Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Is John Patrick Bedell A Typical Patsy?

In Webster Tarpley's 9/11 Synthetic Terror he talks about some characterists of a typical patsy. According to Wikipedia the origin of the word patsy comes from "early 20th Century vaudevillian Billy B. Van, whose character, Patsy Bolivar, was more often than not an innocent victim of unscrupulous or nefarious characters."
According to Tarpley, "if the real authorship of state-sponsored terrorism is to be successfully concealed, then a collection of scapegoats is the first ingredient required. These may be defined as the patsies, or alternatively as fall-guys, scapegoats, useful idiots, stooges or dupes."

Some typical characteristics of a patsy mentioned by Tarpley could be listed as I've done below:

1. ...Of low mental ability and great gullibility, since their mission is to be part of false-flag groups which pretend to be working for a cause, while in reality they are under the control of a private network inside the US government...

Bedell probably doesn't fit this characteristic very well, though he may have been gullible enough to be duped.

2. ...Require constant financial assistance to be able to travel around the world, as they so frequently seem to be able to do without any visible means of support.

Though reports of his whereabouts are sketchy, it is known that Bedell traveled accross the U.S. turning up in Reno and Texas at different times before he arrived in DC to commit his crime. He seems to have engaged in many research projects and lived many years without any mention of a steady job or means of earning a living. He also received financial assistance from his parents. Bedell definitely fits this characteristic to a T.

3. The most important thing about patsies are that they are almost always physically, mentally and technically unable to carry out the crimes of which they are accused. This is a matter of insufficient ability and capability, and not of the lack of criminal intent, which is often abundant.

This characteristic fits Bedell in the sense that walking up to armed guards at the pentagon metro station seems a ridiculous way of 'attacking' the pentagon, especially since he seems to have had little background with firearms. He definitely wasn't up to the task if his intent was to in some way damage or injure or kill 'agents' of the state. Though one would imagine if his only intent was injuring the guards, he could have hit a point blank target, yet the guards came away with only minor injuries. He seems on videos like a bit of a 'softie' and while wierd enough, not necessarily violent.
As pointed out in a previous post, there is also considerable doubt about how he managed to obtain a firearm, since his marijuana arrests and mental health record probably would have raised red flags during a background check. We also know from his brother that he did fail one background check. Bedell seems to fit this characteristic as well.

4. ...They have to be noticed. They must attract lots and lots of attention. They may issue raving statements on videotape, or doubles can be used to issue these statements for them if they are not up to it. They need to get into fights with passersby...Even if they are presumed dead they must remain prominent...

Well, we know from an article on myFOXla.com that he purposely grew marijuana on his balcony in free view to anyone or any authorities, as well as forcing cops to carry him down several flights of stairs after his arrest. From the same article we know that he "was arrested in San Benito County in central California...for starting a fight about the time he violated probation." According to an article on MercuryNews.com "he was arrested after randomly approaching a 6-year-old and the child's father at Mountain View's Bubb Elementary School and threatening them with a 6-foot-long stick when they wouldn't let him join their soccer practice." He was caught speeding in Texas where he underwent a mental evaluation and he was arrested in Reno on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. He also made strange video tapes and audio tapes documenting his anti-government, anti-corruption views that survived his death, as well as some very dubious writings on a bazpedia profile page as well as a research project and other downloads linking him with movements critical of the present political establishment. He definitely fits this characteristic.

5. Despite the need to be noticed as much as possible, the patsies have to stay out of jail. If they are all in jail, the planned terror action cannot take place. This is not because the patsies are needed to carry it out, but rather because they must be on hand in order to be blamed for it, whether they are on the scene or far away. If the patsies are in jail, they cannot be scapegoated. Therefore a lawyer and bail money must be provided, or a complicit judge told to release the defendant. Immigration authorities and Customs must be told to look the other way. To keep the patsies out of jail so they can serve their vital purpose is the job of the moles, as will soon be shown.

We know that Bedell spent a short time in jail a few years ago, but that would hardly have an effect on an operation which would take place much later. He managed to stay out of mental health facilities as well as jail in the recent past despite an arrest only a few weeks before the crime. He was free to carry out 'his crime.' He more or less fits this characteristic.

6. Finally, if all else goes well, it is the destiny of the patsies to take the blame for the terror action once it has happened. At this point the moles in the government apparatus, who had earlier been the patsies’ greatest friends and protectors, become their most implacable enemies. The patsies must be hunted down and, preferably, liquidated on the spot, as the British Special Air Services anti-terrorist force always prefers to do, with a maximum of firepower. Their faces and stories will be demonized as the latest manifestation of absolute evil. The nationality, philosophy, or religion which the media portray them as representing will become the target of raving vilification, arrest, economic sanctions, cruise missile retaliation, and armed invasion, as the case may be.

According to reports, Bedell was killed by the guards as he ran away after he allegedly opened fire on them point blank and missed. As in other recent cases such as the Joe Stack case, within hours we had materials from the internet which revealed his 'anti-government' views. He was quickly demonized as a 'nut case' 9/11 truther and marijuana user who criticized corruption in government. This branding of those critical of the government as 'dangerous radicals' is an obvious danger to democratic opposition in the U.S., as well as demonizing, in an already anti-intellectual American climate, anyone who forms critical opinions of the establishment. An investigation into the events of 9/11 could possibly completely bring down the entire contemporary political establishment, which uses 9/11 to justify so many of their most destructive policies, and therefore, it obviously sees the 9/11 Truth movement as a threat. Austrian economics, something also against the grain of the current political establishment, has also been tied to Bedell. Marijuana use is also something which can easily be demonized in the eyes of many people and so by combining all three with a violent act, an establishment agent or group could perhaps believe they have scored points in the war for the minds of average people, that is, if Bedell was actually a patsy, and not truly a violent lone nut.
So it seems Bedell does fit this characteristic very well indeed.

So in summary, it looks like with the exception of the first characteristic listed, Bedell fits the bill of a patsy. Bedell has at least many of the typical characteristics of a patsy. It probably is a good idea to inform ourselves about the nature of patsies, considering we might be seeing many more such characters in the near future. Unless of course, they are all just really lone wolves...


  1. Helluva great post here again, George, complete with extensive well researched and coordinated sources/references.The derivation of "patsy" was most edifying along with photo juxtaposition of Oswald with Bedell. Point by point case for the prosecution is extremely persuasive as to the perfect patsy profile. In these recent posts on both Stack and Bidell, you really seem to have the indefatigable thirst of the bloodhound glued to the scent. Y'know this is just some excellent journalism! Palast himself would be proud. Steeping yourself in Tarpley's heady brew has really provided some keen insights.

  2. your other comment gave me some reading ideas...

  3. The gun used by John Patrick Bedell had previously been seized by police in 2005. Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that both guns were once seized in criminal cases in Memphis.
    Also, Law enforcement officials say Bedell, a man with a history of severe psychiatric problems, had been sent a letter by California authorities Jan. 10 telling him he was prohibited from buying a gun because of his mental history.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/pentagon_vegas_court_shooter_guns_dqX0syMDOSiOnkjkx5UoIJ/1#ixzz0iBSa8gFC

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  5. good find. that might be important.