Pentagon shooter had a history of mental illness


multo1965
Free Thinker
#1
Pentagon shooter had a history of mental illness - Yahoo! News

Note from multo: between this and Joe Stack flying his plane into the IRS building, i suspect there will be more incidents happen so they can try to clamp down on the 911 truth movements and any dissent against the government!

HOLLISTER, Calif. The man who opened fire in front of the Pentagon had a history of mental illness and had become so erratic that his parents reached out to local authorities weeks ago with a warning that he was unstable and might have a gun, authorities said Friday.
It's still unclear why John Patrick Bedell opened fire Thursday at the Pentagon entrance, wounding two police officers before he was fatally shot. The two officers were hospitalized briefly with minor injuries.
Bedell was diagnosed as bipolar, or manic depressive, and had been in and out of treatment programs for years. His psychiatrist, J. Michael Nelson, said Bedell tried to self-medicate with marijuana, inadvertently making his symptoms more pronounced.
"Without the stabilizing medication, the symptoms of his disinhibition, agitation and fearfullness complicated the lack of treatment," Nelson said.
His parents reported him missing Jan. 4, a day after a Texas Highway Patrol officer stopped him for speeding in Amarillo, according to the missing person's report. Bedell told the highway patrolman he was heading for the East Coast, and the officer used Bedell's phone to call his mother, Kaye Bedell, because he seemed disheveled and out of sorts.
Family friend Reb Monaco said Kaye Bedell asked the officer to take him to a mental health facility, but that the son refused. The patrolman let Bedell go with a warning. The next day, Kaye told deputies in California that her son had no reason to travel to the East Coast because he had no friends or family there and she and her husband were worried about his mental state, San Benito County Sheriff Curtis Hill said.
Hill also said Bedell's parents found an e-mail from their son that indicated he had made a $600 purchase from a shooting range in the Sacramento area that could have been a gun or ammunition.
The 36-year-old Bedell returned to his parent's home Jan. 18, telling them "not to ask any questions" about where he had been. But he left after that, and his parents didn't know where he went.
Little is known about his trip east, but authorities know he spent time in Reno, where Washoe County Sheriff Mike Haley said he was arrested on Feb. 1 with two ounces of marijuana in his car but no weapons.
The Bedell family put out a statement Friday saying they were "devastated as a family by the news."
"We may never know why he made this terrible decision," the statement said. "One thing is clear though his actions were caused by an illness and not a defective character."
Investigators were trying to unravel a bizarre series of Internet postings that suggested Bedell was fascinated with conspiracy theories, computer programming, libertarian economics and the science of warfare.
Curiously, Bedell also proposed in 2004 that the Pentagon fund his own research on smart weapons. The 28-page proposal outlined his idea for DNA nanotechnology research that might "provide significant new capabilities for the Department of Defense and the individual warfighter."
That document is the first tangible link to surface connecting Bedell and the Pentagon.
On the day of the attack, Bedell left his green, 12-year-old Toyota in a nearby mall parking garage.
The six-foot tall, blue-eyed software devotee approached the Pentagon entrance Thursday evening wearing a jacket, dress shirt and pants, seeming like any other end-of-the-day commuter.
Bedell, the officials say, opened fire with a 9 mm handgun just five feet from the nearest officer, Marvin Carraway. Fellow officer Jeffrey Amos ran out of a nearby guard booth to confront Bedell, as did a third, unidentified officer. All three officers gave chase and fired at Bedell, who was struck in the head and left arm.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Friday called the two wounded officers to express his "appreciation for their service, their bravery and their professionalism," said Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell.
Gates was not at the Pentagon at the time of the shooting because he was attending meetings at the White House.
The assault at the very threshold of the Pentagon the U.S. capital's ground zero on Sept. 11, 2001 came four months after a deadly attack on the Army's Fort Hood, Texas, post allegedly by a U.S. Army psychiatrist with radical Islamic leanings.
Hatred of the government motivated a man in Texas last month to fly a small plane into a building housing Internal Revenue Service offices, killing an IRS employee and himself. The shooting resembled one in January in which a gunman walked up to the security entrance of a Las Vegas courthouse and opened fire with a shotgun, killing one officer and wounding another before being gunned down in return fire.
 
EagleSmack
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by multo1965 View Post

Pentagon shooter had a history of mental illness - Yahoo! News

Note from multo: between this and Joe Stack flying his plane into the IRS building, i suspect there will be more incidents happen so they can try to clamp down on the 911 truth movements and any dissent against the government!

Homeboy say whaaat?
 
Risus
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Homeboy say whaaat?

Ah, the yanks are uprising???
 
EagleSmack
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Risus View Post

Ah, the yanks are uprising???

Hardly furtrapper.
 
multo1965
Free Thinker
#5
I am just trying to say that they tend to create a problem here so they can offer a solution! they will no doubt use these incidents to further take away the rights of americans!
 
Liberalman
Free Thinker
#6
We will have to wait till the movie comes out to find the truth
 
EagleSmack
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by multo1965 View Post

I am just trying to say that they tend to create a problem here so they can offer a solution! they will no doubt use these incidents to further take away the rights of americans!

Such as?
 
MHz
#8
It should spur an inquiry into what particular beliefs he held and if they were valid or not. I don't know much about this guy but I doubt he was part of Architects and Engineers and Pilots against 911.

Think how boring your life would become if you suddenly had no opponents, lol. (I could live with it) Perhaps you will become a beacon in the history books, the last generation that could have altered the course of the downfall of America but you did nothing, you stood there and said nothing. Armed revolt isn't the solution. The downfall of USSR didn't come from somebody fighting a tank, he just stood there defenseless, it was the tank-crew refusing to drive over him that made any change possible. That is where change will come from in America, if there is any before it implodes and both sides crumble into 4th world poverty.

Did the letter the pilot left start any investigations into his complaints he had with the IRS? Like had he been under investigation, or recently hit with a huge tax-bill? If he had jumped off a bridge it would hardly have made the news. The IRS can't afford to have 'sane people' attacking them. lol

Perhaps lots of public debate over these two issues would have saved them from death. After all American lives are precious. The 3,000 that died in the two towers have been avenged 10,000 times over. Surely two are worth something in that of that 3,000 some may have had doubts about some past Government story, like the Gulf of Tonkin or JFK, they should not be included as a victim if they were 'kooks'.
Last edited by MHz; Mar 8th, 2010 at 11:11 AM..
 
EagleSmack
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

It should spur an inquiry into what particular beliefs he held and if they were valid or not. I don't know much about this guy but I doubt he was part of Architects and Engineers and Pilots against 911.

Think how boring your life would become if you suddenly had no opponents, lol. (I could live with it) Perhaps you will become a beacon in the history books, the last generation that could have altered the course of the downfall of America but you did nothing, you stood there and said nothing. Armed revolt isn't the solution. The downfall of USSR didn't come from somebody fighting a tank, he just stood there defenseless, it was the tank-crew refusing to drive over him that made any change possible. That is where change will come from in America, if there is any before it implodes and both sides crumble into 4th world poverty.

So we're going to have a revolution?
 
MHz
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Hardly furtrapper.

lol, that ended some time ago, wasn't white America involved in the sale of a lot of buffalo hides 150 years ago, what ever happened to that lucrative market?
 
MHz
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

So we're going to have a revolution?

It doesn't look like it, the takeover looks pretty complete, no revolution means no change in the current path. The elite of the Nation will escape with all the goods (0.01% of the total population) and the other 280 million will be left to fend for themselves.
The war with the 'all conspiracy theories' will be won but even more and more people will be losing jobs and houses.
 
EagleSmack
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

lol, that ended some time ago, wasn't white America involved in the sale of a lot of buffalo hides 150 years ago, what ever happened to that lucrative market?

Oh brother.
 
MHz
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Oh brother.

Your comment might actually be foresight, the crash might get that bad that if you don't kill to have 'furs' to fight off the cold of winter or die, once the heating systems we have today cease to function, you die, actually we all die if you live where it has freezing winter.
 
Northboy
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

It doesn't look like it, the takeover looks pretty complete, no revolution means no change in the current path. The elite of the Nation will escape with all the goods (0.01% of the total population) and the other 280 million will be left to fend for themselves.
The war with the 'all conspiracy theories' will be won but even more and more people will be losing jobs and houses.

Whoever they don't want, I take on personally.
 
MHz
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Northboy View Post

Whoever they don't want, I take on personally.

"They" being whom?
 

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