Coincidence? Several days before John Patrick Bedell attacked two Pentagon cops and was killed, D.C. police staged a drill at the Friendship Heights Metro station in in Northwest Washington.
“Metro police and other emergency personnel will descend on the Friendship Heights Station starting at 11:30 Wednesday night for an anti-terrorist exercise in which mock gunmen open fire, killing or wounding several passengers,” Ann Scott Tyson reported for the Washington Post on February 22. “Agencies responding will include the Metro police special response team, as well as fire, police and emergency medical personnel from the District, Montgomery County and the FBI, according to a Metro statement.”
Prior to the Friendship Heights Metro station drill, on February 3, D.C. Metro Transit Police staged their largest anti-terrorism sweep ever, “some toting M-4 rifles and others guiding bomb-sniffing dogs,” according to the Post. “In coming months, they plan to hold similar drills for the effort, dubbed Blue TIDE (Terrorism Identification and Deterrence Effort).”
Drills are a prominent and highly suspicious feature of the attacks on September 11, 2001. New York City was scheduled to have a major terrorism training exercise September 11. It was called Tripod and was intended to test how well the city’s Office of Emergency Management would administer treatment in the event of a biological-terrorism attack. FEMA and the FBI were scheduled to participate.
FEMA spokesman Tom Kenney confirmed Tripod was scheduled to take place. He told Dan Rather on September 12, 2001, that FEMA was deployed to New York on Monday night, September 10th, to be ready to go into action on Tuesday morning, September 11th. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani confirmed FEMA’s presence in the city during his testimony before the 9-11 Commission in 2004.
During its Vigilant Guardian exercise held on September 6, 2001, NORAD practiced for dealing with the simulated hijackings of two commercial aircraft by terrorists. The simulated hijackings were to occur on September 9, 10, and the morning of September 11.
The previous month, on August 30, the Department of Transportation held a tabletop exercise as part of its preparations for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. “During that exercise, part of the scenario, interestingly enough, involved a potentially hijacked plane and someone calling on a cell phone, among other aspects of the scenario that were very strange when 12 days later, as you know, we had the actual event [of 9/11],” Ellen Engleman, the administrator of the DOT’s Research and Special Programs Administration, said in October, 2001.
In early August of 2001, a mass casualty exercise was held at the Pentagon. The scenario envisioned a hijacked plane hitting the Pentagon. “[It was] purely a coincidence, the scenario for that exercise included a plane hitting the building,” General Lance Lord, the assistant vice chief of staff of the Air Force who was one of the participants in the exercise, told the Air Force Space Command News in September, 2002.
On the morning of September 11, within minutes of the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the CIA was engaged in “a pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike a building.” The Bush administration described the event as “a bizarre coincidence.”
And then there was the terrorist drill held in London during the July 7, 2005, attack. “At half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise for a company of over a thousand people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning, so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing up right now,” Peter Power, Managing Director of Visor Consultants, a private firm on contract to the London Metropolitan Police, told the BBC.
After the London attack, math on the odds of a drill occurring at the same time was calculated. “The odds were one in 3,715,592,613,265,750,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. This is obviously a figure open to conjecture but it gives you an idea of the ballpark improbability we are talking about,” Paul Jospeh Watson wrote for Prison Planet on July 23, 2005. (See Probability of 7/7 Drill and Attack Coinciding.)
The odds on the drill at the Friendship Heights Metro station in in Northwest Washington and the Blue TIDE exercise held earlier prior to the Pentagon shooting are much lower, but suspicious nonetheless.
The exercises were not mentioned by the corporate media after the Pentagon shooting. The fact drills and exercises parallel such events are irrelevant to the corporate media. Its primary agenda is to engage in hysterical fear-mongering about “rightwing extremists” and 9/11 truthers and fallaciously connect them to a shooting by a mentally deranged man who not only wrote about 9/11 truth but the bizarre idea that marijuana should be the basis for the nation’s currency.
Citizens For Legitimate Government
Note: This page will be updated
John Patrick Bedell showed no emotion as he opened fire.
Drill will simulate shooting at Metro station 24 Feb 2010 If you see lots of police and hear commotion at the Friendship Heights Metro station late Wednesday night, relax. It’s just a drill. But it is a drill that will simulate gunfire between two shooters in the station, with multiple passengers injured or killed. Metro says its police department’s special response team will respond to the incident, along with the police, fire and emergency medical services personnel from D.C., Montgomery County and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “It’s important to test and practice our response to this type of crisis that would impact Metro’s ability to provide safe and essential transportation services,” says Metro Transit Police Acting Chief Jeff Delinski.
Metro Transit Police stage large anti-terrorism drill 03 Feb 2010 (DC) Metro Transit Police staged their largest anti-terrorism sweep ever during Tuesday morning’s rush hour, as about 50 officers — some toting M-4 rifles and others guiding bomb-sniffing dogs — took up position in Union Station in a new initiative aimed at discouraging [?!?] attacks. In the coming months, they plan to hold similar drills for the effort, dubbed Blue TIDE (Terrorism Identification and Deterrence Effort). Metro is planning exercises this month modeled after terrorist attacks in Madrid, London and Mumbai. About 200 to 300 police officers and other emergency responders from across the region will take part in tactical exercises Feb. 12, 13 and 24 that will include simulations of the bombing of a Metrobus, an explosion in the tunnel between the Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro stations, and shooters at the Friendship Heights Metro station. [OMG. These f*ckers may go live for one of them, as they did on 9/11.] (I made this prediction on 03 Feb.)
Metro Police Unleash Blue TIDE at Union Station 02 Feb 2010 A Metro bus explosion, shooters at a subway station and a blast in a subway tunnel — staged scenarios, but Metro wants to be ready just in case. The transit agency is planning a series of tactical drills to prepare for emergencies. The drills include all regional partners and will test the coordination and response needed for three different emergencies. The first exercise was conducted from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Union Station. Metro called Tuesday’s show of force Blue TIDE (Terrorism Identification and Deterrence Effort). Metro said Blue TIDE included a number of security sweeps and patrols at Union Station by officers from a number of units, including the anti-terrorism, special response and K-9 explosives detection teams, Metrobus enforcement and criminal investigations divisions, bomb technicians, emergency management, mobile and foot patrols, auto theft unit, bicycle squad, crime prevention and police communications. On Feb. 12, there will be a simulated explosive blast on a Metro bus in the parking lot at RFK Stadium and another bomb found on another bus. The next day, the drill will involve an explosion on a Metrorail train in the tunnel between Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom. And on Feb. 24, the final scenario will involve gunmen at the Friendship Heights Metrorail Station.
Gunman at Pentagon Linked to Anger Against U.S. (The New York Times) 05 Mar 2010 The gunman who opened fire at an entrance to the Pentagon on Thursday, injuring two police officers, harbored a deep-seated anger toward federal authorities and may have believed that the government staged the Sept. 11 attacks, officials said Friday. On Friday, the police here were trying to determine whether John Patrick Bedell’s views on the 1991 death of a Marine officer, Col. James E. Sabow, in El Toro, Calif., played a role in his attack on the Pentagon officers. Colonel Sabow’s death, which was officially ruled a suicide, is the subject of numerous dark theories about military cover-ups, claiming that he was murdered because he was about to expose covert military operations in Central America involving drug smuggling. Mr. Bedell wrote on the Web that he was “determined to see that justice is served” in the death of Colonel Sabow and that to uncover the truth behind the death would be “a step toward establishing the truth of events such as the Sept. 11 demolitions.”
The police said they had ruled out the possibility of a second gunman even though they saw Mr. Bedell, who was killed in an exchange of gunfire, speaking to someone before firing on the officers… When he appeared at the Pentagon on Thursday around 6 p.m., Mr. Bedell had a full beard and was dressed in a blazer, slacks and a white collared shirt, and surveillance cameras showed him walking slowly toward the Pentagon entrance before pulling out two 9-millimeter semiautomatic weapons. He began shooting when he arrived at the security checkpoint, near the entrance to the Pentagon subway station… Mr. Bedell was the chief executive of a Hollister-based company called DNAputer Research, according to filings with the California secretary of state’s office… Yet even as he railed against the federal government, Mr. Bedell also sought to do business with the military. In a 2004 research proposal that he wrote for submission to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, he proposed a $170,000 nanotechnology project that could be useful in warfare.
September 11 ‘conspiracy’ theorist opens fire at Pentagon 05 Mar 2010 A 9/11 conspiracy theorist walked up to two policemen at the Pentagon yesterday, pulled out a handgun and opened fire at point-blank range. The man, named as John Patrick Bedell, 36, injured the police officers near a busy commuter rail station on the site but was shot and died from his injuries hours later. The Pentagon police chief, Richard Keevill, said that Bedell was apparently trying to gain entry to the giant US Defence Department headquarters but instead of presenting a Pentagon pass, which is required to enter the building, he pulled out a gun.
Pentagon gunman blamed US government for September 11 attacks 05 Mar 2010 The man who shot two police officers at the Pentagon yesterday was an obsessive follower of the 9/11 truth movement who believed that the Twin Towers were demolished in a US government conspiracy, it has emerged. Police said that John Patrick Bedell, 36, had acted alone and without links to terrorist networks. However online postings apparently by him indicate that he was a passionate ‘conspiracy’ theorist and opponent of the US Government and armed forces.
Texas trooper tried to get mental-health hold on Bedell for speeding on freeway 05 Mar 2010 The parents of the man shot to death after pulling a gun on Pentagon police guards Thursday had reported him missing in January and, concerned about his mental health, they asked local authorities to hold him. The parents of John Patrick Bedell, 36, of Hollister, Calif., filed a missing-person report on Jan. 4, said San Benito County, Calif., Sheriff Curtis Hill. Hill said the report stemmed from a call the family received from a Texas state trooper on Jan. 3. The trooper said he had stopped their son for speeding on a freeway heading west outside Amarillo, Hill said. The trooper used Bedell’s cell phone to call Bedell’s parents, apparently trying to determine whether there was sufficient cause for a mental-health hold on Bedell. “There’s an inference in (the report) that he was concerned about his mental health,” Hill said. It’s unclear what Bedell’s mother told the trooper. Apparently finding no cause to hold Bedell, the trooper let him go, Hill said.
Suspected gunman in Pentagon shooting acted alone, officials say 05 Mar 2010 The California man who calmly opened fire on two police officers at an entrance to the Pentagon Thursday appears to have acted alone and was not connected to any terrorist plot, Pentagon police chief Richard S. Keevill said. The shooter, identified as 36-year-old John Patrick Bedell, was dressed in a business suit and carried two semiautomatic weapons and “many magazines” of ammunition, Keevill said. “He walked very directly to the officers and engaged,” Keevill said.
2nd person scrutinized in Pentagon subway shooting [Oops! Not any more.] 04 Mar 2010 Law enforcement officials say they’ve got one person in custody and are investigating whether a second was involved in a shooting at the Pentagon subway entrance. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still unfolding. They say there’s no immediate signs of terrorism but, with information coming in quickly, they haven’t ruled anything out… The suspect was also shot. His injuries were described as “pretty critical.”
Pentagon on high alert after shooting 05 Mar 2010 The Pentagon has been placed on high alert after a gunman opened fire outside a Metro subway station serving the military complex. Two police officers were grazed by bullets before they returned fire and shot the alleged gunman, who was critically wounded, police said. He later died from his wounds, the US Medical examiner’s office said.
Shooting suspect may have had 9/11 conspiracy 04 Mar 2010 There are emerging signs that the suspect in a Pentagon subway station shooting may have harbored resentment for the military and had doubts about the facts [sic] behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The suspect, John Patrick Bedell, died after exchanging gunfire with two police officers. In an Internet posting, a user named JPatrickBedell wrote he was determined to see justice for the 1991 death of a Marine in California. The death was ruled a suicide but has long been the source of coverup theories. The writer said the case would be a step toward revealing the truth behind 9/11.
‘The writer said the case would be a step toward revealing the truth behind the 9/11 demolitions.’ Pentagon shooter apparently doubted 9/11 facts in Web posting 05 Mar 2010 The gunman in the Pentagon shootings may have harbored resentment for the military and had doubts about the facts behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. John Patrick Bedell, 36, died after exchanging gunfire with two police officers, both of whom were wounded. In an Internet posting, a user named JPatrickBedell wrote that he was determined to see justice for the 1991 death of Marine Col. James Sabow in Orange County, which was ruled a suicide but has long been the source of coverup theories. The writer said the case would be a step toward revealing the truth behind the 9/11 “demolitions.”
Pentagon Shooting Suspect Dies of Injuries –Police say Man Calmly Took Out Gun, Started Shooting Near Checkpoint 04 Mar 2010 A gunman coolly drew a weapon from his pocket and opened fire at the teeming subway entrance to the Pentagon complex Thursday evening, wounding two police officers before being shot and fatally wounded, officials said. Pentagon police officers told CBS News that two Pentagon police officers were wounded before the shooter was himself shot – once in the head and once in the shoulder. The medical examiner’s office said hours later that the suspect, identifed by law enforcement officials as John Patrick Bedell, 36, had died of his injuries.
Another Manchurian-style shooting: Cops ID Pentagon Shooter, Eye Second Man –John Patrick Bedell showed no emotion 04 Mar 2010 Authorities have identified the man behind today’s shooting at the Pentagon as John Patrick Bedell, 36, and are seeking a second man in connection with the incident, which left two Pentagon police officers injured and Bedell hospitalized. Sources tell AP that law-enforcement agencies–which now include the Secret Service and FBI–are looking at a man who accompanied Bedell to the Pentagon entrance from the Washington subway. Meanwhile, the Pentagon police chief tells CNN that Bedell had “no real emotion in his face” as he approached a screening area. “As the officers started to ask him for his pass to get into the Pentagon, he drew a weapon from his pocket and started shooting. … He did not say a word.”
At Least Two Police Injured, Suspect Reported in Custody [Oops! *Not.* Now he's dead.] 04 Mar 2010 Two police officers were injured by a gunman firing shots outside the Pentagon tonight. Hundreds of employees there were ordered to go into “Code Red” — the entire building locked down, with no one allowed to enter or leave. ABC reported that Pentagon police had a suspect in custody. ABC reported that three ambulances were on the scene, and all parking lots at the massive Defense Department headquarters were closed off. The shooting occurred at the Pentagon Metro Station, which is just outside the Pentagon’s main entrance. The shots were fired at about 6:30 p.m. ET.
Pentagon Police Shoot Man Trying to Enter US Military Complex 04 Mar 2010 The Pentagon police chief says security officers have shot a man who tried to enter the U.S. military complex outside Washington, after the man drew a handgun and opened fire. Police chief Richard Keevill says two officers who returned fire were shot by the gunman. He says the officers’ injuries are not.
JPatrickBedell Retrieved 05 Mar 2010My 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 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!