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So, it turns out the infamous sniper might be Jamaican. Therefore, I'm listening to Bob Marley right now..... The suspect is also a Gulf War veteran. Ironic, no? I'm reminded of the scene in Full Metal Jacket and this dialog:
(Referring to Lee Harvey Oswald and mass murderer Charles Whitman) Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Drill Instructor: Do any of you people know where these individuals learned how to shoot?... Private Joker.Private Joker: Sir! In the Marines, Sir! Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Drill Instructor: In the Marines! Outstanding! Those individuals showed what one motivated Marine and his rifle can do. And before you ladies leave my Island, you will all be able to do the same thing.
Incidentally, one of my favorite movie quotes comes from this movie:
I wanted to meet stimulating and interesting people of an ancient culture, and kill them. I wanted to be the first kid on my block to get a confirmed kill.
If you haven't seen Full Metal Jacket, I recommend it. Forget about all this patriotic, pro-war, anti-"terrorist" shlock that's coming out of Hollywood these days.