Aaron Alexis, a former Navy reservist and military contractor, is the man responsible for this weeks morning shooting at the headquarters for Naval Sea Systems Command that left 12 people dead.
Alexis had recently made contact with two Veterans Administration hospitals for apparent psychological issues.
Investigators recovered three weapons from the scene, including a shotgun that Alexis is believed to have brought into the compound. The other two weapons — handguns — may have been taken from guards.
Alexis was working for The Experts, a subcontractor of HP Enterprise Services that was contracted to “refresh equipment used on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet network. He had Department of Defense security clearance.
Worked from September 2012 through January refreshing computer systems in Japan. He worked at facilities in Rhode Island, North Carolina and Virginia for weeks at a time upgrading computer systems. No one reported having any problems with Alexis during those assignments. His security clearance was renewed in July to carry out the same type of contract work at the Navy Yard.
There were no indications that Alexis had any ideological differences.
Alexis’ family reeled at the news that he was believed to be the man behind the killings.
“What I do know is he wasn’t that type of person,” Anthony Little, who identified himself as Alexis’ brother-in-law, told reporters outside his Brooklyn, New York, home. He said the family’s initial reaction was “very distraught, very stressed out, tears.” “You know, they didn’t see it coming.”
Alexis served as a full-time Navy reservist between 2007 and 2011. Alexis was honorably discharged after a “pattern of misconduct.
Alexis appeared to have had sporadic run-ins with the law, dating back to at least 2004 when he was arrested in Seattle, accused of shooting out the tires of a man’s truck in an anger-fueled “blackout,” He told investigators he believed the man, a construction worker, was mocking him, but had no memory of shooting out the tires.
“I can’t believe he did this,” he said. “He never showed any sign of violence.” says his former roommate Nutpisit Suthamtewakul – who described Alexis as his best friend.
Om Suthamtewakul, who is the sister of Nutpisit Suthamtewaku the owner of the Happy Bowl Thai restaurant in White Settlement, Texas, and friend of Alexis said that he showed no signs of anger during a month and a half that he stayed with her.
‘So I can’t really believe how he can shoot those people,’ she said in Thai to an NBC News reporter.
Officials with knowledge of the investigation revealed that Alexis, 34, had etched ‘Better off this way’ and ‘My ELF weapon’ into the stock of his Remington 870-Express-Tactical shotgun.
This is significant to investigators because of yesterday’s revelation that Alexis made a disturbed report to Rhode Island police on August 7th, in which he alleged three people were following him and were using a ‘microwave machine’ to send vibrations through his body and keep him awake in his hotel room.
just over a month ago police in Newport, Rhode Island, Alexis called police to his room and said that he had changed hotels three times that night because three people were chasing him and keeping him awake by sending microwave vibrations through the walls of his room.
From PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory
Who is Aquino? A since-retired Lieutenant Colonel, Military Intelligence, and special-forces officer. Also, for many years, an avowed Satanist, and founder of the “Temple of Set.”
“From PSYOP to Mindwar: The Psychology of Victory” is a military paper on psychological warfare, written by Lt. Col. Michael Aquino and Col. Paul E. Vallely in 1980. It was sent, writes Aquino, “to various governmental offices, agencies, commands and publications involved or interested in PSYOP.” I think it bears a close read now, because it describes a top-down psychological conditioning Americans may find familiar. And it’s not insignificant to note that co-author Vallely is now senior military analyst for FOX News.|
“For the mind to believe in its own decisions, it must feel that it made those decisions without coercion. Coercive measures used by the operative, consequently, must not be detectable by ordinary means. There is no need to resort to mind-weakening drugs such as those explored by the CIA; in fact the exposure of a single such method would do unacceptable damage to MindWar’s reputation for truth. Existing PSYOP identifies purely-sociological factors which suggest appropriate idioms for messages. Doctrine in this area is highly developed, and the task is basically one of assembling and maintaining individuals and teams with enough expertise and experience to apply the doctrine effectively. This, however, is only the sociological dimension of target receptiveness measures. There are some purely natural conditions under which minds may become more or less receptive to ideas, and MindWar should take full advantage of such phenomena as atmospheric electromagnetic activity (12), air ionization (13), and extremely low frequency waves .
Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) waves: ELF waves up to 100 Hz are once more naturally occurring, but they can also be produced artificially (such as for the Navy’s Project Sanguine for submarine
communication). ELF-waves are not normally noticed by the unaided senses, yet their resonant effect upon the human body has been connected to both physiological disorders and emotional distortion. Infrasound vibration (up to 20 Hz) can subliminally influence brain activity to align itself to delta, theta, alpha, or beta wave patterns, inclining an audience toward everything from alertness to passivity. Infrasound could be used tactically, as ELF-waves endure for great distances; and it could be used in conjunction with media broadcasts as well.
See Playfair, Guy L. and Hill, Scott, The Cycles of Heaven. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1978, pages 130-140.