Power of Story Send a Tweet        
- Advertisement -
OpEdNews Op Eds

Don't Let Pentagon Tragedy Blind You into Scapegoating Innocent

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Dean Hartwell       (Page 1 of 2 pages)     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; , Add Tags  (less...)  Add to My Group(s)

Well Said 1   Supported 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 3/10/10

Author 33488
- Advertisement -

Why does a person buy a firearm, travel across the country and then shoot two guards at the Pentagon?

Because a man who recently did just that also died in the shooting, we may not get an answer to the question. But the national media came up with several guesses:

The man, John Patrick Bedell, was a skeptic of the official 9/11 theory (a "9/11 Truther").

- Advertisement -

Bedell suffered from bipolar disorder.

- Advertisement -

Bedell used marijuana.

But what did any of these labels stuck to Bedell have to do with his use of violence?

Millions of people in the United States and across the world tell booksellers, blogs and pollsters that they do not believe the official theory as to 9/11 that nineteen Arab suicide hijackers took over four planes and crashed three of them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Yet no one who studies crime has stated any rise in crime among these truthers or any connection between believing in an alternative theory and using violence.

- Advertisement -

As for his apparently untreated mental illness, approximately 5.7 million people in our nation suffer from bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depressive illness. But this illness causes a person to drift from a depressive phase in which their brain slows down to a manic phase in which they become excited. In the first phase, a person with the disorder typically cannot concentrate well enough to plan harm to another and in the second phase, the person is too giddy with excitement to want to harm anyone.

Next Page  1  |  2


- Advertisement -

Well Said 1   Supported 1  
View Ratings | Rate It


Dean Hartwell's book, "Planes without Passengers: the Faked Hijackings of 9/11," reached the top of Amazon's charts for large print books on history. He has authored three others: "Facts Talk but the Guilty Walk:the 9/11 No Hijacker Theory and Its (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Writers Guidelines

Contact EditorContact Editor
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Stop Shooting Conspiracy Theory Messengers

Reverse the Revolution of 1963

Debate over Judyth Vary Baker's JFK Story Gets Record Response

9/11 Passengers Landed in Cleveland

Road to 9/11 Truth Goes through Cleveland

What is the Real Story about Jesus?