2 Officers Shot at Pentagon Metro Entrance …Update: Shooter Identified As Crazy Anti-Bush Truther- Photos …Update: Shooter Dead

UPDATE: Patterico has this guy pegged as an anti-Bush Truther.

Via Charles Johnson comes this link to some crazy ranting from the guy. It was recorded in November 2006 — when Bush was president, to belabor the obvious. I transcribed this part, in which he is speaking of criminal organizations working within the U.S. Government:

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.

So, do you suppose the state-run media will report this or will they hide it like they did when Obama-supporting wackjob Amy Bishop slaughtered three professors last month in Alabama?

UPDATE: The Shooter died last night after the Pentagon attack. He hated the military.
The Age reported:


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 user also railed against enforcement of marijuana laws.

The screen name can be linked to the suspect in Thursday’s attack through documents about a marijuana arrest that were posted on the site, which match the date of birth of the shooter and official court records available online.

Earlier… Two officers were injured today when a gunman shot at them at the main entrance to the Metro commuter rail system.
Reuters reported:

Two Pentagon security officers were wounded on Thursday evening when a gunman shot at them in the giant office building’s main entrance to the Metro commuter rail system, Pentagon officials said.

The gunman was also shot and all three were taken to hospital, the officials said, adding that none of the wounds was life-threatening.

All entrances to the five-sided headquarters of the Defense Department in Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, were closed shortly after the incident.

“Metro is locked down until further notice,” Pentagon police said in a message over the building’s intercom.

FOX News has more on the attack:

Pentagon spokesman Layman said the suspect walked up to the main entrance of the Pentagon at 6:40 p.m. and opened fire. He hit two officers. The officers fired back, and the suspect was hit. His injures are more serious.

UPDATE: The shooter is in critical condition. Associated Press sources identified him as 36-year-old John Patrick Bedell.
A Pentagon source told Fox News the gunman was shot in the head.

UPDATE: Detoxicon found this photo:

UPDATE: Here’s another set of photos, via Free Republic

These were taken during his pot bust.

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