Motive Of Pro-Jihad Pentagon Shooter Very Clear

I believe when you leave video evidence of yourself, dressed similar to a Hamas terrorist, driving through Washington D.C. shouting “Allahu Akbar!” as you fire a 9mm at military and government targets, your motives are pretty clear. When you leave physical evidence, such as a backpack full of explosive materials, a notebook filled with Jihadist messages, and you’re caught sneaking through Arlington National Cemetery with black spray paint intending to desecrate graves of the heroes of this country, your motives are crystal clear.

What’s not clear however, is how Josh White of the Washington Post can call himself a journalist. What’s not clear is how the Washington Post can continue to call itself a newspaper; how they can call themselves anything but a propaganda pushing, Islamic extremist apologist publication.

Here’s the Washington Post headline: Motive of shooter who targeted military sites unclear

Here is the actual text from the story emphasis mine:

Yonathan Melaku was sneaking through Fort Myer and Arlington National Cemetery, his backpack filled with plastic bags of ammonium nitrate, a notebook containing jihadist messages, and a can of black spray paint. The 23-year-old former Marine was heading to the graves of the nation’s most recent heroes, aiming to desecrate the stones with Arabic statements and leave handfuls of explosive material nearby as a message.

Before police foiled the plan in June, the vandalism was to be Melaku’s sixth attack, months after he went on a mysterious shooting spree that targeted the Pentagon, the National Museum of the Marine Corps and two other military buildings in Northern Virginia. A video found after Melaku’s arrest showed him wearing a black mask and shooting a 9mm handgun out of his Acura’s passenger window as he drove along Interstate 95, shouting “Allahu Akbar!”

It was all part of a solitary campaign of “fear and terror,” federal prosecutors said. But authorities and Melaku’s defense attorney said no one knows for sure what led Melaku — a naturalized U.S. citizen from Ethi­o­pia, local high school graduate and former Marine Corps Reservist — down that path or what message he was trying to send.

Still more contradictory and inexplicable reporting:

Although Melaku acknowledged shooting at the buildings — attacks that did not injure anyone but caused an estimated $111,000 in damage — it still remains unclear why he did it. In a video entered into evidence and released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Melaku says that he was targeting the museum as a military building, to “turn it off permanently.”

Believe it or not, Yonathan Melaku’s attorney can’t figure out why he did it either. He thinks that perhaps his client is suffering from a psychological disorder. He also said that the shootings were “out of character” for Melaku, whose family belongs to the Coptic Christian Faith. They were stunned, stunned I tell you, to learn that he had made references to Islamic Jihad.

Melaku’s brilliant attorney Gregory English added that as bad as it was, no one was hurt and that it basically amounted to vandalism. He emphasized that his client had no ties to terrorism. He said, “He had a message, but I don’t understand what that message was supposed to be.”

Unfortunately for the rest of us who get it, we understand all to well what the mission of the left-wing media and politically correct, bumbling idiots like Gregory English is; the utter destruction of the United States of America.

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  • Commander_Chico

    the mission of the left-wing media and politically correct, bumbling idiots like Gregory English is; the utter destruction of the United States of America.

    A bit overwraught, are we? There’s some foam on the corner of your mouth. There, wipe it off.

    I doubt the lawyer Gregory English gets up in the morning and thinks What can I do today to bring about the utter destruction of the United States of America, bwah-hah-ha!!!”

    English is representing his client as required by the Constitution, get it? It seems you have no understanding of our system of justice. Lawyers are duty-bound to represent their clients, which includes PR.

    It is odd that a guy of Ethiopian Coptic Christian origin would go jihad. That group usually hates the Muslims, been fighting them for centuries. Did he have some daddy/mommy issues? Was he molested by a priest? Did he have a bad time in the Marines? Absent some evidence of external recruitment, the signs point to mental illness.

    Sorry, life is complicated, it can’t always fit into your simple narratives. English represented his client. Josh White wrote a story with more than one dimension, it didn’t fit into your polemic, too bad.

    • TWB

      And there it is; mommy/daddy issues, molested by priest, a bad time in the Marines. Lefty apologists will destroy this country. And you Chico, will be counted among them.

      • Commander_Chico


        Hey, why don’t you rewrite the story the way you think it should have been written? Illuminate us with your keen insight into this guy’s motives.

        • He’s all “hacked out” and hiding under his bed.

        • A notebook filled with jihadist messages… a plan to desecrate grave stones with Arabic statements… yelling “Allahu Akbar!”…

          Gosh, Mr. Shit-for-brains, what do YOU think his motives were?  Tell me, would you (and our lame-stream journalist friend here) be in so much doubt over the shooter’s motives had he had a notebook filled with militant “Christian” separatist messages, a plan to desecrate graves stones with “Christian” statements and yelling “God hates fags!”?  No.  No, you wouldn’t.  You wouldn’t have one single doubt about his motives and if you deny that you wouldn’t, you’re as much a liar as you are a dumbass. Stop drinking the damn kool-aid and stop mindlessly believing what the useless idiots in the LSM tell you to believe.

        • TWB

          So Chico, you’re telling me that you can’t look at the facts of this incident, the evidence at hand, and make your own conclusion as to the motives of this guy? Common sense really has evaporated from the minds of the vast majority of those who tilt left.

          • The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

            …said the sad hacker from the right. And he says common sense on the left is dead. Lol… Why, it’s COMMON SENSE that the “the utter destruction of the United States of America.” is imminent! ROTFLMAO!

          • You’re kind of a one-note wonder, aren’t you?  You’ve got that one isolated, out-of-context line from the entire post and you’re sticking with it.

          • You’re not concerned about “the utter destruction of the United States of America.”

            Luckily TWB is on the case! He won’t let that happen.

            Talk about “one note” — bullshitting disaster scenarios without any basis in fact is getting really old…

          • The broken record / goes round and round. / Within a circle / without a sound.

        • retired.military

          His motive was that he was a muslim jihadist.  Pure and simple. Someone needs to hit the author with a clue bat.

    • “Did he have some daddy/mommy issues? Was he molested by a priest? Did he have a bad time in the Marines? Absent some evidence of external recruitment, the signs point to mental illness.”

      *massive eye-rolling*  Well, thank you Dr. Freud.  You know, you’d make a great MSM “journalist” like Josh White.  No, I really mean that.  You’d fit right in.

  • Brucepall

    Perhaps Melaku is trying to fulfill his fantasy of being urinated upon – dead or alive.

    If that outcome is not politically… um…. culturally correct enough: 

    perhaps he could be dragged out in the stadium at the Super Bowl and be stoned-to-death as the half-time entertainment.

    • LOL! I like the sound of that. Do what the noggers do in Zoomalia. He’d feel right at home.

  • Hank_M

    Interesting in that the MSM had no trouble determining the motives of Jared Loughner.

    • And he actually IS a nutcase!

    • jim_m

      To the MSM people commit atrocities because they are:  Right wing, Racist, Christian, Homophobic, Offended by American foreign policy, impoverished by capitalist greed.

      Pick any two and write your BS story for any MSM outlet.

      • Pick any two?  The left and the MSM (but I repeat myself) pick all of them.

  • “the utter destruction of the United States of America.”

    Not to mention the over-the-top partisan rhetoric of people who pretend to be patriotic but are in fact nothing more than loud-mouthed, immature political hacks.

    Go hide under a bed. My country can stand up to terrorists, and my president has a nasty little habit of hunting them down and killing them.

    My United States of America will be just fine.

    • Getting Bin Laden does not the plural “terrorists” make.

  • makindescene

    It’s pretty simple. If the media can’t somehow tie it to the Tea Party or Rush Limbaugh or Christianity, the motives are unclear.

    • A pity Gifford’s shooter turned out to be the usual libtarded frootloop.

  • ackwired

    Perhaps they were just practicing, “We Inform, You Decide.”

  • GarandFan

    As usual, Pvt Chico and Stevie-poo can be counted on to intentionally miss the point.

    • At issue — according to TWB, is “the utter destruction of the United States of America.”

      I just wanted to reassure the little tyke and any other children out there cowering in fear that evweything is going to be ok…. really. We have a president who kills terrorists rather than using them as excuses to further nation-building agendas and covert religious wars.

      • makindescene

        And terrorists have no problem in killing us either. …which is more to the point of the article than cherry picking one line.

      • Being in the Oval Office when highly-trained Navy SEALs turned Bin Laden into maggot food does not make Obama “a president who kills terrorists.” Of course, there’s the whole matter of the staged photo of Obama and Co. supposedly watching the “live feed” of the op. So I guess we have a president who uses terrorists to further his own image.

        • jim_m

          I’m merely enjoying the hypocrisy of a leftist declaring how great obama is because he is killing muslims, when they all supported obama because obama promised to end the war, withdraw all our troops within something like 16 months and empty Gitmo.  None of which has he done.

          That’s right.  They voted for a man because he proclaimed himself the great peace maker and now they declare their support for him because they think he’s a better murderer than GWB.

          Hypocrites all and too dim to see it.

          • herddog505


            When Bush did it, it was “war crimes” and “inciting people around the world against America”.  Or, as Barry said himself, “just air-raiding villages and killing civilians.”

            When Barry does it, he’s the greatest American hero since Audie Murphy.

            Jebus, you can’t make this stuff up.

      • TWB

        Stephen the problem is that most leftists, like yourself, don’t even realize that they are in fact destroying America. You’re just useful to those in power who are in fact doing it on purpose. Obama, the media, etc. You, Chico, and the Occupy Wall Street crowd are just pawns in a game.

      • Hank_M

        “We have a president who kills terrorists…”

        Would that be the  president who won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

  • herddog505

    Been through this before.  Lefties liked to make apologies and rationalizations for the reds during the Cold War.  “If ONLY we would disarm and show our peaceful intentions, the Soviets would follow suit.  The Cold War is totally the fault of the capitalists on Wall Street who need a boogeyman in order to sell guns.”


    They are as interested in the safety of the United States as the German-American Bund or the CPUSA was.

  • Oysteria

    It’s odd isn’t it?  Every time one particularly nasty troll gets the ban hammer another takes his place almost immediately.  Why, you’d almost think it was the same loser just changing names.

    • TWB

      Yes, but aren’t they fun?

    • The loser’s motives remain unclear.