from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
A black shot dead by a white.
America according to Obama – after all, the Chicago community organiser had organised the Chicago community so well that the violent deaths’ toll there for the last six months exceeds that of the whole of Iraq (293 against 221 – the State of Illinois has the strictest gun laws of all USA).
Predictably, another multiple-victims shooting in America got the “experts” foaming at the mouth and provided another opportunity for the journalists to display their dishonesty and incompetence. Any lie, any fabrication is good enough for the easily deceived public, tempered somewhat this time by the fact that the murderer was black and, allegedly, Buddhist, not a white Christian.
In the quaint turn of phrase, which is increasingly becoming his trade mark, President Obama declared the defenceless victims of the black violence to be – patriots. What would he call them had they tried to defend themselves, like, for example, George Zimmerman?
An outside observer could be forgiven for believing that a half of America cries for psychiatric help while the other half passively waits to be shot.
I am not suggesting that the following Daily Mail article is incompetent or dishonest. The time will tell. It is just that amongst many it seemed to be best suited to my purpose, that is to intersped it with my comments. Daily Mail makes frequent references to unreliable sources, such as The Washington Post, The New York Times and FBI. Read the whole thing by all means, and make your own mind. They have plenty of pictures there, some even relevant.
“… Aaron Alexis called police to his Rhode Island, hotel just six weeks ago suffering hallucinations so severe that he heard voices speaking to him ‘through the wall, flooring and ceiling’ and thought three people were following him and keeping ‘him awake by talking to him and sending vibrations to his body’ through a microwave machine.”
NSA does not use microwave machines any more and has better things to do.
“When officers arrived on August 7th, at 6 a.m. he told them he had moved to three separate hotels that night in an effort to elude the microwave vibrations and that he had become involved in an argument with the unidentified individuals at the airport who were now following him.
Telling police that he was being pursued by two black men and a black woman, Alexis also told police officers that he ‘had never felt anything like this before,’ and that ‘he was worried these people were going to harm him,’ said Lt. William Fitzgerald of the Newport Police. – – -
Earlier on Tuesday, anonymous law enforcement officials said that Alexis sought treatment from the Veterans Administration in August for paranoia, insomnia and possible schizophrenia and a New York Times report claims that he had suffered mental issues since his early 20s.
The new revelations regarding his treatment and the Rhode Island episode are significant because despite his psychiatric problems, the Navy did not declare him mentally unfit which would have rescinded his security clearance and impacted his ability to purchase firearms.”
It would be racist and discriminatory.
Prior to this, Alexis visited Thailand in 2012 where he spent his time frequenting massage parlors and was crushed when a girl he liked rejected his offer to come and live with him in the United States because the woman ‘didn’t like black people.’ – – -
Impossible; only white people are racist.
“Alexis worked at Nutpisit’s Happy Bowl Thai restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas for a time earlier this year and lived with the owner and his wife. Channel 4 also learned from Nutpisit that Alexis also complained of racial discrimination at the hands of his countrymen – suggesting a deep-rooted alienation. ‘He didn’t have any American friends,’ said Nutpisit Suthamtewakul. ‘His only friends were Thais because they were nice to him.’
Except that woman.
- – – “The Happy Bowl owner said that Alexis had moved out of his home around May after there was tension with Mr Suthamtewakul’s wife over their pet cats.- – -
Ty Thairintr, a congregant at Wat Budsaya, a Buddhist temple in Fort Worth which Alexis would attend, said: ‘We are all shocked. We are nonviolent. Aaron was a very good practitioner of Buddhism. He could chant better than even some of the Thai congregants.’
Presumably he was not chanting Allahu Akkbar as that other recent military base murderer..
Melinda Downs, one of the few people who knew Alexis well, said – – ‘his PTSD brought on by pulling bodies from the wreckage of the 9/11 attacks was so bad that it left him unable to sleep – for up to three days’.
He lived with her, on and off, since June this year.
That did not however stop him being a ‘playboy’ who dated another girl in the Navy – and slept with prostitutes whilst on a trip to Thailand last year.
A cure for insomnia?
As she fought back the tears, Mrs Downs said the key issue in Alexis’ life was his troubled relationship with dad Algernon, 60. By contrast he loved his mother Cathleen, 60 and was ‘crazy about his sister’, Naomi, 31.
‘Aaron would say that part of it was that his father didn’t think he was man enough or wasn’t the man he wanted him to be.- – -
Mrs Downs, 44, said Alexis was ‘the sweetest person that I’ve ever known’ and that most days he would crack jokes all the time. – – -
Nutpisit Suthamtewakul, the owner of the Happy Bowl Thai restaurant, with whom Alexis lived for three years until he moved into Mrs Downs’ house, told MailOnline that Alexis chose to date Thai women rather than Westerners because he got on well with them.- – – Mr Suthamtewakul said: ‘He had a girlfriend in 2010, she was Chinese. She was in the Navy but she didn’t live round here. She lived far away.‘When he went to Thailand on holiday (last year) he went to massage parlours. He maybe did it two times. He was on holiday because he wanted to enjoy himself, he wanted to get away from here.
‘He was an American man going to Thailand. What’s he going to do?’
What indeed? What would an European man do?
- – – “ Alexis had ‘secret’ clearance and was assigned to start working at the naval yard as a civilian contractor with a military-issued ID card, his contracting firm’s chief executive Thomas Hoshko said today.
Hoshko said he was unaware of any issues with misconduct involving Alexis or any possible grievance that could have led to the shooting.
Alexis had previously worked for The Experts in Japan from September 2012 to January 2013, he said.
‘We had just recently re-hired him. Another background investigation was re-run and cleared through the defense security service in July 2013,’ Hoshko said.” – – –
In the past Alexis has previously claimed to be suffering from PTSD after helping rescue efforts in New York following the 9/11 terror attacks. This comes as it was claimed that Alexis was a ‘hardcore drinker’ who loved to play violent zombie video games, Nutpisit Suthamtewakul revealed. “- – -
“Another friend Michael Ritrovato also said that he had watched Alexis playing violent video games that involved shooting such as Call of Duty.
The usual excuse – violent video games.
Mr Ritrovato, a 50-year-old government worker and New York native, said that Alexis, an African-American, had complained to him that he was the victim of racial discrimination.
Cats, alcohol, video games, father and racial discrimination – getting better and better.
- – – “ This comes as a Navy official speaking to the Washington Post on condition of anonymity claimed that Alexis was cited on at least eight occasions for misconduct during his service from 2007 to his honorable discharge in 2011. Among the offenses he was cited for were traffic tickets and arriving for work late. However, he was also reprimanded for more serious behavior such as insubordination, disorderly conduct and many, unauthorized absences from his service.
He was also given an administrative sanction when he was arrested by police in DeKalb County, Georgia, in August 2008 and spent two nights in jail.
Alexis was arrested in Atlanta for damaging the furnishings of a club and was arrested uttering a string of profanities.
Gunman Aaron Alexis was shot dead by responding officers after he opened fire inside a Navy facility around 8:20 a.m. on Monday morning, killing 12 people aged 46-73. It emerged today that he used three guns during the massacre, two handguns and a shotgun. Sources toldNews4 in Washington D.C that surveillance footage showed that he began his attack with a shotgun, but was found with two 9mm pistol’s. – – -
Two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that an AR-15 was found at the scene. One of them said Tuesday that Alexis did not use that weapon in the shootings.”
That didn’t stop one of the more despicable human beings in the US legislature, Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, to renew her call for a ban of all AR-15s before the bodies were cold.
- – “Alexis is assumed to have seized two firearms from two victims on the military base on the Anacostia River in Washington D.C. – – -
The shooter’s family lives in a run-down area of Brooklyn called Bedford-Stuyvesant, which was known in the 1980s for being at the center of New York’s crack epidemic.
His mother Cathleen, 60, lives in a fourth floor walk up apartment worth $130,000 with other relatives. – – –
Later the gunman’s brother-in-law Anthony Little, who is married to Alexis’ sister Naomi, 31, arrived and said: ‘The family are distraught…They’re shocked’.
Mr Little said it had been several years since had Alexis spoken with his family in Brooklyn. He added: ‘He is not as close as the normal person with his family.’
The stepfather of gunman Aaron Alexis was “shattered” after discovering his son had gone on a deadly rampage. – – -
The motive for the mass shooting – the deadliest on a military installation in the U.S. since the tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 – was a mystery, investigators said.
But a profile of the lone gunman, a 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, was coming into focus. He was described as a Buddhist who had also had flares of rage, complained about the Navy and being a victim of discrimination and had several run-ins with law enforcement, including two shootings.
Eight people were injured including three who were shot, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said. Those killed were aged 46 to 73, he said. Investigations continued into the circumstances of their deaths.
They are, according to Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department: Michael Arnold, 59; Sylvia Frasier, 53; Kathy Gaarde, 62; John Roger Johnson, 73;Frank Kohler, 50; Kenneth Bernard Proctor, 46; Arthur Daniels, 51, Martin Bodrog, 54, Richard Michael Ridgell, 52, Gerald L. Read, 58, Mary Knight, 51 and Vishnu Pandit, 61. – – -
It was the worst attack at a U.S. military installation since U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan opened fire on unarmed soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009, killing 13 people and wounding 31 others.
Hasan, who said he acted in retaliation for U.S. wars in Muslim countries, was convicted and sentenced to death by a military jury in August.
‘We are confronting yet another mass shooting, and today it happened at another military installation, in our nation’s capital,’ said U.S. President Barack Obama, who vowed to enact ‘sensible’ gun control measures after a gunman shot dead 20 school children and six adults at an elementary school in Connecticut in December.”
If Obama had a son, would he look like Aaron Alexis ? No doubt.