The Rise of Right Wing Extremism.
The recent incident in Washington, DC proves the Southern Poverty Law Center report on the rise of extremism in America. With the economic recession, unemployment and perceived fears of racial privilege, many Americans are becoming domestic terrorists.
The Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League has on record nearly 1,000 hate groups. And this disturbing pattern of "lone wolf" gunmen are becoming a new tradition in the movement. John Patrick Bedell, of California was killed by Pentagon officers after he opened fired on them when they asked for identification.
The alleged shooter posted videos on YouTube (note: YouTube may remove the video upon police inquiries):
Writings from the shooter.
“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.
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.”
Official: Pentagon shooter John Patrick Bedell dies after confrontation with police
WASHINGTON -- The chief of the Pentagon police says the gunman who shot two Pentagon police officers was well armed with two 9 millimeter semiautomatic weapons and several magazines of ammunition.
Chief Richard Keevill said authorities also found more ammunition in the shooter's car, parked in a Washington area parking garage. John Patrick Bedell, 36, of Hollister, Calif., was identified as the shooter. He died Thursday night from head wounds received in the exchange with police.
The two officers injured have been released from the hospital. One suffered a thigh wound and the other was hit in the shoulder. Keeveill said both were superficial injuries.
Keevill said they'd found no immediate connection to domestic or foreign terrorism. He said it appeared he had acted alone.