Monday, September 16, 2013

Navy Veteran Fingered In Deadly Navy Yard Shooting That Left 13 Dead

A 34-year old veteran Navy reserve petty officer, Aaron Alexis, has been identified as the person responsible for the deadly shooting today at Navy Yard in southeast Washington, D.C. that left 13 persons dead, including the alleged shooter, and 14 others injured. Alexis was allegedly armed with an assault rifle and a handgun when he gained access to a cafeteria at the highly-guarded naval facility where only patrol officers are allowed to be armed. A second suspect described as a black man in his 40s with gray sideburns, wearing an olive-drab military-style uniform is being sought for questioning. A third potential suspect in the shooting has been cleared. Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. police told reporters that the shooter's motives were unknown, although they didn't consider it to be an act of terrorism.

Gunman: Accprding to NBC Washington, this man Aaron Alexis, 34, from Fort Worth, Texas is the Navy Yard shooterAlexis spent four years in the Navy as a full-time reservist from 2007 until he was discharged in 2011. According to the Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth resident worked at the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron in Fort Worth, which is located at the Naval Air Station in Fort Worth. "He was a petty officer, 3rd class," the Morning News reported. "He worked on the various electrical engineering systems of aviation equipment. He had no overseas or combat duty." The report says Alexis had been awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

A former roommate of Alexis until a few months ago told the Morning News that he was not a violent person, although he owned a handgun and "can be tough." Oui Suthamtewakul said that he met Alexis at a Buddhist temple and had lived with him for three years in several different locations. "We became best friends," he said. "He's like my big brother." Suthamtewakul said that Alexis, who was learning to speak the Thai language, had helped out at a Thai restaurant he owned, Happy Bowl, and had traveled to Thailand on at least one occasion by himself.

Alexis was arrested in 2010 after he fired a gun into his apartment floor through the ceiling of his neighbor's apartment below. Although the neighbor believed he fired the shot into her apartment in anger, authorities later dropped charges against him. He told police the gun accidentally discharged when he was cleaning it. That arrest, however, may have been the reason for his discharge from the Navy in 2011. The Daily Mail says the 2010 shooting incident wasn't his first. He also reportedly shot the tires of someone's car in an anger-fueled rage in Seattle several years earlier. Alexis' past raises serious questions about how officials allowed a secured clearance for him to work at Navy Yard. Apparently all that NSA surveillance failed again just like it failed to set off any alarm bells with the accused Boston Marathon bombers.

Reuters is reporting that Alexis recently started working for The Experts, an IT subcontracting firm of Hewlett-Packard where he was required to have a security clearance to work. This may explain how he gained access to a highly-secured military installation, although it doesn't explain how he was able to gain access to the facility with guns. According to The Experts' website, the company was founded in 1998 in South Florida as an IT consulting firm. The company has since expanded globally, providing IT, consulting, engineering, telecom and business process solutions to diverse customers, including defense companies and agencies of the government at the federal, state and local level. According to HP, the subcontractor had responsibility "to refresh equipment used on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) network."  It has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Dallas-Fort Worth and throughout the United States, including such faraway places as Jordon, Macedonia, Russia, China and Singapore.

The Experts CEO formerly worked at the Pentagon where he would have required one of the highest security levels issued. According to The Expert's website, CEO Thomas Hoshko formerly worked at the Pentagon where he was responsible for directing operation of the Special Intelligence Communications Center for the Chief of Naval Operations, Director of Naval Intelligence and Joint Chiefs of Staff, including securing communications, satcom and cryptography  for the DOD, NSA, White House and intel agencies. Hoshko confirmed to Reuters that Alexis had received a military-issued ID card to enter Navy Yards after receiving a secured clearance. “He did have a secret clearance. And he did have a CAC (common access card),” Hoshko 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. Hoshko said Alexis’ “secret” security clearance dated back to 2007 after the shooting incident in Seattle.

Interestingly, I've also discovered that Hoshko is identified as the President and co-founder of PlanIT Group, LLC, a company whose CEO is Thomas Cardwell. Cardwell worked for Science Applications International Corp. ("SAIC") after retiring from the U.S. Air Force Officer as a colonel on the Joint Staff, Air Staff and Major Command. According to the company's website, Cardwell managed numerous Command and Control programs for the USAF, Royal Saudi Air Force, Pakistan Army, and Jordanian Special Operations Command (Jordanian Armed Forces) while employed at SAIC as a Vice President over a 19-year period until he retired in 2012. Plan IT's website identifies as its customers and clients the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Naval Air System Command, Northrop Grumman, HP and Bosh Global Services.

Buzzfeed has already been dispatched to put down any potential conspiracy theories surrounding today's shooting. This is the warning to the mainstream media not to conduct any investigative reporting on the shooting and to only report what is spoon fed to them by government propagandists. InfoWars' Alex Jones is already questioning whether it's yet another false flag attack. California Sen. Diane Feinstein, the biggest advocate for stripping Americans of their Second Amendment rights wasn't about to let a good crisis go to waste.  “This is one more event to add to the litany of massacres that occur when a deranged person or grievance killer is able to obtain multiple weapons — including a military-style assault rifle — and kill many people in a short amount of time," Feinstein. She has introduced legislation that would allow doctors and psychiatrists to report confidential information about their patient's mental state to the government, which could use such information to seize any guns owned by any patients treated for mental disorders. In particular, there seems to be an effort on the part of some in Washington to disarm as many military veterans in this country as possible, many of whom will automatically be deemed mentally unstable by doctors who treated them while they were in the military, including any suffering from PTSD, a condition from which many veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars suffer.

UPDATE: Geez, this is getting too predictable. The AP is reporting that Alexis was treated for serious mental illness--he was hearing voices. The MSM will tell the people horrible mistakes were made in giving this guy a security clearance to work on a key military installation but there's no conspiracy here. It's just another example of why we need to pass additional laws to make it difficult for any ex-veterans to possess firearms. Notice that John Doe #2 quickly disappears from the narrative just like the OKC bombing. Of course he acted alone. Right?

More crisis acting?

1 comment:

Marycatherine Barton said...

Very revealing video, Gary. Thanks. And how about his mother's manner of speaking out yesterday. has posted a response:

"Nobody Home - Mother of the Fake Navy Shipyard Hooter Aaron Alexis Proves the Hoax."