Pentagon Shooter Dead; Vented Online About 9/11

Man, 36, also blasted marijuana laws
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2010 5:19 AM CST
Updated Mar 5, 2010 6:03 AM CST
Pentagon Shooter Dead; Vented Online About 9/11
Pentagon Police officers patrol a parking lot and sidewalk outside the Pentagon after the shooting.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Newser) – Resentment of the US government and suspicions over the 9/11 attacks have surfaced in writings and videos by John Patrick Bedell, the California man identified as the Pentagon shooter. Authorities confirmed this morning that he was killed in the attack, in which he allegedly wounded two Pentagon officers. In one Internet posting, a user named JPatrickBedell wrote that he was "determined to see that justice is served" in the 1991 death of a Marine named James Sabow, a favorite case of conspiracy theorists.

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The Sabow case, he wrote, is "a step toward establishing the truth of events such as the September 11 demolitions," reports AP. He doesn't say how. Sabow's family maintains he was murdered because he was going to expose the military's role in drug smuggling in Central America. Bedell also railed against California's enforcement of marijuana laws in his postings. Some of his videos can be seen here.
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