Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Why Patsies Have Split Personalities: 'Sheep Dipping'
I wrote a previous post about typical characteristics of a patsy which were outlined in Webster Tarpley's 9/11 Synthetic Terror and compared them to John Patrick Bedell. But there is one characteristic which I left out.
One nagging element to the Bedell story and the story of other patsies such as Oswald which sticks out I would describe as a contradiction in personality, or even a split personality.
In the story of Lee Harvey Oswald, as outlined in James W. Douglass's JFK and the Unspeakable (p.61-66), we learn about contradictory elements to his actions. Actions which seem almost like two opposite types of people. Imagine someone picking pedals on a flower saying "she loves me...she loves me not....she loves me....she loves me not..." but instead saying "Oswald is an anti-communist...Oswald is a communist..." and so on. That is similar to how one feels looking at the facts of Oswald's associations leading up to the JFK assassination. Oswald is an ex-marine. He also is a defector to the Soviet Union. He visited CIA linked anti-castro leaders such as Carlos Bringuier, pledging to "train Cubans to fight against Castro." He also was seen demonstrating on the street with a sign that read "Viva Fidel" and handing out pro-Castro pamphlets. This kind of obvious complete contradiction in the character of a patsy has perhaps a very simple explanation. Part of it is real and represents the allegiance, in this case, of the patsy Oswald to his anti-castro, CIA linked handlers. The other part, the pro-Castro, pro-Communist part, is the 'sheep dipping', intended to indentify the patsy with the group which the handlers wish to scapegoat.
Can not a similar contradiction be found in the case of John Patrick Bedell?
David Parent, a professor of Bedell's in a Mercury News article tells one tale:
One of his professors remembered him as one of the best circuit design students in his class.
"He was always on time. Always prepared. Always asking that great question that sparked further discussion," professor David Parent said. "I just feel for his family."
During a news conference later in the day, Parent said, "I would have called him a gentle man and somebody seeking to help others." The professor said he wished he had taken more time to ask Bedell "'What's up?'
"Out of the 800 students who've been in that class, I remember J.P. fondly," Parent said.
The same article also tells another tale:
At the time of the shooting a bearded Bedell was wearing a suit, armed with two 9 mm semi-automatic weapons and carrying "many magazines" of ammunition. There was more ammunition in Bedell's car, which authorities found in a parking garage, Keevill said.
On the one hand he was an exemplary, punctual and talented engineering student with a linkedin page and writing research proposals for defense projects for the Pentagon, on the other hand he was cultivating marijuana in public view, getting arrested numerous times and leaving garbled web messages linking him in his perspectives to 9/11 Truth, the movement for a new 9/11 investigation, and Austrian economics.
So in the case of Bedell, the open marijuana use and interest in 9/11 and Austrian economics could be the 'sheep dipping' side of his personality, created to implicate those groups in the alleged violent attack.
Perhaps even more significant for 'sheep dipping' then anything mentioned so far is a text he left online in both audio and text format where he describes a 'criminal organization' which has taken control of our government. He describes that organization in the following paragraph:
Such an organization would be able to protect its shipments of illicit drugs into the United States, while using the power of law enforcement organizations to imprison their would-be competitors, and would subsequently be able to distribute those illicit drugs and launder the enormous profits in the huge and minutely regulated financial markets of the United States.
Compare that to this quote from Dan Russel for example:
... To this day American defense contractors are the biggest drug-money launderers in the world.— Drug War: Covert Money, Power and Policy, p.318.
or from Rodney Stich:
The drug trafficking involving the CIA, with obstruction of justice by Justice Department and other agencies continued, year after year. - Defrauding America, p. 418.
or from Michael C. Ruppert:
...drug money has become a $500-600 billion a year cash flow that is now an essential part of the world banking and financial system because it provides the liquid cash necessary to make the "minimum monthly payments" on huge stock and derivative and investment bubbles in the U.S. and Britain.
Bedell continues here:
This organization, like so many murderous governments throughout history, would see the sacrifice of thousands of its citizens, in an event such as the September 11 attacks, as a small cost in order to perpetuate its barbaric control.
I could give any number of quotes in comparison here, but how about this from 9/11 Synthetic Terror:
...We see here a tradition of thought, alive in the Schmittian-Straussian neocons of today, which would have no trouble in accommodating a crime on the scope of 9/11.
He later describes the coming to power of this organization:
This seizure of the United States government by an international criminal conspiracy is a long-established reality. The murder of the United States President in 1963, the associated murders and institutional subversion, and the manipulation of official inquiries and public opinion, was effected by individuals within organizational structures that play a central role in the United States government up to the present day.
Compare that with this passage from JFK and the Unspeakable (p.370):
The extent to which our national security state was systematically marshaled for the assassination of president John F. Kennedy remains incomprehensible to us. When we live in a system, we absorb a system and think in a system. We lack the independence needed to judge the system around us. Yet the evidence we have seen points toward our national security state, the systemic bubble in which we all live, as the source of Kennedy's murder and immediate cover-up.
His views in other words, reflect the opinion of many U.S political analysts critical of the current establishment who might very well be seeing the truth of post WWII U.S. politics. If there was such an organization as Bedell's alleged writings assume, then it would certainly benefit from 'sheep dipping' patsy Bedell in the idealogical realm of it's investigators and critics. Whether or not he actually was a patsy, his views certainly lend themselves to the task of associating ideas critical of the government with acts of violence.
Professor Parent from the Mercury News article quoted above however, seems to almost suggest something more sinister then just a lone nut who coincidentally was involved with 9/11 Truth and criticizing government as we can see from the final lines of the article:
Bedell gave no clue to the officers about what he was going to do. "He wasn't pretending to be anyone. He was wearing a coat and walked up and just started shooting."
That sounded nothing like the former student Parent thought he knew so well.
"I still can't believe this is the JP I knew,'' he said. "It's as though someone stole his identity."