And he misses. John Patrick Bedell walked into the Pentagon yesterday wearing a business suit and surprised police when the cell phone they thought he was reaching for turned out to be a gun. Bedell grazed two of the police officers before bring shot in the head. He later died of his wounds. The question is about motive and we may never know, but there are clues via the internet.
Bedell appears to be a 9/11 Truther. While I believe that it is appropriate to still have questions about the events surrounding 9/11, Bedell was certifiably a Troofer. The reason I say this is because he believed the preposterous theory that the World Trade Center and a nearby building (WTC 7) were demolished. The idea that the government that cannot run the post office was able to pull off rigging the buildings and demolishing them successfully without anyone involved breathing a word about it, is just plain wacky.
His resentments over those events and anger at the military are supposedly the reasons why he decided to commence this attack. The mainstream media will waste no time trying to link him to the Tea Party Movement just as the man who crashed his plane into the Texas IRS building was initially linked to the Movement.
Alex Jones’ website Prison Planet, has released a posting this morning questioning whether this incident is another conspiracy due to its proximity with a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center that more attacks from extremists were expected. Paul Joseph Watson writes, “Such incidents will dovetail perfectly with the rapid advancement of cybersecurity and Internet censorship laws that will force people to obtain licenses to exercise free speech on the web, while providing Homeland Security with the perfect pretext to increase surveillance of all Internet traffic and communications.” I actually believe that argument holds no water because my common sense brain believes that the government loves for people to express these kinds of whacked out theories, like 9/11 was a demolition, because it furthers their argument that concerned citizens like myself are dangerous extremists.
The real truth here is that Bedell is a lunatic, plain and simple regardless of his conspiracy theory beliefs. What we will see happen is people on the left paint him as a right wing extremist, while people on the right will paint him as a Moon Landing denier. Both of these attitudes are wrong. While some conspiracy theories are crazy, like denial of the moon landing, others are legitimate. I do wonder why big international groups meet secretly. I do wonder if the government is ruining our economy on purpose. And yes, I do wonder if Lee Harvey Oswald acted of his own accord or if he was a hired hitman to take down a president who wanted our money backed by silver and hated Communism. I have many questions about the Federal Reserve.
Thankfully, Bedell is a horrible shot or too high on the marijuana he loved and so no one was murdered.