean (with Park and Kim), Chinese, or Confederate.
I didn't mention the other "Angry Asian Men" who I think fit this unusual pattern since it seems we get about one Chinese or Korean going off on a mass shooting each year or so, even though Asians are still in the single-digit population percentage. The most famous was the Virginia Tech shootings of April 2007 by Korean-American  Seung-Hui Cho. The massacre of 32 before killing himself was the deadliest peacetime shooting incident by a single gunman in the US by anybody. By comparison, Major Nidal Malik Hasan (technically of "Western Asian" descent) killed 13 at Fort Hood which everybody EXCEPT the Obama administration from the FBI to the Pentagon called the deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11.  I suspect both Fort Hood and the Mumbai massacres were inspired as much  by Cho in its methods as by radical Islam in motive. In April 3 of 2009, Jiverly Antares Wong (aka Jiverly Voong, evidently Chinese) killed fourteen people, including himself at a Binghamton New York immigration center. Just days later, 69 year old John Suchan Chong (sounds Chinese) attacked KoreanAm campers at the Kkottongnae Retreat Camp in Temecula about 85 miles from Los Angeles, killing one woman before being bludgeoned himself by other campers. The once beloved handyman pled not guilty, explaining "he was unhappy with the other volunteers because he felt they treated him disrespectfully and did not do their fair share of work." At least he doesn't hate babies.

Now the  federally funded National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (Start) at the University of Maryland has declared that the Discovery attack qualifies as terrorist act, and is the first case they've seen of what looks like an environmentally inspired suicide bomber in the world.  Including Lee, that's four Angry Asian Men right killing nearly 50 people in 3 years. That  far exceeds the total of 13 at Fort Hood and 2 at the Little Rock recruiting station that have been even claimed by the radical Jihad.

Lee was also spotted with another sign"The Hell with the Troops Disarm them and make them clean up depleted uranium" hanging out with Veterans Against The War who said he was not with them. The depleted uranium issue is something largely promoted by the Islamist-friendly left like Chris Busby and Leuren Moret:

James Lee, Discovery Channel Gunman's Protest Past

Michael Rey

James Lee seen at an anti-war rally in front of the White House the day before the Obama Inauguration in 2009. On September 1, 2010, Lee held three people hostage at the Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, Md. 
(Credit: Shepherd Johnson)
He was the most vocal protester at an anti-war rally that marched from Washington D.C.'s DuPont Circle on the last day of the Bush administration, January 19, 2009. But James J. Lee's message that day seemed a little bit off.
Amid the signs for anti-war groups like Veterans for Peace and Code Pink, he held aloft a sign that seemed a little off-message and covered with human skulls. It read: "The Hell with the Troops. Disarm them and make them CLEAN UP DEPLETED URANIUM."
"People thought that he was strange. Or that he was a plant, someone to make it look like the anti-war people were anti-troop protesters," said Shepherd Johnson, a Virginia native who was also marching that day. Johnson snapped  pictures of Lee because, "he had a weird sign and had a loud bullhorn."
Johnson did a double take last Wednesday when news reports identified Lee as the man who had taken hostage three employees at the Discovery Channel at gunpoint and threatened to detonate explosive devices inside the company's headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. 
Lee was shot and killed by a Maryland SWAT team and the hostages escaped unharmed. Several explosive devices were disarmed at the Discovery building and later at Lee's home. Local law enforcement officials announced the day after the incident that Lee had been brandishing a non-lethal starter pistol.
When Johnson shot the photos back in 2009, Lee was marching alone and shouting loudly into his megaphone. "People who were with Veterans for Peace were telling bystanders, 'he's not with us.'" Johnson said he felt a little uneasy when he realized it was the same guy because the protest that day ended up in front of the White House. In the photos you can clearly see the viewing stand on Pennsylvania Avenue where President Obama and his family stood the next day to watch the inaugural parade.
See James Lee in the YouTube Video Below.  

The Hell WIth The Troops 1-19-2009 James J. Lee - the Discovery Channel gunman


Here is another good blog post 


Discovery Channel Hostage Incident

The incident:
The gunman, James J. Lee:

The Washington Post says news of the event -- including a picture of the gunman in Discovery's courtyard -- went out over Twitter a little after 1 pm. The official warning, however, didn't go out until 2 pm. Seems to be par for the course -- except maybe with Congress, where they got p.o.-ed about that kind of delay when DisasterMan was working there. The Post probably heard about it first, however. By coincidence, a reporter was interviewing a Discovery employee on the phone when the incident started.

Lee's 2008 Protests at Discovery

In a post on a discussion forum, Lee announced plans to protest at Discovery in February 2008. This led to a spirited discussion. Lee said:
If NO ONE agrees with me, I'll be standing there all alone like a fool and then I'll leave and you'll not hear from me again. The public will have spoken that they are happy with the Discovery Channel and that's IT.
When he held the protest, he claimed he wasn't alone, but admitted only “a couple” of others showed. He said, “I am seriously bummed at the turnout.” In later days, he had more fellow protestors -- but it turned out they were justhomeless people he'd paid to join him. He later admitted this, but said “What's wrong with paying the homeless to protest?”

During one protest, he threw $20,000 in cash into the air, sparking a mass scramble. [VideoPolice charged him with littering and disorderly conduct. He was jailed for two weeks, and according to his description, they threw him in “the nuthouse" for four days. He also said that afterward, they “threw” him in a homeless shelter.

He was convicted of disorderly conduct (but not littering) and sentenced to probation. He also was ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from the Discovery building. Here's more from the forum about his reasons for the protests:

“The Discovery Channel produces a lot of shows about saving the planet that all have one thing in common: They don’t work. Why don’t they have REAL shows about SAVING THE PLANET? Have you ever noticed the crap they have on their network about just about everything else but that? They glorify fishermen who are overfishing the planet, they glorify Weapons of Mass Destruction. They highlight shows about people who build pollution machines and other environmentally harmful practices. What’s next? Whaling the Planet with Modern Whalers???

“If their ‘environmental’ shows are actually working, then why is the news about the environment getting worse? It should be getting better if they were doing their job and we should be seeing that reflected on the nightly news."

James Jay Lee American Hero? Hello Kenneth Eng?

This channel http://www.youtube.com/user/JamesLeeTheHero/feed posts this "tribute"

In Loving Memory of James Jay Lee (1967 -- September 1, 2010) , an American hero and patriot.

Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what's left of the planet with their false morals and breeding culture. Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. All human procreation must cease!
Also, war must be halted. Not because it's morally wrong, but because of the catastrophic environmental damage modern weapons cause to other creatures. FIND SOLUTIONS JUST LIKE THE BOOK SAYS! Humans are supposed to be inventive. INVENT, DAMN YOU!! 
The humans? The planet does not need humans. 
These are the demands and sayings of Lee. 

This is the same video posted by a channel named for the Korean-American Virginia Tech shooter, which is the same user who has also posted tributes to Cho as well on dozens of channels with similar Asian American themes, some with hateful 9-11 parodies and Jihad videos show US soldiers being attacked by mujahideen by IEDs. I suspect this is none other than Kenneth "Why I Hate Black People" Eng who publically praised Cho and announced he'd like to pull a similar violent act. It makes me wonder if this Eng fellow is somehow connected to these disparate incidents. No one has heard from him since he posted these videos.


James Jay Lee: American Hero

by SeungHuiCho

Lee announced his contest here after he got into jail for throwing money in the air:

Here is where Lee announced his protest:

Save The Planet Protest