There's a great deal of ink spilled in the press about this guy, the fellow that took a few guns to the Los Angeles airport and started shooting. Most people seem to be trying awfully hard to find some way to call him a "terrorist". The Israeli government is even saying that Peres' granddaughter was somewhere in the terminal at the time of the attack.
Yeah, sure. And I was somewhere in the same country at the time of the attack. So what?
About ten years ago when I started my brief career in law enforcement there was a term to describe what this guy did. It was called "suicide by police".
The basic idea is that someone wants to check out, but he either doesn't have the guts to do it himself or he wants to go with the idea that his name will be in the papers. So he grabs a gun or two and goes somewhere where he's sure that he can find some armed people that will stop him in the most direct manner possible. A mall where a police officer is working special duty, a bank where they have an armed guard in the lobby.....or an airport.
Lots of people are running around trying to find a story or make some political hay over this. There's really nothing that could have been done to avoid this, and there's nothing that anyone can do to keep it from happening again. Steven den Beste has a pretty good take on the situation here.