Bill O’Reilly Attacks Alex Jones and Infowars for Daring to Ask Questions About Boston Bomber Narrative

Another example of desperate flaying on the part of a dinosaur media as it tries to remain relevant

Infowars.com
April 19, 2013

Fox resident blowhard Bill O’Reilly and correspondent Juliet Huddy have attacked Alex Jones and Infowars.com reporter Dan Bidondi. For the two Fox News talking heads it is apparently a serious crime to quiz Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick about the false flag attack in Boston on Monday. It is impermissible to call into question the validity of the official narrative now coagulating around the event. It is forbidden to deviate from the establishment’s script.

Huddy dismissed Jones and Bidondi as “idiots” and the accused sexual predator O’Reilly – who has strongly condemned the First Amendment in the past and has shilled for mass murder in Iraq and Afghanistan – made his disgust manifestly apparent, as usual. Both displayed contempt for the internet and alternative media, a quite natural reaction from two irrelevant teleprompter readers. Fox News in particular and the rest of the bloated script-reading dinosaur media in general are seriously threatened by free expression and news reportage on the web.

O’Reilly and his guest also complained about Infowars.com commentary concerning a Family Guy episode that sickeningly lampooned mass murder at the Boston Marathon. The episode also cast character Peter Griffin as a ludicrously stereotypical Arab terrorist in a fez. For O’Reilly and Ms. Huddy, it is more reprehensible for commentators to attach social and political significance to the cartoon than for Fox News to produce the demeaning and insensitive cartoon in the first place.

O’Reilly’s “pinhead” commentary is merely another example of desperate flaying on the part of a dinosaur media as it attempts to stay relevant and keep the faltering attention of its geriatric viewership.

Father Of Boston Suspects: US Security Services Set Up My Sons

Steve Watson
Infowars.com
April 19, 2013

The father of the two suspects in the Boston bombing, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has told Russian and Western media that he believes his sons have been framed by US intelligence.

A report from the Russian agency Interfax says that a correspondent spoke with Anzor Tsarnaev, who resides in the  southern Russian republic of Dagestan.

From the Interfax report:

“I learned about the incident from TV. My opinion is: the special services have framed my children, because they are practicing Muslims. Why did they kill Tamerlan? He was supposed to be caught alive. The younger is on the run now. He was a sophomore at a medical school in the U.S. We expected him to come home for vacation. Now I don’t know what’s going to happen. Tell you once again: I believe special services have framed my children.”

Reports on Twitter also claim that Anzor has said that “all hell will break loose,” if his remaining son, who is currently on the run in a suburb of Boston, is killed.

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The AP reports that the father of the suspects also spoke with their own reporters. During a short conversation Anzor Tsarnaev was said to have told the reporters that his children were ‘true angels’.  He also said that he has two more daughters who live in New York.

He described his younger son as “an intelligent boy” who was studying medicine, and said that both his children are innocent.

“They were set up, they were set up!” he exclaimed. “I saw it on television; they killed my older son Tamerlan.”

The father is then said to have become more agitated and abruptly ended the call angrily, saying, “Leave me alone, my son’s been killed.”

 

Facebook Blocks Infowars Post on Suspicious Men Wearing Backpacks

Infowars.com
April 19, 2013

UPDATE (1:30PM): We’ve tried posting the article again since this post went up and have had success.

For some reason, the folks at Facebook are blocking an Infowars post pointing out several suspicious people wearing large black backpacks, that some have identified as members of the group Craft International, hovering within feet of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The following article is being blocked by Facebook:
http://www.infowars.com/navy-seals-spotted-at-boston-marathon-wearing-suspicious-backpacks/

When you try to post the article, here’s what you get:

We discovered this moments ago when users began emailing us screenshots of failed posting attempts:





Despite the fact that news organizations like the Washington Times have also reported on the mysterious men spotted wearing large black backpacks at the scene, the Infowars post seems to be the only one being blocked.

Has Facebook been asked by the FBI to censor Infowars content because of the damning photos proving private contractors were actually casing the Boston Marathon PRIOR to the explosions happening?

This appears to indicate classic government censorship like that displayed by the Soviet Union who only allows printed matter, literature, and photographs that are in accordance with the official ideology and politics of the Communist Party.

Here are some of the photos the FBI has ordered people not to look at:


 

Will Obama Insider, Media Mouthpieces Apologize For Fingering Tea Party, Patriots As Bombers?

Fourth Estate is infested with politicking axe-grinders
Steve Watson
Infowars.com
April 19, 2013

Now a clear narrative has emerged that the main suspects in the Boston bombing wereradicalized foreigners who recently converted to Islam, will the numerous analysts, advisors and media talking heads on the left issue apologies for openly suggesting that Tea party followers and patriots were likely behind the bombing?

As we have reported all week, despite zero tangible evidence indicating that the attack was carried out by an anti-tax protester or a “right-winger,” numerous personalities on the left went ahead and made the connection anyway, as a way of pushing their political agendas.

– Just hours after the bombing, Michael Moore blamed the Tea Party for the tragedy, tweeting “2+2 =” followed by “Tax Day. Patriots Day.”

– A Salon.com opinion piece published last night entitled, “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American,” expressed the desire that the “bomber ends up being a white anti-government extremist.”

– Former Bill Clinton and Obama advisor David Axelrod also hinted on MSNBC that the attack could have been a form of tax protest.

CNN analysts claimed that “extreme right-wing individuals” are fond of the pressure cooker device featured in al-Qaeda’s magazine that was purportedly used to bomb the Boston Marathon finish line.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer stated on live television within one hour after the bombings: “It is a state holiday, in addition to the Boston Marathon. It is a state holiday in Massachusetts today, called Patriots’ Day. And who knows if that had anything at all to do with these twin explosions?”

– MSNBC’s Chris Matthews also theorized that the bombing could be the result of a protest against federal income taxes. “As you point out, and I just forgot, I filed already. It’s filing day for the federal income tax, which does cause some emotions around the country – sometimes in the wrong parts of the brain anyway,” Matthews said during his show.

BBC News coverage suggested that “chatter within the intelligence services” indicates that right wing extremists could be behind the attack, with analysts noting that the bombing occurred on Patriot’s Day, the holiday that commemorates the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.

– In comments to the media, Richard Barrett, the former United Nations co-ordinator for the al-Qaeda and Taliban monitoring team said that the timing of the attack on Patriots’ Day and the relatively small size of the devices suggested the work of a domestic extremist.

– Esquire’s Charles P. Pierce also made the connection, noting that Monday is the “official Patriots Day holiday” in Massachusetts, celebrating the Battles at Lexington and Concord. He also pointed out that April 19, the actual date of the battles, is connected to Oklahoma City bomber Tim McVeigh, who apparently considered himself a “waterer of the tree of liberty and the like.”

Former FBI agent Brad Garrett said he wouldn’t be surprised if the bombing had been carried out by a domestic extremist “patriot” group or individual in an attempt to make a statement.

– Huffington Post blogger and Al Sharpton radio producer Nida Khan also blindly speculated that “all these anti-gov groups” could be behind the attack.

– A US Forest Service PR rep also took to Twitter to blame the bombing on the Tea Party, writing, “I fear nutty logic goes like this … Patriots Day. April 15. Tax Day. Bad government. Boston. Tea Party. Let’s show ‘em.”

– Actor and comedian Jay Mohr blamed the bombings on the Second Amendment, tweeting, “What bothers me most about today is that we’re getting used 2 it. ENOUGH. 2nd amendment must go. Violence has 2 stop. Culture MUST change.”

This kind of disgusting rhetoric from so many of these public figures led statewide organizer for the Massachusetts Tea Party Carlos Hernandez to express his anger at opportunists milking the tragedy for political points scoring. Hernandez lost his 8-year-old nephew Martin Richard, who was the youngest victim of the bombing.

“I just hope the politicians don’t try to show up at the funeral,” said Hernandez. “If these guys try to use it as political crap, I might get arrested.”

It is blatantly clear that the talking heads mentioned above were willing that the atrocity be pinned on anyone associated with the political right in order that the Obama administration would be able to fully exploit the attack for its own ends.

It is also clear that elected representatives and even investigators were being led down the “domestic extremist” garden path by such rhetoric in the immediate aftermath of the attack.

Richard DesLauriers, the special agent in charge of the Boston FBI office, asserted very early on that “The person who did this was someone’s friend, neighbor or coworker,” ruling out the possibility that the attack was carried out by foreigners who entered the United States.

Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, went further, telling reporters, “There are a lot of things that are surrounding this that would give an indication it may have been a domestic terrorist.”

Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland, the top Democrat on the House intelligence, said the investigation was leaning towards the likelihood that the bombings were the work of a “lone wolf” extremist.

For a long time now, government lobby groups such as The Southern Poverty Law Center, along with an already out of control Department Of Homeland Security have relentlessly pushed the notion that “right wing extremists” are the biggest threat to the security of the nation.

Of course, their definition of a right wing extremist in their own reports is libertarian gun owners, Ron Paul supporters, Infowars readers, or anyone opposed to the policies of the Federal Reserve.

Americans who believe the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are worth protecting from the predatory ravages of the federal government are now routinely considered “extremist” right wingers by these organisations and agencies.

There are still holes you could drive a bus through in the emerging narrative of the Boston bombing suspects. The matter of unidentified private security agents crawling all over the scene of the crime operating some kind of drill immediately prior to the attack has also not been addressed by the FBI or the media. The possible Saudi connection has also been swept under the rug without being properly addressed.

At no point, however, has there been any indication whatsoever in any form that American “patriots”, “right wingers” or tea party types were involved in the attack. The fact that this suggestion was uniformly rolled out by talking heads and analysts serves as proof, once again, that the mainstream media is infested by individuals and groups with a distinct political agenda to demonise Americans who still value their rights.

Will there be apologies? Will there be punitive measures? Not Likely.

 

Boston Bombers: Role of CIA in Chechen Terror

Islamic terror from Caucasus next phase of plan to undermine our liberty

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
April 19, 2013

We will be told brothers Anzor and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are part of a renewed effort by al-Qaeda to attack America.

The narrative now emerging in the Boston Marathon bombing is that the perpetrators are from Chechnya or a nearby region and the attacks are a product of Islamic terrorism.

“The Chechen jihadi network is very extensive,” the neocon Walid Pharestold Fox News. “They have a huge network inside Russia and Chechnya.”

“They could well be supported by a significant international network,” warned Bush era neocon and former United Nations ambassador, John Bolton.

Fox cites the globalist Council on Foreign Relations in a report today on the Chechen connection to the alleged Boston terrorists and notes that the late Chechen warlord Ibn al-Khattab met with Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.

Fox points to a George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute report issued in 2010 that says Chechnya is seen by “jihadi theoreticians” as place where “fighting is not only legitimate but also compulsory.” The report also claims noted Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov attempted to align the insurgency “with the global jihadist narrative” and supported the idea of an “Islamic emirate in the Caucasus.”

Fox predictably omits important facts as it works to establish a new radical Islamic threat – primarily that the so-called insurgency in Chechnya was largely a covert CIA initiative. Rebel leaders Shamil Basayev and Al Khattab were trained and indoctrinated in CIA sponsored camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan, notes Michel Chossudovsky. Pakistan’s ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) played a key role in organizing and training the Chechen rebel army. The ISI also played an instrumental role in supporting the Afghan Mujahideen, a Muslim paramilitary force that would eventually mature under the guiding hand of the CIA et al into the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

The British MI6 asset Abu Qatada raised money for the Chechnya jihad and the notorious Finsbury Park mosque imam Abu Hamza al-Masri – an informer for two British security services in London – raised funds for both the jihad in Chechnya and bin Laden’s Darunta camp in Afghanistan.

The CIA also worked to destabilize the Balkans, a fact documented by the media in Europe but largely ignored in the United States. The effort to convert the Balkans into a “safe haven” for fanatical jihadists was aided by the CIA and the Pentagon. In 1993, CIA asset Osama bin Laden reportedly installed his number two man, Ayman al-Zawahiri, to run the organization’s operations in the Balkans.

Despite all the evidence the United States, Britain, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia orchestrated efforts to undermine the Soviet Union – not only during its occupation of Afghanistan, but also in the Soviet Union’s Muslim states – and spread radical Sunni conflict throughout the region, we will be expected to believe brothers Anzor and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are part of a renewed effort by an international al-Qaeda to attack America. The effort by the CIA to shepherd this fanatical movement will, of course, be omitted.

This will be the narrative broadcast in the coming days by the establishment media. In response to this supposedly renewed effort by al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Chechnya, we will be expected to consent or at least passively acquiesce to the next phase of police state intrusion on our liberties.

 

FBI tells America: believe us and no one else

Jon Rappoport
Infowars.com
April 19, 2013

The implication is clear: there is official truth and then there is everything else. How many times has thatassertion put America in the dumper?

As I write this, one suspect in the Marathon bombings is dead, and the other suspect is apparently surrounded in a house in Watertown, Massachsetts. (6:55AM, Pacific) The city of Boston is locked down.

Once events reach this point, an overwhelming number of people believe the authorities. They accept what is happening. The FBI must have it right. Reject all other possibilities.

That’s always a dangerous assumption.

Yesterday, at a heralded press conference, seen by millions around the world, Richard DesLauriers, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston division, produced photos and video of two suspects in the Marathon bombing.

He stated: “…these images should be the only ones, I emphasize, the only ones that the public should view to assist us. Other photos should not be deemed credible, and they unnecessarily divert the public’s attention in the wrong direction, and create undo work for vital law-enforcement resources.”

Translation: Ignore all the images uncovered by independent researchers, citizen reporters, bloggers. Forget, for example, about photos of those men who appear to work for Craft International, a private security contractor, who were standing at the finish line of the Marathon. We, the FBI, are running this show. We’re the pros, we deal, you behave.

NBC’s Brian Williams, the Unctuous One, in his lead-in to the press conference, said: “It’s been twenty-four hours of fits and starts, and false reports on people who have been pursued in this investigation, including folks who have been identified through photography, but this will be the word from the FBI.”

Translation: The guessing is over. Drum roll. The F B I has the real goods. Those other photos aren’t officially certified by law-enforcement, or by us, the fawning water carriers for the Bureau and DHS. And that unfortunate and cruel detention of the Saudi lad, who was misidentified as a suspect, but later released, his travel visa now revoked, his deportation back to Saudi Arabia underway, after an unscheduled meeting between Obama and the Saudi foreign minister? Means nothing. We were informed by reliable sources that it means nothing. We decide what’s relevant, we give it to you and you take it.

Richard DesLauriers, who starred in the FBI press conference, made his bones at the Bureau by engineering the exchange of 10 Russian sleeper agents in the US for four CIA agents who were in prison in Russia. That was his big career move.

The Russian sleeper agents had been operating under the nose of the FBI in the US, who, in typical fashion, weren’t making any arrests. They were just tracking these Russian spies and watching them, for more than 10 years, as the spies passed across intelligence to their Russian controls.

This was a very delicate exchange, mainly because FBI field agents a) didn’t want to let the Russians go back home and escape prosecution and b) because the FBI and the CIA hate each other, and the FBI people weren’t all that enthused about the value of the deal. Bring home four CIA people in return for releasing 10 Russian sleeper agents? Nothing to celebrate there.

So now Richard DesLauriers is telling the American people: look at the photos of the two men on the FBI’s radar and nobody else. Ignore all other photos and all other information.

Harken back, if you will, to another bombing incident. Oklahoma City, in 1995. The Murrah Federal Building. Remember? Tim McVeigh? The FBI was cooking the books on that one all the way.

Just one example: A secret Department of Justice report on the bombing was presented to a very select audience. This DOJ report wasn’t undertaken voluntarily. No. FBI whistleblower Frederic Whitehurst had forced it to happen, because he’d gone public and said the FBI lab had fabricated evidence in the McVeigh case.

Serious evidence. It turned out there was no reason to believe ammonium nitrate (fertilizer) had been the main explosive used to blow apart the Federal Building on the morning of April 19, 1995. A FBI lab supervisor named David Williams had decided ammonium nitrate was the substance because defendant Terry Nichols possessed a receipt for its purchase.

So Williams made the lab evidence look like it confirmed ammonium nitrate. But it didn’t.

The DOJ report detailing all this was so damning, the judge in the McVeigh trial ran away from it like a wild horse. He refused to allow the report into evidence. He forbade it from being discussed at all.

Why was this so crucial? Because independent bomb experts had gone on the record with a quite different scenario. I interviewed three of them. They agreed that an ammonium nitrate bomb, in the Ryder truck at the curb, parked in front of the Federal Building, could not have caused the profile of damage sustained by the building. Impossible.

Therefore, McVeigh, whatever he was guilty or not guilty of, had accomplices. Professionals, who had wired charges into the columns of the structure. These charges had wrought the real destruction.

But the FBI did everything in its power to focus on McVeigh and and the amateur Nichols only. They ruled out every other lead, and there were plenty of them.

The FBI essentially said, “These are the two suspects. Don’t look for anybody else. Pay no attention to anyone who says there are other perpetrators. They’re crazies. We know the truth.”

Just like now.

In 1995, Americans completely bought into the false FBI evidence and story.

Once the FBI rolls and the news media back up the FBI, it’s a fait accompli. The public automatically follows suit. How could things be any different? How could so many resources be devoted to anything but the truth?

“The FBI killed one terrorist. Now they have his brother, the other bomber, surrounded. This is it. This is the only story. Everything else is nonsense.”

Yes, no, and maybe are reduced to yes.

“The FBI would never have come this far with the case if they didn’t have things right.”

Yes, that was exactly the mindset in Oklahoma City in 1995. Until it wasn’t. Until independent researchers uncovered miles of undiscovered information about other suspects and FBI lies.

Jon Rappoport

 

Media Flips ‘Confirmed’ Boston Suspect From Sunil Tripathi To Dzhokar Tsarnaev

Anthony Gucciardi
StoryLeak.com
April 19, 2013

Early this morning, IB Times and Russia Today had ‘confirmed’ with Boston Police that theBoston Marathon suspect still evading police was indeed Sunil Tripathi. Now, in a 180 move, the suspect has changed to Dzhokar A. Tsarnaev based on a new AP report.

It seems the media cannot stick with a suspect, pinning the Russian native and follower of Islam as the new ‘confirmed suspect’ hours after claiming that Boston Police had detailed the missing Sunil Tripathi as the suspect to CBS news. It was originally reported early this morning by the International Business Times:

Boston police on Friday revealed the names of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, one of whom is an Indian origin person, Sunil Tripathi, reported CBS-affiliated television station WFSB.”

Sunil Tripathi had gone missing last month and was reportedly ‘depressed’ and left a suicidal note behind before leaving his Philadelphia apartment. Aside from looking very similar to the suspect in the FBI photos, Sunil Tripathi’s troubled history painted the very picture of a bomber. You can see the similarities in the photo below:

Dzhokar Tsarnaev — Russian Immigrant

Despite the similarities and convenient back story, AP is now reporting that Dzhokar Tsarnaev is indeed the correct suspect — despite supposed reports from Boston Police. The suspect is only 19 years of age, and ended up settling in Cambridge, Massachusetts after coming over from Chechnya.

Whether or not this will be the last suspect pinned by the media is yet to be seen, however theIndependent is reporting that the second suspect was Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s brother — who is now reported to be dead. The new report says:

“The missing suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Dzhokhar A Tsarnaev from Cambridge. National security officials have confirmed that the two suspects are brothers, and the New York Times is reporting that the suspect killed by police has been identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26.”

 

Police converge on neighborhood outside Boston

By Associated Press Published: Apr 18, 2013 at 11:10 PM PDT Last Updated: Apr 18, 2013 at 11:50 PM PDT

Police converge on neighborhood outside Boston

Officers wearing tactical gear arrive at the Watertown neighborhood of Boston, Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) – Police have converged on a neighborhood outside Boston where there were reports of explosives being detonated and police are telling reporters to turn off their cell phones.
Dozens of officers and National Guard members are in Watertown, where television outlets report that gunfire and explosions have been heard. A helicopter is circling overhead.
Authorities early Friday were calling for somebody to get on the ground and put their hands up and a loud thud was heard after someone shouted "fire in the hole."
Reporters are being told to move away from the scene. A police officer told a reporter: "If you want to live, turn off your cell phone."
Earlier Thursday night a campus police officer was shot and killed at MIT and authorities were searching for the person responsible.

 

Police State Lockdown in Boston

Infowars.com
April 19, 2013

Officials in Boston have imposed what is being described as a “total lockdown” as police search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

ABC News reports:

Across the area, as police cars screamed down streets and helicopters hovered ahead, authorities urged the public to stay inside, their doors locked to anyone but a law-enforcement officer.

“There is a massive manhunt under way,” Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said. “We are asking people to shelter in place.”

The lockdown initially affected more than 300,000 people in Cambridge, Watertown, Newton, Brighton, Allston and Belmont, but by 8 a.m., the entire city of Boston was paralyzed, officials said.

On Thursday evening, Boston police tweeted: ”Door-to-door search 4 suspect in Watertown continues. Uniformed officers searching. Community consent critical.”

Travel in the city of over 600,000 is now virtually impossible. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has suspended activity. All schools and public buildings are closed. “All city employees were told to stay in place and not come to work. If they are already at work, they have been asked to stay in place,”NBC News reports this morning. All taxi service in the city of Boston has been suspended pending further notice, according to Fox 4 News.

In Watertown, Massachusetts, State Police confirm they are conducting a door-to-door, house-to-house search. “Police will be going door by door, street by street, in and around Watertown. Police will be clearly identified. It is a fluid situation,” Dailybhaskar reports.

According to CBS News, “Shelter in place” is usually used for chemical or biological attack.

This article was posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 at 8:42 am

 

Why Government Should Be The First Suspect In Any Terror Attack

History tells us that false flag is a favored form of statecraft

Paul Joseph Watson & Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
April 19, 2013

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attack, with authorities struggling to retain a coherent official narrative in the face of photos which show numerous unidentified identically dressed men wearing black backpacks at the scene of the blast, it’s necessary to revisit the evidence of why government should be the very first suspect in the event of any terrorist atrocity.

Image: Flickr

False flag terrorism – attacks manufactured or provocateured by governments and then blamed on other groups – is a tactic that stretches back almost 2,000 years.

Nero and the Great Fire of Rome

The Roman consul and historian Cassius Dio, his contemporary Suetonius and others say the Emperor Nero was responsible for the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD.

Legend claims Nero had one-third of the city torched as an excuse to build Domus Aurea, a 300 acre palatial complex that included a towering statue of himself, the Colossus of Nero.

Prior to the fire, the Roman Senate had rejected the emperor’s bid to level a third of the city to make way for a ‘Neropolis,’ an urban renewal project.

The Roman historian Tacitus wrote that when the population of Rome held Nero responsible for the fire, he shifted blame on the Christians for ‘hating the human race’  and starting the fire.

The Spanish American War: Remember the Maine

By the late 1800s, the United States was looking for an excuse to kick Spain out of Cuba. U.S. business was heavily invested in sugar, tobacco and iron on the Caribbean island.

The U.S.S. Maine was sent to Havana in January of 1898 to protect these business interests after a local insurrection broke out. Three weeks later, early on the morning of February 15, an explosion destroyed the forward third of the ship anchored in Havana’s harbor, killing more than 270 American sailors.

President McKinley blamed Spain after the U.S. Naval Court of Inquiry declared that a naval mine caused the explosion.

American newspapers blamed the Spanish despite a lack of evidence. “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war,”  newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst told Frederic Remington after the illustrator reported that the situation in Cuba did not warrant invasion.

A number of historians and researchers later argued that the ship was blown up by the United States to provide a false flag pretext to invade Cuba and expel Spain.

The United States occupied Cuba from 1898 until 1902, although an amendment to a joint resolution of Congress forbid the U.S. to annex the country.

Wilson’s Pretext for War: The Sinking of the Lusitania

Nearly two thousand travelers, including one hundred Americans, were killed on May 7, 1915, when a German U-boat torpedoed the RMS Lusitania, a luxury Cunard Line British ocean liner.

Prior to the sinking, the German embassy in Washington issued a warning. Newspapers in the United States refused to print the warning or acknowledge the German claim that the ship carried munitions.

Wilson’s government issued a flurry of diplomatic protests after the sinking and exploited the tragedy two years later as a pretext for America to enter the First World War.

Nearly a hundred years later, in 2008, divers discovered the Lusitania carried more than four million rounds of rifle ammunition.

“There were literally tons and tons of stuff stored in unrefrigerated cargo holds that were dubiously marked cheese, butter and oysters,” Gregg Bemis, an American businessman who owns the rights to the wreck and is funding its exploration, told The Daily Mail.

Hitler’s Fascist Dictatorship: The Reichstag Fire

In February of 1933, a month after convincing Germany’s president that parliament must be eliminated, Hitler and the Nazis instigated the Reichstag fire.

Hitler then urged president Hindenburg to issue an emergency decree restricting personal liberty, including the right to free expression and a free press, limitations on the rights of association and assembly, warrantless searches of homes, property confiscation, and violations of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.

The Nazis used the decree to crack down on their political opponents . They worked behind the scenes to force through the Enabling Act, which legally allowed Hitler to obtain plenary powers and establish a dictatorship.

Gestapo Reichsmarschall Hermann Goring would admit that, “The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”

Prelude to World War: The Gleiwitz Incident

Six years after the Reichstag Fire, the Nazis staged the Gleiwitz incident. Nazi commandos raided a German radio station in Gleiwitz, Upper Silesia, Germany. The raid was part of Operation Himmler, a series of operations undertaken by the SS as Hitler set the stage for the invasion of Poland and the start of the Second World War.

SS operatives dressed in Polish uniforms attacked the radio station, broadcast an anti-German message in Polish, and left behind the body of a German Silesian known for sympathizing with the Poles. The corpse was then offered to the press as evidence that the Poles had attacked the radio station.

Israeli False Flag Terror: The Lavon Affair

In 1954, the Israelis activated a terrorist cell in response to the United States making friends with the Egyptian government and its pan-Arab leader, Gamal Abdel Nasser. The Israelis were worried Nasser would nationalize the Suez Canal and continue Egypt’s blockade of Israeli shipping through the canal.

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion decided a false flag terrorist attack on American interests in Egypt would sour the new relationship. He recruited and dispatched a terror cell that pretended to be Egyptian terrorists.

The plan, however, contained a fatal flaw. Israel’s top secret cell, Unit 131, was infiltrated by Egyptian intelligence. After a member of the cell was arrested and interrogated, he revealed the plot and this led to more arrests. Israeli agents were subjected to a public trial revealing details of the plan to firebomb the U.S. Information Agency’s libraries, a British-owned Metro-Goldwyn Mayer theatre, a railway terminal, the central post office, and other targets.

In order to deflect blame, the Israeli government tried to frame its own Defense Minister, Pinhas Lavon, but the true nature of the plot was eventually made public.

Operation Northwoods: Targeting American Citizens

In the covert war against the communist regime in Cuba under the CIA’s Operation Mongoose, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously proposed state-sponsored acts of terrorism in side the United States.

The plan included shooting down hijacked American airplanes, the sinking of U.S. ships, and the shooting of Americans on the streets of Washington, D.C. The outrageous plan even included a staged NASA disaster that would claim the life of astronaut John Glenn.

Reeling under the embarrassing failure of the CIA’s botched Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, president Kennedy rejected the plan in March of 1962. A few months later, Kennedy denied the plan’s author, General Lyman Lemnitzer, a second term as the nation’s highest ranking military officer.

In November of 1963, Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Gulf of Tonkin: Phantom Attack on the U.S. Military

On August 4, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson went on national television and told the nation that North Vietnam had attacked U.S. ships.

“Repeated acts of violence against the armed forces of the United States must be met not only with alert defense, but with a positive reply. That reply is being given as I speak tonight,” Johnson declared.

Congress soon passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which provided Johnson with pre-approved authority to conduct military operations against North Vietnam. By 1969, over 500,000 troops were fighting in Southeast Asia.

Johnson and his Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, had bamboozled Congress and the American people. In fact, North Vietnam had not attacked the USS Maddox, as the Pentagon claimed, and the “unequivocal proof” of an “unprovoked” second attack against the U.S. warship was a ruse.

Operation Gladio: State Sponsored Terror Blamed on the Left

Following the Second World War, the CIA and Britain’s MI6 collaborated through NATO on Operation Gladio, an effort to create a “stay behind army” to fight communism in the event of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe.

Gladio quickly transcended its original mission and became a covert terror network consisting of right wing militias, organized crime elements, agent provocateurs and secret military units. The so-called stay behind armies were active in France, Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Germany, and Switzerland.

Gladio’s “Strategy of Tension”  was designed to portray leftist political groups in Europe as terrorists and frighten the populace into voting for authoritarian governments. In order to carry out this goal, Gladio operatives conducted a number of deadly terrorists attacks that were blamed on leftists and Marxists.

In August of 1980, Gladio operatives bombed a train station in Bologna, killing 85 people. Initially blamed on the Red Brigades, it was later discovered that fascist elements within the Italian secret police and Licio Gelli, the head of the P2 Masonic Lodge, were responsible for the terror attack. Other fascist groups, including Avanguardia Nazionale and Ordine Nuovo, were mobilized and engaged in terror.

Operation Gladio ultimately claimed the lives of hundreds of people across Europe.

According to Vincenzo Vinciguerra, a Gladio terrorist serving a life-sentence for murdering policemen, the reason for Gladio was simple. It was designed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security. This is the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the bombings which remain unpunished, because the state cannot convict itself or declare itself responsible for what happened.

Terror in the modern age

In the United States, the modern age of terrorism is defined by the FBI’s policy of fomenting and provocateuring patsy terrorists to carry out attacks via entrapment.

As the New York Times reported last year, the vast majority of domestic terror plots in recent years were “facilitated by the F.B.I.”

The most infamous case of the FBI steering a terror plot was the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Before the attack, the FBI planted informant Emad A. Salem within a radical Arab group in New York led by Ramzi Yousef. Salem was ordered to encourage the group to carry out a bombing targeting the World Trade Center’s twin towers. Under the illusion that the project was a sting operation, Salem asked the FBI for harmless dummy explosives which he would use to assemble the bomb and then pass on to the group.

At this point the FBI cut Salem out of the loop and provided the group with real explosives, leading to the attack on February 26 that killed six and injured over a thousand people. The FBI’s failure to prevent the bombing was reported on by the New York Times in October 1993, as well as CBS News in the clip below.

Underwear Bomber

Detroit Lawyer Kurt Haskell witnessed a well-dressed man help the “underwear bomber ” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab clear security before the attempted attack on an airliner on Christmas Day 2009 despite the fact that the bomber had no passport, in addition to the fact that his own father had warned U.S. intelligence officials of the threat posed by Abdulmutallab a month before the attempted attack.

It later emerged that the State Department was ordered not to revoke Abdulmutallab’s visa by “federal counterterrorism officials” even though the accused bomber had known terrorist ties.

Haskell maintains that Abdulmutallab was carrying a fake bomb and was the unwitting dupe in another case of government entrapment.

This is by no means an exhaustive length of cases involving false flag attacks steered or provocateured by governments – such an endeavor would fill an encyclopedia-sized book – but it is a reminder that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it, and only the myopically naive would fail to shine the spotlight on the state in the immediate aftermath of any terrorist attack.

 

FBI Orders You Not To Look At This!

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Infowars.com
April 19, 2013

Why does the FBI say we should only look at photos they give us? And now the patsy is dead.

 

Boston Bombing Suspect Killed, Another On the Run

Eyewitnesses say men planned to attack University

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
April 19, 2013

Within hours of the FBI naming two culprits in the Boston bombings while aggressively demanding that no attention be focused on any other potential suspects, police found themselves engaged in a deadly shootout with the two individuals, killing one while the other remains on the run.

“Two men identified by law enforcement sources as the Boston Marathon attack suspects — armed with explosives and guns — battled authorities in a Boston suburb early Friday morning, unleashing chaos until cops took one of the men into custody, and the other fled, the sources said. Officials later said the the suspect taken into custody died,” reports NBC News.

Doctors said the suspect had “suffered extreme trauma to his trunk area” and had “a combination of blast and gunshot wounds.”

Another suspect who was later released was held at gunpoint by police and later marched naked to a squad car.

Capture

Eyewitnesses said the suspects set off grenades to try to fight off police and that they also had what looked like backpacks and a “pressure cooker bomb,” matching the explosive device used in the Marathon bombings.

The standoff erupted shortly after a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was shot dead after he investigated a disturbance on campus. Some have speculated that the suspects were preparing to attack the University.

One of the alleged culprits has been named by 4chan researchers as Sunil Tripathi, a student who has been missing from his Philadelphia apartment since March 16. It is believed that Tripathi, seen wearing a white hat in the FBI photos, is still on the run while his alleged accomplice is the one who was shot dead by police.

“The fact that Sunil Tripathi’s information was able to be dug up so quickly by 4Chan’s community and posted hours before the police even managed to engage Sunil in Watertown shows the lightning fast capabilities of alternative news and the internet at large,” writes Anthony Gucciardi. “This is why the mainstream media is failing to hold an audience and experiencing dwindling statistics while alternative news sources that capture the pulse of ongoing investigation manage to come out on top.”

If we accept that the suspect killed by police was involved in the bombings, any information he could have known about additional accomplices or the numerous private security men that were also walking around the scene of the blast wearing heavy black backpacks, has now been buried.

In addition, a possible Saudi connection to the bombings which led to a “person of interest” being deported shortly after the Saudi Foreign Minister held an unscheduled meeting with President Obama, will also be harder to uncover if police kill the remaining culprit.

In any case where wider involvement in a plot needs to be covered up, the best kind of pasty is a dead patsy, so don’t be surprised if Sunil Tripathi meets the same fate as his alleged accomplice within the next 24 hours. Dead men tell no tales.

If the suspects named by the FBI are the ones responsible for the bombings, they appear to have zero connection to the Tea Party, conservatives, gun owners, or libertarians, meaning the likes of Michael Moore and David Axelrod – who both asserted a Tea Party connection within hours of the bombing – got it completely wrong and owe conservatives a pretty hefty apology.

 

It has been a quite a week — We go from a lone wolf suspect to now a dynamic duo and we are told not to look at any other photos of anyone else carrying a back pack. And definitely don’t look at the agent casing the area who we (the FBI) blurred out for part of the video. Only look at the two guys one with a grey backpack. It does not matter that we told you it was a black backpack we have an explanation for that. Just shut up and listen to the FBI we are your gods.

Photo surfaces of ‘The Craft’ mobile communications van at Boston marathon

Mike Adams
Natural News
April 19, 2013

A detailed, hi-res photo of more “The Craft” operatives and what appears to be their mobile communications van has just surfaced. “The Craft” is a group of private military operatives who have been revealed through a fast-growing number of photos published by Natural News and Info Wars.

The mainstream media is engaged in a total blackout and refuses to run any photos of “The Craft” operatives. This story is quickly becoming the biggest media cover-up in history.

Natural News was the first to identify the brand of the radiation detector being held in the hand of one “Craft” operatives. Now, we appear to be the first to run this photo of what looks to be an extremely high-end mobile communications van with seven more “Craft” operatives.

The van clearly has a foldable satellite dish as well as what is possibly a microwave communications dome. The vehicle is a Chevy Escalade that has been outfitted with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of roof racks and communications equipment.

Note: We can’t be 100% certain this vehicle belongs to The Craft team, but it fits their M.O. While all the other emergency vehicles on the scene are clearly marked, this vehicle is unmarked. The proximity of The Craft members to the van is also an indication that this vehicle may be a “rally point.”

Here’s the image:

The_Craft_Communications_Van-hi-res

For a hi-res version of this photo, click the following link:

http://www.naturalnews.com/gallery/articles/The_Craft_Communications_…

IP satellite?

We may have identified the nature of the dish on the top of the vehicle. It closely resembles Quickspot IP satellite systems.

Click here to visit the Quickspot IP page to see more photos.

Quickspot allows a vehicle to have broadband internet access on demand, anywhere in the world.

Here are some additional photos of “The Craft” operatives that the alternative media has spearheaded while the delusional mainstream media continues to pretend that none of these photos even exist!

This article was posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 at 5:24 am

Total media blackout now under way on most likely suspects in Boston marathon bombing

Mike Adams
Natural News
April 19, 2013

In a story that’s almost as explosive as the actual bombing itself, the mainstream media is waging a total media blackout on the photos of “The Craft” private military operatives who were present at the Boston marathon bombing.

NaturalNews.com and InfoWars.com have published a multitude of photos which absolutely prove that numerous members of “The Craft” private military contractors were actively engaged in operations at the finish line of the marathon.

This is photographic proof. In real police work, it’s called “evidence.” But astonishingly, there is not a single mention of “The Craft” in any mainstream media outlet: not NYT, not Washington Post, not LA Times, etc. Not a single word.

This is quickly becoming the biggest media cover-up of all time.

FBI now pushing a false script rather than pursuing real evidence

The FBI is also deeply engaged in the cover-up, selectively choosing the publicize photos of the patsies who are scripted to take the fall.

As part of its cover-up, the FBI has announced “other photos will not be deemed credible.”

Huh? The only photos that count are the ones you say count? How is that an “investigation?”

So even though we have a multitude of photos now showing at least ten men wearing combat uniforms, black backpacks and tactical gear, the FBI has no interest in these people! Even though we have already proven through photographic evidence thatone of them is carrying a radiation detectorand that nearly all of them are carrying black backpacks.

Reporter censored at press conference

Dan Bidondi, an Infowars.com reporter based on the East Coast, attempted to show photos of “The Craft” operatives during a public press conference and was immediately censored by government agents holding up clipboards to block his photos.

Incredible! No photos from the event that are not selected by the FBI are allowed to be shown!

It begs the question: What is so dangerous about these photos of “The Craft” that a nationwide media blackout is being waged?

If there’s a simple, innocent explanation for all this, why would it be a problem to show the photos? Beware of any media outlet or government department that tells you “You can’t see THESE photos. That’s not allowed!”

These photos are BANNED by the media

The fact that these photos are banned by the media is nothing less than cowardly, in-your-face censorship. It’s one more good reason to turn off CNN and tune in to Natural News and other alternative media outlets on the web.

Remember: You are being told that all these photos (see below) don’t exist! And this gross omission by the mainstream media massively discredits themselves. To any person getting their news from CNN, MSNBC, Fox or any mainstream source, you are being played by a mind-control media that’s trying to sell you a scripted narrative.

Speaking of scripted narrative, see this image from two days ago for a startling warning from an “insider” who openly warned the world about how the Boston marathon bombing was all being scripted.

According to the script, a raid on the suspects’ home will be conducted on Friday, and officials will “find” black powder and an NRA book. This will be used to attack gun owners and shut down all civilian sales of black powder.

Watch Lieutenant Colonel Potter’s public plea video to learn more:

Here are some of the photos you’re not supposed to see

 

FBI Blurs Agent’s Face?

Infowars.com
April 18, 2013

In their rush to release video of potential suspects, the FBI may have tripped up in their editing.

The first camera angle shows a man on the right fiddling with his ear (possibly adjusting or inserting an earpiece?), however, in the following camera angle the man is blurred out.

Was the FBI too lazy or too sloppy to blur the first angle featuring one of their agents?

An agent on site would definitely lend credence to the notion that there was a drill taking place before the race began, or that there was some form of prior knowledge of the bombings, which Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis denied to intrepid Infowars reporter Dan Bidondi.

 

FBI Ignores Men With Backpacks At Scene of Boston Bombings

 

“Other photos will not be deemed credible”

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
April 18, 2013

The FBI has attempted to blacklist photos which show men working for a private military organization wearing heavy backpacks and appearing to take part in a drill at the Boston Marathon, instead focusing on two other individuals while proclaiming, “other photos will not be deemed credible.”

As Infowars has documented over the last two days, photos taken from the scene of the blast show numerous individuals wearing identical clothing while carrying heavy black backpacks, talking into cellphones and in one case placing one of the backpacks on the ground.

Infowars reporter Dan Bidondi was at the FBI press conference and attempted to get questions answered about bomb drills that eyewitnesses said were taking place on the morning of the marathon, but was ignored and subsequently confronted by two large men at the end of the conference.

In not only ignoring but aggressively attempting to discredit the photos showing men who are likely employees of the private security firm Craft International on the scene of the bombings engaged in some kind of drill, the FBI has signaled its intention to continue the cover-up of what really happened.

Suspect’s Twitter Account Discovered: Contains 9/11 Truth Comments

People who know Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say it is impossible that he would commit an act of terror
Steve Watson
Infowars.com
April 19, 2013

Gawker.com has uncovered a Twitter account for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (suspect number 2), that contains many normal looking tweets.

On the day of the bombing Tsarnaev appears to have tweeted: “Ain’t no love in the heart of the city, stay safe people.”

It appears he is also interested in or training as a lifeguard and recently tweeted “i didn’t become a lifeguard to just chill and get paid, i do it for the people, saving lives brings me joy #lifeguardoftheyear”

In another tweet, he commented on the 9/11 attacks, writing “Idk why it’s hard for many of you to accept that 9/11 was an inside job, I mean I guess fuck the facts y’all are some real #patriots #gethip”.

Other people who know Tsarnaev have expressed extreme doubt that he carried out the bombing.

A user named “Trippin No L’ 4/20″ who claims to know Tsarnaev said he was shocked: “I can’t believe this jizz was a cool cat at my crib daily- this shit is to wild for me- guess you really don’t kno niggas nowadays.” he tweeted.

Another wrote that he didn’t think he was a suspect: “Anyone who believes this BULLLSHITT about Jahar is Fuckinnnnn cooked. He’s the last dude to be harming anyone or anything.”

A user with the moniker @ChinksMcGee wrote: “I never would have thought that someone that smoked as much weed as Jahar would be on the News for terrorism.”

 

Father Of Boston Suspects: US Security Services Set Up My Sons

Steve Watson
Infowars.com
April 19, 2013

The father of the two suspects in the Boston bombing, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has told Russian and Western media that he believes his sons have been framed by US intelligence.

A report from the Russian agency Interfax says that a correspondent spoke with Anzor Tsarnaev, who resides in the  southern Russian republic of Dagestan.

From the Interfax report:

“I learned about the incident from TV. My opinion is: the special services have framed my children, because they are practicing Muslims. Why did they kill Tamerlan? He was supposed to be caught alive. The younger is on the run now. He was a sophomore at a medical school in the U.S. We expected him to come home for vacation. Now I don’t know what’s going to happen. Tell you once again: I believe special services have framed my children.”

Reports on Twitter also claim that Anzor has said that “all hell will break loose,” if his remaining son, who is currently on the run in a suburb of Boston, is killed.

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Boston Marathon explosions: Show us the evidence, says Toronto aunt of bombing suspects

Aunt of bombing suspects “knew them as angels” and does not believe they were responsible for the attack.

Maret Tsarnaev, aunt of the Boston bomber suspects, speaks to reporters at her Etobicoke apartment and demands evidence of her nephew’s involvement.

By: Wendy Gillis News reporter, Published on Fri Apr 19 2013

In the lobby of her Etobicoke apartment building, the aunt of the two Boston bombing suspects shouted one word over and over as reporters questioned her about her now-infamous nephews — one dead, the other leading police on a chase Friday that effectively shut down Boston.

“Evidence,” Maret Tsarnaeva said repeatedly, her voice high with emotion. “I can’t lightly accept this kind of accusations without supporting evidence. Forgive me, but I cannot.”

Tsarnaeva, is aunt to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old who survived an overnight shootout and police chase, and his older brother Tamerlan, 26, who was killed in the shootout. The family is ethnically Chechen.

Tsarnaeva had not spoken to the men in about five years, but said she “knew them as angels” and does not believe they were responsible for the attack.

“I don’t know them in a way that they could be capable of this,” she said. She would not rule out the possibility that the photos showing the brothers at the scene had been staged.

“I have to question everything. That’s my nature.”

Capture

Many members of the family moved to the U.S. in the early 2000s. Dzhokhar arrived in 2002 with his parents, then Tamerlan came in 2003, with the suspects’ two sisters.

Tsarnaeva, who says she had been a lawyer in Chechnya, claims to have helped with their refugee paperwork.

Tamerlan had married what he described as “a good Christian girl” in the U.S., and had a 3-year-old child, she said.

Tsarnaeva could not say what either nephew was doing recently, but it was confirmed Friday that Tamerlan had studied accounting at a community college but did not finish. Dzhokhar is a student at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, numerous media reported Friday.

As a Chechen, Tsarnaeva says she is accustomed to being set up by the police, and does not believe that the photos or the reports from the FBI are true.

People should not just “swallow” everything the government is saying, she said.

“Being a Chechen … you always have to watch your back,” she said.

On Friday, Tsarnaeva called a hotline to ask for more evidence linking her nephews to the attack.

“I said please, take that into account. Give evidence. Give at least evidence to family members. Because I will never accuse my relatives, my nephews, without having evidence.”

The entire family is Muslim, though Tsarnaeva did not know how devout they were. In the last two years, however, Tamerlan had started praying five times a day, she said.

She described both nephews as smart and athletic, saying Tamerlan had been an amateur boxer. He competed in the National Golden Gloves competition in 2009.

Tsarnaeva said the boys’ father, her brother Anzor, was soft-hearted. He had recently moved to Russia.

“I don’t know how he’s taking this,” she said.

Other members of the suspects’ family were speaking out Friday; Tsarnaeva’s younger brother, Ruslan Tsarni, told reporters in Maryland that he was ashamed of his nephews, and that they were “losers” who couldn’t “settle themselves” in the U.S., according to numerous reports.

Responding to her brother’s words, Tsarnaeva said Ruslan Tsarni had been expecting a lot of the men, especially Tamerlan, who had been his favourite.

To her surviving nephew, Tsarnaeva said: “I just hope this is not true, because I don’t have evidence.”

“If that is you, you take the blame…. You did it for some purpose. Explain it, take some responsibility. What else can I say?”

 

The FBI Fosters, Funds and Equips American Terrorists

Infowars.com
April 19, 2013

James Corbett
GRTV.ca
April 17, 2013

People around the world watched in horror this week as explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon, turning a day of sportsmanship and celebration into one of shock, grief and outrage. As with all such events, the desire to discover who was behind this cowardly act has driven many into a speculative frenzy. And, in a sad reminder of the indoctrination that the Western world has been under for over a decade now in the mythical “war of terror,” it did not take long at all before the collective finger of the mob was pointed squarely in the direction of Muslim terrorists.

Within hours of the blast, fear spread throughout the international Muslim community that the bombing would be connected to an Islamist extremist. A Libyan Twitter user touched a nerve—and received thousands of retweets and worldwide media coverage—by tweeting “Please don’t be a ‘Muslim.’” The backlash began shortly thereafter, with the New York Post falsely implying that a Saudi national was being questioned for his possible role in the attack. The next day, a plane departing Boston Logan Airport returned to the gate and two passengers were forcibly removed because they had been overheard speaking Arabic before takeoff.

As data continues to pour in regarding the bombing and who may be behind it, it is instructive to take a moment to step back and consider this knee-jerk tendency to conclude that this is the work of Islamic radicals. In the minds of millions of Americans, bombs targeting innocents on US soil are inextricably linked with the image of the bearded, turban-wearing boogeyman that has become the shorthand for evil in this age of terror.

This association is not only incorrect, it is dangerously incorrect because it signally fails to identify the one unifying thread between all of the recent terror plots in the US. Lurking behind the shadowy armies of would-be jihadis in the popular imagination is the sober reality that every single major terror bust in the United States since 9/11 has sourced back to the same group, a single entity that has in every single case funded, equipped and even incited the would-be terrorists into action: the FBI.

In 2005, federal prosecutors charged Michael Reynolds, a 47 year old drifter living with his elderly mother, of attempting to wage jihad on the US by blowing up fuel facilities. In reality, his plan for jihad was little more than a series of conversations he had on a Yahoo! Chat room with a US judge posing as a militant. He was arrested after agreeing to meet with an FBI informant who had promised him $40,000 for his cause, and two months later the FBI quietly announced he was likely mentally ill. He was eventually convicted and is curently serving 25 years in jail.

In 2007 the so-called “Fort Dix Six” were nabbed in a much-hyped FBI terror bust after allegedly hatching a plan to attack a US military base and kill the soldiers there. At the time, a 26-page indictmentrevealed that the group had “no rigorous military training” and “did not appear close to being able to pull off an attack.” The next year it was revealed that the FBI informant who had infiltrated the group had in fact offered to organize the members and lead the plot itself.

In 2009 the Newburgh Four were arrested for an alleged plot to blow up synagogues and shoot down military airplanes in Newburgh, New York. The group was a ragtag bunch of poor black men, at least one of whom was mentally unstable and stored his own urine in jars around his apartment. The group’s fifth member, Shahad Hussein, turned out to be an FBI informant who had promised the members hundreds of thousands of dollars to carry out the plot. In sentencing the defendants, Federal Judge Colleen McMahon said:

“[The government] created acts of terrorism out of [the defendant’s] fantasies of bravado and bigotry, and then made those fantasies come true. The government did not have to infiltrate and foil some nefarious plot – there was no nefarious plot to foil.”

In November 2010 the FBI busted the so-called Portland Christmas Tree Bomber, who was allegedly attempting to bomb the lighting ceremony at Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square. “The threat was very real,” the FBI intoned at the time. “Our investigation shows that Mohamud was absolutely committed to carrying out an attack on a very grand scale.” The alleged bomber, Arthur Balizan, turned out to be a teenager who bragged to undercover agents that he could get a gun because he was a “rapper” and wrote an article on workout tips for jihadis.

In 2011 the FBI arrested a man that they themselves had supplied with a remote controlled plane and C4 explosives in a harebrained attempt to bomb the Pentagon. In 2012 they busted another would-be jihadi that they again had supplied with a fake gun and suicide vest. Also in 2012 the FBI busted a group of five “anarchists” who were allegedly going to bomb a bridge in the Cleveland area, although it was quietly admitted that the FBI informant who had infiltrated the group had in fact initiated the contact with them and been present at the meetings where they developed the plan to blow up the bridge.

One of the most ridiculous examples of this pattern dates back to 2006, when the DOJ attempted to make it seem as if they had just nabbed a group of dangerous jihadis who were preparing a full ground war against the United States.

The picture that is painted by these facts is as overwhelming as it is difficult for much of the public to comprehend. The conclusion, nevertheless, is incontrovertible: that without the FBI, many of the so-called “terrorist cells” that have been hatching their inept, bumbling schemes against the United States for decades might never have existed at all.

Despite what many would believe, this conclusion is not even controversial. Rather, it has been backed up time and again by evidence in the official record and multiply attested to by FBI insiders and whistleblowers themselves.

Given all of this damning history and insider whistleblowing, it is vital that the Western public break out of their media-induced programming and question the core assumptions of the war on terror paradigm that we have been programmed with for decades now. If there is to be speculation at all over events like these, and if there is any group that has to present a thoroughgoing case for why it is NOT responsible for this atrocity, surely it is the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Having been at the heart of so many terror plots in the past, both the hilariously inept and the chillingly successful, how could the public refuse to even interrogate the organization that has the most to answer for?

The simple fact of the matter is that the history of the modern age of terrorism has proven time and again that the FBI is the prime suspect in any terrorist atrocity that takes place on American soil. Let us all keep this in mind as the details of the investigations into this (and all other) American terrorist incidents begins to emerge.

 

"Contractors" at Boston Marathon Stood Near Bomb, Left Before Detonation

(Photos) Seen across street after blasts talking with FBI bomb squad. Who were they? What were they and the FBI doing?
April 19, 2013 (LD) – What appear to be private contractors, wearing unmarked, matching uniforms and operating an unmarked SUV affixed with communication equipment near the finish line of the Boston Marathon shortly after the bomb blasts – can be seen beforehand, standing and waiting just meters away from where the first bomb was detonated. The contractor-types had moved away from the bomb’s location before it detonated, and could be seen just across the street using communication equipment and waiting for similar dressed and equipped individuals to show up after the blasts.

Image: An already widely distributed photo showing the contractor-types on the bottom left, just left of where the bomb was placed and detonated. The men are wearing matching, unmarked uniforms, large black bags, and appear to be waiting, separately, and "behind" the rest of the crowd. In the upper left corner, a wooden structure forming one half of a temporary photography "bridge" over the finish line can be seen and serves as a useful reference when establishing the contractor-types’ position in other photos.

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Image: After the explosion, two of the contractors seen by the wall next to the bomb, appear across the street, both using communication equipment. This photo too has been distributed and enlarged many times across the Internet. (click to enlarge)

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Image: An unmarked SUV with a considerable amount of communication gear on the roof appears, surrounded by identically dressed men. The vehicle parks near the bleachers. (click to enlarge)

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Image: Event staff and contractors both above and below the bleachers begin tearing up the skirting and appear to be looking for something or retrieving something while casualties are still being treated and evacuated across the street. (click to enlarge)

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The men, numbering between 6-8 then begin tearing up the skirting around temporary bleachers erected for the event, opposite the explosion, before taping it off. Then, what appears to be an FBI bomb squad truck pulls up directly behind the contractor-types’ SUV, with a woman clearly wearing the letters F.B.I. on her tactical vest emerging and speaking with the contractor-types. Together they disappear from the scene, leaving their vehicles behind.

Image: What appears to be an FBI bomb squad truck pulls in, with a woman wearing what is clearly the letters F.B.I. on her vest. She talks with two contractors while it appears a third is partially in the truck’s right-hand side. Also note that the area contractors and event staff tore up, is now taped off. (click to enlarge)

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Image: The FBI truck and contractor SUV sit seemingly abandoned – neither the FBI agent, nor the contractors can be seen. What they did, or where they went remains so far, unknown. (click to enlarge)

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It should be noted, that with the exception of the contractor-types, all other responders at the scene, including the FBI agent, can be clearly identified, from police to the fire department, to medics and even individuals wearing vests with "B.A.A. Physician" written on them. It should also be noted that no other uniformed individuals can be seen standing near the bomb site aside from the contractor-types.
These men were unidentified, professional contractors apparently augmenting public servants at the Boston Marathon, present before and after the bomb blasts in the direct vicinity of the incident. After the blasts, whether it was their intended function or not, they appeared to be searching for something under the bleachers before being joined by what appears to be the FBI bomb squad. The FBI and the city of Boston has so far categorically failed to provide any information on these highly suspicious individuals.
Questions That Must be Answered 
Several questions must be answered by the FBI, leading the investigation on behalf of we, the American people. The first question is who these men were, with large, black bags in the direct vicinity of where a bomb would detonate, moving away before the blast, and appearing directly across the road afterward. Who hired them and what was their function? Why were they moving amongst the crowd in a semi-covert fashion when all other public servants present were wearing proper uniforms and clearly identified? Did police, firefighters, event organizers, and medics know these men were present and what they were doing?
Why did it appear that the FBI was fully aware of their presence, and in fact working with them, specifically with what looks like a bomb squad unit? Were these contractors specialists in explosives, and if so, what is the significance that at least two of them were spotted just meters from where the blast occurred? 

Why These Questions Demand Answers
The checkered, frightening history (see: FBI’s History of Handing "Terror Suspects" Live Explosives) of the FBI’s involvement in fomenting false terror attacks, and even presiding over attacks that succeeded in maiming and killing innocent people, should call into question their presence or involvement at any public event, especially when seen associating with unidentified, semi-clandestine organizations that appear to be private contractors.
Private contractors as well, do not answer or work for the public, but rather the highest bidder. Private contractors, most notably Blackwater and its various incarnations have operated both domestically and abroad, committing obscene crimes and atrocities with seemingly absolute impunity. The term "defense contractor" is in fact a euphemism for mercenary, and has no place in a civilized, democratic world, no matter what their alleged mission statement may claim.
That both of these nefarious entities were present and cooperating in the direct vicinity of the Boston bombings, with at least two contractors standing just meters away from where the bomb actually went off, raises a number of possibilities and concerns. A drill may have been being conducted, though the FBI and city officials have denied this. Or, a threat may have been communicated to event organizers ahead of time, which prompted the inclusion of "auxiliary" security, though again, both the FBI and the city of Boston deny receiving any information prior to the bombings. Whichever contracting firm this may have been, may just have wanted to swindle Boston’s taxpayers for an easy payday, and coincidentally found itself in the middle of extraordinary circumstances.
However, alarming suspicion is raised when the FBI makes no mention of an organization it was clearly coordinating with, particularly in terms of bombs and explosives before and after the incident, considering the nature of the attack. When an already dubious organization attempts to obfuscate the facts of any given event, it is the right and responsibility of legitimate law enforcement, public representatives and the citizenry itself to demand and get answers. If we are not persistent, with the FBI’s bizarre behavior over the past few days, including inexplicably cancelled and suspiciously rushed press conferences, and now what appears to be a Hollywood ending for the case, we may never get those answers.

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Note: Most images were taken from Flickr user HahaTango, the entire collection of 150 images from the Boston Marathon can be found here.

Glenn Beck says Obama is Covering up Truth of Boston Bombing

“You have til Monday to come clean”
Infowars.com
April 20, 2013

Almost immediately following the Boston bombings, radio and former Fox News host Glenn Beck’s news site The Blaze chimed in attempting to ridicule Alex Jones and Infowars for labeling the events a false flag attack, running articles like, “With Absolutely No Evidence, Alex Jones Calls Boston Marathon Explosions a ‘False Flag’ Operation Conducted by the Gov’t.”

However, Beck himself now seems to be the “conspiracy theorist,” saying he knows something “those at the highest echelons of government” don’t want unearthed. One can only take that to mean Obama and his administration.

Beck says he’ll give “somebody in Washington” til Monday to come clean about the actual origin of the deported Saudi national. He says something to the effect of, “It would sound better coming from you than me.”

Of course since Monday, numerous reports have come to light suggesting the Boston bombing suspects were contacted by the FBI at least as early as 2011.

Meanwhile, Alex Jones, Infowars.com and scores of independent journalists have been on the cutting edge of the investigation, identifying government security teams and potential patsies, and bringing the FBI’s involvement, massive errors and audacity under the public’s scrutiny from day one.

Indeed, if Beck is not bluffing, which he says he’s not, it’s good to see him come around, but he might take care, lest he end up “Breitbart-ed.”

 

NY Times: ‘FBI Staged Terror Attacks’

Infowars.com
April 20, 2013

This is the latest up to the minute info on the tragic Boston marathon bombings.

The FBI and other agencies have a long and well documented history of staging terror events to get more power. It’s also suspicious they told us only to observe photos and information they provided, after postponing a press conference set to take place earlier this week, and awkward media bumbling in misreporting the capture of a lone suspect.

In this video, Alex proves that the Federal system has the motive as well as the means and history of staging terror events. They are suspect number one.

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Uncle: Mentors ‘radicalized’ older Boston bombing suspect

Scott StumpTODAY

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The uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects told TODAY Saturday that he believes Dzhokar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were pawns in a deadly scheme.

"I strongly believe they were just puppets and executors of something of bigger scale," Ruslan Tsarni told Savannah Guthrie.

He said Dzhokar, the younger of the brothers, was "used by his older brother. He’s just another victim of his older brother. He victimized others, but he’s been used by his older brother."

Tsarni, a Maryland resident who is the brother of the suspects’ father, believes Tamerlan, 26, who died in a confrontation with police early Friday morning, was radicalized by others. He noted that the suspects were in his house as children, and recalled a surprising transformation the last time he saw Tamerlan in 2009.

“There certainly were mentors,’’ Tsarni said. “I was shocked when I heard his words, his phrases, when every other word he starts sticking in words of God. I question what he’s doing for work, (and) he claimed he would just put everything in the will of God. It was a big concern to me. He called me ‘confused’ when I started explaining to him, make yourself useful to yourself and to your family and maybe you’ll have extra to share with everybody else.

"It wasn’t devotion, it was something, as it’s called, being radicalized. Not understanding what he is talking (about). He is just using words for the sake of the words and not understanding the meaning of it.’’

The suspects’ parents told NBC News they believe their sons were framed. Tsarni said a family acquaintance told him there was an outside influence on Tamerlan.

“He said there is someone who brainwashed him, some new convert to Islam,’’ Tsarni said. “I would like to stress (the acquaintance was) of Armenian descent.’’

The suspects’ uncle believes the radicalization occurred in the United States, not overseas. Tamerlan Tsarnaev traveled to Russia last year.

“It has nothing to do with Russia, (or) with Chechnya, which he had nothing to do with,’’ Tsarni said. “It started here.”

Tsarni said he was "angry" on Friday when he told reporters outside his home the brothers were "losers." On Saturday, he told Guthrie he was grateful that Dzhokar was captured alive after the manhunt that concluded Friday night in Watertown, Mass. Tsarni also expressed his condolences to the families of the three people killed in the marathon bombing and the college police officer who was allegedly shot and killed in his cruiser by the suspects on Thursday night.

Dzhokar was found wounded inside a boat in the backyard of a house and captured after a gun battle.

“I was relieved that he is alive,’’ Tsarni said. “At least he has a chance to ask for forgiveness for those that he victimized, as well as there is a chance now for enforcement agencies to get to the bottom of it.

"For a 19-year-old kid, I do not even believe (that) he would (have) been in full comprehension of what he’s been doing. For the sake of seeking forgiveness for himself, I don’t know how long his life is going to be, but I know it will be way easier for him if he receives that forgiveness for those he made to suffer.”

 

Security theater moves to Act Two following arrest of Boston marathon bombing suspect

Mike Adams
Natural News
April 20, 2013

I’m trying to get a grip on the full spectacle of the police state theater we have all just witnessed in Boston. Where to begin?

Do we begin with the “lockdown” order that forced 400,000+ Bostonites to stay off the streets and hide in their homes while nobody admits it’s actually martial law?

Do we begin with the militarized masses of armed-up police rolling down the streets of Boston in bomb-proof assault vehicles, all in the hunt for one teenager? Click here for astonishing pictures of martial law in Boston.

Or do we even attempt to examine the spectacle of the mainstream media’s agenda-scripted coverage of all this and its failure to try to blame the bombing on so-called “right-wing extremists?”

In examining the events of the week, a rational person can’t help but conclude that only a small part of what’s being officially reported about the Boston marathon bombers has any basis in fact. And even after the announced arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the remaining survivor of the supposed terrorist bombing duo, we still have:

• No images or video of this person placing any bomb on the ground

• No acknowledgement of the existence of the “Craft” military spooks who all carried large backpacks at the marathon and were found moving away from one of the bombs just minutes before it went off

• No apology from the mainstream media for its week-long rampage against “right-wing extremists” who it vilified as the probable bombers

• No explanation for why it takes thousands of heavily-armed police, armored assault vehicles and federal agents to find and arrest one teenager

• No reply from the FBI on just how much the FBI controlled and manipulated these suspects over the last few years, as has been described by their mother.

• No legal justification for the “lockdown” martial law declaration that has been illegally forced upon the people of Boston

But don’t hold your breath on any of this. The last thing the public would ever get in any of this would bereal answers.

My working theory on what really went down

Here’s my theory on what actually happened:

The FBI “recruited” the Tsarnaeva brothers years ago as part of their ongoing campaign of staging actual terrorist attacks in the USA as is well documented in the New York Times and elsewhere.

The FBI gave these guys the skills, the plans and the materials to make the “pressure cooker” bombs, then picked the target of the Boston marathon. This tactical-level planning of terrorism by the FBI is not uncommon. As Kurt Nimmo writes on InfoWars:

The FBI is notorious for recruiting and framing terrorist patsies. A report compiled by Mother Jones and the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California-Berkley found that of the 158 prosecutions carried out on terrorism charges since 9/11, 49 defendants participated in plots that were arranged by FBI agent provocateurs.

“The Craft” operatives were then hired by the government to be on scene and observe the brothers to make sure they placed the backpacks as planned.

The original plan was to then use the explosions to blame “right-wing extremists” by nailing other patsies in the crowd who had already been set up to be present with backpacks. The two brothers would escape blame and be allowed to continue working for the FBI on other terrorism campaigns.

But when the alternative media began circulating suspicious photos of “The Craft” team members and blowing the cover on the whole operation, the FBI suddenly reversed course on Wednesday and retracted its stated arrest of a white suspect, “flipping the script” onto the Tsarnaeva brothers. Knowing they could not sustain the big lie of “right-wing extremists,” they decided to sacrifice their two pawns. If they could be killed during a firefight, that would be even better.

One of the Tsarnaeva brothers has already been shot and then run over by a vehicle (almost certainly a government vehicle, although the press ridiculously says his own brother ran over him). The other was captured last night, alive, but it has already been decided this person has no right to any due process and will be tortured and interrogated until he talks.

So the entire theatrical production now moves into Act Two, where any mention of FBI involvement will be memory-holed, and anyone who suggests the FBI might have coached or even trained these two brothers will be labeled a “conspiracy theorist.”

Score one for the FBI and its department of terrorism. This should keep the American sheeple compliant and afraid for at least another year or two…

And don’t worry; the FBI has plenty of additional terrorism plots already under way. Each of them will be released at the appropriate time to manipulate public emotions and keep driving America into a state of undeclared martial law.

Anyone who believes the official story on all this is a fool.

 

 

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Boston marathon bombs: Tamerlan Tsarnaev ‘interviewed by FBI in 2011’

The FBI interviewed one of the Boston marathon bombing suspects in 2011 at the request of a foreign government, reports have claimed.

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Sarah Titterton and agencies

3:59AM BST 20 Apr 2013

Officials told the Associated Press, Reuters and CNN that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a shootout with police outside Boston on Friday morning, was interviewed by federal officers.

The matter was closed when it did not produce any incriminating information.

One official told AP that the FBI shared its information with the foreign government. The official did not say what country made the request about Tamerlan Tsarnaev or why.

The 26-year-old’s younger brother Dzhokhar, also a suspect in Monday’s bombings that killed three people and wounded scores more, has been taken into custody after a dramatic confrontation with police.

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev died of bullet wounds and injuries from explosives strapped to his body, a hospital doctor said.

Boston police said more than 200 rounds of gunfire were exchanged with the brothers early Friday morning shortly before Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s death, and that the two men had hurled improvised explosive devices and handmade hand grenades at officers.

It has been widely reproted that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev drove over his brother’s body as he fled police during that incident.

The brothers had not previously been on the radar as possible militants, US government officials said.

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On Friday night, while the hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was still ongoing, US President Barack Obama spoke with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, by telephone.

During the conversation, Mr Obama praised the "close cooperation that the United States has received from Russia on counter-terrorism, including in the wake of the Boston attack," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a written statement.

There were hints earlier in the day that Russian officials were helping American investigators research the brothers.

CNN reported that one interview in Dagestan with Tsarnaev’s father ended when Russian authorities showed up to question him.

 

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Images Of Captured Boston Suspect Number Two

Infowars.com
April 20, 2013
The following image of the suspect being apprehended has emerged.

A glimpse of 19-year-old bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is visible through an ambulance window as the Boston Marathon bombing suspect is transported to the hospital.

Dzhokar Tsarnaev ambulance

Photo of suspect caught on boat in backyard

Boston PD commissioner on capture, condition of bombing suspect

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This article was posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7:01 am

 

UPDATE! Boston Marathon Bombing Secrets

Infowars.com
April 20, 2013

The suspect was cornered and then arrested. But what is the real story? The real story is the FBI has a history of using informants to stir up mental deficients into bombing targets with fake bombs. That is part of history. Now the mother of the suspects has said that her son has been followed by the FBI for at least three years.

BATTLEFIELD USA: De Facto State of Martial Law Declared In Boston *Pics From the War Zone*

Related: This Is What Martial Law Looks Like

Mac Slavo
SHTFPlan.com
April 20, 2013

This is what America looks like under martial law:

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This article was posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:57 am

Obama Vows U.S. Probe to Find Motives for Boston Bombing

By Lisa Lerer & Julie Hirschfeld Davis – Apr 20, 2013 1:08 PM ET

Channeling the nation’s relief, President Barack Obama said the capture of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect capped an “important chapter of this tragedy” while spurring a search into the motives and potential terrorist links behind the blasts.

“All in all, this has been a tough week, but we’ve seen the character of our country once more,” Obama said at the White House in a nighttime statement after a day of staying publicly silent as an almost 24-hour manhunt unfolded.

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U.S. President Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks from the White House about the capture of Dzhokar Tsarnaev on April 19, 2013. Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Obama Vows U.S. Investigation of Boston Bombing

6:49

April 19 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama speaks about the U.S. response to bombings at the Boston Marathon after the capture of the surviving suspect in the attack. Obama, speaking at the White House, also comments on the fertilizer-plant explosion in Texas. (Source: Bloomberg)

Obama, Patrick, DesLauriers's Own Words on Boston

3:53

April 19 (Bloomberg) — U.S. President Barack Obama, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and Richard DesLauriers, special agent in charge of the Boston FBI Office, speak about the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15. This report also contains comments from Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Waterford, Massachusetts, Chief of Police Edward Deveau and Massachusetts State Police Colonel Timothy Alben.(Source: Bloomberg)

The capture yesterday of Dzhokar Tsarnaev in Watertown, Massachusetts, shortly before the president spoke left “many unanswered questions,” Obama said. While cautioning against a “rush to judgment,” he said the investigation will seek to find out why two young men who studied in the U.S. would turn to such violence.

“The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers,” Obama said, as do “the wounded — some of whom now have to learn how to stand and walk and live again.”

Tsarnaev, 19, was taken into custody following a manhunt that paralyzed Boston and its suburbs for much of the day. His older brother, Tamerlan, 26, died in a confrontation with police in Watertown the previous night after the shooting death of aMassachusetts Institute of Technology campus officer. The brothers had been pursued as the suspects in the April 15 bombings that killed three people and injured more than 170.

FBI Briefing

“Whatever hateful agenda drove these men to such heinous acts will not — cannot — prevail,” Obama said. “Whatever they thought they could ultimately achieve, they’ve already failed.”

The president learned of the capture while watching television in the White House residential area, then went to the Oval Office, where he received a briefing call from FBI DirectorRobert Mueller.

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said “the thanks of a grateful nation” was going to “every single federal, state, and local law enforcement official who went above and beyond to apprehend” the younger Tsarnaev.

“It was a job well done under trying circumstances, to say the least,” the Ohio Republican said in a statement from Washington.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said in a statement from Louisville that, “We have marveled at the coordination, skill, and bravery of military, intelligence, and law enforcement officials at every level — from federal agents to suburban beat cops to the campus police officer at MIT who gave his life in the line of duty.”

Texas Explosion

Last night’s capture culminated an extraordinary week of anxiety and rapid-fire developments that began with the bombings near the marathon’s finish line and ended with Tsarnaev found hiding in a boat in a suburban backyard.

In between, the discovery of ricin-laced letters sent to officials in Washington — including Obama — set the nation’s capital on edge, and the small town of West, Texas, suffered devastation with an April 17 fertilizer-plant explosion that killed at least 14 people and injured at least 200.

Obama mentioned that blast during his White House statement and moments later declared a state of emergency in Texas, granting federal aid to supplement state and local resources.

Even as congressional leaders joined Obama in responding with elation and praise for law enforcement following Tsarnaev’s capture, the potential political ripple effects of the Boston bombings for his presidency and legislative agenda began to reverberate.

Prosecuting Tsarnaev

Lawmakers said they would turn a fresh focus to combating homegrown terrorism in the days to come, raised questions about how the interrogation and prosecution of Tsarnaev should be handled, and signaled a more difficult road ahead for Obama’s push to rewrite U.S. immigration laws.

The Tsarnaev brothers, who lived in Cambridge, came to the U.S. from the former Soviet Unionabout a decade ago. They are ethnic Chechens whose father lives in Russia.

Lawmakers warned that the Boston bombings indicated the potency of the threat of homegrown terrorism, vowing to scrutinize it for clues on how to prevent future such events.

“While we have made it more difficult for terrorists to carry out attacks from overseas, the attack on the Boston Marathon is indicative of the shift in terrorists’ tactics in recent years to inspire people who are living in the United States to strike,” said Republican Representative Michael McCaul of Texas, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. “While several plots of this nature have been thwarted, this is the first to succeed.”

Pending Questions

McCaul said his panel would ask in the coming weeks “how this happened, and how we can prevent it from happening again.”

Throughout the hunt, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden received regular briefings from top officials in Washington and Boston. The president spoke on the phone yesterday with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the investigation.

Earlier in the day, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia had been “very attentively watching” the developments.

U.S. authorities haven’t yet found evidence that the suspects were connected to other individuals or groups, according to a person briefed on the investigation who asked not to be identified to discuss the probe.

The saga demonstrates the pressing need for U.S. law enforcement to maintain robust intelligence and counterterrorism programs at the state and local levels, said Republican Representative Peter King of New York.

Islamist ‘Threat’

“The fact that these terrorists were from overseas, living legally in our country for a period of time, and the fact that there was no federal intelligence or chatter prior to the marathon bombings demonstrates once again the Islamist terrorist threat to our country from within our borders,” said King, the chairman of the Homeland Security panel that oversees counterterrorism and intelligence.

“As has been demonstrated in recent years there is a significant terrorist threat from people living within our country under the radar screen,” he said.

King, along with Republican Senators John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, released a joint statement today encouraging the Obama administration to treat Tsarnaev as a “potential enemy combatant,” depriving him of the rights given U.S. law enforcement suspects in custody, in order to learn more about possible future attacks.

48 Hours

“We have concerns that limiting this investigation to 48 hours, and exclusively relying on the public safety exception to Miranda, could very well be a national security mistake,” they wrote in a statement. “It could severely limit our ability to gather critical information about future attacks from this suspect.”

The Obama administration has not classified Tsarnaev, a U.S. citizen, as an enemy combatant. However, they’ve also opted against reading him the Miranda warning that gives suspects a chance to consult a lawyer before answering questions, according to a Justice Department official.

The administration invoked a public-safety exception that lets law enforcement conduct limited questioning and allows the introduction of statements from those interviews into evidence before reading him the Miranda warning that gives suspects a chance to consult a lawyer before answering questions, said the official, who asked not to be identified because the move wasn’t announced.

Immigration Issue

Some critics of a far-reaching bipartisan effort to revamp U.S. immigration laws hinted that the Boston case could complicate the push.

“Given the events of this week, it is important for us to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration system,” said Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, who has opposed previous efforts to offer legal status to undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., as the measure would do.

“While we don’t yet know the immigration status of people who have terrorized the communities of Massachusetts,” Grassley said at a hearing on Capitol Hill, it could “shed light on the weaknesses of our system.”

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a legal resident of the U.S. while his brother, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, became a naturalized citizen on Sept. 11, 2012, according to a government official briefed on the matter who asked not to be identified because the investigation was in progress.

Democratic proponents of the immigration measure urged lawmakers not to allow the situation in Boston to derail it. People shouldn’t “jump to conclusions” and “conflate” the events in Boston with the immigration rewrite proposal, said Senator Charles Schumer of New York.

To contact the reporter on this story: Lisa Lerer in Washington at llerer@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steven Komarow at skomarow1@bloomberg.net

 

Obama Vows U.S. Probe to Find Motives for Boston Bombing

By Lisa Lerer & Julie Hirschfeld Davis – Apr 20, 2013 1:08 PM ET

Channeling the nation’s relief, President Barack Obama said the capture of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect capped an “important chapter of this tragedy” while spurring a search into the motives and potential terrorist links behind the blasts.

“All in all, this has been a tough week, but we’ve seen the character of our country once more,” Obama said at the White House in a nighttime statement after a day of staying publicly silent as an almost 24-hour manhunt unfolded.

Enlarge imageU.S. President Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks from the White House about the capture of Dzhokar Tsarnaev on April 19, 2013. Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Obama Vows U.S. Investigation of Boston Bombing

6:49

April 19 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama speaks about the U.S. response to bombings at the Boston Marathon after the capture of the surviving suspect in the attack. Obama, speaking at the White House, also comments on the fertilizer-plant explosion in Texas. (Source: Bloomberg)

Obama, Patrick, DesLauriers's Own Words on Boston

3:53

April 19 (Bloomberg) — U.S. President Barack Obama, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and Richard DesLauriers, special agent in charge of the Boston FBI Office, speak about the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15. This report also contains comments from Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Waterford, Massachusetts, Chief of Police Edward Deveau and Massachusetts State Police Colonel Timothy Alben.(Source: Bloomberg)

The capture yesterday of Dzhokar Tsarnaev in Watertown, Massachusetts, shortly before the president spoke left “many unanswered questions,” Obama said. While cautioning against a “rush to judgment,” he said the investigation will seek to find out why two young men who studied in the U.S. would turn to such violence.

“The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers,” Obama said, as do “the wounded — some of whom now have to learn how to stand and walk and live again.”

Tsarnaev, 19, was taken into custody following a manhunt that paralyzed Boston and its suburbs for much of the day. His older brother, Tamerlan, 26, died in a confrontation with police in Watertown the previous night after the shooting death of aMassachusetts Institute of Technology campus officer. The brothers had been pursued as the suspects in the April 15 bombings that killed three people and injured more than 170.

FBI Briefing

“Whatever hateful agenda drove these men to such heinous acts will not — cannot — prevail,” Obama said. “Whatever they thought they could ultimately achieve, they’ve already failed.”

The president learned of the capture while watching television in the White House residential area, then went to the Oval Office, where he received a briefing call from FBI DirectorRobert Mueller.

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said “the thanks of a grateful nation” was going to “every single federal, state, and local law enforcement official who went above and beyond to apprehend” the younger Tsarnaev.

“It was a job well done under trying circumstances, to say the least,” the Ohio Republican said in a statement from Washington.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said in a statement from Louisville that, “We have marveled at the coordination, skill, and bravery of military, intelligence, and law enforcement officials at every level — from federal agents to suburban beat cops to the campus police officer at MIT who gave his life in the line of duty.”

Texas Explosion

Last night’s capture culminated an extraordinary week of anxiety and rapid-fire developments that began with the bombings near the marathon’s finish line and ended with Tsarnaev found hiding in a boat in a suburban backyard.

In between, the discovery of ricin-laced letters sent to officials in Washington — including Obama — set the nation’s capital on edge, and the small town of West, Texas, suffered devastation with an April 17 fertilizer-plant explosion that killed at least 14 people and injured at least 200.

Obama mentioned that blast during his White House statement and moments later declared a state of emergency in Texas, granting federal aid to supplement state and local resources.

Even as congressional leaders joined Obama in responding with elation and praise for law enforcement following Tsarnaev’s capture, the potential political ripple effects of the Boston bombings for his presidency and legislative agenda began to reverberate.

Prosecuting Tsarnaev

Lawmakers said they would turn a fresh focus to combating homegrown terrorism in the days to come, raised questions about how the interrogation and prosecution of Tsarnaev should be handled, and signaled a more difficult road ahead for Obama’s push to rewrite U.S. immigration laws.

The Tsarnaev brothers, who lived in Cambridge, came to the U.S. from the former Soviet Unionabout a decade ago. They are ethnic Chechens whose father lives in Russia.

Lawmakers warned that the Boston bombings indicated the potency of the threat of homegrown terrorism, vowing to scrutinize it for clues on how to prevent future such events.

“While we have made it more difficult for terrorists to carry out attacks from overseas, the attack on the Boston Marathon is indicative of the shift in terrorists’ tactics in recent years to inspire people who are living in the United States to strike,” said Republican Representative Michael McCaul of Texas, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. “While several plots of this nature have been thwarted, this is the first to succeed.”

Pending Questions

McCaul said his panel would ask in the coming weeks “how this happened, and how we can prevent it from happening again.”

Throughout the hunt, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden received regular briefings from top officials in Washington and Boston. The president spoke on the phone yesterday with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the investigation.

Earlier in the day, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia had been “very attentively watching” the developments.

U.S. authorities haven’t yet found evidence that the suspects were connected to other individuals or groups, according to a person briefed on the investigation who asked not to be identified to discuss the probe.

The saga demonstrates the pressing need for U.S. law enforcement to maintain robust intelligence and counterterrorism programs at the state and local levels, said Republican Representative Peter King of New York.

Islamist ‘Threat’

“The fact that these terrorists were from overseas, living legally in our country for a period of time, and the fact that there was no federal intelligence or chatter prior to the marathon bombings demonstrates once again the Islamist terrorist threat to our country from within our borders,” said King, the chairman of the Homeland Security panel that oversees counterterrorism and intelligence.

“As has been demonstrated in recent years there is a significant terrorist threat from people living within our country under the radar screen,” he said.

King, along with Republican Senators John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, released a joint statement today encouraging the Obama administration to treat Tsarnaev as a “potential enemy combatant,” depriving him of the rights given U.S. law enforcement suspects in custody, in order to learn more about possible future attacks.

48 Hours

“We have concerns that limiting this investigation to 48 hours, and exclusively relying on the public safety exception to Miranda, could very well be a national security mistake,” they wrote in a statement. “It could severely limit our ability to gather critical information about future attacks from this suspect.”

The Obama administration has not classified Tsarnaev, a U.S. citizen, as an enemy combatant. However, they’ve also opted against reading him the Miranda warning that gives suspects a chance to consult a lawyer before answering questions, according to a Justice Department official.

The administration invoked a public-safety exception that lets law enforcement conduct limited questioning and allows the introduction of statements from those interviews into evidence before reading him the Miranda warning that gives suspects a chance to consult a lawyer before answering questions, said the official, who asked not to be identified because the move wasn’t announced.

Immigration Issue

Some critics of a far-reaching bipartisan effort to revamp U.S. immigration laws hinted that the Boston case could complicate the push.

“Given the events of this week, it is important for us to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration system,” said Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, who has opposed previous efforts to offer legal status to undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., as the measure would do.

“While we don’t yet know the immigration status of people who have terrorized the communities of Massachusetts,” Grassley said at a hearing on Capitol Hill, it could “shed light on the weaknesses of our system.”

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a legal resident of the U.S. while his brother, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, became a naturalized citizen on Sept. 11, 2012, according to a government official briefed on the matter who asked not to be identified because the investigation was in progress.

Democratic proponents of the immigration measure urged lawmakers not to allow the situation in Boston to derail it. People shouldn’t “jump to conclusions” and “conflate” the events in Boston with the immigration rewrite proposal, said Senator Charles Schumer of New York.

To contact the reporter on this story: Lisa Lerer in Washington at llerer@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steven Komarow at skomarow1@bloomberg.net

 

Boston Bomber Controlled by FBI

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
April 19, 2013

Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva, the mother of Boston bombing suspects Dzhokar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, said Friday that her eldest son Tamerlan was under the control of the FBI.

“He was controlled by the FBI, like for three, five years,” she told Russia Today during an interview. ”They knew what my son was doing, they knew what actions and what sites on the Internet he was going [to], they used to come…and talk to me…they were telling me that he was really a serious leader and they were afraid of him.”

“How could this happen?…They were controlling every step of him, and they are telling today that this is a terrorist attack,” she added.

The FBI is notorious for recruiting and framing terrorist patsies. A report compiled by Mother Jones and the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California-Berkley found that of the 158 prosecutions carried out on terrorism charges since 9/11, 49 defendants participated in plots that were arranged by FBI agent provocateurs.

“They’re creating crimes to solve crimes so they can claim a victory in the war on terror,” explained Martin Stolar, a lawyer who represented a suspect involved in a New York City bombing plot contrived by FBI agents.

According to Business Insider, the FBI will soon make public its relationship with Tsarnaeva. A spokesperson would not confirm or deny that the agency had any previous contact.

On Friday afternoon, however, Mother Jones reported the FBI has already admitted they interviewed Tsarnaev two years ago, according to CBS News. “The agency conducted the interview at the request of a so-far unnamed foreign government, CBS says, to see if the elder Tsarnaev had any extremist ties — but their search turned up none,” writes Hannah Levintova.

The FBI Needs To Explain Why It Failed To Monitor Boston Bombing Suspect Despite A Clear Warning

Henry Blodget | Apr. 19, 2013, 11:01 PM | 38,319

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FBI

The FBI needs to explain in more detail why it failed to realize that the older Boston bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was a terrorism risk.

By the FBI’s own admission, the FBI was warned about Tsarnaev in 2011 by a foreign government (presumably Russia).

The foreign government told the FBI that Tsarnaev had become "a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer and that he had changed drastically … as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the country’s region to join unspecificied underground groups."

In response to this warning, the FBI says it checked databases and interviewed Tsarnaev and other family members in the summer of 2011 but found no evidence of "terrorism activity."

Then the FBI says it "requested more information" about Tsarnaev from the foreign government but never received it.

Less than two years later, Tsarnaev is suspected of masterminding a successful terrorist attack on the city of Boston that killed three people and injured nearly 200.

So the FBI has some questions to answer.

Namely:

  • Given the explicit warning, why didn’t the FBI continue to monitor Tsarnaev?
  • Why didn’t the FBI follow up with the foreign government when it didn’t get the additional information it requested?
  • How common is a warning from a foreign government about a specific person like this? Does the FBI get thousands of them?
  • What made the FBI effectively clear Tsarnaev — and what might the FBI change  to avoid making this mistake again?
  • Will the FBI conduct a full investigation into what happened?

Here’s the key section of the FBI’s statement:

Once the FBI learned the identities of the two brothers today, the FBI reviewed its records and determined that in early 2011, a foreign government asked the FBI for information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The request stated that it was based on information that he was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer, and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the country’s region to join unspecified underground groups.

In response to this 2011 request, the FBI checked U.S. government databases and other information to look for such things as derogatory telephone communications, possible use of online sites associated with the promotion of radical activity, associations with other persons of interest, travel history and plans, and education history. The FBI also interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev and family members. The FBI did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign, and those results were provided to the foreign government in the summer of 2011. The FBI requested but did not receive more specific or additional information from the foreign government.

 

Dad Wants Bomb Suspect To ‘Surrender Peacefully’ But Vows That ‘All Hell Will Break Loose’ If He Is Killed

Henry Blodget | Apr. 19, 2013, 10:33 AM | 108,497

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AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation

The father of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tells ABC News that he will appeal to his son to "surrender peacefully."

But the father also promised that "all hell will break loose" if Tsarnaev is killed by police.

The father also said he talked to his sons earlier this week and that they talked about the bombing:

"We talked about the bombing. I was worried about them," Anzor Tsarnaev said.

He said his sons reassured him, saying, "Everything is good, Daddy. Everything is very good."

It’s not clear whether this conversation took place before the bombings or after.

The father also said his sons are innocent:

The elder Tsarnaev insisted that his sons were innocent, but said he would appeal to his son to "surrender peacefully."

"Give up. Give up. You have a bright future ahead of you. Come home to Russia," the dad said.

Earlier, the father spoke to the Associated Press by telephone from Russia. In that conversation, he described his younger son as "a true angel."

The Mother Of The Boston Bombing Suspects Was Arrested For Shoplifting Last Year

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Natick Police

A woman believed to be the mother of Boston bombing suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev was arrested last year for shoplifting at a Cambridge Lord & Taylor department store, according to a police briefing in the Natick Patch.

Here’s the June 13, 2012 report from the Natick Police:

7:42 p.m.: Loss prevention from Lord & Taylor called to report they had detained a shoplifter. Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva, 45, of 410 Norfolk St., Apt. 3, Cambridge, was arrested and charged with larceny over $250 (women’s clothing valued at $1,624), and two counts of malicious/wanton damage/defacement to property.

Tsarnaeva shared an address with the two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings. The first bombing suspect, Temerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by Boston police Thursday night. A manhunt is underway for the second suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19.

The family is believed to be of Chechen origin. An "a" is typically added to Russian female surnames.

Boston Bombing Suspect Arrested

 

Infowars.com
April 19, 2013

The suspected Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was taken into custody this evening in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Boston police: Marathon bombings suspect is in serious condition at hospital – live videobit.ly/Zwsi1j

— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) April 20, 2013

Senator Wants Suspect Held as Enemy Combatant

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is demanding that the Constitution be discarded and the suspect be treated as an enemy combatant despite the fact he is American citizen. Graham said Tsarnaev should not be afforded the protection of the Fifth Amendment and suggested he be tortured to extract information.

The Law of War allows us to hold individual in this scenario as potential enemy combatant w/o Miranda warnings or appointment of counsel.

— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) April 20, 2013

The goal is to gather intelligence and protect our nation which is under threat from radical Islam.#Boston

— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) April 20, 2013

It appears the Justice Department has decided to follow Graham’s advice. Tsarnaev was not read his Miranda rights under the public safety exception. The federal government’s high value detainee interrogation group will be responsible for questioning him, according to ABC News.

The high value detainee interrogation group is comprised of intelligence professionals from the CIA, FBI, the State Department, the Department of Defense and the National Security Council.