Gunman’s disinterest in politics fails to explain dangerous obsession that began several years ago
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Now that the contrived idea that heated political rhetoric from conservatives has been rejected as a motivation behind Jared Lee Loughner’s tragic rampage in which Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was targeted, Loughner’s documented obsession with Giffords indicates that he may have been infatuated with the Arizona Democrat.
We now know that 22-year-old Loughner was in contact with Giffords since at least 2007, having attended a Congress on Your Corner event and subsequently receiving a thank you letter from Giffords’ office that was discovered by police in a safe at Loughner’s home on which Loughner had scrawled “Die Cops” and “Die Bitch,” along with handwritten notes by Loughner stating that he had “planned ahead” and that the rampage was “my assassination”.
According to a friend, it was Giffords’ treatment of Loughner at that 2007 event that first aggravated the young man who went on to attempt to murder the Congresswoman.
Loughner’s characterization by those who knew him as someone who “wasn’t especially political,” indicates that his preoccupation with Giffords went beyond any of the issues in which she was involved in Arizona. Indeed, forum postings leaked to the Wall Street Journal confirm that,”Mr. Loughner never mentions any political views explicitly, nor does he name any political figures.”
Why would someone with little interest in politics be so interested in meeting and communicating with a Congresswoman? Did Loughner have feelings for Giffords that were burned when Giffords supposedly mistreated him at the 2007 event?
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It has now come to light that Loughner’s anger was fostered in part from being rejected by women. Messages posted on a gaming forum show that Loughner expressed his frustration with getting the brush off.
“On May 5, he started a thread titled “Talk, Talk, Talking about Rejection.” He solicited stories of rejection by the opposite sex. The next day he wrote, “Its funny…when..they say lets go on a date about 3 times..and they dont….go…” Three days later, he wrote, “Its funny when your 60 wondering……what happen at 21.”
Since the tragic shootings, we have also learned that Giffords’ You Tube channel was subscribed to Loughner’s You Tube channel which contained his inane ramblings about mind control and his frustration with people’s use of language and grammar. This connection is made even more bizarre by the fact that Giffords is only subscribed to one other person, another Congressman, therefore her subscribing to Loughner’s channel could not have been an accident.
Unsurprisingly, Giffords’ subscription to her own attempted assassin’s You Tube page was scrubbed almost immediately after the shootings.
Loughner’s obsession with Giffords is proven, and whether that was borne out of his frustrated feelings for the Congresswoman is sure to be explored in more detail as a clearer picture of the gunman’s motives emerges.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show. Watson has been interviewed by many publications and radio shows, including Vanity Fair and Coast to Coast AM, America’s most listened to late night talk show.
This article was posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm