John Patrick Bedell, the unhinged 36-year-old software developer who shot up the Pentagon Metro station yesterday, has a long trail of paranoid-fantasy goofiness.
One of his big obsessions, besides 9/11-as-an-inside job and pot laws, is the suicide of Marine Colonel James Sabow. The Sabow case -- the death is believed by some to have ties to covert operations being carried out at the now-closed El Toro Marine Air Station in California -- has produced some very strange sideshows, both in and out of courtrooms. (Sabow's family has maintained that he was murdered in 1991 because he was about to expose secret military operations in Central America involving drug smuggling in the 1980s.)
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