I'M NOT JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THAT TATTOO
Yeah, yeah, I know what you're thinking:
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, the man arrested on Wednesday for allegedly firing bullets at the White House on Friday night, referred to President Barack Obama as “the anti-Christ” and told a witness he "needed to kill him," according to an FBI special agent....
The suspect ... has the word "Israel" tattooed on his neck....
The Park Police, the authority in the area of the National Mall, found evidence, including a gun and spent shells, in a vehicle abandoned several blocks away that led to Ortega's arrest warrant.
The web posting describes Ortega-Hernandez, who is from Idaho, as 5 feet, 11 inches and 160 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair and with the following marks: "His right hand has a tattoo of three dots, he has a tattoo stating 'Ortega' on his upper back, a tattoo on his right chest of rosary beads and hands clasped in prayer, a tattoo of folded hands on left chest, and the words 'Israel' tattooed on left side of neck."
I'm assuming that Ortega-Hernandez is (or at least was raised) Catholic. And while that doesn't in any way rule out that he's a right-leaning Zionist (Christian Zionist?), I could just as easily imagine that the tattoo is in honor of someone he knows, a relative or friend, possibly deceased. Israel is a fairly common given name among Hispanics.
Ortega-Hernandez's interest in the year 2012 and belief that children are about to be tracked by GPS at President Obama's behest suggests a classic paranoid's set of interests. (The GPS thing gets talked about a fair amount in Alex Jones land.) Ortega-Hernandez's tattoo may refer to Israel the country, but he may just associate Israel with things biblical and world-historical and possibly apocalyptic. The noise on the right may be tickling his synapses, but I still say he's more clinical paranoid than committed wingnut.