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March 4th, 2011
08:02 AM ET

Man who shot U.S. airmen possibly influenced by social media

The man accused of killing two US. service members at a German airport Wednesday has confessed and was reportedly targeting American soldiers.

Authorities say the 21 year-old suspect in custody is a recently radicalized Muslim who told investigators he acted alone. CNN Terrorism Analyst Paul Cruickshank talks to Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi about the recent attack and what might have influenced the the man in custody.

Filed under: Crime • U.S. Troops • World
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  1. Edward

    The reason they say 'possibly influenced by social media' is so that the People in Power will be given more of an excuse to control the Internet.

    When people question government corruption, eg Chertoff making money off of the scanners at the airport, that is bad for business. Since the media largely represents the People in Power, that should come as no surprise.

    March 6, 2011 at 3:24 pm |
  2. avis1

    People around the world is so disgusted by american military operations and killing of civilians including women and children that it is undrestandable someone become violent.
    Terrorism is a creation of US military.

    March 4, 2011 at 8:59 am |