Thursday, September 02, 2010

The obvious question

The suspect, we are told, had previously served two weeks in jail after staging a protest against the channel's supposed lack of commitment to protecting the environment.

He entered the building in Silver Spring, Maryland at 1pm, waving a handgun and wearing explosives strapped to his body. Police decided to shoot the suspect after almost four hours when they believed the hostages' lives were in danger.

Why did they wait so long?