Paul Joseph Watson
April 17, 2013
Photos collated on the 4chan website show numerous images of suspicious individuals wearing large backpacks present at the scene of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Three of the men appear to be Arab or Middle Eastern in appearance, whereas another two of the individuals are white.
The images show the men looking away from the marathon runners, talking on cellphones and running from the scene immediately after the blast.
Remains of one of the backpacks are also photographed yards from where one of the bombs exploded. The FBI states that at least one of the pressure cooker devices used in the bombing was housed in a backpack.
Some of these men may have merely been victims, but the image of the two men standing together wearing the same clothes and carrying heavy backpacks and wearing credentials suggests they may have been involved in a drill or in the actual attack. One of individuals, a white man whose backpack was found at the scene of the bombing, looks badly dressed and disheveled.
The Associated Press is now reporting that authorities have identified a suspect wearing a “black jacket on a cell phone, wearing a gray hoodie and a white baseball cap backwards placing a black bag at the second bomb site outside of the Forum restaurant on Boylston Street and then leaving the area before that explosion,” a description which closely but not specifically could be applied to more than one different man identified in the photos below.
As eyewitness Ali Stevenson reported, marathon runners were told before the bombing that a “drill” was taking place involving bomb sniffing dogs and spotters of roofs and to remain calm, although police later denied that any exercise had taken place.
CNN reported that authorities have identified one of the suspects involved in the attack by means of “video from a department store near the site of the second explosion” and “video from a Boston television station.” CNN backed off a report that a suspect had already been arrested.
The Boston Globe also reports that, “authorities have an image of a suspect carrying and possibly dropping a black bag at the second blast site on Boylston Street.”
NewsCenter5 is reporting that, “An arrest is imminent or may have already taken place,” and that the individual is being taken to court.
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 12:09 pm
April 17, 2013
Savvy Internet sleuths have found images taken from surveillance cameras of members of the crowd gathered at the Boston Marathon that appear to identify Navy SEALs.
For comparison, below are a few photos of late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Note the skull logo on his baseball cap, his pants and his boots:
Now look at the individuals spotted wearing backpacks, a similar cap, and similar pants (and boots) at the Boston Marathon:
A video on Youtube also appears to capture a member wearing similar garb walking around the marathon post-explosion with something that looks like a detonator, but in actuality could be aradiation detector.
The reason this is important is because the Boston Police Commissioner is on record stating that they had “no specific intelligence” that there was a drill, while University of Mobile coach and marathon participant Alastair Stevenson has publicly stated that there was announcements telling people to stay calm and not be alarmed because beefed-up security was part of a “training exercise.”
If police were aware of a perceived threat, wouldn’t it make more sense to be announcing an evacuation order rather than tell everyone to stay calm?
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 12:07 pm
April 17, 2013
A permit secured by the Massachusetts Chapter of Gun Rights Across America to hold a pro-Second Amendment rally at the Lexington Battle Green, the site of the opening shots of the American Revolution, was revoked Tuesday because of alleged “security risks” associated with the Boston Marathon bombings.
Lexington Battle Green Monument, erected 1799 on the green in Lexington, Massachusetts, USA, photo by Daderot, via Wikimedia Commons
“In an emergency meeting, Lexington’s Board of Selectmen [Tuesday] evening voted to issue a moratorium prohibiting the use of the Battle Green or Tower Park for events from April 17 to May 1,” wrote Patrick Ball of the Lexington Patch.
Arguing that the rally may provoke “security issues,” the Board of Selectmen and Lexington police department officials cited “public safety” as the main reason for curtailing the First Amendment.
“I think it’s certainly prudent for the town to take a look at that rally and discuss it further, and how it may impact out security issues,” Lexington Police Captain Manny Ferro told the Lexington Patch. “Public safety is at the forefront of anything that we do. There will be discussions, and there have been discussions about how we’re going to approach this.”
According to WickedLocal.com, federal authorities have also advised against allowing the rally to proceed: “Police Chief Mark Corr said he asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation for counsel to see if Lexington should still allow the rally on the Battle Green. He said both state and federal authorities strongly recommended against it.”
“I am struggling because we don’t want the terrorists to prevail and not have them infringe on the freedoms we all cherish,” said Lexington Board Chairman Deb Mauger, adding, ”At the same time we expect a high degree of safety by elected officials and public safety officers.”
Steve Redfern, the Gun Rights Across America member who secured the permit, fears that the town of Lexington, once a prominent symbol of American freedom, has allowed fear and terror to override liberties enshrined by the Constitution. Redfern asked selectmen, “By canceling this event aren’t we showing we are afraid? That they’ve won? …I think it’s important for our country, especially Lexington to stand our ground …I want nothing but a safe rally.”
Affirming, “We will not sacrifice liberty for security,” Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers and an invited guest scheduled to speak at the event, says they and others still fully intend to assemble at the Lexington Battle Green with or without a permit as individuals.
“Our response is to do an oath ceremony anyway. We will still go, still gather… We will not let our free speech be killed in the name of security…”
The Boston bombings have seemingly provided the perfect excuse to keep liberty lovers and others wishing to protect the Second Amendment by exercising their First Amendment right to peaceably assemble from exercising that very right.
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 11:58 am
April 17, 2013
In just a little over four years President Barack Obama has managed to achieve one of his ultimate goals – Americans are now willing to bend over and grab their ankles in exchange for the promise of freedom and safety. After the Boston Marathon bombing there’ll be no more objections when Big Sis steps up with her rubber gloves and says, “Spread ‘em, Danno!”
Addressing the nation immediately following the explosions at the Boston Marathon, Obama called the bombings an “act of terrorism” but stated that investigators did not know if these acts were performed by an international organization, a domestic group or a “malevolent individual.”
In his statement, Obama went on to say that “The American people refuse to be terrorized,” but he should have added, “by anyone other than their own government.”
Calling the incident an “act of terrorism” is only partially correct. The bombing did incite terror, but Obama intentionally uses language to suggest that the attack came from an international terrorist organization. In this country, after 9/11, all Americans automatically assume the word “terrorism” means an international threat.
However, at this point, we don’t know who set the bombs. It may have been some angry or crazed American for all we know and Obama certainly didn’t refer to the Sandy Hook shooting as “an act of terrorism.”
Cities across the nation are beefing up security around government buildings, transit hubs, national landmarks and sporting events. We’ll see bomb-sniffing dogs and TSA agents everywhere we turn. And as a result of Obama’s intentional usage of the word “terrorism” Americans are now willing to do anything if it means they’ll be safe and protected in their own country.
Check your Facebook wall or Twitter stream and you’ll see dozens of posts asking where was the security at the Boston Marathon. Why were people allowed in with backpacks? Why weren’t those backpacks inspected? Where were the bomb-sniffing dogs and TSA agents? People across America are now begging to be searched everywhere they go.
And, in a quote at the National Post website, Daniel Wood, a video producer from New York City who was waiting for a train in Boston said, “They can give me a cavity search right now and I’d be perfectly happy.”
And there you have it. Wake up, America. After just four years Obama finally has the American people exactly where he wants them – willing to bend over and grab their ankles. What’s next?
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 11:57 am
April 17, 2013
Network says bomb of type preferred by phantom anti-abortion terrorists
April 17, 2013
It looks like CNN is falling back on old habits instilled by the U.S. Army’s Fourth Psychological Operations Group. In a news story about the alleged pressure cooker bomb found in Boston, the political establishment’s propaganda network claimed “extreme right-wing individuals” are fond of the device featured in al-Qaeda’s magazine.
MSNBC anchor and wife of former Fed boss Alan Greenspan talks with the network’s resident “terror expert” about pressure cooker bombs.
The phrase “extreme right-wing individuals” is code for Americans who believe the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are worth protecting from the predatory ravages of the federal government. The corporate media, with the help of the Southern Poverty Law Center, repeats the “right-wing extremist” meme incessantly in order to shift the terror myth from Salafist Muslims who collaborated with the CIA to Americans outside of the accepted political parameters established by our globalist overlords.
CNN argues that Eric Rudolph used similar high-pressure devices during the 1996 Olympic Games. “Like the bombings in Boston, those devices were concealed in a backpack, according to a Department of Homeland Security report detailing the 1996 attack,” CNN reports.
Rudolph was portrayed by the government and the establishment media as a lone wolf racist and violent anti-abortionist. The FBI said he “had a long association with the radical Christian Identity movement, which asserts that Northern European whites are the direct descendants of the lost tribes of Israel, God’s chosen people,” the Washington Post reported in 2003. Rudolph was also supposedly linked to the Army of God, a radical anti-abortion organization – or alleged organization.
According to researcher Neal Horseley, the organization is an FBI fabrication based on misinformation created by the National Abortion Federation. Horseley writes that the FBI turned “the Army of God into a domestic terrorism organization like Al Fatah or Hezbullah or Al Qaeda” in order to demonize anti-abortion activists and portray them as domestic terrorists. Anti-abortion groups now figure prominently in the government’s pantheon of domestic terrorists. In 2011, for instance, the FBI said Jared Lee Loughner, the man who shot U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, was linked to “Christian anti-abortion groups.”
In 2009, a Department of Homeland Security report leaked to the media characterized abortion opponents as a threat to national security and put them on par with white supremacists. The DHS document defines right-wing extremism in the U.S. as “divided into those groups, movements and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups) and those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”
The CNN report on the so-called pressure cooker bomb – which, incidentally, the network links to “gunpowder or powder from fireworks” – is part of an ongoing effort by the establishment to link “extreme right-wing individuals” to terrorist events targeting children and innocent bystanders.
Boston Marathon Conspiracy Theory Website Is Not What You Think; It’s Actually Pretty Awesome
The Huffington Post | By Meredith Bennett-Smith Posted: 04/16/2013 1:00 pm EDT | Updated: 04/16/2013 1:47 pm EDT
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Conspiracies swirled after the massacre at Sandy Hook as fringe groups on the Internet picked apart police video and media reports, in some cases causing pain and suffering to real victims they accused of being "actors." But one person is attempting to prevent something similar from happening in the aftermath of Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Theorists attempting to use the domain, BostonMarathonConspiracy.com, will find themselves too late. The URL has already been secured by a person concerned it could be used to host conspiracy theories.
This is the text that appears on the Boston Marathon conspiracy theory website:
I BOUGHT THIS DOMAIN TO KEEP SOME CONSPIRACY THEORY KOOK FROM OWNING IT.
PLEASE KEEP THE VICTIMS OF THIS EVENT AND THEIR FAMILIES IN YOUR THOUGHTS.
Of course, this selfless act will not be enough to stop conspiracy theorists. Already, less than 24 hours after the tragedy, theories have circulated about a man photographed on a nearby roof and a memorial website allegedly set up before the bombings took place.
Right wing activist Alex Jones and his infamous conspiracy site, Info Wars, have also suggested that the attack was orchestrated by the American government as a "false flag" to infringe on civil liberties.
But just as with Sandy Hook, most of these theories probably can be chalked up to coincidences, rampant speculation or Internet imperfections.
Slate points out that Boston "truthers" may be stymied in their efforts to reinterpret this particular event due to the sheer number of witnesses, quality and comprehensiveness of footage and the fact that there is no real political motive for officials to lie.
UPDATE: Two similar domains, bostonmarathonconspiracies.com and bostonconspiracies.com, have now also been bought up by people attempting to keep them out of the hands of real conspiracy theorists.
Woman in downtown Boston made pre-attack threat
Paul Joseph Watson
April 17, 2013
One of the participants in the Boston Marathon says runners were warned they were “going to die” by a woman in downtown Boston two days before the twin bombings which killed three and injured more than 140 people.
“Mike Heiliger, 59, said a woman holding several bags was telling runners who were picking up their pre-race packages in downtown Boston on Saturday (April 13) that they were going to die if they participated in the event,” reports the SquamishChief.com.
“It was a little creepy because you can identify who the runners are and I heard her say to this runner two feet away from me that, ‘If you run tomorrow you’re going to die,’” said Heiliger, adding that the woman was holding two bags as if she had just got off a plane.
Heiliger called police to report the incident after the bombings took place.
Authorities in Boston have denied that there was any intelligence beforehand which warned of an attack, despite eyewitness Ali Stevenson insisting that police “must have known” about the bombing based on their behavior throughout the race.
According to Stevenson, a University of Mobile Cross Country Coach, runners were told not to be alarmed on the morning of the race as police conducted an “exercise” involving bomb sniffing dogs and positioned spotters on rooftops.
“Evidently, I don’t believe they were just having a training exercise, they must have known,” Stevenson told Local15 News. “They must have had some sort of threat or suspicion called in.”
However, during a press conference, Boston police told Infowars reporter Dan Bidondi that there was “no specific intelligence” regarding an attack and that no drills took place besides the usual precautions taken for a big event.
When Bidondi again attempted to ask police about why people were being told to remain calm before the bombs exploded, there was no response.
Paul Joseph Watson
April 17, 2013
The Fox network has pulled an episode of Family Guy which depicted scenes eerily similar to those that unfolded during the Boston Marathon attack, despite the media still persisting with the claim that the episode was a “hoax” and that anyone who talked about it was an “abhorrent” conspiracy theorist.
View the original episode.
Salon shows its true class warfare colors in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing
April 17, 2013
Salon’s support for Obama’s socialist agenda is predicated on the myth of white domestic terror. Photo: Un-Fair Campaign.
On Tuesday evening, the “progressive” website Salon posted an article by Democrat operative David Sirota. In the article, Sirota writes that “the dynamics of [white] privilege will undoubtedly influence the nation’s collective reaction to the attacks.” He explains that supposed white terrorists like Timothy McVeigh are invariably lone wolves while Arab terrorists like Osama bin Laden represent “existential threats” because they are Islamic outsiders.
For Sirota, the entire liberal-socialist agenda hangs in the balance. If “you care about everything from stopping war to reducing the defense budget to protecting civil liberties to passing immigration reform, you should hope the bomber was a white domestic terrorist,” he writes. “Why? Because only in that case will privilege work to prevent the Boston attack from potentially undermining progress on those other issues.”
Next Sirota references his SPLC crib notes. “However, white male privilegemeans white men are not collectively denigrated/targeted for those shootings – even though most come at the hands of white dudes.”
Check out the link above. It lands on Crooks and Liars where the liberal scaremonger David Neiwert allegedly details “a fresh onset of domestic terrorism from the extremist American Right.” Naturally, most of these scary people hail from the infinitesimally tiny – and government infiltrated – white supremacist fringe. They share virtually nothing with the larger and more politically active patriot and constitutionalist movements.
Sirota and Neiwert are prime examples of the liberal delusion on steroids. Despite a scary letter sent to Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano by a desperate SPLC – eager to stay relevant and maintain its footing at the feeding trough – there is no imminent Oklahoma City Bombing version 2 percolating below the surface, at least not by the likes of the Oath Keepers, the Constitution Party and other groups and individuals, including Alex Jones, demonized by the SPLC propaganda machine.
As we have noted ad nauseam, the FBI specializes in fabricating terror attacks. Even liberal bastions like the New York Times and Mother Jones admit to this truth, but it is apparently beyond the reach of Sirota, Neiwert and the Obama entranced liberals desperate to make all terror the product of evil blue-eyed devils.
Finally, there is ample evidence – routinely and habitually ignored by the liberal and corporate media – that both Osama bin Laden and Timothy McVeigh were intelligence assets. Osama bin Laden’s relationship with the CIA is well-documented while the fact McVeigh was an FBI patsy is less well-known but out there for all to see. For more on this, see our article The McVeigh Tapes: A Fairy Tale Designed to Demonize the Patriot Movement.
Tea Party organizer whose nephew was killed “angry” at unsubstantiated links to “right-wing”
Paul Joseph Watson
April 17, 2013
Officials investigating the Boston Marathon attack say early evidence suggests the culprit is likely to be a homegrown “domestic extremist,” leaving the path clear for the Obama administration’s political adversaries to be demonized as extremists.
Richard DesLauriers, the special agent in charge of the Boston FBI office, asserted, “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.
If the bomber turns out to be a stereotypical “right-wing extremist,” President Obama will likely follow the advice of a number of Democratic strategists who have openly invited acts of violence that Obama can exploit to push his big government agenda.
Despite zero tangible evidence so far indicating that the attack was carried out by an anti-tax protester or a “right-winger,” numerous personalities on the left have made the connection anyway.
– 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 advisor David Axelrod also hinted yesterday on MSNBC that the attack could have been a form of tax protest.
– 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 rhetoric 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.”
April 17, 2013
The liberal online magazine Salon published an opinion piece Tuesday evening by columnist David Sirota entitled, “Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American,” in which Sirota argued that if the perpetrator of Monday’s bombing attack, which left at least three people dead, is identified as a Muslim then conservative Republicans will use the tragedy to block Obama administration policy goals like immigration reform
“If recent history is any guide, if the bomber ends up being a white anti-government extremist, white privilege will likely mean the attack is portrayed as just an isolated incident — one that has no bearing on any larger policy debates,” Sirota wrote in his Salon piece, which featured an image of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh cropped beside a photograph of Osama bin Laden.
“It will probably be much different if the bomber ends up being a Muslim and/or a foreigner from the developing world. As we know from our own history, when those kind of individuals break laws in such a high-profile way, America often cites them as both proof that entire demographic groups must be targeted, and that therefore a more systemic response is warranted. At that point, it’s easy to imagine conservatives citing Boston as a reason to block immigration reform defense spending cuts and the Afghan War withdrawal and to further expand surveillance and other encroachments on civil liberties,” Sirota wrote.
Actor blames Boston attack on gun culture: ’2nd amendment must go’
Actor and comedian Jay Mohr waded into the gun debate on Twitter after Monday’s deadly terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon.
“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,” the Jerry Maguire actor tweeted Monday night.
Mohr, who hosts a podcast and Jay Mohr Sports on Fox Sports Radio, followed it up with another tweet connecting the Second Amendment to a “culture of violence.”
Following push back on Twitter, Mohr elaborated on his contention further, explaining that he finds it sad that gun massacres are becoming increasingly common.
“Newtown tragedy was gun violence. Where are u maniacs coming from. I’m just stating that its so sad we’re getting used to watching it on tv,” he tweeted.
He further stressed that his aim was not to politicize the event, but instead to point out what he described as a cultural numbness to violence.
“No politics here at all,” he tweeted. “Just sick of watching bloodshed on tv. It’s become reality tv and we’re becoming numb. Amazed at pro gun responses”