Col. James Sabow: Pentagon Shooter Was Obsessed with 1991 Case

By Lubold, Gordon | The Christian Science Monitor, March 5, 2010 | Go to article overview

Col. James Sabow: Pentagon Shooter Was Obsessed with 1991 Case


Lubold, Gordon, The Christian Science Monitor


Pentagon shooter John Patrick Bedell was drawn to the 1991 case of Marine Corps Col. James Sabow. Investigators said the officer committed suicide, but others - including his brother - are sure he was murdered.

Pentagon shooter John Patrick Bedell was drawn to the case of a Marine Corps colonel who was found dead in his back yard in 1991 in a shooting that has intrigued conspiracy theorists for years.

The death of Col. James Sabow at the former El Toro Air Station in California was ruled a suicide in several investigations.

But Col. Sabow's brother, David, a respected neurologist in South Dakota, has long suspectedthat the Marine Corps covered up the murder of James Sabow, pointing to several independent investigations that find holes in the government's findings.

With singular focus, David Sabow has attempted to reveal what he terms a cover-up, raising legitimate questions about his brother's death and the government's attempt to hide the truth. That has been embraced by conspiracy theorists, including Mr. Bedell, who reportedly believed that the facts in the Sabow case must come out, potentially opening the door to confirm other conspiracy theories.

Sabow's death tied to 9/11 conspiracy?

Bedell wanted to "see that justice is served in the death of Colonel James Sabow, as a step toward establishing the truth of events such as the September 11 demolitions and institutions such as the coup regime of 1963 that maintains itself in power through the global drug trade, financial corruption, and murder, among other crimes," according to a Wikipedia entry linked to Bedell under the name "JPatrickBedell," CBS News reported.

Reached at his home, David Sabow said he is sorry for the "deranged" man who authorities say shot two Pentagon police officers. Nonetheless, David Sabow notes that Bedell was thought to be intelligent and had clearly analyzed the evidence in James Sabow's death. And while Bedell's Internet musings brings welcome attention once again to the case of his brother, he fears Bedell's rantings could undermine his efforts to unearth the truth. …

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