Apr 17, 2007

Cho Seung-Hui - Green Card Photo

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Green card photo of Cho Seung-Hui, the gunman suspected in the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people deadLeft: Picture of Cho Seung-Hui (click for larger image)

This photo, provided by the Department of Homeland Security, shows Cho Seung-Hui, the gunman suspected in the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead.

Law enforcement sources told the Washington Post that Cho died with the words "Ismail Ax" scrawled in red ink on one of his arms, but that they did not know what the words meant.

Police identified Cho, a South Korean native and a resident alien who lived in Centerville, Va., as the shooter by linking the fingerprints at the scene to those on his immigration documents. Cho entered the country through Detroit with his family in 1992, at the age of eight.

Cho Seung-Hui graduated from Westfield High School, a Fairfax County public school, in 2003.

The photo was taken in 2003, when Cho Seung-Hui last renewed his green card as a legal permanent resident alien. More information about Cho Seung-Hui is available on an earlier post on the killer and the Virginia Tech tragedy.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

We shouldn't be treating this situation as if all "Asians" are terrible. We should be treating this as though this person Cho Seung-Hui had issues of which he didn't know how to handle. I think if Cho was already suspected as getting a little weird prior to this horrible incident, that he should have been in counseling more. It said he was in counceling and was on depression drugs. I think we need to look forward as to what to do now. I feel for everyone that is involved in this tragedy. My prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

I agree that this young man obviously had problems/issues that he needed help with. It is a sad story all around, everyone has problems, it is impossible to know what an individual is dealing with internally, I think that is why it is necessary to be nice and courteous to everyone we meet or even just pass by. The world today is filled with problems, it is hard for many people on daily basis. If we as a society don't start to change our ways and fix these problems, tragedies like this and others will continue to occur. My prayers are with everyone involved in this tragedy, including the gunman and his family and that we can learn how to prevent these types of things from happening.

Anonymous said...

We should completely rid the nations school system of these scum we refer to as "asians".

Anonymous said...

Stephen Griffin of Tulane University wrote on his blog, which I really agree with: "After mass slayings committed by terrorists, presidential assassinations, or killings in areas supposedly secure like courts, we commit ourselves to the actions necessary to prevent such killings in the future, whether through better security, use of intelligence, confiscation of weapons, and the like. But with mass killings committed in country with a gun, we are encouraged to believe, by people who should know better, that they are akin to natural disasters or freak occurrences like an asteroid strike in your backyard."

When a tragedy like this happened in Australia in 1996, they responded by banning all handguns. All of them. People who owned handguns turned them in. The only handguns in Australia are owned by criminals, so they're easily identified by the police. And to all those assholes who will inevitably shriek that if guns are outlawed then only outlaws will have the guns, I say: Carry a stun gun if you are so concerned that the cops won't protect you. A stun gun will incapacitate someone at the same range as a handgun, and just as quickly.

But we all know - that's not the real reason the gun lobby wants to carry guns. They do it to feel powerful. To feel in control. Because the rest of their little lives are so pathetic that they need an ego crutch in the form of a barrel.

I'd like to say to the Bush/Cheney/Rove axis of mendacity: THIS is what truly threatens our security. I have a much higher percentage chance of being popped by some paranoid nutcase clutching a pistol and a copy of the 2nd amendment than I do by a terrorist in a suicide vest and a Koran.

Bush & co and all their redneck cronies just want the power and control too - not actual security. For the $450 billion we spend on defense and the $43 billion we spend on homeland security, we could be a whole lot more defended and secure than we really are.

Anonymous said...

right... because ridding the nations schools of asians would have prevented this shooting. *sigh* not like there is any white american students who are perfectly capable and just as psychopathic as Cho. your logic only feeds to the hatred and bigotry that divides people, and systematically categorizes races and classes with the actions of one of their peers. that's good old fashioned sterotypical bullshit if you ask me.

Peace said...

Hello,

I am from Toronto/Ontario.
I am applaud to read racist remarks about this sad tragedy.
This wasn't about being South Korean or any other Nationality.
It's about a society we live in that truly needs to take a closer look at troubled individuals. What will it take for us as humans to realize that we are all the same inside and out!!!!

Anonymous said...

How fair is it to say that all Americans are all as greedy as Jeffrey Skilling or as dumb as Dubya?? It is just as stupid as any other generalization about any other national.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to those still pulling through and the families that have lost loved ones in this horrible incident. I have to say that counseling is over rated; how can anyone ever honestly say that more counseling would have stoped this obviously deeply disturbed person from doing what he has done? Medicating a person is sometimes even worse and makes them feel even less of a person inside, with no emotion. There is going to be no help givin if help is not wanted, and I have heard that he would not respond to those that did give him possitive feedback. Banning all handguns in my humble opinion is not the answer either....this man was on a rampage he would have found what he was looking for eventually, there will always be loop holes, I mean Drugs are illegal and they are purchased 24/7!? Banning handguns again is no answer to this sort of problem!

Anonymous said...

I'm Asian, you wanker.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone ever stop and think that maybe the categorization of people is what leads people to do these things. Maybe the people categorizing others are just as sick as the people pulling the trigger. It has nothing to do with ethnicity and religion but has everything to do with individual personal problems which should be directly handled by parents and doctors and not shoved aside. Maybe if people would reach out to others instead of ignoring them, none of these things would happen. I am not Asian and i do not blame Asians for anything...how is it their fault that one person was troubled and did something unthinkable. Last i checked people get shot every day and most of the time the shooters are not part of a minority. This person should have been treated after the teachers found out the contents of his essays were troubling. But he was not treated and his parents were not warned..now 33 people are dead...

Anonymous said...

He was probably under the influence of drugs......depression drugs. In some people, those drugs make it worse.

Anonymous said...

We should stop all this racial taunting blame at once! (Yeah you right, it's not funny at all!)...some people really need to wake up their ideas and learn to face the reality of the situation. The key words here being "Guns", "Depress" and "Loner" are what trigger this unnecessary violence on campus. We should definitely do something about Gun Control Law in our country.

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The Sarcasticynic said...

The Virginia Tech tragedy brings to mind a similar school shooting in 1979 California. 16 year old Brenda Spencer wounded nine and killed two in a shooting spree at an elementary school. She said, "I had no reason for it, and it was just a lot of fun," "It was just like shooting ducks in a pond," and "(The children) looked like a herd of cows standing around, it was really easy pickings."

I Don't Like Mondays Either, But ...

Anonymous said...

This behavior is always a possibility for any of us that live our lives according to our own design and get submerged into our own obsessions.

Our lives were meant to be meaningful beyond the pursuit of our own comfort and pleasures. We were supposed to be reconnecting back to our one source and Creator to be led into a life of purpose according to His already established design.

A life of looking out after one another; a life of caring about our home planet; a selfless life dedicated to the good of others and to the uplifting of humans like this student. As humans, we probably failed to be of benefit to him when we had a chance.

I’d like to see us allowing Christian fellowships on campus, and other groups like it, more freedom in expressing their ministry potential so that they perhaps could reach such troubled souls sooner with God’s love. This is not a call to pursuit religion but the one that was killed by it.

Lets not remain strangers.

Peace.

Anonymous said...

"We should completely rid the nations school system of these scum we refer to as "asians"." whoether said this comment real;ly is stupid.

fantasy said...

Anonymous said...
We should completely rid the nations school system of these scum we refer to as "asians".

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 1:52:47 PM


yeah sure why not? we might as well rid the nations school system of scums we refer "whites" since Eric David Harris and Dylan Bennet Klebold are white.. right? you make the saying: "two wrongs don't make a right" WRONG.

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Psyops:
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