From Mediaite (Today):
A not especially surprising report form the Associated Press on Tuesday morning reveals that Aaron Alexis, the gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, was mentally ill. “Navy yard gunman was treated by US for serious mental illness, ‘hearing voices,’” read an alert from the AP. One report revealed that Alexis was being treated since August by the Veterans Administration for his mental issues, but the VA did not force a review of his security clearance.
In case any of you have forgotten....
From CRIN (August of 2012):
[15 August 2012] - Iraqi security officials said al-Qaeda in Iraq is largely resorting to recruiting individuals [with mental disabilities] to carry out suicide operations because potential young recruits are refusing to join the organisation.
"Thirty per cent of the recent suicide bombings were conducted by individuals who are mentally challenged or are suffering from psychological disorders," said Col. Hikmat Mahmoud al-Masari, director of media and public relations at the Interior Ministry.
"They did not know or were unaware of what they were doing when al-Qaeda sent them to detonate in the middle of crowds of people," he added.