John Patrick Bedell: Mind Controlled Pasty??
Tragic on so many levels.
This undated booking photo provided by the Washoe County jail via the Reno Gazette Journal on Friday, March 5, 2010 shows John Patrick Bedell. Authorities said Bedell pulled a handgun at a Pentagon entrance in Washington on Thursday, March 4, 2010, shot two police officers and was mortally wounded in an exchange of gunfire. The two officers were hospitalized briefly with minor injuries. (AP Photo/Washoe County jail via the Reno Gazette Journal)
Parents of Pentagon shooter warned authorities
By TRACIE CONE and BROOKE DONALD, Associated Press
33 mins ago
March 5, 2010
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 and warned them that their son 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 and shot and wounded two police officers before he was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire. The two officers were hospitalized briefly with minor injuries.
But a blog connected to Bedell via the social networking site LinkedIn outlines his growing distrust of the federal government and gives credence to the idea that a criminal enterprise run out of the government could have staged the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
San Benito County Sheriff Curtis Hill told The Associated Press that Bedell, 36, had been at in-patient mental health institutions at least four times. Court records showed he was diagnosed as bipolar, or manic depressive.
His parents reported him missing on Jan. 4, one 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.
Kaye Bedell told the highway patrol officer in Texas that her son was fine, and the patrolman let him go with a warning. But the next day, Kaye told deputies in California that her son didn't have any 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, Hill said.
Hill also said Bedell's parents found an e-mail from their son that indicated he had purchased a gun. They asked Hill to help them find Bedell and get him help.
The 36-year-old Bedell returned to his parent's home on January 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 had gone.
The family put out a statement Friday saying they were "devastated as a family by the news from yesterday."
"We may never know why he made this terrible decision," it said. "One thing is clear though — his actions were caused by an illness and not a defective character."
Investigators were still trying to determine a motive for the brazen shooting and began 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 car — a 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.
Law enforcement officials speaking on condition of anonymity described what happened next as a chaotic, fast-paced confrontation in which so many bullets were flying from four different guns that even a day later investigators are still trying to determine exactly whose rounds went where.
Bedell, the officials say, opened fire with a 9 millimeter 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 fire at Bedell, who was struck in the head and left arm.
Washoe County Sheriff Mike Haley said Bedell was arrested in Reno on Feb. 1 after a deputy stopped him in a green Toyota sedan on the south end of town and found 2 ounces of marijuana but no weapons.
Haley told reporters in Reno on Friday that Bedell believed "the currency of the United States should be marijuana."
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.
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Pentagon Gunman Dies; Mystery of Assault Deepens
By YOCHI J. DREAZEN And T.W. FARNAM
MARCH 5, 2010, 2:30 P.M. ET
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—The sole suspect in Thursday's Pentagon shooting died from the wounds he received in gunfire exchange with police, deepening the mystery surrounding the failed assault on the Defense Department's sprawling headquarters.
At a morning news conference, Pentagon Police Chief Richard Keevill said that the alleged gunman, John Patrick Bedell, had been carrying two 9-mm semiautomatic pistols and several magazines of ammunition. More ammunition was found in Mr. Bedell's car, Chief Keevill said.
Pentagon officials said that Mr. Bedell, 36 years old, appeared to have acted alone and that authorities were expanding their investigation into what may have prompted him to open fire on Pentagon police officers Thursday evening. Web postings linked to Mr. Bedell reflected antigovernment sentiment. There is no indication at this point that there is any domestic or international terrorist connection, Chief Keevill said.
Concerns about the safety of U.S. military installations have been running high since a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas last November killed 13 troops and an earlier incident outside a Little Rock, Ark., recruiting station killed one soldier and badly wounded another. Both of the earlier assaults appear to have been religiously motivated.
Law enforcement officials provided new details Friday about the shootings. In a joint statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency said that Mr. Bedell appeared to have driven from his home in Hollister, Calif., in the days before the assault. Mr. Bedell's 1998 green Toyota Avalon was recovered from a garage at the Pentagon City Mall hours after the shootings.
The two agencies said the incident began when Mr. Bedell, who had a full beard, emerged from the Pentagon subway station Thursday evening and made his way to a nearby guard post. When the officers asked for his identification, Mr. Bedell, who was wearing in a white button-down shirt and a blazer, pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and started shooting.
Pentagon police officers Jeffery Amos and Marvin Carraway shot back, hitting Mr. Bedell in the head and tricep. The alleged gunman was evacuated to George Washington University Hospital in downtown Washington, and was pronounced dead at approximately 10 p.m.Thursday.
Messrs. Amos and Carraway were treated at the hospital for minor injuries and released. A third Pentagon officer shot at Mr. Bedell, but authorities declined to release his name.
Chief Keevill said the guards ensured that the gunman couldn't enter the building, which was less than 20 yards away from where the shooting took place. The incident occurred near the subway station, which is used by thousands of military personnel and civilian Pentagon employees every day.
"The officers acted very quickly and decisively to neutralize the threat and no one else was injured," Mr. Keevill said Thursday night.
In the immediate aftermath of Thursday's shooting, Pentagon authorities sealed all of the entrances and exits to the mammoth building, preventing many military and civilian officials from returning home. The closures were lifted after a short period of time. The building was open for normal business on Friday, but Chief Keevill said the Pentagon's subway entrance would remain closed while investigators continue to comb what he described as an extensive crime scene.
In postings on Wikipedia and other Web sites, Mr. Bedell came across as an educated and technologically proficient man with strong libertarian leanings, an anger toward the U.S. government, and a belief that far-reaching conspiracies were behind events as big as the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and as small as the disputed 1991 death of a Marine colonel.
Mr. Bedell spent years studying engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Pat Harris, a spokeswoman for San Jose State University in California, said Mr. Bedell took undergraduate courses in chemical engineering in 1995-1996 and then spent 2008-2009 doing graduate work in electrical engineering. She said he was no longer enrolled at the university and hadn't received any degrees from San Jose State.
Mr. Bedell's user page on Wikipedia, which he wrote under the name "JPatrickBedell," said that he was "determined to see that justice is served in the death of Colonel James Sabow, as a step towards establishing the truth of events such as the September 11 demolitions."
Col. Sabow had been found dead outside his California home in 1991 in what authorities said was a suicide, but his family and friends have long argued that he was killed to cover up government-sanctioned drug smuggling and secret military operations in Central America.
Mr. Bedell gave a detailed explanation of his world view in a Nov. 25, 2006, podcast called "Directions to Freedom, Part Two." He said the "seizure of the United States government by an international criminal conspiracy" was a "long-established reality." Those shadowy forces used the powers of the federal government to safeguard the shipments of their own drugs into the U.S. while crushing their would-be rivals, issued trillions of dollars of new debt to expand their wealth, and launched "political and military" disasters like Vietnam and Iraq to divert attention from their true activities, he said.
Mr. Bedell criticized the military and the nation's intelligence services, which he said had become tools of an oppressive, illegitimate regime. "This criminal organization would use its powers to convert military, intelligence, and law enforcement bureaucracies into instruments for political control and the domination and subjection of society, while discrediting, destroying, and murdering honest individuals within those services that work to root out corruption and faithfully serve their fellow citizens," Mr. Bedell said. "This organization, like so many murderous governments throughout history, would see the sacrifice of thousands of its citizens, in an event such as the September 11 attacks, as a small cost in order to perpetuate its barbaric control."
In his writings, Mr. Bedell also railed against U.S. drug laws, particularly the prohibition on marijuana cultivation.
"My desire for justice led me to violate what I think is one of the most unjust laws, cannabis prohibition, by growing 16 cannabis plants on my balcony," he wrote on the Wikipedia page.
Mr. Bedell's page on Cannabis Wiki, a user-generated Web site, includes digital copies of the court records from his June 2006 arrest in Orange County, Calif. According to the records, Mr. Bedell was charged with illegally cultivating and harvesting 16 four-foot-high marijuana plants, as well resisting a police officer. An official at the court confirmed that the records were authentic.
Mr. Bedell's ambitions went beyond seeing marijuana legalized. On his Wikipedia user page, he wrote of his hopes of seeing "billions and billions of carefully cultivated, highly valuable cannibis plants growing through the United States with complete security of property." He envisioned the plants being used as a part of a new monetary system tied to the value of a gram of cannabis.
—Louise Radnofsky contributed to this article. Write to Yochi J. Dreazen at email@example.com
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Mind Control at the Pentagon
March 5, 2010
Another random shooting has taken place in the USA . John Patrick Bedell opened fire on two police officers at a subway close to the Pentagon . It appears he approached a security check point and opened fire when he was asked for his identity papers . The two policemen were unharmed but Bedell was shot and was pronounced dead at the hospital . In some ways these shootings make me pleased I live in a country, Britain where guns are scarce but I understand each country has its own customs and traditions which are important to the character of the country . At least the USA doesn’t breed the Neanderthal chavs we have in Britain . God help the world if they ever got hold of guns !
"He had no real emotion on his face" - Richard Keevil – Chief of Pentagon Police
This is the latest in a long line of apparently random shootings . John Patrick Bedell has been accused of being a conspiracy theorist and his Wikipedia entry seems to show he believed 9/11 was a government conspiracy, but there are plenty of people who believe this and they haven’t turned into gun wielding assassins . Here is a link to his Wikipedia page JPatrick Bedell . He actually seems to be more concerned about the legalisation of cannabis, which may have contributed to his actions more than his beliefs in 9/11 . But when I have read about each of the recent shootings, a common factor jumps out at me – all the murderers have been educated at American universities . Below is a list of recent killers and the universities they attended :
John Patrick Bedell – University of California, Santa Cruz
Major Nidal Hasan – Virginia Tech Institute
Amy Bishop – Harvard University
Seung Hui Cho – Virginia Tech Institute ( again )
Amanda Knox ( murderer of Meredith Kercher ) – University of Washington
I believe the shootings and murders are somehow linked to their education at the universities . Obviously only a very few students, compared to the vast numbers which attend American universities go on to be involved in such dramatic events but the connection stands out . Maybe, the American emphasis on material gains and the competitive effort involved in keeping up with their peers triggers a major psychosis within the killers and causes them to go off the rails . Possibly, the American fondness for positivity doesn’t allow for the release of these internal rages which can’t be contained anymore and it spills out into a furious outpouring of anger . Sometimes, I think the British and Irish penchant for punch ups is quite healthy – better a broken jaw than the morgue .
However, there is another possibility which cannot be ignored – Mind control . Ever since the murder of Robert Kennedy by Sirhan Sirhan there have been suspicions that Mind control is involved in some murders . Sirhan Sirhan had no real memory of the events running up to the assassination of Robert Kennedy or the actual shooting and it is common for the perpetrators to be in a fugue state with no control over their actions and their conscious mind overruled and on auto pilot . They very rarely have a clear memory of their actions and when asked why, they don’t know . It looks like John Bedell was in this fugue state as the Chief of the Pentagon police stated he showed no emotion .
Since I have researched Operation Northwoods and MK Ultra, I have come to realise there are no limits the American military and CIA are not prepared to explore . In Operation Northwoods it was proposed murders would be carried out on American streets by the military and blamed on Cuba so an invasion could take place . Luckily it was kicked into touch, but the recent spate of random mass shootings have the feel of a destabilisation campaign to create a climate of fear . Mk Ultra explored the possibility of hypnotising a subject to commit a murder . Unfortunately, we never found out how far this went as virtually all the documents were shredded by the Head of the CIA but I would be very surprised if CIA involvement in Mind control experiments were stopped .
These type of events are rare outside the USA and Americans seem to me no different to the rest of the world, so why do they happen ? I cannot say for sure it is Mind control but there are suspicious indicators which point to it . The CIA is heavily involved in American universities and if they have mastered hypnosis, then random murders on the streets of the USA by Mind controlled patsies would be a very effective method to create a climate of fear . It could be hypnosis is more effective with university educated individuals whose minds may be easily suggestible . Throw in drugs as well and ‘ bob’s you uncle ‘ .
These random shootings are not going to stop and the fear they create will continue – it is fear that is the aim, so the public asks for more protection from their government . Unfortunately, it may not be the lone gunman like John Bedell which is the real culprit but the government who profess to be the protectors of the American people .
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My hope is to use the creativity of markets and advanced technology to transcend the destructive regimes that have fastened themselves upon the world. I have dreamed for an number of years of creating v:production econosystems, which I hope to apply to the creation of v:security service econosystems using new and economic mechanisms and information technology.
I have a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and studied biochemistry at San Jose State University. I've studied electrical engineering with the goal of creating microsystems for molecular analysis. You can see a proposal to use aluminum anodization as an adsorption method for DNA molecules on CMOS chips at v:DNA_integrated_circuit/proposal_import_2007 (which originates from an unsuccessful DARPA proposal to create a "microMIRV" interoperable with standard firearms ammunition), and a proposal to use xenon difluoride to create a picoliter-scale computer-controlled device for sorting biomolecules (available at v:Capillary_electrode_array/proposal_import_2007), including DNA and protein molecules. My goals include the discovery of a protein sequence for the diamondase enzyme, enabling the creation of macroscale diamond structures, and the creation of self-assembled macrosystems with CMOS DNA-integrated circuits. The scale of these and other projects have led me to develop financial instruments representing information as a tool to manage large projects that are very knowledge-intensive.
I am determined to see that justice is served in the death of Colonel James Sabow, as a step toward establishing the truth of events such as the September 11 demolitions and institutions such as the coup regime of 1963 that maintains itself in power through the global drug trade, financial corruption, and murder, among other crimes. My work to develop information currency is an effort to create a framework for information management that uses financial markets to create the economic signals (prices) that will effect complex human actions in the real world based on specified information. My desire for justice led me to violate what I think is one of the most unjust laws, cannabis prohibition, by growing 16 cannabis plants on my balcony in Irvine, CA from March 2006 to June 2006. I've posted the Orange County, CA District Attorney's complaint for this offense at http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/JPatrickBedell_2006-06-06_cannabis_felony_complaint .
One desired result of my effort is (will be) billions and billions of carefully cultivated, highly valuable cannabis plants growing throughout the United States with complete security of property. I have posted the image to the right in order to illustrate the use of cannabis as a monetary system using digital financial instruments. There are two information currency units in each of the PDF417 codes pictured. One of the information currency units is drawn from a series with "one gram cannabis" with the underlying asset, and the second ICU in each code has as its underlying asset the URL http://www.mises.org/humanaction/pdf/humanaction.pdf and the SHA-1 digest value of the file at that location (fd8205cb8b4793d43b57ba6f6c7367aa700c307a). This is a way of associating the work of Ludwig von Mises with financial value, which may be a tool to implement his ideas in reality. I hope someday to see full-reserve banking and observance of Article One, Section 10 of the US Constitution.
I apologize for the graphic content of some of my contributions, but detailed evidence is sometimes necessary to address important matters. I am very disturbed by the fact that Col. Sabow's civilian superiors and their successors have been able to continue their narco-mercantilism. For historical comparison, I might resemble the odd German still complaining about the murders of the Night of the Long Knives in 1938(?). Of course, Wikipedia didn't exist in 1938!
I am looking for collaborators for ongoing commercial and intellectual efforts. Email to jpbedell at mises.com is welcome!
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