His name was John Patrick Bedell, 36, and he was a 9/11 Truther and anti-Bush nut. Here’s a posting from him back in 2006:
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. 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. This collection of gangsters would find it in their interest to foment conflict and initiate wars throughout the world, in order to divert attention from their misconduct and criminality. The true nature of such a regime would find its clearest expression in the satanic violence currently ongoing in Iraq.
To point out the dreadfully obvious, this posting was under the Bush Administration. So he’s blasting President Bush and the war in Iraq. He’s also blaming the former for perpetrating the 9/11 attacks.
Furthermore, Patterico found his Amazon wish list. Amongst the books Bedell desired?
The Immaculate Deception: The Bush Crime Family
Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America
In case you couldn’t tell, both pieces of “literature” are vehemently anti-Bush. This guy was no Tea Partier, though the media will undoubtedly attempt to paint him as one.
There’s good news to report out of this whole mess. The only individual who’ll spend a night in the morgue is the shooter, Bedell, himself. The two officers were taken to GWU with non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to recovery.