That guy is freaking nuts.
The gunman, identified as Rolando Mendoza, a 55-year-old former senior inspector, had taken 24 passengers hostage. Mendoza ‑ who was sacked from the Manila force a year ago ‑ seized the hostages in an attempt to demand his reinstatement, police said.
It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
--Barry Goldwater, 1964
The gunman, a former police inspector who was fired last year,
had originally seized 24 people, including the driver, in a bid to get his job back.
i see a slight flaw in his logic.