THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

John Patrick Bedell: Did right-wing extremism lead to shooting?

John Patrick Bedell, whom authorities identified as the gunman in the Pentagon shooting on Thursday, appears to have been a right-wing extremist with virulent antigovernment feelings.

If so, that would make the Pentagon shooting the second violent extremist attack on a federal building within the past month. On Feb. 18, Joseph Stack flew a small aircraft into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. Mr. Stack left behind a disjointed screed in which, among other things, he expressed his hatred of the government. (For more on this incident, click here.)

Read more: CS Monitor

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March 6, 2010 - Posted by | 398 | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Funny, but I thought Bedell had a history of mental illness. Did the Christian Science Monitor forget to check their facts before laying the blame at “right wing extremists?” It really would be nice if the media would actually learn how to research their stories before printing absolute tripe.

    Comment by MTR | March 6, 2010 | Reply


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