- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 12, 2008

Here are some of the messages posted on an Internet bulletin board linked to the man suspected in a stabbing spree Sunday that left seven dead in a crowded Tokyo shopping district:

On April 20:

_ 1:50 p.m. “If I could be true to my desires, I would crash into a downtown pedestrian haven with a truck. I won’t do it, though.”

Five days before the attack:

_ June 3, 10:45 a.m. “I’m alone, even neglected on the Net”

_ June 3, 10:58 a.m. “Should I run over everyone who looks down on me?”

Four days prior:

_ June 4, 12:55 a.m. “Drop dead all winners. Then I’ll be the only survivor in Japan. Ha ha.”

Three days before:

_ June 5, 7:03 p.m. “I won’t go to work any more. I’ll be busy.”

Two days before:

_ June 6, 2:48 a.m. “Desire … murder. Dream … dominating tabloid shows.”

_ June 6, 8:49 p.m. “I bought five knives.”

The day before:

_ June 7, 4:03 p.m. “I rented a truck without a problem. I’m all set.”

The day of the attack:

_ June 8, 5:21 a.m. “I will kill people in Akihabara. I will use my truck to hit them, and if that doesn’t work I will use my knives. Goodbye everyone.”

_ June 8, 5:44 a.m. “Getting busted halfway through is the most pathetic scenario.”

_ June 8, 12:10 p.m. “It’s time.”

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