SANDY HOOK KILLER ADAM LANZA: “Deeply Disturbed”, “Had a Tortured Mind”, “A Ticking Time Bomb”

The real question we should be discussing: why wasn’t this sick young man institutionalized?

Adam Lanza is being described as a “deeply disturbed kid” who was “subject to outbursts.”

The 20-year-old man who killed 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School after murdering his own mother, may also have suffered from Asperger’s syndrome or another personality disorder.

“This was a deeply disturbed kid,” a family insider [said]… “He certainly had major issues. He was subject to outbursts from what I recall.”

Another family friend said Lanza had a condition where he couldn’t feel pain.

…Nancy Lanza had previously worked at Sandy Hook but several sources said they believed she was more recently spending her days caring for the troubled Adam.

Not only was Lanza deeply disturbed, he appears to have been a hard-core “gamer” (video-game addict).

He was dark and disturbed, a deeply troubled boy from a wealthy family who unnerved his neighbors and classmates.

Mass murderer Adam Lanza, 20, was a ticking time bomb, people who knew him told the Daily News… Lanza, who friends and officials said suffered from Asperger’s syndrome or a personality disorder, had a tortured mind.

He was socially awkward and at times unstable…

One family friend described Adam Lanza as a gamer who “rarely spoke.”

“He was weird,” said the friend, who asked to remain anonymous. “He was quiet.”

I think it’s time for a national discussion on allowing kids — especially deeply disturbed kids — to have access to first-person shooting games.

Doug Ross @ Journal

IAEA reveals new evidence Iran is pursuing a 50-kiloton nuclear bomb, three times as powerful as bomb dropped on Hiroshima

New evidence discovered by the IAEA shows Iran is continuing to pursue nuclear weapons. “A leaked diagram suggesting that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapon is scientifically flawed, diplomats working with the UN nuclear agency conceded Friday,” reports the Associated Press. “However they insisted that it still supports suspicions that Tehran is trying to build a bomb, especially when combined with other documents that remain secret. The Associated Press reported Tuesday, citing the document leaked by officials from a country critical of Iran’s atomic program, that it indicated that Iranian scientists had run computer simulations for a nuclear weapon that would produce more than triple the explosive force of the World War II bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. The diagram showed a yield of 50 kilotons….The diagram was disclosed to AP in an attempt to bolster arguments that Iran’s nuclear program must be halted before it produces a weapon. The officials who leaked it provided what they described as a computer model of blast calculations only on condition that they and their country not be named. In its report, AP said the curve of the diagram peaks at just above 50 kilotons at around 2 microseconds, reflecting the full force of the weapon being modeled. The bomb that destroyed the Japanese city of Hiroshima during World War II had a force of about 15 kilotons.”


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CAR BOMB ROCKS CHRISTIAN AREA OF BEIRUT

Please pray for all those involved in this terrible act of evil. “Minutes after a deadly bomb ripped through a calm and urbane neighborhood in the heart of Beirut, the city’s silent majority shuddered,” reports CNN. “The car bomb rocked the main Christian area of Lebanon’s capital, a populous stretch replete with shops, churches and office buildings. The massive blast killed eight people and wounded more than 90 others, leaving a huge crater of rubble near Sassine Square in East Beirut’s Ashrafiyeh district. While it’s still too early to determine who was behind the attack, it unearthed fears that Lebanon’s bad old days are back again…” — NYT: Top security official killed in blast


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IRAN COULD HAVE ENOUGH URANIUM TO BUILD BOMB IN 2 TO 4 MONTHS: REPORT

“Iran now could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to arm a nuclear bomb within two to four months but would still face serious ‘engineering challenges’ — and much longer delays — before it would be able to use the material in an atomic warhead, a respected US think tank said Monday,” reports the Associated Press. “The Institute for Science and International Security did not make a judgment on whether Iran plans to turn its enrichment capabilities toward weapons making. But in its report made available to The Associated Press ahead of publication Monday, it drew a clear distinction between Tehran’s ability to make the fissile core of warhead by producing 25 kilograms (55 pounds) weapons-grade uranium from its lower enriched stockpiles and the warhead itself. ‘Despite work it may have done in the past,’ Iran would need ‘many additional months to manufacture a nuclear device suitable for underground testing and even longer to make a reliable warhead for a ballistic missile,’ the report said….Uranium enriched to 20 percent can be turned into weapons-grade material much more quickly than low-enriched uranium. If the centrifuges at Fordo that now are idle also start operating and are used to make 20 percent material, Iran — using its total enrichment output of low and higher grade uranium — could produce enough weapons grade uranium for a warhead within three or four weeks, said the summary.”


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