Thursday, April 25, 2013

Legit Questions

Trey Smith

I’m not a conspiracy-minded person, but something definitely stinks about this whole Boston Marathon bombing story.

From what we’re reading about the case, the FBI had for at least two and possibly as many as five years been investigating Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old older brother killed during a shootout between police and the two brothers, Tamerlan and 19-year-old Dzhokhar. They had interviewed Tamerlan in his home, warned him they were watching what he ate, what he looked at on his computer, etc. They knew he had gone to Russia, Dagestan and Chechnya.

Then there’s the money thing. We’re told that Tamerlan had dropped out of community college because of money problems, right? Community college? That costs almost nothing to attend. That’s the whole point of community colleges: everyone can afford them. And he was reportedly only going part-time! But then, the two brothers are driving around in a Mercedes and wearing fancy clothes?

We’re talking about two brothers, both graduates of public school, with a father who was ill and living in Dagestan, who had worked as a curbside mechanic while in the US, and a mother who had a in-home beauty salon business, and these lads somehow were stylish dressers and drove around in an expensive car -- expensive to buy even used, and terribly expensive to maintain, too.

Where did all that money come from? We don’t know. Tamerlan was reportedly working at things like delivering pizza during that period This while living with his wife and caring at home for their young daughter, now three. Tamerlan’s artist wife was said to be supporting the struggling family by working “60-80 hours a week” as a home health care aide, one of the lowest-paying jobs you can find, often paying less than minimum wage.

Why is all this troubling? Because time and time again, when purported terrorist plots are “disrupted” and alleged terrorists are arrested, it turns out they are inept dupes who have been led into their “plots” by FBI provocateurs.

So was this horrific Boston Marathon bombing yet another in this long string of FBI sting operations that perhaps went wrong? Or worse, was this, as both the Tsarnaev parents, now divorced and living separately in Dagestan, are suggesting, actually a “false flag” set-up by US intelligence agencies?

There are other curiosities about this whole affair. It has been widely reported, even in the mainstream local media (at least early on), that there was an unusual amount of police presence at both the start and finish of the marathon this year -- activity that included police drug-sniffing dogs and also -- get this! -- private security personnel, reportedly from Craft International, wearing the same kind of black clothing and black backpacks as were seen being worn by the Tsarnaev brothers! What’s that about? The similarity of what the Tsarnaev brothers were wearing to what the Craft mercs were wearing are incredible, right down to the black caps with the white logo on the front (Tamerlan's Bridgestone logo wasn't a skull, but from a distance could have passed for the same thing).
~ from Something's Rotten in Boston by Dave Lindorff ~
In all candor, within a day or two of the bombings in Boston, both my wife and I admitted to each other that privately each of us had wondered, Is this a wag the dog scenario? It's really terrible to admit that, but our government has proven time and time again that it is not to be trusted. I'm not simply referring to George Bush and WMDs either.

Do you remember the BP oil disaster? BP and the Obama White House seemed to be working together to create a massive disinformation campaign. They consistently low-balled the amount of oil gushing out of the fractured well and they kept telling us that the dispersant used was nothing to worry about. We later learned -- through the hard work of investigative journalists -- that, not only was this not true, they knew it was untrue! But they kept repeating it, nonetheless.

And so, any time there is a national "situation" these days and the government makes certain pronouncements, I tend to be a bit skeptical. I'm not suggesting that this is definitely the case in this instance, but one has to wonder. The big question I ask myself is: What does the federal government have to gain if the particulars of this bombing aren't what they say they are?

To add to the questions, Lindorff posted a follow-up the next day.
I have already written lengthy piece yesterday about the increasing number of bizarre aspects to the Tsarnaev brothers’ alleged bombing of the Boston Marathon, including questions about where the elder Tsarnaev brother, Tarmelan, who was delivering pizzas, and whose wife was slaving away at a low-paid home health aid job, got the money to buy his fancy clothes and Mercedes Benz, why the Marathon finish line area was crawling with black-jacketed mercenaries from the Craft International Security rent-a-soldier agency, and how the police and federal agencies and National Guard managed to lock down a city of a million in a few hours’ time without any advance planning.

Now a clever guy with an outfit calling itself Underground World News has found video footage showing the younger, surviving brother, Dzhokhar, rushing from the scene of the bombing. This video clearly shows him still wearing his backpack -- the one he supposedly left behind to explode in the crowd.

Furthermore, the same video shows images, already widely circulated, of the exploded backpack, with a unique white square on its top -- a design that is clearly visible on the top of a black backpack being worn by one of two Craft mercs -- the very dark-skinned person who, ironically, was initially controversially identified in some mainstream media as a suspected bomber.

Then the real shocker: Another image, also widely circulated, shows that same Craft mercenary character running from the bomb explosion without his backpack!
I looked at the video in question and it wasn't clear to me at all that Dzhokhar was still wearing his backpack after the explosion, but I do think it's clear that the private security person was not. Is that a significant fact? I don't know. What I do know is that several people have raised some serious questions about the government's account of what took place. That doesn't mean that the government's account is wrong, but it does lead a person to wonder.

1 comment:

  1. it's called the news, not the truth. just the newest thing they want people to think about.

    I tell people I don't watch TV or follow the news and they ask "but how do you know what's going on in the world?" to which I laugh and have certain dry responses.

    very few know the truth of this, like 7/7 in London and other similar events, like every war, every news story.

    I'm happy that you raise such questions. I find it very valuable, like you, to compare events and their coverage. this event and the one in Texas. we see the difference between accident and political punditry.


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