Why did military intelligence contractor hire violent former Navy reservist with mental health issues?

Kurt Nimmo
September 18, 2013

As the official story on Aaron Alexis takes shape, crucial facts about the former Navy reservist are being glossed over by the establishment media – most notably his connection to the intelligence community through his employer.

Official story ignores intelligence connection and pushes gun and mental illness propaganda ahead of next attack on 2nd Amendment.

Thomas E. Hoshko is frequently quoted in stories about Alexis. Hoshko is the CEO of The Experts, a South Florida-based government subcontractor specializing in information technology. He is connected to the Pentagon and has a history in military intelligence.

Hoshko directed “operations of the Special Intelligence Communications Center for the Chief of Naval Operations, Director of Naval Intelligence and Joint Chiefs of Staff, including but not limited to, secure communications (DMS), satcom and cryptography for the DOD, NSA, White House and intel agencies,” a bio posted on the PlanIT Group website states. Hoshko is also president of PlanIT Group, a government IT company that offers consulting services to the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.

The official story has Alexis working with The Experts at a number of locations in Virginia, including at the Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach. The military installation is described as “the type [of] command for cryptography or signals intelligence, electronic warfare, information operations, intelligence, networks and space,” according to naval-technology.com.

Alexis also worked at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, N.C. and other locations in Bethesda, Md., and Arlington, Va. Arlington is the home of the Pentagon and the Defense Information Agency. A number of other intelligence agencies, including the CIA and the National Counterterrorism Center, are based in northern Virginia.

Navy Intelligence is one of sixteen elements of the intelligence community and the oldest continuous serving U.S. intelligence service, established on March 23, 1882. It works with a number of contracting clients, including cyber operations, specialized military operations, intelligence analysis, and information technology.

In virtually every mass shooting occurring over the last few years the corporate media has routinely glossed over glaring inconsistencies and oddities. In the Alexis case, the ignored oddity is the fact Aaron Alexis had at least two run-ins with the police involving violence and firearms and these incidents did not send up red flags and prevent his employment with a military contractor or receiving secret clearance. Alexis was also released from the Navy for misconduct.

Hoshko, a central figure in subcontracted military information technology, would have us believe he was unaware of these incidents prior to hiring Alexis. Regardless, he told Politico, they would not have prevented him from hiring the former Navy reservist who is now described as a paranoid schizophrenic suffering from hallucinations.

“I’m not the government and the DoD and DSS, but for a secret clearance, I’m not sure if someone fired a gun that that alone would have [stopped them],” he said. “Certainly, to me that would have raised a flag. But would that alone have stopped him from getting clearance? I don’t know that. I don’t authorize that and I don’t issue them. But he did not have a criminal record. He did probably have an incident.”

Hoshko passed the buck. “Obviously, that was a few years before he came to work for us, but how did he get a clearance issued back in 2007?” he said. “I’ve got the same questions as you. And I’m working with authorities to try to figure out why somebody didn’t see a pattern or certainly flag this back in 2007, whenever it happened.”

Like Adam Lanza, the alleged Newtown shooter, the story on Aaron Alexis simply does not add up and his questionable background lurking in the shadows of naval intelligence casts a suspicious pall over the story now cast in stone by the establishment media.

Is it possible the alleged violent behavior of Aaron Alexis was specifically designed as another social meme to demonize firearms and once again set the stage for yet another legislative attempt to strip law-abiding American citizens of their Second Amendment right to possess firearms?

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