Greg Palast on the Virginia Tech Massacre

It’s almost impossible to make sense of something as horrific as the Virginia Tech massacre, and no doubt the coming weeks will be stuffed full of blame and counter-blame, but one thing is for sure: there’s something profoundly wrong with the way in which guns are shipped, sold and so casually used in the United States of America. From a piece by Greg Palast:
‘He had accomplices. Don’t kid yourself: 23-year-old Cho Seung-hui didn’t forge his two little pistols in his smithy shop.
He had a dealer, a guns-and-bullets pusher-man who put the heat in his hand, took the kid’s money and pocketed it with a grin.’

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Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.


  1. “This is about a group of co-conspirators who dropped two killing devices into the hands of someone who shouldn’t have had access to a plastic spoon.”

  2. After I read your post, I went to the Green Festival in Chicago and heard Palast speak. The Hat, the self-aggrandizement, and the rhetorical questions got distracting, but he may just be the best American investigative reporter next to Hirsch we have. So I bought his book and had him sign it to the people responsible for him getting my 15 bucks.
    PS He didn’t know ya, but he does now.

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