Boston: Brothers Were ‘Regular American Kids’

Boston bomb suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev (L) Dzhokhar A Tsarnaev (R)

 

Ruslan Tsarni, Uncle of Boston bombing suspects

Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of suspected Boston bomber Dzhokhar A Tsarnaev, has urged his nephew to hand himself in. Tsarnaev’s brother was killed after a gunfight with police.

Tsarnaev arrived in the US around a decade ago.

Neighbours recall the ethnic Chechen brothers riding bikes and skateboards on the street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they lived.

Former classmates expressed their surprise that the quiet, but popular and athletic brothers could be responsible for the twin bomb attack that killed three people, including an eight-year-old boy, and injured more than 180 others.

Despite having become a devout Muslim, Tamerlan married a Boston woman, Katherine Russell, from a Christian family and had a three-year-old daughter. Neighbours told the MailOnline that his 24-year-old wife had converted to Islam.

Dzhokhar, 19, attended the prestigious Cambridge Rindge & Latin school and had a place on the wrestling team.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev
Tamerlan Tsarnaev had ambitions to box for the US

In May 2011, his senior year, he was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the city to pursue higher education. His success was even celebrated with a reception at city hall.

He attended the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, but the school would not say what he was studying.

The father of the suspects, Anzor Tsaraev, told The Associated Press his younger son was a second-year medical student.

“My son is a true angel,” he said by telephone from the Russian city of Makhachkala. “He is such an intelligent boy. We expected him to come on holidays here.”

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Dzhokhar with a friend at his graduation

He added: “They were set up, they were set up! I saw it on television; they killed my older son Tamerlan.” He ended the call angrily, saying: “Leave me alone, my son’s been killed.”

Dzhokhar’s page on the Russian social networking site Vkontakte says that before moving to the US, he attended a school in the capital of Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim republic in Russia’s North Caucasus. The men’s uncle said they had been born in Kyrgyzstan.

Dzhokhar describes himself as speaking Chechen as well as English and Russian and says that his world view is “Islam”.

Those who knew him have been stunned. The host of a Boston-based public radio programme, Robin Young, posted on Twitter a photo of her nephew with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, their arms around each other, at their graduation.

“Heartbreaking pic,” Ms Young wrote.

FBI photo of suspects in Boston Marathon shooting
Dzhokhar, in the white baseball cap, with brother Tamerland at the marathon

Tim Kelleher, a wrestling coach for a Boston school that competed in 2010 against Dzhokhar’s team, said: “He was a tough, solid kid, just quiet.”

Dzhokhar’s brother, Tamerlan, 26, who died during the police shootout, was a keen participant in martial arts and boxing, even aspiring to fight on the US Olympic team.

A local Massachusetts news article in 2004, quoted a boxer called Tamerlan as saying: “I like the USA. America has a lot of jobs. That’s something Russia doesn’t have. You have a chance to make money here if you are willing to work.”

Tamerlan, who was identified in footage of the bombing as the suspect in the dark baseball cap, was reportedly arrested in 2009 for assaulting a girlfriend.

Boston police handout of  Djohar Tsarnaev
A young Dzhokhar: remembered as a ‘regular American kid’

Despite assurances by former friends and neighbours that the brothers fitted in, Tamerlan wrote in a photo package that appeared in a Boston University student magazine in 2010: “I don’t have a single American friend. I don’t understand them.”

He identified himself as a Muslim who was studying to become an engineer at the Bunker Hill Community College and said he did not drink or smoke, because “God said no alcohol”. He said he hoped to fight for the US Olympic team and become an American.

Government officials said Tamerlan had travelled to Russia last year and spent six months there before returning to the US.

A YouTube user bearing the name Tamerlan Tsarnaev has posted a series of religious videos on the site. One extolled the prophesy of the Black Banners of Khurasan, which has been embraced by al Qaeda.

Other videos included those of the Australian Muslim preacher Feiz Mohammad, who preaches against the evils of Harry Potter.

His aunt Maret Tsarnaeva, who lives in Toronto, said he had recently become a devout Muslim who prayed five times a day.

She said: “He has a wife in Boston and from a Christian family, so you can’t tie it to religion.”

She said he had dropped out of university, causing his father great concern.

She said her brother had very high expectations for his sons, especially Tamerlan.

Before moving to Dagestan, the Tsarnaev family lived in Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic in Central Asia. Leila Alieva, who went to school with Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the Kyrgyz town of Tokmok, remembered them as being an educated family.

 

 

http://news.sky.com/story/1080494/boston-brothers-were-regular-american-kids

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Dept of Homeland Security Suggests Defending Yourself Against Crazed Shooters with Scissors

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommends that people use scissors to defend themselves against crazed shooters armed with semi-automatic rifles (and very likely on psychotropic drugs; h/t Natural News). It’s very strange, but for some inexplicable reason, they don’t talk about how you could also, instead of relying on scissors, carry a firearm of your own and use it to defend yourself and other innocent people around you in such a scenario. I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t think to point out that option, even though the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America explicitly protects the individual right to bear arms! How odd.

V.P. Joe Biden is a bit closer to the right idea when he says to get a shotgun:

But it’s still very strange he doesn’t suggest people get a firearm more suitable for self-defense, like a semi-automatic AR-15 with a high-capacity magazine. It’s almost as though the government was waging some kind of propaganda campaign for gun-control in violation of the Constitution! But we know the government would never violate the Constitution! I mean, it’s not as though the words “shall not be infringed” in the Second Amendment are hard to understand or anything.

The best plan for reducing gun violence in the U.S. I’ve seen yet is Bob Wenzel’s at Economic Policy Journal:

  1. Abolish the DEA and end the war on drugs.
  2. Abolish the FDA and government involvement in drugs.
  3. End minimum wage laws.
  4. Abolish the Department of Education and end public school education.
  5. End gun control.

Points 1, 2, and 5 would be particularly effective, although I think it is an enormous oversight of Wenzel’s not to include on the list ending the government’s role of setting the example for criminal lawlessness, violence, and mass murder.

 

A more logical view on the Boston Marathon “suspect” photos going around

The corporate media and FBI are waving yet more blurring photos and videos before us as suspects in the Boston Bombing.

Certainly, by announcing they have an ID in the media before they have arrested the suspect, the suspect(s) will be alerted and likely be headed for the border!

This reads more like a scripted TV show than real life.

No doubt, following their arrests, they will confess their membership in a grand nation-wide underground terror plot amongst white, gun-loving, gay-hating, Constitution-kissing, Federal Reserve hating, christian conservative patriots, supplied with bomb-making materials by Iran via North Korea!

The following clip was shown on TV news and websites (like Alex Jones’) claiming that the highlighted man was a suspect, seen fleeing the scene of the bombing. I don’t know about you, but if I planted a bomb, I would leave before it detonated. 

UPDATE: DOJ is now saying there has been no arrest and there is no suspect.

UPDATE 2: The person identified as a potential suspect in the photo above, wearing black jacket, tan slacks and boots, is part of a larger group all dressed the same.

 

In the wider view, it is clear this is after the bombing. But they are not helping the victims, nor searching for clues. Although dressed in uniform, they show no insignia at all, not even for police or fire department. And they seem to be wearing the same backpacks used to conceal the bombs.

Who are these guys? Did they have more bombs inside those backpacks? The Boston PD radio reported additional unexploded devices, since officially denied. (but after that “arrest” gaffe yesterday, the official story on anything is automatically suspect).

UPDATE 2: Here is another picture of the men in black and tan (lower left) leavong the scene.
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These men are not first responders or they would be helping the victims. They are not law enforcement, or they would be helping with crowd control. They are not bomb disposal squad or they would be looking for more bombs.

So who the hell are they?

 

 

Mike Rivero  WRH

Washington Perfects the Art of Illusion: Keep America Focused on Boston Bombing while they Strip us of Rights and Prepare for War

(The Organic Prepper) The bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon was a shocking act of terror.  All over the world, people watched in horror as the bombs went off, as people staggered and fell, and in the aftermath, saw the gory bloodstained sidewalks and graphic photos of people missing limbs.

We don’t expect acts like this to occur in America.  Although this is a regular occurrence in places like Iraq, where 55 people died, the victims of bombings that very same day, it seems to people in the insulated Western World that it is far more appalling when it occurs on American soil.

And with that shock value comes a tool kit for the powers that be.

A horrific act that has society reeling can serve multiple purposes. It can distract the people from manipulations that would generally cause backlash.  It can make people plead for protection, which always means the taking away of another right.  And finally, it can serve as a tool to propagandize a message and demonize the villain of the day.

This is not a debate about whether the bombing was a false flag or a legitimate act of terrorism.  It’s not a comparison of the losses here versus those in a desert on the other side of the world.  It isn’t about the ethnicity of the bomber, who might be getting set up as an unwitting patsy, or who is actually responsible for the bombing itself.

This is a notification: the people who pull the strings will use this horrific instant of violence to manipulate and control the American people.

 Please save us, Police State!

One thing that the events like the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the 9/11 hijackings, the Aurora theater shooting,  and this most recent act of violence all have in common is the fear factor.  The very randomness of these attacks makes them even more terrifying.  You think that sending your child off to school, going to the movies,traveling by air to go visit family, going to work in a high-rise, or watching a race would be the most harmless of activities.  Everyone does these things.  These are not the types of risky behaviours that are fueled by vast quantities of alcohol.  No one was behaving recklessly by going to watch Batman.  Brutal acts of violence occurred during these ordinary activities, and this says, by sheer normalcy, that this could happen to you too.

Many people seek protection when they are afraid.  And this is when the government steps in with something like a new gun control law or, after 9/11, the Patriot Act, all presented in a way to make us feel safer.  But what is actually happening is a chiseling away of your God-given rights, all in the name of security and safety. People actually plead for their rights to be taken away.  Who can forget NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s offensive “Demand a Plan” video response to the Sandy Hook shootings?

“Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security.”
~ Ben Franklin

Creating Monsters

Immediately after the Boston Marathon bomb, without any evidence whatsoever, the mainstream media and government mouthpieces began pointing the finger at the current boogeyman of choice, those who resist the establishment. Any patriotic believer in the Constitution was fair game for speculation.

Phrases like “right-wing extremists”, “homegrown terror”, “so-called Patriots”, “Tea Party”, “anti-tax protesters”, and “anti-government groups” were bandied about as the likely culprits.  Without one shred of evidence, a bulls-eye was immediately painted on those who love God, liberty, and the founding principles of the country.

Salon.com even posted an article offensively entitled “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American.”

“In those awful episodes, a religious or ethnic minority group lacking such privilege would likely be collectively slandered and/or targeted with surveillance or profiling (or worse) if some of its individuals comprised most of the mass shooters. However, white male privilege means white men are not collectively denigrated/targeted for those shootings — even though most come at the hands of white dudes.”

Don’t be surprised if an unwitting patsy is wheeled forth by the media – he’ll be white, own an AK-47, fly a Gadsden flag, and carry a well-thumbed pocket copy of the Constitution.  Why?  Because this culprit will fit the agenda of making those who resist the unconstitutional activities of the government look like crazed killers, terrifying lunatics, and all-around dangers to society.  The message is this:  ”Is your next door neighbor a prepper or a constitutionalist?  Look out, because the next thing you know, he’ll blow you up too – you’d better report him, or at the very least keep your eye on him!”

The Art of Distraction

When someone is performing a magic trick and they make wide flourishing gestures, it’s often to distract the audience from the sleight-of-hand needed to produce the illusion.

This is the big Kahuna of benefits to a crisis for the Powers That Be.  Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, President Obama’s ally in Chicago, famously said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste, and what I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do thinks that you think you could not do before.”

It’s very clear that whatever the source of this crisis, Washington has no intention of letting the Boston Marathon bombing go to waste.

There are several things going on in Washington that would be much more easily accepted if they’re just quietly slipped in.  Washington doesn’t want an uproar from outraged citizens.  The politicians that run things have a penchant for sneaky maneuvers.

1.)  For example, did you know that late Monday, incidentally, the day of the Marathon, Obama signed into law that makes it easier for members of Congress and their staffers to engage in insider trading?  There’s a reason that most  politicians are rich, and it’s not generally because they’re just lucky.  According to “On the Money“, The Hill’s economy and finance blog:

President Obama quietly signed legislation Monday that rolled back a provision of the STOCK Act that required high-ranking federal employees to disclose their financial information online.

The White House announced Monday that the president had signed S. 716, which repealed a requirement of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act requiring the disclosure, which had previously been delayed several times by Congress.

That provision, added to the bipartisan bill aimed at halting insider trading by members of Congress, would have required roughly 28,000 senior government officials to post their financial information online, and had come under harsh criticism from federal government employee unions.

Both chambers of Congress quickly — and near silently — approved the repeal legislation at the end of last week by unanimous consent, just before heading home to their districts.

But wait – there’s more.

2. )  Today, just about the time it was announced that a suspect was in custody – but then it was announced that there was not a suspect in custody – but then it was announced that there were photos of a suspect in the midst of the confusion, while people were busily googling whether or not there was actually even a suspect…

…shhh…the US Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee very quietly and with little ado,  adopted “Senate Resolution 65,” by “which the US will support Israel in case it is compelled to take military action and actualize its right to self-defense in the face of an Iranian threat…The resolution stipulates that Israel will enjoy Washington’s diplomatic, economic and military aid.”  (source)

3.)   Add to this a crucial vote on the “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013“, an innocuous sounding bill that was narrowly defeated in Congress today by a mere 6 votes.  This was “a bill to ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale, and for other purposes.”

An irate Obama made a statement amidst tearful families of the Sandy Hook shooting, calling this a “shameful day for Washington.”

“Do we really think that thousands of families whose lives have been shattered by gun violence don’t have a right to weigh in on this issue? Do we think their — their emotions, their loss is not relevant to this debate?” Obama asked.

The president vowed “this effort is not over” and urged Americans to voice their opposition to inaction.

“I see this as just round one,” he said. “I believe we’re going to be able to get this one. Sooner or later we are going to get this right. The memories of these children demand it, and so do the American people.” (source)

4.) And finally, don’t forget CISPA, the vote on which was scheduled to be held today but has been postponed until tomorrow.  Perhaps to muffle the cries of outrage from internet users across the country, a bomber will be duly produced. Since Washington has been unable to pass SOPA or PIPA, their desire to troll the internet and rummage through your email is back with CISPA.  ”CISPA will allow private sector firms to search personal and sensitive user data of ordinary U.S. residents to identify this so-called “threat information”, and to then share that information with each other and the US government — without the need for a court-ordered warrant.” (source)  Today, amendments to CISPA that would have protected the privacy of internet users were defeated, and the bill, in all it’s nosy, Big Brother glory, will go before the House for a vote tomorrow.

So, as they said in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.”

Don’t be distracted by the theatrics.  Don’t be manipulated by fear.  Don’t let the media tell you how to think or who is scary.  If your attention is directed to one place, be sure to pay attention to everything else.  Watch carefully how this proceeds, because this is a blueprint used by manipulative governments around the world – and you can learn from it.  After you see the truth you will never watch the mainstream news the same way again.

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Israeli police head to US to aid in Boston Marathon bombing investigation

The head of the Israel Police, Major General Yohanan Danino (AFP Photo / Jack Guez)

The investigation into Monday’s deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon has officially gone international: law enforcement officials from Israel have been sent to the United States to assist in the probe.

Israel Police Chief Yohanan Danino says he has dispatched officials to Boston, Massachusetts, where they will meet with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and other authorities, the Times of Israel Reports.

Citing an earlier report published by the newspaper Maariv, Times of Israel writes that Danino has dispatched police officers to participate in discussions that “will center on the Boston Marathon bombings and deepening professional cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of both countries.”

The paper reports that Israeli law enforcement planned the trip before the deadly pair of bombings on Monday that has so far claimed three lives, but the discussions will now shift focus in order to see how help from abroad can expand the investigation.

In an address made Tuesday, Israel President Shimon Peres said that tragedies such as this week’s incident in Boston, sadly, bring people together from across the world.

“When it comes to events like this, all of us are one family. We feel a part of the people who paid such a high price. God bless them,” Peres said. “Today the real problem is terror, and terror is not an extension of policy: Their policy is terror, their policy is to threaten. Terrorists divide people, they kill innocent people.”

Around 20 hours after two bombs detonated near the finish line of the annual race, United States President Barack Obama went on record to condemn the tragedy as a terrorist attack. 

“This was a heinous and cowardly act,” said Obama from the White House, “and given what we now know the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism.”

But even as officials come to assist from as far away as Israel, authorities are still in the dark as far as finding any leads in the case. Pres. Obama has directed the FBI and US Department of Homeland Security to assist in the investigation, but no agencies have identified suspects or motives at this time.

Pres. Obama has also said that his administration has been directed to implement “appropriate security measures to protect the American people,” but details as to what that could mean remain scarce. Meanwhile, at least one leading lawmaker is asking for the US to respond to the terrorist attack by increasing the scope of the ever-expanding surveillance program already growing across the United States.

“I do think we need more cameras,” Rep. Peter King (R-New York) told MSNBC after Monday’s attacks.“We have to stay ahead of the terrorists and I do know in New York, the Manhattan Security Initiative, which is based on cameras, the outstanding work that results from that.  So yes, I do favor more cameras.  They’re a great law enforcement device.  And again, it keeps us ahead of the terrorists, who are constantly trying to kill us.”

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has also confirmed that he has dispatched law enforcement officers from the Big Apple to assist in the investigation by meeting with agents at a Boston fusion center, one of the DHS-funded data facilities that collects surveillance camera footage and other evidence in order to analyze events like Monday’s attack.

“We are certainly engaged in the information flow with the FBI through our Joint Terrorism Task Force. We have two New York City police officers, police sergeants, who are in the Boston Regional Intelligence Center,” Bloomberg said on Tuesday. “They’re up there, they’ve been up there since last evening.”

But in a study conducted last year by the Senate’s bipartisan Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, lawmakers found that those fusion centers have been more or less unhelpful in assisting with terrorism probes.

The Department of Homeland Security’s work with state and local fusion centers, the subcommittee wrote, “has not produced useful intelligence to support federal counterterrorism efforts.” Instead, they added, so-called “intelligence” shared between facilities consisted of tidbits of shoddy quality that was often outdated and “sometimes endangering [to] citizen‘s civil liberties and Privacy Act protections.”

“More often than not,” the panel added, information collected and shared at DHS fusion centers was“unrelated to terrorism.”

http://rt.com/usa/police-israel-investigation-boston-009/

A Warning to All Gun Bloggers and Forums – Boston Marathon Explosions

 

Dear Friends,

Please be aware that there are what we call “Bloomberg shills” lurking in the comments of gun blogs and forums atpresent. It has been going on since before the election, and we first noticed it as far back as our January 8th, 2012 article “2nd Amendment Voters Should Vote Ron Paul.” At first it seemed like fun because they got a lively discussion going, and many of our articles have over 400 comments just because of a few anti-gun comments peppered in by a shill here and there. But as more and more of them have come in, we have begun to realize that it is better to delete them. The anti-gunners have a plan, and that plan is to make gun people look stupid, heartless, and separate from the values of mainstream America. A recent “whistleblower” post about the Boston Marathonexplosions is especially troubling. If you are part of a gun blog or forum, please don’t allow this post to spread, and beware that more attempts to make 2nd Amendmentdefenders look bad are coming.

As most of us have come to understand, this crisis has gone far beyond politics. We have seen an unprecedented and sustained attack on not just our guns, but the entire pro-2nd Amendment and avid shooter culture itself. We are being sold to the public as stupid and selfish people who don’t care about the safety of children. I got a forwarded Facebook post from an 86 year old family friend and staunch Libertarian yesterday that said “The NRA Doesn’t Represent Me.” If only he knew what a fool he is being played for, but if you read through the lines, it is pretty clear that Bloomberg’s media campaign isworking. The medicated masses are buying the story, because it is being presented in social media environment where people have already let their guards down.

For that reason, we have ceased to allow any anti-gun comments on our articles. This was a difficult decision, but we only did so after calling out several of the commenters and directly accusing them of being hired Bloomberg shills. None of them defended themselves, and we believe that this is exactly what they are. The anti-gunners aren’t just buying TV ads. They are hiring what are probably unemployed young people in New York City to fish around in pro-2nd Amendment social media to plant seeds of division, trying to hook the emotions of the vulnerable and anti-depressant medicated.

A common theme among the shills is to make us look stupid and ruthless in the furtherment of our cause. We think that they threw some bait into the water yesterday that could make gun people look very bad. It is a “whistleblower” post about the explosions at the Boston Marathon, warning that it is some kind of false flag to ban the private sale of gun powder. I believe this “warning” is meant to be re-posted on gun blogs and boards, and on a quick Google search, I see that it has already hit the FAL Files and a few survival boards. We am not going to include the post in this email because there is no benefit in spreading it, but it begins “I work on a security commission and I’ve just received word to start on a campaign we’ve been working on for the last two months and now it all makes sense.”

The “warning” then goes on to say that that explosions were a pre-planned event meant to result in the banning of the private sale of gun powder, and that a young person is to be arrested Friday with NRA magazines in his possession. The creators of this farce are hoping Alex Jones and all of the conspiracy websites pick it up, and some of them already have. We believe that this is a Bloomberg shill to make us look stupid, and ruthless, that we would co-opt a tragedy to further our cause. Obama’s people have indeed already tried to tie the explosions to “Tax Day” in the hopes of making right wingers look like terrorists, but as we have explained before, Alex Jones is a turd in the punchbowl of 2nd Amendment freedom. You don’t have to have any “theory” about the conspiracy to take away our 2nd Amendment rights. American “gun control” was born in the aftermath of slavery, to keep guns out of the hands of freed slaves. Today it continues. The anti-gunners are using the deaths of 20 white kids to keep the guns out of the hands of their racial minority voting “slaves” in the inner cities.

It could very well be that consumer black powder, not smokeless powder, was used to make those bombs. Upon seeing the billowing white clouds of smoke from the explosions, anyone who has ever shot black powder should probably have suspected that this was the explosive used. Bomb detecting equipment, and most likely the dogs as well, are not trained to detect black powder. I know this because I freaked out one day when I had to go through a airport sniffer after shooting BP. I hadn’t even washed my hands and realized it only when I was far too deep into the line. But the sniffer didn’t even hiccup. We have all heard the reports that the police were doing bomb dog drills before the explosions, and it could very well be that one dog thought he smelled something early in the day so they brought in more dogs, who unfortunately weren’t trained to sniff BP.

Somebody grabbed the obvious possibility that black powder was involved and turned it into this fake “whistleblower” post about the more generic term “gun powder.” Apparently U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said “most likely gun powder” was used in the devices. The “Lone Wolf” language of that articledoes make it sound like they will pin this on a “right wing terrorist,” but what makes this “whistleblower” warning so suspect as a shill is that they do not specify black powder. As many of you know, modern smokeless powder, the kind you find in normal ammunition, does not explode when ignited. It burns, and it is of course also fairly “smokeless.” Billowing clouds of white smoke like the ones we saw in Boston only come from black powder, and it is a lot easier to get than C4, and you don’t have to make it like the concoctions they speak about in the bomb making books. Granted, McCaul did specifically say “gun powder,” but it is just too convenient that this post showed up yesterday, at the same time the talking point was implanted into the discussion. The post is almost definitely fake, and planted by people trying to make us look bad.

It is your choice how you treat and respond to anti-gun comments in a pro-2nd Amendment environment here on the internet. Please just be aware that these Bloomberg shills are lurking in your comments and on your boards, and that this is most likely only one of what will be many attempts to make 2nd Amendment defenders appear to have different ideals than mainstream America. We are mainstream America, and after the Heller and McDonald Supreme Court decisions, we were on our way to giving the opportunities of “mainstream” to all Americans. Arm the permanent victims in our inner cities and we will give them back not just 2nd Amendment freedom, but all of the other freedoms they are robbed of by living under the umbrella of a permanent criminal narco-economy. The Wild West didn’t have the violent crime rates of Chicago and Washington DC, because in the Wild West, the good guys could shoot back.

http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/a-warning-to-all-gun-bloggers-and-forums-boston-marathon-explosions/

Interview With Boston Marathon Eyewitness Confirms Bomb Squad Drill

In an exclusive interview, I just finished speaking with key Boston Marathon eyewitness and running participant Alastair Stevenson, who has confirmed to me that drills were taking place the morning of the Boston Marathon complete with bomb squads and rooftop snipers.

Alastair’s initial statements towards the Alabama news publication regarding the Boston Marathon training exercises ignited a firestorm within the alternative media, despite being only around two sentences in length. Now, Alastair has been given a forum to voice the entirety of what he saw as a participant and coach during the Boston Marathon — something that Alastair says he has never seen before despite participating in much larger races around the world.

As you can watch in the video above, Alastair detailed what went on before the race began:

“At the start at the event, at the Athlete’s Village, there were people on the roof looking down onto the Village at the start. There were dogs with their handlers going around sniffing for explosives, and we were told on a loud announcement that we shouldn’t be concerned and that it was just a drill. And maybe it was just a drill, but I’ve never seen anything like that — not at any marathon that I’ve ever been to. You know, that just concerned me that that’s the only race that I’ve seen in my life where they had dogs sniffing for explosions, and that’s the only place where there had been explosions.”

And Alastair is speaking from serious experience. As a veteran of marathons and a coach at the University of Mobile in Alabama, Alastair knows about how marathons traditionally go down.

The interview with Alastair clarifies his former statements regarding the presence of bomb squads and bomb sniffing dogs that went mega viral on the web, and also serves to better understand what the reality is behind this situation. As Alastair details, there was definitely a drill taking place the morning of the marathon, and it appears police were likely aware of a dangerous threat that required a large degree of action to counteract.

This post originally appeared at storyleak.com

Boston Marathon Bombing: Who Do They Plan To Blame?

 

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emanuel, former White House Chief Of Staff to Barack Obama

While many people might immediately dismiss the concept, any student of true and unadulterated history has to eventually admit this fact:  Governments exploit crisis.  Sometimes, they merely take advantage of the ensuing chaos and aftermath of a disaster they had nothing to do with directly.  Other times, they create those disasters themselves in order to engineer social and political opportunity.

In regard to the recent bombing of the Boston Marathon, which killed three people and injured at least 140, I have asked “Who do they plan to blame?”  The unaware and naïve will state that “They will blame the true culprit behind the attack, of course!”  Unfortunately, in the past couple decades I have seen numerous terrorist attacks where the blame was NOT placed on the true culprit, or, the blame was extended to totally uninvolved groups and organizations in order to politicize the event.  Governments (especially our government) squeeze each man-made disaster like a ripe papaya until every drop of sweet advantage can be collected.  They use our fear and confusion as license to attack a predetermined list of targets that may or may not have had anything to do with the original event.  They tell the story in a way that suits their end-line interests, and the last thing they are concerned with is helping the public to “understand”.  In the end, what average citizens see as an authoritative analysis on the facts from their “loving” leaders is in reality nothing more than an exercise in fantasy.

Now, the thought of persons and institutions within our government being malicious enough to create a terrorist event to be used to manipulate the public towards a certain end tends to bring out furious denial in some Americans.  This is because those people with weak characters and an even weaker sense of identity tend to attach their egos to the collective.  They live vicariously through the group, or the nation state, so that the State’s accomplishments and trials become THEIR accomplishments and trails.  To accuse the state of criminality is to accuse them of criminality.

The Boston bombing already has the makings of a subversive and highly exploitable false flag event, and certain undertones remind me of the now exposed Operation Gladio, a false flag program utilized by NATO governments (including the U.S.) for decades which involved multiple bombings and mass shootings of high traffic public areas across Europe that were then falsely blamed on “left-wing terrorists”.  The operation was exposed in the early 1990’s by the Italian government, and then quickly swept into the dust bin of history.

Vincenzo Vinciguerra, a far-right terrorist linked to Gladio and currently serving a life-sentence for the car bomb murder of three policemen stated during sworn testimony on Gladio in March of 2001:

“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game…”

“The reason was quite simple. They were supposed 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…”

The strategy used by NATO was clear – terrorize the common population, target as many innocents as possible in places where they felt most comfortable and at ease, and drive the citizenry into the waiting arms of the establishment.  The tactic creates the cancerous spread of public tension because the sense of “distance” from violence is removed.  An attack could literally happen anytime, anywhere.  A predetermined scapegoat enemy is then presented, completing the circle and galvanizing the people in the direction the establishment desires.

The methods used in Europe to demonize “left-wing” political movements could just as easily be used to demonize what some call “right-wing” political movements here in the U.S.  Let’s look at some of the facts surrounding the Boston incident so far:

Boston authorities and witnesses on the scene admit that bomb sniffing dogs and roof spotters were employed before the race even began.  The local bomb squad was also coincidentally running a “controlled explosion drill” only one mile away from the attack:

http://www.local15tv.com/mostpopular/story/UM-Coach-Bomb-Sniffing-Dogs-Spotters-on-Roofs/BrirjAzFPUKKN8z6eSDJEA.cspx

Participants at the race were told repeatedly not to worry, and that a “training exercise” was taking place.  In nearly every major terror attack since 9/11, from the U.S., to the UK and Spain, the government was running “training exercises and drills” fitting the EXACT description of the threat that then suddenly occurred in real life on the same day.  Perhaps it is only an overtly reoccurring negative serendipity, but in my view, if the authorities are running a training exercise for a bombing in your town, it might be best to run for the hills before their little war-game becomes real yet again.

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis also stated that authorities were not aware of any specific threats to the marathon before it began, which means that they are not presenting any claims that they had reason to believe a bombing might take place:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/dozens-people-injured-explosion-boston-marathon-190955311.html

So, just to clarify, the Boston police on the suggestion of…someone, decided to run bomb squad training, bomb sniffing dogs, and rooftop spotters on the exact same day that the Boston Marathon happened to be bombed…just because?

I would add to this conundrum another question – With all those bomb sniffing dogs present, and with multiple devices now found on the scene, how did they not find at least one of the explosive packages before people were killed?  Those dogs need to be fired, I suppose…

Along with the immediate strangeness of the attack, the timing is also rather perfect for the establishment.

April 15th is tax day across the nation, and Tax Protest Day sponsored annually by Tea Party organizations across the country also just happened to fall on the 15th this year.  On top of this, in Massachusetts, Patriots Day (a civic holiday celebrating the battles of Lexington and Concord) is held on the third Monday of April every year, which just happened to be the 15th this year.  Oath Keepers, a constitutional organization often wrongly attacked as a “domestic extremist group” by the DHS and SPLC, just happened to have a large pro-freedom rally scheduled for the 19th of April at Lexington Green in Massachusetts.  Are we starting to get the picture here?

With the Senate in the midst of the most blatant attack on our 2nd Amendment rights in history following the passage of the absurdly fascist NDAA and the White House’s unwillingness to remove American citizens as potential targets for executive ordered assassination,  and with multiple states now implementing draconian gun restrictions and even confiscations, public opinion is quickly moving against the Federal Government.  Wouldn’t it be beneficial for their agenda if it turned out that the Boston MarathonBombing was executed by a group of “pro-gun anti-income tax anti-government domestic terrorists”, or maybe just Constitutionalists and Liberty Movement activists that are labeled as such?

Wouldn’t that be a big turn-off for those on the fence but shifting towards gun rights and constitutionalism?  Wouldn’t it be great for the DHS and the SPLC if all their anti-Constitutionalist propaganda was suddenly proven “correct”?  Maybe the TSA could even suggest roving street checkpoints and random searches so that such a calamity “never happens again”.

No suspects have yet been named in the marathon attacks, and none have claimed responsibility, so perhaps I am jumping to conclusions.  Perhaps we’ll find out those dastardly North Koreans were behind it all, or maybe those devious Iranians.  However, I can’t shake off that smell of a setup lurking in the musty sickly statist air, and the mainstream media is already suggesting “right-wing involvement” (why don’t they ever suggest left-wing extremism as a possibility…?).

As I have said many times before, during any crisis, always look at who benefited the most from the event.  Look at who had something to gain, rather than the first scapegoats they throw in front of you.  Some terror attacks are real, and some are proven as staged, but never forget that government power structures do not see these tragedies as tragedies; rather, they see them as gifts; precious openings that create vulnerabilities in the psyche of the citizenry.  They WILL exploit these vulnerabilities to further their own agenda, and they WILL exploit the Boston Marathon Bombing to demoralize and marginalize their political enemies.  Count on it.

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All MSM implying “We need to give up Rights for Safety and Security” after Boston. Video of Major Oddity of bombing coverage

 

I have listened to some MSM broadcasting of the Boston bombs.   From Fox News, NBC, CNN, they all are implying “We need to give up our Freedoms for Security.”

Fox news had a man on saying that Israel is safe because of the security and the people in the U.S. on holding on to “individual rights” instead of being safe and secure.  He said a conversation will need to be started.  They were implying it was “Patriots” over and over yesterday and home grown terrorism.  Wolf Blitzer of CNN wondered if “Patriots had anything to do with it?”  They repeated “Patriot day” over and over again during that segment.  I understand Biden even said “I believe it may be ‘Patriots’ against any gun control.”  They are trying to equate being a Patriot is being a terrorist now in the sheeples eyes.

They were saying they could go through any bags and purses that they wanted on the streets of Boston now without cause and that will go to other cities.  So there goes our rights for privacy and no search and seizure without cause.   Any excuse for us to become completely as the Nazi’s were.

Someone had put this video on a forum.  Remember that MSM can create things live now.  It seems this video below shows some type of images being created/erased.  It is very odd.

 

http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com/2013/04/all-msm-implying-we-need-to-give-up.html