Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Anti-War Protestor With Axe

As I mentioned yesterday, some of the anti-war protestors seem to be severely disturbed--because their actions actually hurt their cause, not help it--like this incident in an anti-war protest in Portland. As I mentioned in late July, some of the anti-war protestors have escalated to vandalism and murder. Here's yet another reminder of the mental disturbance that seems to show up surprisingly often in the anti-war protest community, reported by AP on September 11, 2007:
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - A U.S. citizen has confessed to using an axe to kill a Dutch student after failing to find a soldier to attack, his lawyer said Tuesday.

The suspect, Carlos Hartmann, 41, of Tecumseh, Mich., has confessed to the Sept. 8 killing on a train platform in the southern city of Roosendaal, defence lawyer Peter Gremmen said.

Gremmen said Hartmann wanted to punish the Netherlands for its support of the war in Iraq.

Hartmann appeared before a judge Tuesday and was ordered held for another two weeks for investigation.

"He hates soldiers, and says that the army kills people, so it would be legitimate if he were also to kill someone . . . from the American military - or from its NATO allies," Gremmen said in a telephone interview.

When he failed to find a soldier at the Roosendaal train station, "he got such a crazy, disturbed idea that he killed a civilian," Gremmen said.

Hartmann did not attempt to escape and was arrested shortly after the killing.

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