Re: Failed assassination attempt, Bulgarian party leader escapes death
The point is, even if it is not staged but real, then why on earth did the attacker take so much time?
Its common sense, when you are going to commit something of this sort in a public place, you have to act fast. The clown aimed the gun as if only to draw everyone's attention, but nothing further. He might have got a clean shot even two steps further back without coming within the senator's arm range.
Clearly, whether the attacker be an amateur with an agenda or set up by some external agent simply to prove a point; the man with the gun had all the time to pull the trigger.
It was a clean hit for anyone with a mission. Even Travis Bickle wouldn't miss.
Down in the street little eddies of wind were whirling dust and torn paper into spirals, and though the sun was shining and the sky a harsh blue, there seemed to be no color in anything, except the posters that were plastered everywhere. The black mustachioed face gazed down from every commanding corner. There was one on the house-front immediately opposite.BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption said, while the dark eyes looked deep into Winston's own. Down at street level another poster, torn at one corner, flapped fitfully in the wind, alternately covering and uncovering the single word INGSOC. (1.1.4)