Washington Navy Yard Shooting: The Search For Answers

As the mainstream media has shifted it’s focus away from finding a motive for the shooting last Monday that left 13 people dead including the alleged perpetrator Aaron Alexis, there are many unanswered questions surrounding the event. Numerous conspiracy theories have surfaced as well compounding the confusion with the mainstream media’s misreporting and biased finger-pointing. Politicians have also siezed upon the event to place blame and further their agendas.

Signs of trouble.

Aaron Alexis, 34, a Navy veteran, was employed by the IT firm The Experts Inc. that was contracted by the Department of Defense to develop software for a classifed project at the Washington Navy Yard. Prior to his employment with The Experts Inc., Alexis had a couple of run-ins with law enforcement for outbursts of anger including one incident in Seattle, Washington where he had shot out the tires of a construction worker’s vehicle that was parked in front of his residence. Alexis, according to the Veterans Administration, had only sought medical help for insomnia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder supposedly caused by the events of  9/11/01.

A spokesperson for the VA has stated that Alexis had been prescribed trazodone. Trazodone, a selective seretonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) and member of the hallucinigen class is known to have numerous side effects including mania, paranoia, delirium, agitation, psychosis, hallucinations, and self-destructive behavior according to Drugs.com  which lists official FDA information.

Also notable is the phone records of a Residence Inn hotel in Rhode Island on August 7th, where Alexis was staying for work related reasons. During his stay in Rhode Island was when Alexis’s strange behavior and claims of “voices in his head” began and reportedly had changed motels more than once because he believed that he was being followed and that someone else was causing the voices using a microwave device.

The phone records of the Residence Inn state that Alexis had been knocking on doors to nearby rooms in an apparent attempt to locate his alleged “followers”. Out of concern, an employee contacted The Experts Inc. who in turn asked that a Residence Inn employee check his room, check him out (of the room) and that he is to return to Washington D.C. because a The Experts Inc. employee said that he was “unstable”. Source

Officials with The Experts Inc. have stated publically that they knew Alexis was complaining (to them) about voices, they believed that the hotel was “too noisy”.

The SWAT team “stand-down”.

According to an article by the BBC,  members of the Capitol Police CERT team (SWAT) responded to the scene 5 minutes after the initial 911 were made but were ordered by superiors to “leave the scene”. Also, according to the article, is that since the shooting the head of the Capitol Police CERT team has been replaced and to date the CERT members have not been debriefed which would have been standard protocol. Also stated is that 4 members have asked for a leave of absence “to grapple with the aftermath of the incedent”. No requests have been approved.

Curious, as CERT team members could have possibly saved lives had they been allowed to seek out and confront the alleged shooter.

What about the mysterious inscriptions on Alexis’s shotgun?

Aaron Alexis had inscribed the words “my ELF weapon” and “better this way” onto his firearm before his alleged rampage. So what does that mean?

“ELF”, or “extremely low frequency”, refers to a type of radio wave commonly used by naval submarines to communicate with surface vessels and satellites as it easily penetrates seawater where other types of radio waves do not. It is believed by scientists that such waves could possibly be used as a destructive weapon and even a way to transmit audio messages directly into a persons inner ear similar to devices such as this, and this from Disney researchers but so far no ELF version of a direct to human communication device is admitted to exist.

So was Alexis the target of a secret device for nefarious reasons or did he have a bad reaction to trazodone? Like so many things involving government secrecy, I doubt the truth will ever be known.

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