• Is this a sign that the economy is on the way out? Gold is being bought up by the Nazi DVD/CIA by the bucket loads. George H.W Bush’s DVD Agent, Josef Ackermann is buying up gold in Thailand like there is no tomorrow. Gold has been hammered today below $1400 which makes it easier to buy gold both in price and availability as idiots run from the market and sell their physical gold for paper trade ETF rigged prices by JP Morgan an extension of The Worshipful Company of Mercers.

    What we could be seeing here is an attempt to round up three-hundred thousand American patriots under the guise of protecting the homeland from domestic terrorists. Patriots of the American Republic and freedom will be demonized in the media as will firearms ready for a massive assault on the American Constitution. What we may see shortly is more of these events and they may get more violent each time and faster at coming forth. This will bring about the excuse for Obama to bring about Martial Law. This Martial Law and curfews will be fully in place just prior to the planned collapse of the global economy.

    I have warned you for years that they would cover-up for economic collapse by using a pandemic scare where quarantine would be used to keep people off the streets and in fear of exiting outside. Well we may see this type of scenario but with a martial law system.

    Those three-hundred thousand American Patriots are all on the ADEX list created by Hillary Clinton and in the hands of Janet Napolitano. Now does it make sense why the National Defense Authorization Act was passed? Hows about why the East German STASI trained Homeland Security have been buying up so much ammo in preparation for a massive civil war on American soil.

    It will be interesting to see who gets the blame for this event. I cannot see them blaming North Korea for this event, that one would have to be a huge event instead. I can see them possibly false-flagging Syria and Iran. The Worshipful Company of Fuellers are already demonizing Syria with lies of Syria using chemical weapons, even though they ignore the blatant chemical weapon attacks by the Al-Qaeda germ rebel terrorists backed by the West. This could be the excuse to get acceptance from the herd for military intervention in Syria. If this happens expect World War III as Iran will come to defend Syria which will bring Russia and China into the game. North Korea may be flashed in order to aid military draft and conscriptions whilst the conscripted are filtered to the Middle Eastern crusade instead. There is a World War III on the horizon and it is getting very close indeed. Right now we are in a covert World War III already. Study the geopolitics behind these wars as well as the energy reasons such as the natural gas pipelines. Lastly make sure you understand the Temporal Power of the Jesuit Pope of Rome and how the Shia Caliph is the only challenge to this power of the World by the Pope. This is why the Pope uses his Sunni moslem puppets to aid the destruction of Iran.

    Let me remind you people that Al-Qaeda was created by the Jesuit trained daughter-in-law of Carl M. Marcy. Al-Qaeda was created by the Chicago Marcy family through the powerful and very secretive Senior Executive Service through the U.S. Small Business Administrations 8(a) program. Osama Bin Laden did not commit 9/11, Osama was a U.S. Intelligence asset working with the Deutsche Verteidigungs Dienst Nazis which hide within the Directorate for Intelligence division of the Central Intelligence Agency. Osama’s code name was Tim Osman and he was the puppet of George H.W. Bush the head of the DVD. George H.W Bush serves Great Master Prince Charles of the Order of the Bath (9/11 terrorists with the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators) and the Order of Malta Grandmaster, Matthew Festing.

    The clue to this event is it occurring on Patriots Day and at the JFK Library. John F. Kennedy was a true American patriot and that is why The Worshipful Company of Mercers assassinated him with the Permanent Industrial Exposition team paid through the Bank of Montreal. Notice its the same intelligence agency propaganda whores, British Broadcasting Corporation (British SIS) and Cable News Network (CIA) running off about right-wing terrorists. May I remind you that Knight of Malta, Ted Turner fronts the control of CNN for George H.W Bush who also controls most of the alternative media mastered by the continuum of the old American Protective League serving Rome. Study the Council for National Policy to see through who controls most of the big named alternative media outlets. They have lists of all your ip addresses ready to monitor you and if need be round you up with the other American patriots.

    Why are the U.S. Citizens who believe this false-flag propaganda not up in arms that their taxpayers’ currency funneled by the barrel loads into organizations like Homeland Security cannot stop some basic attacks like this? Why do these people not use logic and ask these types of questions? It is all a staged film and you are an actor in this stage film but you do not know you are acting and you do not get paid for the privilege.

    -= The Unhived Mind


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  • Eyewitness: Authorities Announced “Drill” Before Boston Explosions

    UM coach “thought it was odd” bomb sniffing dogs were at start and finish lines

    Paul Joseph Watson
    April 15, 2013

    An eyewitness to the two explosions at the Boston Marathon today said that a “drill” was repeatedly announced before the bombs exploded and that he “thought it was odd” bomb sniffing dogs were in place before the blast.

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    University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach Ali Stevenson told Local 15 News, “They kept making announcements on the loud speaker that it was just a drill and there was nothing to worry about. “It seemed like there was some sort of threat, but they kept telling us it was just a drill.”

    The news station also reports that Stevenson “thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.”

    Stevenson then describes hearing the explosions as he ran away from the scene, having just completed the marathon.

    If this report is accurate, it clearly suggests there could have been some degree of prior knowledge of the bombing, which killed two people and injured at least 23.

    The fact that the explosions were preceded and overlapped by a”drill” of an almost identical nature mirrors other major terror attacks, such as the 7/7 bombings in London.

    It is important to emphasize that the New York Times recently reported that most of the recent domestic terror plots in the United States “were facilitated by the F.B.I.,” suggesting that today’s incident in Boston may have been part of such an operation.

    It remains to be seen how the media and the Obama administration will exploit this incident depending who gets the blame, but Rahm Emanuel’s “never let a serious crisis go to waste” advisory is sure to be in play.

    More on this story as it develops…..


    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

  • UM Coach: Bomb Sniffing Dogs Were at Start, Finish Lines for “Drill”

    April 15, 2013

    [Editor’s Note: Just as with the Madrid bombing and 7/7 bombings in London and countless others, a drill coincides with the real event. This is done so that if the compartmentalized operation is exposed the operatives executing the attack can simply claim they were part of the drill.]

    University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach, who was near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions went off, said he thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.

    “They kept making announcements on the loud speaker that it was just a drill and there was nothing to worry about,” Coach Ali Stevenson told Local 15. “It seemed like there was some sort of threat, but they kept telling us it was just a drill.”

    Stevenson had just finished the marathon. His wife had been sitting in one of the seating sections where an explosion went off, but thankfully she left her seat and was walking to meet up with him.

    “There was just smoke, another explosion went off,” Stevenson said. “We all started running. There were people crying.”

    Stevenson said there was no question in his mind that this was an intentional act.

    Local 15 News is talking with more locals who were taking part in the run.

  • BBC Radio – Drills Ran on day of london bombings 7-7-05

    The Government was running drills of bombings at exact same stations at the exact same times – reported by BBC on the day. This news was not reported thereafter.

    This is a BBC Radio Interview with Peter Power head of visor consultants, a crisis managment firm based in London.

    We seem to be the only ones with this particular clip so please do what you can to circulate it!

    7/7 Mock Terror Drill: What Relationship to the Real Time Terror Attacks?

    Fictional 7/7 “scenario” of multiple bomb attacks on London’s subway

    By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
    Global Research, August 08, 2005
    8 August 2005

    A fictional “scenario” of multiple bomb attacks on London’s underground took place at exactly the same time as the bomb attack on July 7, 2005.

    Peter Power, Managing Director of Visor Consultants, a private firm on contract to the London Metropolitan Police, described in a BBC interview how he had organized and conducted the anti-terror drill, on behalf of an unnamed business client.

    The fictional scenario was based on simultaneous bombs going off at exactly the same time at the underground stations where the real attacks were occurring:

    POWER: At half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise for a company of over a thousand people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning, so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing up right now.

    HOST: To get this quite straight, you were running an exercise to see how you would cope with this and it happened while you were running the exercise?

    POWER: Precisely, and it was about half past nine this morning, we planned this for a company and for obvious reasons I don’t want to reveal their name but they’re listening and they’ll know it. And we had a room full of crisis managers for the first time they’d met and so within five minutes we made a pretty rapid decision that this is the real one and so we went through the correct drills of activating crisis management procedures to jump from slow time to quick time thinking and so on.

    (BBC Radio Interview, 7 July 2005)

    In response to the flood of incoming email messages, Peter Power –who is a former senior Scotland Yard official specializing in counterterrorism– responded in the form of the following “automatic reply”:

    “Thank you for your message. Given the volume of emails about events on 7 July and a commonly expressed misguided belief that our exercise revealed prescient behaviour, or was somehow a conspiracy (noting that several websites interpreted our work that day in an inaccurate / naive / ignorant / hostile manner) it has been decided to issue a single email response as follows:

    It is confirmed that a short number of ‘walk through’ scenarios planed [sic] well in advance had commenced that morning for a private company in London (as part of a wider project that remains confidential) and that two scenarios related directly to terrorist bombs at the same time as the ones that actually detonated with such tragic results. One scenario in particular, was very similar to real time events.

    However, anyone with knowledge about such ongoing threats to our capital city will be aware that (a) the emergency services have already practiced several of their own exercises based on bombs in the underground system (also reported by the main news channels) and (b) a few months ago the BBC broadcast a similar documentary on the same theme, although with much worse consequences [??]. It is hardly surprising therefore, that we chose a feasible scenario – but the timing and script was nonetheless, a little disconcerting.

    In short, our exercise (which involved just a few people as crisis managers actually responding to a simulated series of activities involving, on paper, 1000 staff) quickly became the real thing and the players that morning responded very well indeed to the sudden reality of events.

    Beyond this no further comment will be made and based on the extraordinary number of messages from ill informed people, no replies will henceforth be given to anyone unable to demonstrate a bona fide reason for asking (e.g. accredited journalist / academic).

    [ signed ] Peter Power”

    (quoted in London Underground Exercises: Peter Power Responds, Jon Rappoport, July 13 2005

    Mock Terror Drills

    There was nothing “routine” in the so-called “walk through” scenarios. Visor’s mock terror drills (held on the very same day as the real attack) was by no means an isolated “coincidence”. Power’s email response suggests that mock drills are undertaken very frequently, as a matter of routine, and that there was nothing particularly out of the ordinary in the exercise conducted on July 7th, which just so happened to coincide with the real terror attacks.

    There have indeed been several documented high profile cases of mock terror drills in the US and the UK, held prior or on exactly the same day and at the same time as the actual terror event. In the three previous cases reviewed below, the mock drills bear a canny resemblance to the real time terror attacks.

    1. CIA Sponsored Exercise on the Morning of 9/11

    On the morning of September 11 2001, within minutes of the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the CIA had been running “a pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike a building”. The simulation was held at the CIA Chantilly Virginia Reconnaissance Office.

    The Bush administration described the event as “a bizarre coincidence”. The matter was not mentioned by the media.(AP, 22 August 2002)

    The CIA sponsored simulation consisted in a “scheduled exercise” held on the morning of September 11, 2001, where “a small corporate jet crashed into one of the four towers at the agency’s headquarters building after experiencing a mechanical failure. (Quoted in Associated Press, 22 August 2002.)

    The news concerning the 9/11 Chantilly aircraft crashing simulation was hushed up. It was not made public at the time. It was revealed almost a year later, in the form of an innocuous announcement of a Homeland Security Conference. The latter entitled “Homeland Security: America’s Leadership Challenge” was held in Chicago on September 6, 2002, barely a few days before the commemoration of the tragic events of 9/11.

    The promotional literature for the conference under the auspices of the National Law Enforcement and Security Institute (NLESI) stated what nobody in America knew about. On the morning of 9/11, the CIA was conducting a pre-planned simulation of a plane striking a building. One of the key speakers at the National Law Enforcement and Security Institute conference was CIA’s John Fulton, Chief of the Strategic War Gaming Division of the National Reconnaissance Office a specialist in risk and threat response analysis, scenario gaming, and strategic planning.

    (See . The National Law Enforcement and Security Institute website is: http://www.nlsi.net/ See also The Memory Hole at http://www.thememoryhole.org/911/cia-simulation.htm):

    On the morning of September 11th 2001, Mr. Fulton and his team at the CIA were running a pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike a building. Little did they know that the scenario would come true in a dramatic way that day. Information is the most powerful tool available in the homeland security effort. At the core of every initiative currently underway to protect our country and its citizens is the challenge of getting the right information to the right people at the right time. How can so much information from around the world be captured and processed in meaningful and timely ways? Mr. Fulton shares his insights into the intelligence community, and shares a vision of how today’s information systems will be developed into even better counter-terrorism tools of tomorrow. (Ibid)

    2. October 2000 Mock Terror Attack on the Pentagon

    In late October 2000 (more than ten months prior to 9/11), a military exercise was conducted which consisted in establishing the scenario of a simulated passenger plane crashing into the Pentagon. The Defense Protective Services Police and the Pentagon’s Command Emergency Response Team coordinated the exercise. According to a detailed report by Dennis Ryan of Fort Myer Military Community’s Pentagram, “the Pentagon Mass Casualty Exercise, as the crash was called, was just one of several scenarios that emergency response teams were exposed to on Oct. 24-26 [2000]“:

    The fire and smoke from the downed passenger aircraft billows from the Pentagon courtyard. Defense Protective Services Police seal the crash sight. Army medics, nurses and doctors scramble to organize aid. (…) Don Abbott, of Command Emergency Response Training, walks over to the Pentagon and extinguishes the flames. The Pentagon was a model and the “plane crash” was a simulated one.

    On Oct. 24, there was a mock terrorist incident at the Pentagon Metro stop and a construction accident to name just some of the scenarios that were practiced to better prepare local agencies for real incidents.

    (Dennis Ryan, “Contingency planning, Pentagon MASCAL exercise simulates scenarios in preparing for emergencies”, MDW NEWS 3 Nov 2000. http://www.mdw.army.mil/ )

    3. Britain’s Atlantic Blue, April 2005

    In Britain, there were several documented exercises of terror attacks on London’s underground system.

    In addition to the 7/7 exercise conducted by Visor Consultants, a similar mock terror drill on London’s transportation system entitled “Atlantic Blue” was held in April 2005, barely three months prior to the real attacks. In 2003, a mock terror drill labelled OSIRIS 2 was conducted. It consisted, according to Peter Power in testing the “equipment and people deep in the Underground of London”. It involved the participation of several hundred people. (Interview with Peter Power, CTV, 11 July 2005).

    “Atlantic Blue” was part of a much larger US sponsored emergency preparedness exercise labelled TOPOFF 3, which included the participation of Britain and Canada. It had been ordered by the UK Secretary of State for the Home Department, Mr. Charles Clarke, in close coordination with his US counterpart Michael Chertoff.

    The assumptions of the Visor Consultants mock drill conducted on the morning of July 7th were similar to those conducted under “Atlantic Blue”. This should come as no surprise since Visor Consultants was involved, on contract to the British government, in the organisation and conduct of Atlantic Blue and in coordination with the US Department of Homeland Security.

    As in the case of the 9/11 simulation organized by the CIA, the July 7, 2005 Visor mock terror drill, was casually dismissed by the media, without further investigation, as a mere “coincidence”, with no relationship to the real event.

    Foreknowledge of the 7/7 Attack?

    According to a report of the Associated Press correspondent in Jerusalem, the Israeli embassy in London had been advised in advance by Scotland Yard of an impending bomb attack:

    Just before the blasts, Scotland Yard called the security officer at the Israeli Embassy to say they had received warnings of possible attacks, the official said. He did not say whether British police made any link to the economic conference.(AP, 7 July 2005)

    Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was warned by his embassy not to attend an attend an economic conference organized by the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) in collaboration with the Israeli embassy and Deutsche Bank.

    Netanyahu was staying at the Aldridge Hotel in Mayfair. The conference venue was a few miles away at the Great Eastern Hotel close to the Liverpool subway station, where one of the bomb blasts occurred.

    Rudolph Giuliani’s London Visit

    Rudolph Giuliani, who was mayor of New York City at the time of the 9/11 attacks, was staying at the Great Eastern hotel on the 7th of July, where TASE was hosting its economic conference, with Israel’s Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as keynote speaker.

    Giuliani was having a business breakfast meeting in his room at the Great Eastern Hotel, close to Liverpool Street station when the bombs went off:

    “I didn’t hear the Liverpool Street bomb go off,” he explains. “One of my security people came into the room and informed me that there had been an explosion. We went outside and they pointed in the direction of where they thought the incident had happened. There was no panic. I went back in to my breakfast. At that stage, the information coming in to us was very ambiguous.” (quoted in the Evening Standard, 11 July 2005.)

    Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Rudolph Giuliani knew each other. Giuliani had officially welcomed Netanyahu when he visited New York City as Prime Minister of Israel in 1996. There was no indication, however, from news reports that the two men met in London at the Great Eastern. On the day prior to the London attacks, July 6th, Giuliani was in North Yorkshire at a meeting.

    After completing his term as mayor of New York City, Rudi Giuliani established a security outfit: Giuliani Security and Safety. The latter is a subsidary of Giuliani Partners LLC. headed by former New York head of the FBI, Pasquale D’Amuro.

    After 9/11, D’Amuro was appointed Inspector in Charge of the FBI’s investigation of 9/11. He later served as Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters and, Executive Assistant Director for Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence. D’Amuro had close links to the Neocons in the Bush adminstration.

    It is worth noting that Visor Consultants and Giuliani Security and Safety LLC specialize in similar “mock terror drills” and “emergency preparedness” procedures. Both Giuliani and Power were in London at the same time within a short distance of one of the bombing sites. While there is no evidence that Giuliani and Power met in London, the two companies have had prior business contacts in the area of emergency preparedness. Peter Power served on the Advisory Board to the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP), together with Richard Sheirer, Senior Vice President of Giuliani and Partners. who was previously Commissioner at the NYC Office of Emergency Management, and Director of New York City Homeland Security.

    (See CCEP at http://www.ccep.ca/ccep_shei.html)

    Concluding Remarks

    One should not at this stage of the investigation draw hasty conclusions regarding the mock terror drill of a terror attack on the London underground, held on the same day and at the same time as the real time attacks.

    The issue cannot, however, be dismissed. One would expect that it be addressed in a serious and professional fashion by the police investigation and that the matter be the object of a formal clarification by the British authorities.

    The issue of foreknowledge raised in the Associated Press report also requires investigation.

    More generally, an independent public inquiry into the London bomb attacks is required.

    Michel Chossudovsky is Professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). He is a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica and is the author of America’s “War on Terrorism” , Second Edition, 2005, forthcoming.

    Peter Power Reveals More Details of 7/7 Terrorist Bombing Drills

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    Monday, April 6, 2009

    Peter Power Reveals More Details of 7/7 Terrorist Bombing Drills 060409Power

    Peter Power, the former Scotland Yard official Anti-Terrorist Branch official, who oversaw drills of the very events of the London bombings on the morning of 7/7 as they were happening, has revealed more details behind the events for the first time in three and a half years.

    A statement, apparently from Mr Power, has appeared in the comments section of a recent blog posting regarding comments Power made on the BBC last week.

    As we highlighted, the “crisis management expert” revealed that some companies used the shut down of the city of London on Wednesday, during the G20 protests, as a dress rehearsal for an influenza pandemic.

    In response to an explanation of who Peter Power is, which was added by the Uncensored Magazine blog, Mr Power himself posted a lengthy statement in which he reveals that the company he was working with on 7/7 was London based information giant Reed Elsevier.

    The company is most notable for its ownership of the Lexis/Nexis legal database, as well as many other information sources. As Elsevier, it runs a vast number of science journals, including some of the biggest and most reputable ones. Reed is also known as a host of large exhibitions. The company part owns the ExCel Centre in London’s Docklands area, where the G20 summit was held this past weekend.

    Here is Peter Power’s statement in full:

    There has been much nonsense written about why my company ran an exercise on 7 July 2005 that had very close parallels to the real thing that day. Since then I have made several attempts to add my own comments to numerous sites that seem to get increasingly excited about their own conspiracy theories and in the process exclude any rational debate. It seems those who occupy the world of finding conspiracy theories to replace just about any coincidence, do not want to have any dialogue with those offering a different view, but I have not yet given up hope. I am therefore hoping, perhaps naively, that someone might like to read an honest and factual account about a particular exercise my company ran in London three years ago.

    Unfortunately, the BBC had postponed in 2008 a programme in their ‘conspiracy files’ series that would have done this. Our client three years ago agreed to be named in the BBC programme since the attitude of the producer and his team was very balanced (several conspiracy theorists were also invited to take part). We even allowed our complete exercise material to be made available to the BBC. Regrettably broadcasting in 2008 might have jeopardised an ongoing court case, so they had little choice about postponing it to 2009.

    Early in 2005 Reed Elsevier, an organisation specialising in information and publishing that employs 1,000 people in and around London, asked us to help them prepare an effective crisis management plan and rehearse it before sign-off. Several draft scenarios were drawn up and the crisis team themselves set the exercise date and time: 9.00am on 7 July.

    The test was planned as a table-top walk through for about six people (the CM team) in a lecture room with all injects simulated. Everything was on MS PowerPoint. The location of their Central London office near to Chancery Lane was chosen as one test site. With many staff travelling to work via the London underground system, the chosen exercise simulated incendiary devices on three trains, very similar to a real IRA attack in 1992, as well as other events.

    As there had been eighteen terrorist bomb attacks on tube trains prior to 2005, choosing the London Underground was logical rather than just prescient. With this in mind it was hardly surprising that Deutsche Bank had run a similar exercise a few days before and, prior to that, a multi-agency (and much publicised) exercise code-named Osiris II had simulated a terrorist attack at Bank tube station. Moreover, I had also taken part in a BBC Panorama programme in 2004 as a panellist alongside Michael Portillo MP et al, in an unscripted debate (we had no idea at all what the scenario was to be?) on how London might once again, deal with terrorist attacks, only this time it was fictional (created entirely by the BBC).

    In short, some of the research for our exercise had already been done. The scenario developed for our client even started by using fictitious news items from the Panorama programme then, as with any walk through exercise, events unfolded solely on a screen as dictated by the facilitator without any external injects or actions beyond the exercise room. Also factored into the scenario was to be an above ground fictitious bomb exploding not far from the head office of the protected Jewish Chronicle magazine where for exercise purposes, our imagined terrorists would have been aware that commuters would now be walking to work (past a building already considered a target) as some tube stations would have been closed.

    Of just eight nearby tube stations that fell within possible exercise scope, three were chosen that, by coincidence, were involved in the awful drama that actually took place on 7 July 2005. A level of scenario validation that on this occasion, we could have done without.

    An exercise that turns into the real thing is not that unusual. For example, in January 2003, thirty people were injured when a tube train derailed and hit a wall at speed. At the same time, the City of London Police were running an exercise for their central casualty bureau where the team quickly abandoned their plans and swung into action to cope with the real thing.

    For a surprising number of people such coincidents cannot be accepted as such. There just has to be a conspiracy behind them, despite the obvious point that painstaking research will always identify probable above possible scenarios. By the way, the only reason I was asked to speak on TV news that day, when there was still much confusion about the real tragedies, was to encourage more organisations to thoroughly plan their own exercises knowing the threat of terrorism is and remains, very real. One tragic consequence being Islam, a great Abrahamic, monotheistic faith (along with Judaism and Christianity), has undeservedly become vilified by some people.

    Peter Power
    Visor Consultants

    To re-cap the situation, on the afternoon of July 7th, 2005, Power told a BBC radio interviewer that his company was running an exercise for an unnamed group that revolved around three bombs going off at precisely the same tube stations and precisely the same time as those that were hit that morning.

    The transcript is as follows.

    PETER POWER: At half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise for a company of over a thousand people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning, so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing up right now.

    HOST: To get this quite straight, you were running an exercise to see how you would cope with this and it happened while you were running the exercise?

    POWER: Precisely, and it was about half past nine this morning, we planned this for a company and for obvious reasons I don’t want to reveal their name but they’re listening and they’ll know it. And we had a room full of crisis managers for the first time they’d met and so within five minutes we made a pretty rapid decision that this is the real one and so we went through the correct drills of activating crisis management procedures to jump from slow time to quick time thinking and so on.

    The odds of such a coincidence are absolutely staggering, which led some to charge that Power’s drill was set up ahead of time, or used by people with insider foreknowledge of 7/7.

    Just as happened on 9/11, when exercises involving hijacked aircraft overlapped with the real attacks, some charge that the drill was a cover for the real attack in case any of its perpetrators were caught.

    Power alluded to the nature of the simulations in the days after 7/7, in an effort to downplay the significance of the mock-versus-real events.

    Less than one week after the bombings, as Power and his company Visor consultants received correspondence and questions, mostly stemming from our articles on the drills, a short statement was issued, concluding with the following comments:

    “Beyond this no further comment will be made and based on the extraordinary number of messages from ill informed people, no replies will henceforth be given to anyone unable to demonstrate a bona fide reason for asking (e.g. accredited journalist / academic).”

    Power’s culpability is seemingly minimal – after all why would he announce the drill on national radio hours after the attack? – but his reaction to questions regarding the drills highlighted that he was not comfortable discussing the subject further.

    Indeed, in December 2007, when Power was approached politiely by members of the We Are Change group, who explained who they were and what they were doing, he refused to answer any of their questions on camera, saying he would not tolerate the approach.

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  • A Brief History of False Flag Attacks: Or Why Government Loves State Sponsored Terror

    Kurt Nimmo
    August 14, 2012

    False flag attacks occur when government engages in covert operations designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations seem as if they are being carried out by other entities.

    False flag terrorism is a favorite political tactic used by governments worldwide. They influence elections, guide national and international policy, and are cynically used to formulate propaganda and shape public opinion as nations go to war.

    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 and cracked 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 Göring 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 rightwing militias, organized crime elements, agents 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.”

  • US official: 2 more explosives found at marathon

    Monday – 4/15/2013, 8:32pm ET
    AP National Security Writer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. intelligence official says two more explosive devices have been found near the scene of the Boston marathon where two bombs detonated earlier.

    The official said the new devices were being dismantled.

    It was not immediately clear what kind of devices had been found Monday. The official said the first two did appear to be bombs.

    The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the findings publicly.

    The official said it was not clear what the motive was or who may have launched the attack.

  • Authorities ID person of interest as Saudi national in marathon bombings, under guard at Boston hospital

    Last Updated: 9:14 PM, April 15, 2013
    Posted: 4:28 PM, April 15, 2013

    Police clear the area at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.

    Investigators have a suspect — a Saudi Arabian national — in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, The Post has learned.

    Law enforcement sources said the 20-year-old suspect was under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital.

    Fox News reported that the suspect suffered severe burns.

    It was not immediately clear why the man was hospitalized and whether he was injured in the attack or in his apprehension.

    The man was caught less than two hours after the 2:50 p.m. bombing on the finish line of the race, in the heart of Boston.




    In addition, Boston police have surveillance video of someone bringing multiple backpacks to the blast site, according to CBS News.

    Police also confirmed that there was a third explosion, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. It was not immediately clear how much damage was done or whether it was related to the bombings at the marathon finish line.

    The library bombing occurred about 4:30 p.m. and more than a mile from the marathon.

    A law enforcement source confirmed to The Post that 12 people were killed and nearly 50 were injured in today’s blast.

    The New York Post Reports Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect In Custody

    by Tommy Christopher | 4:51 pm, April 15th, 2013 » 13 comments

    As the nation learns details about the bombings at the finish line to the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon, and authorities are reportedly dealing with at least two other devices in the area, The New York Post is reporting that police have identified a suspect, who is under guard at a Boston hospital as he is treated. The paper is also reporting that federal law enforcement sources tell thm there are “at least 12 dead,” and “nearly 50 injured.”

    From The New York Post:

    A federal law-enforcement source confirmed to The Post there are at least 12 dead and nearly 50 injured. Fox News reported that Massachusetts General Hospital was treating 10 people with amputated limbs and all operating rooms were on hold.

    Authorities have a identified a suspect, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds.

    Law-enforcement sources said at least the first explosion occurred in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel.

    So far, no other information has been reported on the identity of the alleged suspect. Read the rest of the report here.

    UPDATE (5:10pm ET): The New York Post has updated their report to ID the suspect under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital as a 20-year-old “Saudi Arabian national.”

    Update 2: Boston Police deny an arrest has been made, then said later they had “no confirmation” a suspect was in custody, while the FBI refused to comment.

  • FBI’s History of Handing “Terror Suspects” Live Explosives

    Tony Cartalucci
    April 16, 2013

    In late September 2011, AFP reported that a man was charged with “planning to fly explosive-packed, remote controlled airplanes into the Pentagon and the Capitol in Washington.” In its report, “US man charged with Pentagon bomb plot,” AFP stated (emphasis added):

    During the alleged plot, undercover FBI agents posed as accomplices who supplied Ferdaus with one remote-controlled plane, C4 explosives, and small arms that he allegedly envisioned using in a simultaneous ground assault in Washington.

    However, ”the public was never in danger from the explosive devices, which were controlled by undercover FBI employees,” the FBI said.

    Ferdaus was arrested in Framingham, near Boston, immediately after putting the newly delivered weapons into a storage container, the FBI said.

    Authorities described Ferdaus as a physics graduate from Northeastern University who followed al-Qaeda and was committed to ”violent jihad” since early last year.

    In November 2010, a similar “plot” was engineered, then “disrupted,” also by the FBI – this time in Portland, Oregon. The so-called “Christmas Tree Bomber” attempted to remote detonate a van he believed was filled with explosives, provided by the FBI, before being arrested during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Pioneer Courthhouse Square. The FBI’s official statement regarding the incident revealed that FBI agents had handled, even detonated live explosives with the entrapped suspect at Lincoln County Park in the lead up to the final failed bombing.

    The FBI’s official statement titled, “Oregon Resident Arrested in Plot to Bomb Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Portland,” released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office on November 26, 2010 stated (emphasis added):

    According to the affidavit, on November 4, 2010, Mohamud and the undercover FBI operatives traveled to a remote location in Lincoln County, Ore., where they detonated a bomb concealed in a backpack as a trial run for the upcoming attack. Afterwards, on the drive back to Corvallis, undercover FBI operatives questioned Mohamud as to whether he was capable of looking at the bodies of those who would be killed in the upcoming attack in Portland. According to the affidavit, Mohamud responded, “I want whoever is attending that event to leave, to leave either dead or injured.”

    Upon returning to Corvallis that same day, the affidavit alleges that Mohamud recorded a video of himself with the undercover FBI operatives in which he read a written statement that offered a rationale for his bomb attack. On Nov. 18, 2010, undercover FBI operatives picked up Mohamud to travel to Portland in order to finalize the details of the attack.

    Earlier this evening, Mohamud was arrested after he attempted to remotely detonate what he believed to be explosives in a van that was parked near the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, the affidavit alleges.

    Yet another similar operation was carried out by the FBI in February 2012, where yet another otherwise incapable patsy was provided with live explosives in the lead up to what was ultimately a failed suicide bombing at the US Capitol. USA Today reported in their article, “FBI foils alleged suicide bomb attack on U.S. Capitol,” that (emphasis added):

    According to a counterterrorism official, El Khalifi “expressed interest in killing at least 30 people and considered targeting a building in Alexandria and a restaurant, synagogue and a place where military personnel gather in Washington before he settled on the Capitol after canvassing that area a couple of times,” the Associated Press writes. During the year-long investigation, El Khalifi detonated explosives at a quarry in the capital region with undercover operatives. He is not believed to be affiliated with al-Qaeda, officials said.

    The frightening trend of the FBI cultivating otherwise incapable “terror” suspects, providing them with and detonating real explosives, before giving them inert or controlled devices to carry out attacks on public targets where mass casualties are averted only at the last possible moment, sets the stage for at the very least, incredible potential for catastrophic blunders, and at worst, false flag attacks.

    Has the FBI ever presided over “sting operations” that were actually carried out? The answer is yes. The FBI in fact was presiding over the terrorists who carried out the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The role of the FBI leading up to the deadly attack would most likely have gone unreported had an FBI informant not taped his conversations with FBI agents after growing suspicious during the uncover operation. The New York Times in their article, “Tapes Depict Proposal to Thwart Bomb Used in Trade Center Blast,” reported:

    Law-enforcement officials were told that terrorists were building a bomb that was eventually used to blow up the World Trade Center, and they planned to thwart the plotters by secretly substituting harmless powder for the explosives, an informer said after the blast.

    The informer was to have helped the plotters build the bomb and supply the fake powder, but the plan was called off by an F.B.I. supervisor who had other ideas about how the informer, Emad A. Salem, should be used, the informer said.

    The account, which is given in the transcript of hundreds of hours of tape recordings Mr. Salem secretly made of his talks with law-enforcement agents, portrays the authorities as in a far better position than previously known to foil the Feb. 26 bombing of New York City’s tallest towers. The explosion left six people dead, more than 1,000 injured and damages in excess of half a billion dollars.

    What takes shape is an FBI at the center of perpetuating America’s terror menace, not at the forefront of fighting it. With every attack foiled or carried out involving FBI uncover operatives revealed only after successful “stings” or in the case of the World Trade Center bombings, an inconvenient witness stepping forward and revealing the FBI’s role, the first and foremost suspect considered after any bombing on US soil should be the FBI itself.

    Recent explosions at the Boston Marathon have left two dead and many more injured. While the public waits to find out who will be blamed, and the role, if any the FBI played in the lead up to the explosions, it would be best to keep in mind the insidious and/or incompetent role the FBI has played during similar events, some of which have occurred recently and in close proximity to the latest explosions.

    Already some across the Western media are attempting to draw parallels to the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington – despite the fact that the US is now deliberately funding and arming Al Qaeda in Syria, as well as openly supporting previously listed terrorist organization, Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK), in Iran. Vigilance must be kept against Western governments eager to both exploit and perpetuate terrorism and tragedy as well as manufacture it when necessary.

    Tony Cartalucci is the writer and editor at Land Destroyer

  • Who is this person? Individual seen walking on roof directly overhead as bomb goes off at Boston Marathon

    Lone person seen on rooftop overlooking scene of the bomb blasts
    The figure, who is little more than a silhouette, is yet to be identified

    PUBLISHED: 23:25, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:25, 16 April 2013

    A picture posted on Twitter shows an individual walking on the roof directly overlooking one of the blasts at the Boston Marathon.

    The picture of the mystery person was posted shortly after the terror attack and raises the eerily possibility that one of the perpetrators watched as the carnage was unleashed.

    Law-enforcement sources told the New York Post that a 20-year-old Saudi man was detained at a Boston hospital.
    Who is this individual walking on the roof overlooking the blast? This picture posted to Twitter shows somebody standing directly above the scene of the carnage

    Who is this individual walking on the roof overlooking the blast? This picture posted to Twitter shows somebody standing directly above the scene of the carnage

    Fox News reported that the suspect was badly burned.

    He was taken into custody less than two hours after the 3pm blasts that have killed at least three people and injured more than 140.

    It was not immediately clear whether the person on the roof had anything to do with the terror attack.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2309641/Boston-Marathon-bomb-explosions-Who-mystery-man-roof.html#ixzz2QdbqA5h1
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  • Copley Square will remain ‘locked down’

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013
    Hillary Chabot

    Bay State residents can expect the massive security surge prompted by the marathon bombing to continue throughout the week, with Copley Square under lockdown, the Common converted into a National Guard staging area and a flood of law enforcement officials patrolling Boston — even as city officials urged residents to return to work as normal.

    “The city of Boston will be open, but it will not be business as usual,” said Gov. Deval Patrick, later adding that life in the city is “not going to be easy, simple or regular.”

    Patrick said the National Guard has secured a 15-block crime scene and is limiting access in the area, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken over the probe into who planted the explosives.

    “There will be a heightened law enforcement presence. People should expect delays,” he said.

    Dot Joyce, a spokeswoman for Mayor Thomas M. Menino, urged those who work in the city to continue as normal only one day after the devastating blast that killed three and injured at least 100.

    But Patrick warned that the Copley Street station on the Green Line will be closed today and that commuters should expect random bag checks. There will be MBTA delays.

    “We just ask everyone to be patient,” he said, adding that the area around Copley “is pretty much going to be locked down until the investigation is complete.”

    Rick DesLauriers of the FBI took over the investigation last night, saying the agency plans to work with federal, state and local emergency officials to ensure safety in the city.

    “I encourage everyone to have a heightened state of vigilance in the Boston area,” DesLauriers said.

    National Guard troops swarmed the Common last night and will be using the spot as a staging area for operations in the coming days, said Peter Judge, director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

    “They are going to evaluate whether they are going to bring more help in,” Judge said.

    The State House will be open today, but additional state police officers will be posted at many of the entrances.

    Law enforcement will continue to have a presence at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, where victims are being treated.

    “Tomorrow will not be business as usual in Boston,” said Boston Police Department Commissioner Edward F. Davis. “There will be a significant police presence throughout the city.”

    Davis said officers will be working in 12-hour shifts to ensure more manpower on the streets, and another Boston official said officers will “go through every nook and every cranny” of the area.

    DesLauriers warned that the site of the blasts remains a crime scene and the event “is a potential terrorist investigation. We will be working diligently to gather all the facts. It is an ongoing investigation.”

    If you took a cell phone video or photo of yesterday’s Marathon bombing, please email the clip to photos@bostonherald.com. If you have a tip, contact citydesk@bostonherald.com.

  • Is the Boston Bombing the “Moral Equivalent” of Drone Strikes?

    April 16, 2013

    I have been thinking this through for a while. President Obama was rightly outraged at what happened yesterday at the Boston Marathon and I hope the perpetrators are brought to justice. At the same time, however, Barack Obama presides over bomb attacks on civilians, attacks that occur without warning, and attacks that not only kill alleged “militants,” but women, children, and the elderly, especially when the bombings are launched at weddings, which one would think would allegedly be a joyous celebration just as the Boston Marathon has been.

    While Obama demands justice in the Boston bombing, he is silent about his own role in setting off bombs in overseas countries. If Sen. Lindsey Graham is correct and the U.S. drones have killed about 4,700 people abroad, then we are talking about something that dwarfs the horror of what happened at Boston.

    I am not speaking of tit-for-tat. However, I am sure that the horror that people in Muslim countries experience at a drone strike is every bit as awful as what people experienced in Boston yesterday. I do not believe that we are free to denounce the evil at Boston and cheer on the evil our government perpetrates overseas. We must denounce both or risk being the worst hypocrites on the planet.

  • Chris Matthews: Bombing might be domestic attack in response to Tax Day

    April 15, 2013 |

    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews theorized this evening that the bombing in Boston today might be the result of a Tax Day protest – as it occurred on the deadline date for filing 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.

    Matthews was interviewing Democratic Massachusetts Representative William Keating, who also cited tax day or Boston’s Patriots Day as a possible motive for the bombing.

    Later in the program, Matthews continued to expand his theory, suggesting that the attacker could be “domestic.”

    “Well, Michael, Tax Day today. That came up. You know, I was thinking of all the iconic events, or told about them today. I knew it was tax day because I got them in,” Matthews said, as he was questioning an analyst on his show.
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    “Would you, as an expert, be thinking domestic at this point?” Matthews continued, “I don’t think Tax Day means a lot to the Arab world or Islamic world or Al-Qaeda in terms of their world. It doesn’t have iconic significance.”

    • Fourth-degree witch Hillary Clinton handles Chris Matthews who works for William Morris Agency a front company for the bloody FBI Division #5. Chris Matthews is part of MSNBC a front for the British Secret Intelligence Service. May I remind you that war criminal Tony Blair visited a MSNBC party in the United States a few years back and enjoyed watching Fox News whores, Susan Estrich and transsexual Ann Coulter having sex in public.

      -= The Unhived Mind

  • Official story unraveling for Boston marathon bombing

    Clear evidence points to bomb squad’s prior knowledge

    Mike Adams
    April 16, 2013

    It’s now becoming clear that members of the Boston bomb squad had advanced notice of the horrific bombing that took place at the marathon today. As an eyewitness reports, once the bombs went off, officials began announcing, “this is just a drill!” This logically means they were all informed of the “bomb drill” beforehand. Otherwise, why would they respond with, “this is just a drill” ?

    According to Local15TV.com, a University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach said there were bomb-sniffing dogs at both the start and finish lines, long before any explosions went off. He said:

    “They kept making announcements on the loud speaker that it was just a drill and there was nothing to worry about. It seemed like there was some sort of threat, but they kept telling us it was just a drill.”

    The official story of the bombing is that terrorists detonated two bombs at the marathon finish line and that the Boston bomb squad magically located a third bomb one mile away, identified the bomb, rigged it with explosives and initiated a “controlled explosion” all in less than an hour! (Absurd.)

    The official story sounds like nothing more than a cover story.

    Here are some of the facts we know so far

    1) Bomb-sniffing dogs were present at the start of the race and the finish line, even before bombs went off.

    2) The reported arrest of a “Saudi national” has now been retracted. Apparently that was a mistake published by the NY Post.

    3) Instead, the mainstream media is pushing a new narrative that blames “right-wing extremists” for the bombing, even without a shred of evidence to back that up.

    4) It is impossible for a bomb squad to have located, analyzed, rigged and detonated the third bomb in under an hour, especially when it was located one mile away, at the Kennedy Presidential Library.

    See the map, below:

    Why did the Boston bomb squad know all this in advance?

    Given these facts, ask yourself: Who is the most likely culprit in the bombing?

    The Boston bomb squad clearly had advanced notice of the presence of the bombs at the marathon, and they also had advanced notice of the location of the bomb at the Kennedy Presidential Library.

    There are two reasonable explanations for this:

    1) Someone called in a warning and threatened to bomb the event, which is why the bomb squad was on scene.

    2) The bomb squad carried out the bombing as a false flag operation to achieve a political goal (unleashing TSA on the streets, blaming right wingers, increasing the bomb squad budget, etc.).

    For explanation number one: If a credible threat had been called in, why didn’t the Boston police cancel the marathon or try to warn runners about the security threat? Is it their policy to allow people to jog right into a massacre they’ve already been warned about?

    For the second explanation, there are all sorts of reasons why the Boston bomb squad might have placed the bombs at the marathon. It could have been a drill that went terribly wrong (i.e. no explosions were planned but they accidentally went off), or it could have been a deliberate attempt to terrorize the American people and justify armed TSA agents on the streets for all future sporting events.

    This looks more and more like a planned event to justify a TSA lockdown

    Although it’s still a bit early to know for certain, this looks more and more like a planned event that was deployed by the Boston bomb squad, called a “drill,” then used as a pretext for the President to call for TSA agents to be on the streets at all future sporting events.

    And that, in turn, is the run-up to the TSA occupation of America, which has always been the goal of Obama. Remember that back on the campaign trail, he announced he wanted to build a “civilian national security force.”

    Click here to watch the video where Obama says:

    “We’ve gotta have a civilian national security force that’s just a powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded…”

    The fastest way to build a domestic national security force is to stage domestic bombings as a pretext. More and more, that seems to be what unfolded today in Boston.

    Remember, too, that DHS has now purchased over 2 billion rounds of ammunition to be used domestically, against the American people. (The number was 1.6 but has now been upgraded to over 2 billion.)

    The real proof is in what happens next

    Regardless of what you might think is behind this right now, the real proof will be found in what Obama calls for in response to the bombings.

    If he calls for TSA on the streets of America to “keep everybody safe” at sporting events, then it’s all clearly a false flag rolled out for a political purpose. It was all a pretext to justify a TSA lockdown.

    If the bombing is used to frame and blame veterans, patriots or “right-wing extremists,” then it’s clearly a false flag, too. Veterans and patriots have been severely demonized by the Obama administration as well as the leftist media.

    If the administration avoids using the bombings to roll out its political agenda, then it might have legitimately been a random terrorist attack by a deranged individual. We’ll have to wait and see what Obama calls for in reaction to the attacks in order to know their true political purpose.

    This article was posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 6:15 am

  • Boston Marathon Bombing: Who Do They Plan To Blame?

    Brandon Smith
    April 16, 2013

    “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

    Photo: Aaron Tang.

    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:


    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:


    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 clearly turning against the Federal Government. Wouldn’t it be beneficial for their agenda if it turned out that the Boston Marathon Bombing 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.

  • Eyewitness: Authorities “Must Have Known” About Bombing

    Spotters on roof for “drill” before explosions at Boston marathon

    Paul Joseph Watson
    April 16, 2013

    Despite police refusing to acknowledge that they had any warning of the bombing attack on the Boston Marathon, eyewitness Ali Stevenson says authorities “must have known” of a threat because they announced a drill beforehand and had spotters on the roof at the start of the race.

    Stevenson has gone into further detail about what he experienced in the morning at the start of the race, when participants in the marathon were told by police to stay calm as loudspeakers announced a bomb drill.

    “At the starting line this morning, they had bomb sniffing dogs and the bomb squad out there,” he said. “They kept announcing to runners not to be alarmed, that they were running a training exercise,” Stevenson told AL.com.

    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.

    “They kept making announcements saying to the participants ‘do not worry, this is just a training exercise’” said Stevenson, who is the University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach.

    “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,” adding that spotters were stationed on roofs of buildings and that bomb sniffing dogs were going up and down the finish line.

    Stevenson said the level of security he witnessed was unlike anything he had experienced as a marathon runner before in major cities such as Chicago, Washington D.C., and London.

    Photographic evidence confirms Stevenson’s claim that there were spotters on the roof before the bombs exploded.

    As the Daily Mail reports, “A picture posted on Twitter shows an individual walking on the roof directly overlooking one of the blasts at the Boston Marathon.”

    The fact that this individual is in such close proximity to the blast clearly suggests that he is either one of the perpetrators behind the attack or a police officer detailed with carrying out surveillance duties as part of the bomb drill.

    Mike Adams explains, other inconsistencies in the official narrative also clearly suggest that the blasts were not unexpected.

    “It is impossible for a bomb squad to have located, analyzed, rigged and detonated the third bomb in under an hour, especially when it was located one mile away, at the Kennedy Presidential Library,” he writes. “The Boston bomb squad clearly had advanced notice of the presence of the bombs at the marathon, and they also had advanced notice of the location of the bomb at the Kennedy Presidential Library. “


    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

  • enki

    peter “kills” the boston marathon ppl

    starts at 3:39

    this came out 1 month ago


    seems like programming telling how people in the boston marathon will be subjected to violence, also during that episode, peter makes 2 phone calls and 2 explosions happen.

    2013 Boston Marathon bombings

    The episode has attracted controversy due to the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. As of 16 April, these two scenes have not yet been deleted from official mirrors of the episode:

    One scene depicts a mass killing of participants at the Boston Marathon:

    At 3 minutes, 33 seconds into the episode: As Peter is skydiving:

    Peter: Holy crap, this is awesome! I haven’t felt a rush like this since I won that marathon!

    Cue flashback: Peter is speeding his car, killing runners at a marathon

    Cue news interview after marathon killing:

    Bob Costas: I’m Bob Costas, here with Boston Marathon winner Peter Griffin. Peter, how did you do it?

    (background image shows Peter smiling in his blood-drenched car, raising a clenched left fist as he crosses the finish line past many dead bodies)

    Peter: I’ll tell ya, Bob, I just got in my car and drove it. And when there was a guy in my way, I killed him.

    The second scene shows Peter activating twin explosions:

    At 15 minutes, 6 seconds into the episode Inside of a tavern:

    Joe: Peter, I think you joined a terrorist sleeper cell.

    Peter: What? That’s crazy. Look, I’m gonna call Mahmoud right now on this cell phone he gave me. He’ll tell ya.

    (Peter dials phone) (An explosion sounds in the distance)

    Peter: Damn phone’s busted. Maybe I dialed wrong.

    (Peter dials again) (A second explosion sounds in the distance, multiple people are heard screaming)

  • Iran condemns Boston explosions

    Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:26:41 GMT

    Iran Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the Monday bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 150 others.

    The Islamic Republic strongly condemns any measure that endangers the lives of innocent people, the ministry’s spokesman, Ramin Mehmanparast, said on Tuesday.

    Mehmanparast described the deadly incident as a “source of sorrow,” and called for greater global efforts to eradicate terrorism.

    “We believe all governments must try to maintain calm and security for everyone. Acts of extremism and terrorism have to be uprooted across the world and no effort should be made to justify violence,” he stated.

    The official criticized some politicians and governments who at points support extremist groups for their own political benefits.

    ““Allowing terrorist groups to operate, and delisting them from the blacklist of terrorist organizations under the pretext of supporting freedom will eventually lead to instability and disorder, and will affect all people,” he warned.”
    Tehran has repeatedly criticized the Western governments for backing the anti-Iran terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).

    In December 2012, Canada dropped the MKO from its blacklist of terrorist organizations, following similar moves by the United States and the European Union.

    The MKO is responsible for numerous acts of terror and violence against Iranian civilians and officials. Thousands of Iranians have fallen victim to the acts of terror carried out by the MKO since the victory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979.

  • ‘Neither liberty nor safety’: Has American freedom’s race been run at Boston Marathon?

    Published time: April 16, 2013 12:49

    The fallout from the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon on Monday, which killed three and injured 152, will likely prompt a new assault on civil liberties in the supposed defense of freedom.

    The irony that lurks behind the attack on the Boston Marathon is a cruel one: no other sport better represents the spirit of individual freedom than that of running: The competitor is locked into a contest against himself and time, while the distant finish line exists as an impartial arbiter of victory. The clock does not lie.

    The moment of passing the 26-mile threshold is meant to be a jubilant celebration of man succeeding in pushing himself beyond the limits of human endurance. But at this year’s finish line, where flags from around the world decorated the packed grandstand, the only real winners are those who may be tempted to use the tragedy to launch yet another assault on US civil liberties.

    After all, it has happened before. Following the attacks of 9/11, which caused the death of some 3,000 people from around the world, Congress rammed through the Patriot Act under the pretext that it was protecting the American people from further acts of violence. In hindsight, that seems to have been a self-serving bit of misinformation. Just as America’s formidable security apparatus failed to intercept four lumbering commercial jets over the most desirable real estate in the free world, legislators failed to protect the American people from administrative acts of violence.

    American lawmakers chose to ignore the sound advice of Benjamin Franklin, who warned that “those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

    Shockingly, the majority of Congress members never bothered to even read the Patriot Act, which was passed at a time when anthrax-filled envelopes were circulating on Capitol Hill (curiously sent to two Democratic Senators opposed to the draconian legislation, Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy) and the entire country was in a mental code-red lockdown. As bumber-sticker patriotism gripped the national psyche, people were sealing their homes with plastic wrap in anticipation of the next al-Qaeda strike, which we were led to believe was imminent.

    As the nation blinked from shock and awe, the real mischief was happening in Congress.

    Today, law enforcement and intelligence agencies are empowered to monitor private communications and access personal information, such as emails, voicemails and telephone conversations. Even a person’s library book withdrawals are suspect to a federal shakedown.

    Meanwhile, the Patriot Act amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to allow the FBI to use National Security Letters to replace court-approved warrants or subpoenas. In 2010, 24,287 NSLs were issued, up 64 percent from the previous year. At the same time, everybody from toddlers to grandmothers was being harassed at the border by the TSA and their diabolical naked body scanners.

    Despite this super-invasive matrix of surveillance aimed at the American people, the perpetrator or perpetrators of the Boston attacks managed to slip through the web and detonate two bombs at the marathon’s finish line.

    Although it is no small security challenge to guarantee security along the entire 26-mile route, why was security so lax at the point where the most people would be gathered (it has been confirmed that families of the SandyHook school shooting, which claimed the lives of 26 people, 20 of them children, where near the finish line)? After all, it is next-to-impossible to enter an American airport or even a baseball game without passing through a phalanx of security layers that includes metal detectors and bomb-sniffing canines.

    Now, the daunting question for the American people is: Should we enact ever greater security procedures following this latest tragedy to defend freedom and liberty? The question is beset with pitfalls, because as Franklin understood there comes a point when excessive measures to ensure security make the idea of freedom and liberty redundant.

    After all, even if the garden of liberty could grow behind a barbed wire enclosure, who would want to live in such a foreboding place?
    Alternative theories take root

    So now comes a pivotal point in the debate as to what transpires next in the United States, where cynicism and even paranoia of government is at a record high. Indeed, as countless commentators on social media networks seem increasingly inclined to believe, any effort on the part of government to enhance security is actually a deliberate attempt to further diminish the rights of Americans for nefarious purposes.

    For example, as if the black helicopter crowd needed more encouragement, the Department of Homeland Security – an all-encompassing ‘superagency’ made up of 22 federal departments that was created post-9/11 – has recently announced plans to buy 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the next five years. You don’t need to subscribe to conspiracy theories to ask what this domestic agency will do with so much guns and ammo.

    Meanwhile, paramilitary maneuvers in the skies above America’s biggest cities have become a first-of-its-kind event. Although the authorities explain these activities as initiatives to prepare for the defense of the homeland, many people are simply not buying it.

    Although the drafters of the Patriot Act may have had the best intentions at heart, the extreme steps they have prescribed for protecting the homeland – which in too many cases imposes harsh measures on ordinary citizens – seems to have backfired. Today, an entire cottage industry of anti-government dissenters has popped up like weeds on the internet, where no idea is considered too outrageous to entertain.

    Meanwhile, other commentators point to extremist organizations, specifically white nationalist groups, as a possible home-grown perpetrator of Monday’s terrorist attack.

    “Keep in mind…there have been a number of disturbing events in the US in the recent weeks – a number of prosecutors, that is to say those who try to send accused criminals to jail, have been assassinated in the state of Texas, the head of the prisons in Colorado was assassinated with the suspects being affiliated to the so-called Aryan brotherhood in Texas,” author and historian Gerald Horne told RT. “So there are number of suspect to investigate. This is going to be difficult to protect oneself from the so-called ‘lone wolf’ attacks.”

    Horne added that the US has misplaced its security priorities, which may have led to the authorities being unprepared for the attack in Boston.

    “When it comes to this kind of thing, you may know that the US Treasury Department has more officials and bureaucrats investigating those seeking to travel to Cuba than those involved in so-called terrorism,” he emphasized.

    That’s obviously a waste of resources, Horne concluded.

    Now, following the latest tragedy to befall the country, the United States finds itself in the delicate situation of needing to batten down the hatches against terrorism – whether the source is homegrown white supremacists, Islamic fundamentalists, or other – at a time when to do so will only aggravate even more questions.

    One wonders how the vicious cycle will end.

  • No conclusive evidence linking Boston JFK Library fire to Marathon blasts

    Published time: April 15, 2013 20:39

    Police say there is no evidence yet linking the Boston Marathon explosions to a fire at the JFK Library shortly after. Earlier two devices exploded at the event’s finish line, killing two people and injuring over 100.

    Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis now says the 4:30PM library incident was in all likelihood not related to the Marathon explosions. It has been described as a mechanical fire from an “incendiary device”, rather than a blast. An investigation is underway and a connection to the earlier Boston Marathon blast has still not been firmly ruled out.

    There were no deaths or injuries in the library incident.

    Employees and journalists were not allowed to approach the building. There was reportedly a smell of burnt vinyl around the library.

    People have been urged to stay indoors and avoid gathering in large groups. “People should be calm, but should understand this is an ongoing event and we need all the information we can get,” the police said.

    They are currently stabilizing the situation, checking witness reports and scanning packages.

  • Obama Adversaries to be Blamed For Boston Attack?

    Democratic operatives urged President to exploit terror

    Paul Joseph Watson
    April 16, 2013

    Rahm Emanuel’s call to “never let a serious crisis go to waste” is really going to come to the fore this week if yesterday’s Boston Marathon attack is blamed on Barack Obama’s political opposition, with Democratic operatives having previously urged the President to exploit terror in order to reinvigorate his presidency.

    Suggestions that the bombing could have been the work of Tea Partiers or anti-tax protesters have swirled despite the fact that the only suspect being questioned in response to the attack is a Saudi national.

    Numerous establishment media outlets have also savaged Alex Jones for suggesting that the federal government could have been complicit in the bombing. Jones’ logic is based on a fact that the New York Times reported on last year, that many of the recent domestic terror plots in the United States “were facilitated by the F.B.I.,” a history that goes back until at least 1993 when the FBI gave terrorists real explosives with which to conduct the first WTC bombing.

    Indeed, under the auspices of Operation Gladio, the idea of governments carrying out acts of terror and blaming them on political adversaries to alter the political climate was far from a “conspiracy theory,” it was an admitted fact.

    Operation Gladio was a NATO cold war “stay behind” project designed to demonize political opposition and “force the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security,” according to the testimony of former Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra. In 2000, an Italian parliamentary investigation found that the 1980 Bologna train bombing, which killed 85 people, was carried out by “men inside Italian state institutions and … men linked to the structures of United States intelligence.”

    “You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game,” Vinciguerra explained in sworn testimony.

    “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,” he added.

    Given the fact that Barack Obama’s political career was launched in the living room of infamous domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, the notion that his administration would use terror to further their agenda is hardly a far fetched idea.

    Early evidence also clearly suggests that authorities had prior knowledge of the bombings and were running drills immediately beforehand centered around the same premise while telling marathon runners not to panic. Police later denied they had any warnings or were running drills, contradicting eyewitness reports.

    However, while any suspicion of state involvement has been derided as a baseless conspiracy theory, claims of conservatives being responsible for the attack have begun to proliferate, despite there being zero evidence to suggest such a scenario.

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

    “We really don’t know who did this — it was tax day. Was it someone who was pro–you know, you just don’t know,” he said.

    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.”

    Following the Aurora theater massacre last year, Time Magazine lamented the fact that Obama had not been forceful enough in seizing upon the tragedy to reinvigorate the evisceration of the second amendment.

    However, others have gone even further, to the point of seemingly welcoming terror attacks and bloodshed as a means of helping Obama pose as a tough leader and in turn rallying Americans around his big government agenda.

    During a 2010 appearance on Chris Matthews’ Hardball, former Clintonite and Democrat operative Mark Penn brazenly stated that Obama would need to take advantage of a massacre to get fresh momentum behind his presidency.

    “Remember, President Clinton reconnected through Oklahoma, right?” Penn told Matthews. “And the president right now seems removed. It wasn’t until that speech [after the bombing] that [Clinton] really clicked with the American public. Obama needs a similar defining moment,” said Penn.

    Penn was not alone in invoking how an act of mass bloodshed could ride to Obama’s political rescue.

    In an article concerning Obama’s plunging popularity before the 2010 mid-terms, Robert Shapiro, former senior advisor to President Bill Clinton, wrote that the only thing that could conceivably rescue Obama’s presidency was a terror attack on the scale of the Oklahoma City bombing.

    “The bottom line here is that Americans don’t believe in President Obama’s leadership,” said Shapiro, adding, “He has to find some way….of demonstrating that he is a leader who can command confidence and, short of a 9/11 event or an Oklahoma City bombing, I can’t think of how he could do that.”

    Given the fact that the FBI admittedly facilitates terrorist attacks, in addition to top Democratic strategists continually calling on Obama to exploit terrorist attacks in the spirit of Rahm Emanuel’s urge to “never let a serious crisis go to waste,” should any link to a Tea Partier, a libertarian, an anti-tax protester or any political adversary of Obama emerge in the coming days, it will be ruthlessly exploited by the Obama administration to further entrench the notion – habitually reiterated by the likes of the DHS – that liberty lovers are dangerous terrorists who need to be silenced, discredited, disenfranchised and pushed to the fringes of society.


    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

  • Terror in Boston: Hagel Says Pentagon Ready to Violate Posse Comitatus

    Kurt Nimmo
    April 16, 2013

    During testimony on Capitol Hill, Chuck Hagel characterized the attack in Boston as terrorism and said the Pentagon is prepared to respond quickly to any request from domestic law enforcement, according to Pentagon’s propaganda newspaper, Stars and Stripes.

    “(The attack) is clearly an act of terror and will be approached as an act of terror,” Hagel said.

    “I will continue to consult closely with DOD senior leaders and my counterparts in other agencies,” Hagel added, “on how we can best support the government’s response and investigations.”

    The event in Boston has provided the Department of Defense with a handy excuse to reverse the disestablishment of two National Guard civil support teams, including one currently responding to the bombing in Boston.

    Over 400 Massachusetts National Guardsmen “remain on duty to continue to assist local authorities,” the newspaper reported, citing a press release from the Guard.

    The 211th Military Police Battalion was deployed to provide security, the Massachusetts National Guard’s 387th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) has been activated, the 267th Combat Communications Squadron was sent to Boston, and the Navy sent a bomb-disposal unit “to assist local authorities as needed in the aftermath of the explosions.” In addition, the U.S. Northern Command on Monday decided not to change security levels at military installations in the U.S.

    Under the Posse Comitatus Act passed on June 18, 1878, after the end of Reconstruction, the military is prohibited from involvement in such activity as the supply of support, training, intelligence and equipment to civilian law enforcement. Because the federalized National Guard is part of either the Air Force or the Army, it is covered by the Act, according to Seattle attorney Lynne Wilson.

  • All Terror Attacks are Psyops

    Jon Rappoport
    April 16, 2013

    Whether the Boston Marathon murders were staged as a false flag, and if so, by whom, there are certainly contradictions in the media story line so far.

    Mike Adams, at natural news, has pointed out several key absurdities in the official scenario, including the apparent controlled demolition of a bomb at the JFK library, a mile away from the explosions at the Marathon finish line.

    This demolition, unreported by the press, was mentioned just before it took place, by a Boston Globe tweet: “There will be a controlled explosion opposite the library within one minute as part of bomb squad activities.”

    The demolition would have taken place about an hour after the two explosions at the Marathon finish line, which means the bomb squad was able to find the Library device, rig it for demolition, and blow it up in record time.

    Whatever the cause of the fire/explosion in the Library, that “incendiary device” was spent, and the bomb squad found another unexploded bomb on the premises.

    A local Boston TV reporter, Eileen Curran, took a photo of the Library. The exterior of the building, at the employee’s entrance, shows blackened walls. If the “electrical fire” or the “incendiary device” caused this damage, the room in the Library where the fire or explosion took place must have been just inside the building. No media sources are specifically reporting that, which seems quite odd.

    The press is merely stating there was a fire in a room in the Library. The fact that the fire was quite close to an entrance certainly rates a mention. It adds juicy media drama to the report. But there is no coverage of the fact.

    A d v e r t i s e m e n t

    All terror attacks, no matter who launches them, have a psychology. They have a purpose. Inducing fear, of course. Causing the public to give in to a new set of “security regulations,” which tighten the screws on freedom, of course. Painting some designated group as heinous, of course.

    The third Monday in April, is Patriot’s Day. It commemorates the April 19, 1775, opening battles in the Revolutionary War against England, at Lexington and Concord. Previously celebrated on April 19th, it is also the anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing (1995), and the final FBI attack on the Waco, Texas, Branch Davidian compound that killed 76 men, women, and children (1993). April 15 is also tax day.

    So some media commentators are already opining that “anti-tax-pro-patriot-anti-government” persons are behind the Boston murders.

    At an elite level, where psyop research is conducted, the psychology of terror attacks involves disrupting the normal perception of reality.

    Most people live their days in a more or less steady state of mind. They perform routine tasks over and over. They see their daily environment as quite familiar. All this produces what could be called a light trance.

    If that seems improbable, notice what happens when something completely unexpected intrudes on habitual perception and experience. Shock is what happens.

    It’s as if the person had been sleeping and suddenly and forcibly wakes up.

    On a quiet residential street, a car plows into a lamp post. On a peaceful boulevard, a gust of wind blows a sign from its hinges into a store window, smashing it.

    People are shocked. They look up. “Wow. Where was I?” Yes, it’s like waking from a dream.

    Multiply that effect by a thousand. Bombs go off. The sounds of the explosions, the shock waves, people falling, people bleeding, grotesque injuries, death. In the space of a few seconds, and on a street where nothing ever happens.

    And one layer removed from this, the world watches it unfold on television.

    It’s a rip in the fabric of perceived reality. Right now.

    Retired psyop planner, Ellis Medavoy (pseudonym), told me in a 2002 interview: “People think it’s very esoteric to talk about disruption in the space-time wave. But setting up certain psyops is very much about that. The theory of these operations has everything to do with the fact that people exist in an average and consistent space-time wave.

    “They become used to that. They’re not even aware of it. So a psyop can go two ways. It can encourage that form of sleep, to make it continue. Or it can blow people right out of their wave into something that’s very disorienting.

    “In the latter case, you’re forcing people out of their average perception of space and time, but you’re not giving them anything to replace it. They’re hanging in a void, so to speak.

    “What’s the result? People desperately want a resolution of the psyop, so they can return to their former continuum. And because they feel desperate, they’ll take whatever and whoever you give them. You can say a deer chewed on a power cable and blew out the power for the entire east coast for a week, and they’ll believe you.

    “And that’s what you want. The ability to say anything and have people believe you.”

    I asked Medavoy if this included peppering the public with contradictions in the official account of a terrorist attack.

    “Of course,” he said. “They’ll overlook those contradictions. They won’t pay any attention to them. They’re so panicked, they just want a resolution. You can plug in anybody as the guilty party, and they’ll buy it.”

    Later in the conversation, I went back to the subject of the “space-time wave.”

    Medavoy said: “The psychology on this is clear. An overwhelming percentage of people deal with space-time in a passive way. They receive it, so to speak. They are presented with that fundament of reality and they blindly accept it. Therefore, when you take it away, they’re lost. A tiny percentage of the population, those who are intensely creative, react differently. That’s because they are, in a real sense, projecting their own space and time.”

    Psyops planners who stage events are aware of these factors. They want to create a world, a picture of a world, that is in dangerous flux and absolutely requires our “leaders” to stop that flux.

    One of my more vivid experiences of this came in the mid-1980s. I was interviewing a relative of a soldier who died in Vietnam. When the subject of whether the war was justified came up, he flew off the handle. He went into a towering rage.

    The fact that his cousin had been killed there automatically made the war a necessary policy of the government, a correct action. That conclusion stopped the unbearable flux for him. Otherwise, he was lost.

    It was, of course, that way on 9/11, too, and in many other such instances.

    There is a psychology operating here, and it isn’t merely some academic brand of nonsense. It cuts to the heart of how people literally exist in reality, and how it affects their deep response to events managed by professionals, who understand that psychology.

    Jon Rappoport
    The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at http://www.nomorefakenews.com

  • YouTube Censors Family Guy Clip Which Predicted Boston Marathon Attack

    Media floats erroneous claim that issue is an “abhorrent hoax”

    Paul Joseph Watson
    April 16, 2013

    UPDATE: YouTube has now censored a commentary video which merely pointed out that a recently broadcast episode of Family Guy contained scenes eerily similar to those that unfolded during the Boston Marathon attack. YouTube deleted the video claiming it contained, “spam,” “scams” or “commercially deceptive content,” when it contained none of these things. YouTube has also placed a strike against the host channel and threatened to delete it.

    In addition, it is now being claimed that the whole issue is an “abhorrent hoax” merely because the two scenes from the same episode were spliced together. The fact that the episode depicted people being killed at the Boston Marathon, in addition to a separate clip which depicted two explosions, is not a hoax.

    Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane created a cartoon which made fun of terrorist bombings and depicted mutilated Boston Marathon runners, yet he is labeling people who merely talk about the episode as “abhorrent”.

    Tivo and others are now removing the episode from their systems, which is strange given that the episode is supposedly a “hoax” and doesn’t exist, according to the media.

    This underscores the fact that if they will censor a cartoon in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, they will censor anything – including your right to merely talk about it.

    An episode of the popular show Family Guy which was first aired less than a month ago eerily predicted aspects of the Boston Marathon attack, depicting the main character detonating two bombs in addition to winning the marathon by killing the rest of the participants.

    The episode, named Turban Cowboy, centers around Peter becoming embroiled with terrorists who plan on blowing up bridges in Boston. The show aired on March 17, just under a month ago on the Fox network and has been repeated in recent days.

    The image of Peter killing the Boston Marathon runners even shows blood and missing limbs, a chilling reminder of the very real scenes of carnage we saw yesterday.

    It is important to note that the video shows two clips from different points of the show edited together, but they are from the same episode.

    Critics responded to the episode by remarking that it “feels like an episode made in 2002 and left on the shelf for a decade.”

    The plot was so similar to the tragic events in Boston yesterday that scenes have been deleted for rebroadcasts.


    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

  • Obama Insider Attempts To Link Boston Bombing To ‘Tax Day’

    Media mouthpieces inject “patriot” and “tea party” talking points

    Steve Watson
    April 16, 2013

    Former Obama advisor David Axelrod has joined other mainstream media mouthpieces in insinuating that the horrific Boston Marathon bombing may have been linked to “tax day”.

    Appearing on MSNBC this morning, Axelrod said of the term ‘terror attack’, “The word has taken on a different meaning since 9/11. You use those words and it means something very specific in people’s mind.”

    The political consultant then suggested that the president has refrained from using the term because he may believe an anti-government tax protester could have been behind the bombing, rather than a co-ordinated group of foreign terrorists.

    “You use those words and it means something very specific in people’s mind. And I’m sure what was going through the president’s mind is — we really don’t know who did this — it was tax day.” Axelrod said.

    “Was it someone who was pro–you know, you just don’t know.” he continued. “And so I think his attitude is, let’s not put any inference into this, let’s just make clear that we’re going to get the people responsible.”

    Axelrod isnt the first talking head to inject such points into news coverage of the attack. Without any evidence whatsoever, media mouthpieces have been suggesting that the incident may have been carried out by a “home grown” radical, potentially in the vein of OKC bomber Timothy McVeigh.

    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. The OKC bombing in 1995 was also carried out on this day, the third Monday in April.

    CNN’s Wolf Blitzer took that insinuation even further, noting “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:

    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.

    Barrett, who is now senior director at the Qatar International Academy for Security Studies (QIASS), said: “At the moment it looks more likely that it was a right-wing terrorist incident, rather than an al Qaeda attack because of the size of the devices.”

    He added: “This happened on Patriots’ Day, it is also the day Americans are supposed to have their taxes in, and Boston is quite a symbolic city. These are all little indicators.”

    Boston was, of course, the location for the famed “tea party” protest of 1773 against the tax policy of the British government and the East India Company that controlled all the tea imported into the colonies.

    The suggestion that talking heads are making is that whoever carried out the bombing may be sympathetic to the modern day Tea Party movement, which advocates for limited government.

    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.”

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

    “We don’t know anything yet of course, but it is tax day & my first thought was all these anti-gov groups, but who knows,” Khan tweeted.

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

    He added that a “neo Nazi or a patriot group” would likely not claim responsibility right away.

    “There’s a lot of public source information about demonstrations on taxes, on a number of other issues that are hot button issues for extremists groups who don’t like either what the government is doing or what the government represents,” he stated.

    In addition, the official story of the attack appears to be being subtly altered to fit this media driven narrative.

    A police press conference today contradicted earlier reports that more explosive devices had been found in the vicinity of the attack, and had been destroyed by bomb squads in controlled explosions. Analysts suggested that the notion of bomb squads finding and detonating extra devices within the hour were far fetched, without them having some prior intelligence of the attack.

    It was also reported that a drill was being carried out in the area involving members of the Boston bomb squad.

    That oddity has now been swept aside in a change of the narrative, as has the idea that the attacks were coordinated and indicative of an organised group.

    Police also now claim that no arrests have been made and that there are no suspects in custody, contradicting earlier reports that a Saudi man had been arrested close to the scene of the bombing.


    Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.

    This article was posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Boston Massacre: Obama Looks to Tax Day for “Rightwing” Terror Explanation

    Kurt Nimmo
    April 16, 2013

    Former Obama adviser David Axelrod set the stage for what is sure to come – responsibility for the terror attack in Boston yesterday will ultimately be pinned on so-called rightwing terrorists. Axelrod pointed directly at the liberty movement.

    “I’m sure what was going through the president’s mind is – we really don’t know who did this — it was tax day,” Axelrod told Chris Todd, host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, the preferred network for liberals and Obama sycophants. “Was it someone who was pro – you know, you just don’t know. And so I think his attitude is, let’s not put any inference into this, let’s just make clear that we’re going to get the people responsible.”

    The domestic terror script – long ago formulated and hammered into shape deep within the national security state, notably the Department of Homeland Security – is designed to implicate constitutionalists and other dangerous enemies of the state. Peter Bergen – acting as a security analyst for CNN, the network long ago infiltrated by the Pentagon – made this clear soon after the incident in Boston. On two separate occasions yesterday, Bergen suggested that “right-wing extremists” are behind the Boston Marathon bombings.

    “Although I’m reminded of Oklahoma City which was a bombing, which was initially treated as a gas explosion,” Bergen said. “So first reports are often erroneous. But the fact that there were two explosions – two bombings – one of the things I’d be looking at is once the device, if it is a device, is found, what kind of explosives were used? For instance, if it was hydrogen peroxide, this is a signature of al-Qaeda. If it was more conventional explosives, which are much harder to get a hold of now, that might be some other kind of right-wing extremists. We’ve seen a number of failed bombing attempts by al-Qaeda using bombs, (unintelligible) and for instance, the Manhattan subway in 2009, Faisal Shahzad in 2010, the attempt to bring down Northwest Flight 253 over Detroit in 2009. But we’ve also seen other extremist groups, right-wing groups, for instance, trying to attack the Martin Luther King parade in Oregon (sic) in 2010.”

    It should be noted that the man convicted of planting a rat-poison-laced pipe bomb along the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Washington – not Oregon – was a white supremacist member of the National Alliance. The National Alliance’s supposed leader, Green Beret David Kellerman, has admitted working for the FBI. During a trial on weapons charges Kellerman “said he went to work for the FBI with orders to infiltrate the National Alliance, a neo-Nazi group, in 2000 and relay intelligence,” the Miami Herald reported.

    The corporate media embarked on a rightwing explanation almost from the beginning. “The first is that domestic right-wing extremists were responsible. The second is that Islamists, either foreign or American, and linked to al-Qaeda spiritually or practically, were to blame. A third possibility is killers with no ideological agenda whatsoever,” reports The Telegraph.

    The British newspaper then launched into a protracted explanation and referenced the establishment’s Rosetta Stone on crackpot domestic terrorism theories, the Southern Poverty Law Center:

    Supporters of the right-wing theory point to the timing of the attack. April 15 is tax day in the United States, when the whole nation is expected to file tax returns. It is an ominous day in the calendar for anti-government, anti-tax activists.

    It is shortly before the anniversaries of two other terrorist attacks, the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19 and the Columbine High School shooting on April 20. Some terror experts have speculated that right-wingers could have seen the Boston marathon as a liberal, multicultural bonanza somehow worthy of targeting.

    There has also been huge growth in the number of anti-government “Patriot” groups during Barack Obama’s presidency. The Southern Poverty Law Centre, which monitors hate groups, reported last month that because of the prospect of gun-control legislation, “the threat of violence appears to be looming.”

    The SPLC said that the number of Patriot groups reached record levels in 2012 and had grown by 813 percent over the past four years.

    In early March, the SPLC sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano urging the government to establish a task force to investigate the supposed domestic terror threat posed by the likes of Alex Jones, We Are Change, Oath Keepers, the Constitution Party, the Tyranny Response Team and thousands of other Americans outside of the orbit of the establishment.

    The incident in Boston may or may not expedite the demand by the SPLC to engage in a McCarthyite inquisition of constitutionalist political groups. It will largely depend on how the blame game pans out – either the establishment and its barking dog media blames al-Qaeda or some other shadowy Islamic terrorist group or it utilizes the mythology cobbled together by the SPLC and other politically motivated smear groups to go after “rightwing” Americans who believe the nation must return to its constitutional roots.

    • http://www.barrychamish.com


      by Barry Chamish

      When I received a copy of Aaron Klein’s book, The Manchurian Candidate – WND Books, I knew I had to review it since I worked with him on a few stories. One concerned an American-built military base in Israel. Here are my words and his photos:


      Aaron respected my work but never acknowledged me publicly. That might affect his credibility and Aaron was too career conscious to take such a risk. On another story, I insisted that he trace Netanyahu’s very direct ties to the Council On Foreign Relations (CFR). He said he couldn’t. I asked him what he knew about the CFR. He replied,”Plenty, but I can’t say so right now.”
      So, knowing a bit about the author, I doubted that his book, an expose of Obama’s secret backers, would hit paydirt. Further, what difference does exposing Obama make? Klein, an Israeli author, should know that all recent American Presidents are as bad as each other over Israel. Of the CFR-member chief executives, Carter thinks Israel is an apartheid state while Clinton recently told an audience that all Israelis are rotten except old sabras. His secretary of state wife thinks Israel runs Jim Crow laws against women for making them sit, albeit happily and voluntarily, on segregated buses.
      Meanwhile, on the other side of the house, the Bush dynasty was founded by dad and grandad Prescott, who, while working for Brown Brothers Harriman, was a leading American funder of the Nazis both before WWII and during.
      My conclusion? A curse on them all, I’m never voting again.
      Aaron disagrees and thinks there is hope for democracy yet through freedom to publish. And he does hit paydirt but he is far too cautious to say so. Here is how close he comes to being a “conspiratorial” writer:

      “Gregory Galluzo, Obama’s first trainer in Chicago, described himself as an Alinsky ‘true believer’…as had Obama’s other teachers at the Gamliel Foundation, Michael Kruglik and Gerald Kellman, who had hired Obama…Galluzo is an ex-Jesuit.”

      “Another key Obama staffer is…his chief strategist David Axelrod…Axelrod sat on the finance committee of St. Sabina, the Chicago Parish led by controversial priest Michael Pfleger…As a state legislator Obama directed at least $225,000 toward social programs at Pfleger’s church.”

      That’s as far as Aaron goes with this information. I saw a pattern within that grew the more I read the book. And I’m sure so did Aaron. It leads to a conclusion that is too dangerous for him to write. But I will. Without adding background information, for that you buy the book, here is a list of over half the key backers who put Obama in the White House.
      See if you see the same pattern:

      “Both men served as his campaign advisors…The first is Marshall Ganz…the second Obama advisor is Peter Dreier.”

      “In 1992, Obama served on the funding board of the non-profit Public Allies…Jody Kretzmann headed the Asset-Based Community Development Institute. Public Allies CEO, Paul Schmitz, was an original faculty member of ABCDI.”

      “The New Party’s founders and members…were instrumental in helping facilitate Obama’s political career…Founding members included Noam Chomsky, Marxist activist Carl Davidson, sociologist Frances Fox Piven, (acknowledged as the theoretician behind ACORN), feminist Barbara Ehrenreich…The New Party was a creation of Joel Rogers. Rogers’ wife Sarah Siskind worked at the same law firm which employed Obama.”

      “The co-founders of Project VOTE! – which Obama ran in Cook County in 1992 – were Sandy Newman…and Zach Polett…Please note members of Project VOTE! include…SDS alumni such as Ayers, Dohrn, Rathke and an endless list of Sixties radicals…”

      “Andy Stern heads the SEIU,, the union that helped corral the industry groups in support of Obama’s healthcare “reform”…He is an Executive Committee member of the Democratic Party Auxiliary, America Coming Together, ACT, funded by George Soros…Tom Balanoff’s SEIU Illinois Council led the international union to endorse Obama in the Presidential primary.”

      “Marilyn Katz served on the national finance committee of Obama’s presidential campaign…and was close to David Axelrod (who} was mentored by Katz’s former SDS comrade, David Rose…Bettylou Saltzman met Obama when he was in charge of Project VOTE!’s registration drive and was ‘so impressed, that she took him under her wing, introduced him to wealthy donors and talking him up to David Axelrod…’Several people around Obama have IPS connections including his Chicago mentor, former Congressman Abner Mikva…Don Rose, a mentor to Obama’s right-hand man David Axelrod, served in the leadership of the IPS spinoff Conference on Alternative State and Local Policies with Miles Rappaport.”

      “Rosa Brooks is senior advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy…Reportedly named for communist heroine Rosa Luxemburg, Brooks is the daughter of Barbara Ehrenreich, who is Honorary Chairwoman of the Democratic Socialists of America. In a 2006 column (she) blamed Israel’s actions in the Middle East for fueling anti-American resentment from the Arab world.”

      “Obama designated longtime personal friend and top campaign fundraiser Julius Genachowski as Chief Commissioner of the FCC…During the 2008 campaign Genachowski served as Obama’s chairman of the Technology, Media and Communications policy working group…Kevin Werbach, who co-directed the Obama transition team’s Federal Communications Review team is an advisory board member at Public Knowledge, a George Soros-funded public interest group.”

      “The national campaign director for Campaign for America’s Future, Richard Kirsch, has also, since its founding in 2008, served as campaign director for HCAN…Kirsch served as financial director of the Illinois Public Action Council. There he worked with Rahm Emanuel and Jan Schakowsky…Schakowsky’s husband Robert Creamer, had written a lengthy political manual while in prison…containing a ‘ten point plan for foisting universal healthcare on America by 2009…the Democrats have followed Creamer’s plan to the letter.’…Then we have Jeffrey David Blum, founder and co-chair of Health Care For America Now. Beginning in 2001, Blum made a number of contributions to Obama loyalist Schakowsky…Jason Rosenbaum is…Deputy Director of Online Campaigns, Health Care for America NOW…’I think he knows something about health care,’ said Mr. Obama.’”

      Aaron Klein hints at who Obama is the Manchurian Candidate for. But he dares not reveal a most complicated issue because it puts him in apparent league with the addle-brained, deeply anti-semitic “writers” who, so far, have not deciphered his research. However, in this manipulated reality we must live in, those who love Israel have a most unhappy alliance with those who hate their guts.
      The majority of those who discovered Obama, groomed him and put him in the White House, were radical Jewish leftists. There are no people as determined to destroy Israel as this very tiny but determined Jewish minority and Obama is doing their dirty work.
      There, Aaron, you couldn’t say it. So I did.


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      • Obama’s speech writer is a Temporal Coadjutor by the name Jon Favreau with connections to the Jesuit Order. Obama’s chief Strategist David Axelrod is controlled by Jesuit trained Catholic Priest, Michael Pfleger. Hows about the connection of Jesuit soldier, Gregory Galluzo SJ to Obama? Not forgetting the Roman Catholic and Jesuit connected Joe Biden the so-called vice-President yet another lame duck.

        -= The Unhived Mind

  • James Corbett: When False Flags Don’t Fly

    ALERT!!! ~ Boston Attack ~ Is Collapse & False Flag Underway?!?! #n3

  • Boston Marathon: The Finish Line For US Treason. Drill Death. Everything Is In Place For Police State.

    by Ed Ward, MD

    Boston Marathon: The Finish Line For US Treason. Drill Death. Everything Is In Place For Police State. by Ed Ward, MD http://edwardmd.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/boston-marathon-the-finish-line-for-us-treason-drill-death-everything-is-in-place-for-police-state-by-ed-ward-md/

    More death in government drills. If one could stomach listening to accessories after the fact, and more than likely before, to crimes against humanity and treason. One heard about the great job they are doing. One might have seen a few military fatigues around, but no one heard anything about any government ‘drills’.

    First entrance of Al the Boston marathon runner appears in http://www.local15tv.com/mostpopular/story/UM-Coach-Bomb-Sniffing-Dogs-Spotters-on-Roofs/BrirjAzFPUKKN8z6eSDJEA.cspx which is a fairly revealing article. However, the comments section shows multiple readers commenting that parts of the article were deleted. Likely, never to be seen again.

    Second Entrance of Al is rejuvinated with the offensive quotes intact as well as a video showing multiple quotes of ‘planned drills’ and government drill – excellent fact finding – http://www.secretsofthefed.com/boston-marathon-runner-boston-police-said-explosions-were-training-exercise-w-video/

    Now, the FBI wants help gathering any cellphone evidence in private citizens hands.

    http://news.findlaw.com/apnews-lp/aa9c619f760d4415840edcba07e52f08 Assuredly, to meet the fate of other drills (Complete 911 Timeline – Training Exercises on 911 – Spoiler: 46 Training Exercises – some of the exercises mimiced exactly what was occurring at the time. Plus one Planned FEMA convention that didn’t make the list.) http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?day_of_9/11=complete_911_timeline_training_exercises&timeline=complete_911_timeline ) video disappearance http://www.911myths.com/index.php/FBI_hides_84_Pentagon_videos (A myth hit piece that somehow proves the seizures false by listing them under the innocuous names labeled and ‘described’ by the FBI. So even though the article proves they have been seized, exist, and have been ‘classified’ from public inspection, remember that it really proves they weren’t seized or don’t exist – Amazing)

    The US Wouldn’t Nuke Its Own People? Wake Up & Glow http://edwardmd.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/the-us-wouldnt-nuke-its-own-people-wake-up-and-glow/ Where there is unclassified government documentation of many doing it while being praised and paid. Here’s a couple of the many off a muderous, treasonous, fascist government list.

    “””Radiation bombs” thrown from USAF planes intentionally spread radiation “unknown distances” endangering the young and old alike. One such experiment doused Utah with 60 times more radiation than escaped the Three Mile Island accident, according to Sen. John Glen, D-Ohio who released a report on the program 20 years ago.

    With the National Cancer Institute’s 1997 finding that all 160,000 million US citizens (in the country at the time of the bomb tests) were contaminated with fallout, it’s clear we did face war with atomic weapons — our own.” http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/04/12/inhuman-radiation-experiments/

    At this point it should be extremely clear about what kind of government US has and its plans for anyone that is ‘unhappy about complying with it’. The state militia in cities and states has just been ‘justified’ and legitimized. http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/national_world&id=9065782

    Starting to get an idea why this fascist, proven murderous government needs Billions of Bullets? Hollow Points 4 US http://www.naturalnews.com/036802_DHS_ammunition_shooting_war.html

    The ridiculous idea that freedom can be attained from the most advanced military system ever by firearms is ludicrous. The “BowTie” (hanging) judge said it best: “What could he do to you if you yourselves did not connive with the thief who plunders you, if you were not accomplices of the murderer who kills you, if you were not traitors to yourselves?” -Étienne de la Boétie, Judge during the French Renaissance


    The only thing that has ever worked against homeland government fascism is the work strike and boycotts. Bottom line this government exists, nay, thrives because we let it. We Assist It. The herd would rather let others be tortured and die than shutting this government down for just one day. The herd would rather be encircled by a proven murderous and cannabalistic government than think about shutting this government down for just one day. The herd prefers to stay comfortable in fantasy. We are the herd and the only thing missing is the ‘emergency’ martial law called for city by state as needed per whim. It’s time for a unified call for work strike for just one day… Feel your power.

    Related Article: Conflicts, Coincidences At JFK Library Fire & Bombing. Very early in the operation the JFK library developed as the primary objective – When conflicts and coincidences happen together, start thinking covert op. They are the inconvenient byproducts of SOP military operations. Coincidences are rare, and conflicts of truth even rarer – the lie being extremely more common.

    http://rense.com/general95/conffc.html See also: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/04/what-happened-boston-jfk-library/64259/

    Not to mention:

    Operation Northwoods –

    Where the Joint Chiefs of Staff planned a similar operation to what unfolded with 911. http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/04/10/15/ward.htm

    Nicaragua, The Contras, Reagan, North and a secretary in open treason.

    The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis, by Bill Moyers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiRBxDEGDqw

    The USS Liberty – Israel Zionists and US Fascists Murder USS Liberty Crew in War Plot – Operation Cyanide and the 303 Committee Vigilant Guardian, Global Guardian,

    Dead in the Water

    During the Six-Day War, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA. Thirty-four American servicemen were killed in the two-hour assault by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats. Survivors were placed under threat of prison for revealing the atrocity.

    Excellent BBC Documentary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52U-uXmhJ_M

    Depleted Uranium and Agent Orange http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/04/09/07/ward.htm

    Voting Fraud – German High Court Outlaws Electronic Voting – Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 9:45 am

    See where it started here – Proofs of a Conspiracy against all Nations/Religions – Published in 1793 as the zionist cults were forming here in US.


    Proven 9-11 Nukes http://edwardmd.wordpress.com/2010/09/06/proven-9-11-nukes-us-government-involvement/

    1. Three Massive WTC Craters – See us government LIDAR proof: – Nothing else known to man can leave ALL the WTC debris and this particular evidence in the length of time needed , except a third generation Micro Nuke – Mini Nuke – Nuke. It’s 100% classic textbook nuclear event residue – ZERO ANOMALIES.
    http://www.usavsus.info/WTC-MoreEvidence.htm – Best,

    2. Five Acres (1.2 Billion Pounds = Weight of Residue of 3 WTC Buildings (WTC 1, 2, and 6)) of WTC Land Brought to Searing Temperatures in a Few Hours by an ’Anaerobic, Chlorine Fueled “Fire” – Impossible by Basic Laws of Physics. See us gov Thermal Images proof – Nothing else known to man can leave ALL the WTC debris and this particular evidence in the length of time needed , except a third generation Micro Nuke – Mini Nuke – Nuke. It’s 100% classic textbook nuclear event residue – ZERO ANOMALIES. http://www.usavsus.info/WTC-MoreEvidence.htm– Best,

    3. Tritium Levels 55 Times (normal) Background Levels assessed a numerical value of ‘traces’ and ‘of no human concern’. See us government (DOE report) proof: – Nothing but a NUCLEAR EVENT can cause ‘tritium’ formation – basic physics fact – Nothing else known to man can leave ALL the WTC debris and this particular evidence in the length of time needed , except a third generation Micro Nuke – Mini Nuke – Nuke. It’s 100% classic textbook nuclear event residue – ZERO ANOMALIES.

    4. An Impossible “Fire” (Combustion Process). See Laws of Physics for
    Fire/Combustion Process and Dr. Cahill’s data on ‘anaerobic incineration’. – Nothing else known to man can leave ALL the WTC debris and this particular evidence in the length of time needed , except a third generation Micro Nuke – Mini Nuke – Nuke. It’s 100% classic textbook nuclear event residue – ZERO ANOMALIES. http://rense.com/general77/newlaws.htm

    5. 3 Billion pounds of building instantly turned into 2 Billion pounds of
    micronized dust. – Nothing else known to man can leave ALL the WTC debris and this particular evidence in the length of time needed , except a third generation Micro Nuke – Mini Nuke – Nuke. It’s 100% classic textbook nuclear event residue – ZERO ANOMALIES. http://www.serendipity.li/wot/ed_ward/use_of_abombs.htm– Best

    6. 16 inch steel Spires that withstood 1/2 a Billion pounds of building falling on them and suddenly turn into limp noodles and partially vaporize. Nothing else known to man can leave ALL the WTC debris and this particular evidence in the length of time needed , except a third generation Micro Nuke – Mini Nuke – Nuke. It’s 100% classic textbook nuclear event residue – ZERO ANOMALIES.

    7. Hiroshima effect cancers in responders and locals. Nothing else known to man can leave ALL the WTC debris and this particular evidence in the length of time needed , except a third generation Micro Nuke – Mini Nuke – Nuke. It’s 100% classic textbook nuclear event residue – ZERO ANOMALIES. http://www.usavsus.info/WTC-MoreEvidence.htm , http://www.serendipity.li/wot/ed_ward/use_of_abombs.htm

    All of the above are facts are proven with referenced links of reputable data sources – many are from the government itself and more…

    Ed Ward, MD – http://edwardmd.wordpress.com/ ;
    https://www.facebook.com/EdWardMD3 ; http://groups.yahoo.com

    • The demolitions of the World Trade Center buildings were done using two 150kt nuclear devices deep underground surrounded by the granite rock. To understand all the true science behind this, you have to study the excellent work of Dimitri Khalezov. There was no micro nuclear devices in the building, this is a smokescreen. It was a nuclear demolition using the emergency nuclear demolition scheme. I do believe that some other explosives were also used initially to aid the demolition such as Smacsonic linings in the elevator shaft.

      -= The Unhived Mind

  • Boston: The Die Is Cast, The Meme Is In Place

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2013. Filed under: Activism Big Brother Censorship Conspiracy False Flag
    by Nofo Lalo

    “We still don’t know who did this or why. People should not jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. But make no mistake. We will get to the bottom of this. We will find out who did this. We will find out why they did this. Any individual or responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice.” – Our African Dictator and Chief

    I’ve been analyzing this scripted statement thoroughly; because, it will become the meme for all that follows.

    Some background facts that I think the statement was scripted around, and most importantly is that April 15 is “Patriots Day” and that commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord, then, the beginning of the first American Revolution.

    The who, and why (especially) is going to be played up. The conjured case for it being homegrown and against the U.S Gov. will surface, I think. The emphasis reiterated of the “why” is going to spin way out, and include guilt by association with ‘any responsible groups’.

    It’s clearly aimed ‘home’ by the use of ‘full weight of justice’ rather than retribution or revenge, as was the false flag in 9-11:

    And, as is it always and ever the case with these contrived events, coincidentally, a “drill” of the same event was going on concurrently. This is now coming out, and as always, will go down the memory hole.

    Links to not miss:

    Boston Marathon Runner – Boston Police Said Explosions Were Training Exercise

    The New World Order Formula for False Flag Attacks

    The Boston Bombing Is Inside Job

    Facebook Page for Boston Bombing Set Up Days Before Event

    Facebook Page – YouTube


    [Comment from Zen: I had a similar reaction to Obomber’s tone setter when I heard it. “We’re gonna run with this and here’s the outline of how we’re going to press it.” Even though they apparently botched this one again and there are so many who are on to this false flag insanity, it won’t matter because the media will say what they’re told to say and they’ll roll out what they have in place.

    Time to be vigilant while keeping the message out there. A critical mass of awake people can do mighty things – maybe this time word will spill into the mass consciousness….]





    Boston marathon runner Alastair Stevenson says that as the explosions erupted at the Boston Marathon this morning, he was told by police over the loud speaker that the events were ‘just a drill’.

    boston-marathon-drill-300x145Stevenson, speaking with various news sources at the event, told one Alabama publication about what he witnessed during the race. While managing to finish the race before the explosions were in range of him or his bystander wife, Stevenson revealed some interesting information that makes sense of some Boston Globe tweets from earlier regarding bomb drills — which had been going on around the time of the actual explosions themselves and therefore may have confused police and emergency response.

    In the article, Stevenson is recorded as saying:

    “They kept announcing to runners not to be alarmed, that they were running a training exercise.”

    In fact, the eyewitness runner says that there were already a major presence of bomb sniffing dogs and even a bomb squad.


    Likely due to the perceived drill that was set to go on right before the actual explosion in the same area, the runner detailed how there was already a large presence of bomb sniffing dogs and even a bomb squad right nearby before the explosions hit. In fact, they had told the competitors and the fans that it was simply a drill — until they realized that real people were being injured and killed.

  • The New World Order Formula for False Flag Attacks

    by Dave Hodges – thecommonsenseshow.com
    April 15, 2013 – Conspiracy, Featured, Main

    The 21st Century Boston Massacre

    Prior to reporting on what I have been able to learn about the horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, let me express my sincere condolences to the families of the victims. The death toll as of 9pm ET stands at three and is certain to climb.
    An Old Familiar Script

    On April 19, 1995, in the wake of the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building n 1995, the FBI & BATF were working with the alleged terrorists under a sting operation. Of course when these connections are discovered, the perpetrators have plausible deniability and claim they were drilling or performing a sting that went bad. Yet, on the same day of the bombing, Renee Cooper, Attorney Dan Adomitis, J.D. Reed with the Oklahoma Assessor’s Office, Norma Joslin of the Oklahoma Board of Elections and private investigator Claude Criss all report seeing the bomb squad at the federal courthouse that morning, before the bombing. In this “drill,” in a script that is becoming all too familiar, there were bomb drills planned in conjunction with the bombing of the federal building.

    Who will ever forget the stunning revelation that on September 6, 2001, Condoleezza Rice was warned that a terrorist attack inside the United States was imminent? Subsequently, on 9/11, the CIA conducted a real-time drill which included a plane flying into a building, which resulted in NORAD standing down for the first time in its 50-year long history. The government described this as a bizarre coincidence. On 9/11, NORAD was also scheduled to conduct a military exercise, Vigilant Guardian, which simulated a bomber attack from the former Soviet Union. Why the “former” Soviet Union in 2001? Just another bizarre coincidence?

    Former Scotland Yard’s, Peter Power, a former high ranking employee of and member of its Anti-Terrorist Branch, reported on Radio 5 Live and ITV News, that his company Visor Consulting, had on the morning hours of July 7, 2005, been conducting what he called “crisis exercises” whose scenarios exactly paralleled the attack with bombs exploding exactly at the railway stations’ in which the “terrorist” bombing occurred in just another bizarre coincidence?
    Just Another Bizarre Coincidence?
    Ali Stevenson

    Ali Stevenson

    The NBC affiliate, broadcasting from WPMI-TV channel 15 in Mobile, Alabama, interviewed Ali Stevenson, the University of Mobile’s cross country coach, who was near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions went off. Stevenson also recalled thinking that he thought it was very odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at both the start and finish lines.

    In a stunning revelation, the cross country coach said he saw law enforcement spotters on the roofs at the start of the race. In the interview, Stevenson stated that he had been in many marathons in major cities (e.g. Chicago, D.C, London, etc.) but has never seen that level of security before. Stevenson had just finished the marathon when the explosions went off in just another bizarre coincidence.

    My suggestion would be to immediately watch this video as it will soon be scrubbed from the station’s website.

    The Bizarre Coincidence of Patriot’s Day

    The holiday known as Patriots Day is celebrated on the third Monday in April. Interestingly, McVeigh bombed Murrah Bldg on Patriots’ Day in 1995. Additionally, the deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, occurred on Patriots day. Further, the Boston Marathon Bombing happened on the same day as the controlled explosion drill by Boston Bomb Squad on, you guessed it, Patriots Day!

    In Massachusetts , a civil holiday, commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord which sparked the American Revolution. And just what does Patriots day celebrate? It celebrates the pre-Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord. And what was Lexington and Concord about? The British forces were moving to seize the colonists guns so they would be defenseless against a subsequent British attack. In light of the gun control rhetoric, isn’t this just another in the long line of bizarre coincidences?

    As Mark Twain once said, “history does not repeat, but it sure does rhyme.”

    When the events in Boston transpired, I was writing an analysis of how federal agencies are co-opting local law enforcement activities in an attempted prelude to a coming false flag event and the subsequent imposition of martial law. That article will be published tomorrow. And I would add that this is just the first of these events which will occur with ever greater intensity, death and destruction! The forces are lining up and, as I will detail tomorrow, life in America is about to get very interesting, not to mention a whole lot more dangerous.

  • enki

    that lady was from newtown her name was dawn lafferty hochsprung she was supposed to have been shot, now she appeared in Boston.

  • Massive citizen smartphone photo and video probe underway into Boston bombings

    Matt Hamblen @matthamblen
    Apr 16, 2013 9:33 AM

    Following the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, investigators mounted a massive investigation that includes close scrutiny of digital photos and videos taken about the time of the blasts from citizen smartphones and area surveillance cameras.

    “It’s our intent to go through every frame of every video we have,” said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis told reporters in a Tuesday morning news conference in Boston.

    FBI officials have set up a hot line at 1-800-Call-FBI to let investigators know of images taken in the area. The FBI has posted a statement saying “no piece of information or detail is too small” to report.

    FBI Special Agent Rich DesLauriers said “assistance from the public remains critical” to the investigation. He added that the FBI had received “voluminous tips” in the first 18 hours after the bombings that killed three and injured 173 others.

    The digital videos and photos will be processed at FBI headquarters in Quantico, Va. In addition to the images and videos received from citizens, the agency will study the output from surveillance cameras located at stores and businesses in a 12-block area near the Marathon finish line where the two blasts occurred about 2:50 p.m. Monday.

    Investigators said that citizen photos and videos need not be only from the finish line area, and can be from before and after the blasts.

    Davis said the crime scene under investigation extends for 12 blocks in the Back Bay area of Boston. “It’s the most complex crime scene in [Boston police] history,” he said.

    Analysts said the extent of the digital investigation will be vast, given the number of surveillance cameras and people with smartphones.

    An image of a man on a nearby Boston rooftop about the time of the bombings has gone viral. The FBI has refused to comment on the image.

    The FBI is heading up a joint task force that includes city and state police from Massachusetts, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agency and others.

  • Response to Boston bombings ‘will be incredibly disproportionate’

    Published time: April 16, 2013 20:13

    The investigation into Monday’s Boston marathon bombings has so far yielded few results. But activist David Swanson, warns that the authorities’ response will be “disproportionate,” causing a spike in “fear, and in police and military presence.”

    The FBI said Tuesday that they had neither suspects nor anyone in custody related to the explosions that killed three people and injured over 170. Police are calling on witnesses to assist the investigation, which has been called “the most complex crime scene” in the history of the Boston PD.

    David Swanson an anti-war activist spoke to RT to give his view on possible responses to the deadly attack and why it occurred in the first place despite all the security measures.

    RT: We saw the US significantly step up security following the 9/11 attacks over a decade ago. Can we expect similar measures now?

    DS:There is a huge escalation in security and in fear and in police presence. There was a horrific scene in Boston. But these three dead – you know, don’t begin to compare to how many Americans die from automobiles, cigarettes, suicide, eating at McDonalds, bad healthcare. The response will be incredibly disproportionate. We will see an intense upsurge in fear, and in police and military presence.

    The fortunate thing – the best thing we have going for us right now – is that they don’t know who did it. Because anything that would be gained from knowing who did it in terms of preventing that person from acting again or deterring others would be far outweighed by the negative effects.

    We always make everything far worse when we know who did it, especially if that was someone foreign. Then trying to investigate the causes that made it more likely becomes acquitted with supporting the crime, and the crime becomes acquitted with an act of war. So, right now my hope is that they don’t figure it out.

    RT:After nearly a dozen years of increased surveillance, how was it even possible for someone to carry out such a major attack in the US?

    DS: Well, I’ve never been involved in attempting to plan such an attack, but I imagine it’s not that difficult, technically speaking. There are publically available recipes for making bombs. It is entirely possible to conceal a bomb in a backpack or some other device that a camera can’t see through.

    This illusion that technology is going to save us, that filling our skies with drones and covering our buildings with surveillance cameras, and treating every airport airline passenger as a potential terrorist is going to save us is an incredible delusion.

    I mean the causes that are possible here range from incredible inequality in our society, the promotion of violence in our society, mental illness, anger at our foreign policies. But these are all things that can be easily and rationally addressed. The idea that we are going to continue on the course we are on in these terms and then save ourselves through technology is an incredibly misguided delusion. It’s just not going to happen.

    RT: Doesn’t the Boston attack justify America’s global war on terror?

    DS: War is never justified. And we have seen a predictable and predicted increase in terrorism throughout the course of the global war on the globe, or the ‘global war on terror,’ as they call it. You cannot fight a war against a tactic. You cannot kill people and eliminate violence by other people. In fact, you have just the opposite effect, as top US military commanders have confessed.

    You are creating more enemies than you remove when you blow up people’s houses with drones. You know, the drone warfare and missile strikes have become the new Abu Ghraib torture scandal, the greatest recruiting tool for entire US terrorism. I have no notion of whether this attack in Boston came from abroad or who was responsible. The best possible reaction is going to be if this was a white male, middle-class and lone attacker. Then you might see a little bit of interest in what possibly led to it without acquitting it with supporting it.

    But the idea that if it came from abroad you are then justified in going and bombing some country is going to make everything dramatically worse. That’s what I’m hoping against right now. They grabbed a Saudi man based on appearances and suspected him. And I have no idea if he was connected or not.

    But we already had an attack on 9/11 primarily by a bunch of Saudi men and we went and destroyed Iraq and are still bombing Afghanistan today. That is what we need to avoid at this moment.

  • Boston Backlash: Britain’s IRA terrorism experience holds lessons for US

    Published time: April 17, 2013 02:33

    As US media coverage feverishly highlights the looming threat of terrorism following the Boston Marathon bombings, former MI5 officer Annie Machon, cautions against too readily handing over basic freedoms for an elusive sense of security.

    With its endless, speculative scaremongering about the Boston attacks, the US media plays a diabolical role in furthering the work of the attackers – ie terrorizing the population, inducing them to live in a state of abject fear. Of course, once suitably terrorized, the US people will be even more willing to give away what remains of their historic freedoms, all in the name of increasing their security.

    Indeed, the abrogation of liberty in the USA has patently not resulted in greater security, as Boston has so brutally demonstrated. No society can protect itself absolutely against terrorism.

    In a democracy, just as rights come with responsibilities, so freedoms come with risk. And we need to remember that those freedoms were hard-won by our ancestors and will be equally difficult to win back if we heedlessly throw them away now, while the risks remain statistically negligible.

    Successive US governments have already decimated the basic rights of the US people in the post-9/11 security panic. At the sharp end, people, both globally and now also in America, can be extraordinarily rendered (kidnapped) to black prison sites and tortured for years on the word of anonymous intelligence officers, they can be denied due legal process, and they can be killed on presidential decree by drone strikes – a real-world version of the snuff video.

    Additionally, the US has descended into a panoptical surveillance state, with endemic data-mining of communications, airborne drone spying, and the categorization of protesters as “domestic extremists” or even “terrorists” who are then beaten up by militarized police forces. This otiose security theatre constantly reminds US citizens to be afraid, be very afraid, of the enemy within.

    Terrorist atrocities are criminal acts, they are not a separate form of “eviltude”, to use George Bush-era terminology. As such, the criminals behind such attacks should be investigated, evidence gathered, and they should be tried in front of a jury of their peers, where justice can be done and be seen to be done. So it is troubling that the Boston FBI bureau chief, Richard DesLauriers, is today quoted in the New York Times as saying he is working on “a criminal investigation that is a potential terrorist investigation”. The precise difference being?

    Likewise, terrorist attacks are not an existential threat to the fabric of the nation, even events on the scale of 9/11. However, I would suggest that the response of the security-industrial complex poses a greater existential threat to the future well-being of the USA. The post-9/11 security crackdown in the USA has eroded core democratic values, while the military response across the Middle East has bankrupted America and created a generation of potential enemies.

    But it doesn’t have to be this way. Compare and contrast the response of the Norwegian people in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks and murder of 77 people by Anders Breivik. As a country, there was a need to see justice done, but not to allow such an appalling attack to compromise the values of the society and destroy a cherished way of life for all. And this the Norwegian people achieved.

    Similarly between the late 1980s and the late 1990s the UK endured Lockerbie, Bishopsgate, Canary Wharf, and Manchester, to name but a few major atrocities. A good summary of the terrorist attacks against London alone over the last 150 years can be found here, with the first Tube bombing occurring in 1885. A pilot, Patrick Smith, also recently wrote a great article about aircraft security and the sheer scale of the terrorist threat to the West in the 1980s — and asks a very pertinent question: just how would we collectively react to such a stream of atrocities now?

    During the 1990s, at the height of the Provisional IRA’s bombing campaign on mainland Britain, I lived in central London and worked as an intelligence officer for the UK’s domestic Security Service (MI5). Putting aside my professional life, I have personal memories of what it was like to live under the shadow of terrorism. I remember making my way to work in 1991 and commuting through Victoria train station in London 10 minutes before a bomb, planted in a rubbish bin, exploded on the station concourse. One person was killed, and many sustained severe injuries. One person had their foot blown off — the image haunted me for a long time.

    I also vividly remember, two years later, sitting at my desk in MI5’s Mayfair office, and hearing a dull thud in the background — this turned out to be a bomb exploding outside Harrods department store in Knightsbridge. And let’s not forget the almost daily disruption to the tube and rail networks during the 1990s because of security alerts. Every Londoner was exhorted to watch out for, and report, any suspicious packages left at stations or on streets.

    Londoners grew used to such inconvenience, they grumbled a bit about the disruption and then got on with their lives — echoes of the “keep calm and carry on” mentality that evolved during the Blitz years. In the 1990s the only noticeable change to London’s diurnal rhythm was that there were fewer US tourists clogging up the streets — an early indication of the disproportionate, paranoid US reaction to a perceived terrorist threat.

    In contrast to the post-9/11 years, the UK did not then react by shredding the basic freedoms of its people. There were certainly controversial cases and heated debates about how long you could hold a terrorist suspect without charge, but the way of life continued much as before. Now, twelve years after 9/11 – an attack on a different continent – the UK has all the laws in place to enact a de facto police state within days.

    Life and liberty are both precious. It is always tragic when lives are lost in the name of some twisted or arcane political cause; it is even more tragic when the liberty of all is also lost as a result.

    My heart goes out to those who were injured and to the friends and families who have lost loved ones in the Boston attacks, in the same way it goes out to all those who were killed and maimed across the Middle East yesterday.

    However, I do urge caution in the US response; evidence needs to be gathered and justice seen to be done. Another security crackdown on a fearful US population will hurt Americans much more than two bombs in Boston ever could, while yet more remotely-controlled revenge killings across the Middle East will kill, maim and displace many more thousands.

    I shall leave you with a quote from another great American, Thomas Jefferson:

    “Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery.”

    The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

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

    Published time: April 17, 2013 16:11

    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.”

  • Built to maim: Boston bombs likely pressure cookers filled with shrapnel

    Published time: April 17, 2013 07:30

    The two bombs that killed three people and injured at least 176 others at the Boston Marathon, were probably pressure cookers loaded with explosives and shrapnel. The sealed containers amplified the relatively-weak blasts.

    A pressure cooker can give extra power to an explosion the same way a pipe bomb works. The sealed pot allows the pressure to build up before it tears it apart and sends the contents flying at high speed. The bomb is usually packed with metal scraps, nails and ball bearings to maximize the damage, and the Boston devices were no exception, as the FBI revealed.

    Investigators have not determined yet the kind of explosive material used by the Marathon bomber, but early theories point to gunpowder. It will take forensic experts more time to analyze all the evidence, ranging from blast residue to the remains of the cookers to the color of the smoke caught on cameras, to come up with a more precise conclusion.

    Evidence collected at the scene was being reconstructed at the FBI laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, said Richard DesLauriers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s special agent in charge in Boston.

    The probe also disproved earlier speculation that there were unexploded bombs at the scene. After examining all the parcels in the vicinity the investigators found no further explosive devices.

    The bombs that detonated were probably hidden in large black nylon bags or backpacks left on the ground, the FBI said.

    In 2006, seven pressure-cooker bombs were detonated at a Mumbai railway, killing 209 people, arguably the worst terrorist attack to use this kind of improvised explosive device. A pressure cooker also figured in the botched attempt to bomb Times Square in 2010.

    Similar bombs are used regularly by militants across the Middle East and Southern Asia. Al-Qaeda’s English-language online magazine advised that would-be terrorists use the technique to make deadlier IEDs. Explosive experts say it would cost around US$100 to construct one.

    So far nobody has claimed responsibility for the bombings. Investigators didn’t offer any theories about who the perpetrator was or what his or her motives might be.

  • 17 April 2013 Last updated at 19:30

    Boston attacks: Suspect detained, officials tell US media

    Officials take crime scene photos after twin attacks at the Boston marathon 17 April 2013 Law enforcement officials scoured the crime scene for clues and appealed for tips from the public

    Investigators have detained a suspect over Monday’s Boston marathon bombings, law enforcement officials have told the Associated Press news agency.

    The breakthrough reportedly came from security video of a man dropping off a bag on the street near the race’s finish line, before walking away.

    The twin blasts killed an eight-year-old boy, a woman aged 29 and a postgraduate student from China.

    Officials are due to hold a press conference at 17:00 ET (21:00 GMT).

    Investigators have been sifting through thousands of pieces of evidence, ranging from video recorded on mobile phones to fragments of shrapnel removed from the victims’ legs. More than 170 people were wounded in the attack.
    Pressure cooker bombs

    The image of a suspect came from surveillance video recorded at a department store across the street from the site of the second blast, CNN reported.

    The Boston Globe newspaper reported that a surveillance camera at the Lord & Taylor store had provided police with clear footage of the area.

    Earlier, the Associated Press quoted a source close to the investigation as saying that the bombs consisted of explosives placed in 1.6-gallon (6-litre) pressure cookers, one with shards of metal and ball bearings, the other with nails.

    Nobody has claimed responsibility for the bombs, which a source said were placed in black bags and left on the ground.

    It has been reported that a circuit board and battery pack – parts of a triggering mechanism – were recovered.

    And the lid of a pressure cooker, apparently blown off during the explosion, was found on the roof of a nearby building, an official said on Wednesday.

    Doctors treating the wounded say their injuries indicate that the bombs contained metal shards and other shrapnel. A number of victims have had limbs amputated.

    Boston Medical Center trauma surgery chief Peter Burke said hospitals were saving “large quantities” of fragments extracted from victims for the police. They include metal, plastic, wood and concrete.

    At least 58 of the injured have been released from various hospitals around the city, according to AP. Of those that remain, 17 patients are listed as in a critical condition.

    The first explosion went off close to the finish line at about 14:50 local time (18:50 GMT) on Monday.

    Seconds later, as rescuers were rushing to help the injured, another explosion went off nearby.

    The London Marathon – the next major international marathon – is to go ahead on Sunday, with police saying they have well-rehearsed security plans.

    Organisers have said they will hold a 30-second silence at the start as a mark of respect.

  • Boston, victim of US-friendly terrorists

    By Tony Cartalucci
    Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:27:38 GMT

    Sometime before 1775, American Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin wrote: “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

    Across much of the West, after September 11, 2001, we have indeed given up our essential liberty, and more over, our dignity in exchange for the illusion of safety. Our streets and public events are filled with militarized police and very literally soldiers wielding machine guns and riding around in armored vehicles. And yet with this militarized security, invasive Constitution-violating searches, warrantless wiretaps, humiliating pat-downs by federal security at airports, terrorist bombs still managed to rip through the streets of Boston killing 3 and injuring many more.

    There is nothing more symbolic of the fall of America as a free people than scenes of impotent militarized police standing around aimlessly with their immense arsenal cradled in their idle hands in the wake of an attack their presence did nothing to prevent. What’s more, is their presence after the attack was likewise useless, their weapons and armor incapable of doing anything to help the scores of injured.

    We have given up our liberty and our dignity in order to obtain a little temporary safety – and predictably we have neither liberty nor safety.

    The FBI and the Illusion of Terror

    Disturbing is the habit of the FBI’s posing as terrorists with ties to Al Qaeda, approaching patsies who they then provide explosives and other weapons to, and help engineer an attack which they then “foil” to make spectacular headlines. Many times real explosives are test-detonated with suspects, before inert devices are switched in for the final attack.

    In one case in Portland Oregon in 2010, a van was actually parked next to a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony where the FBI-entrapped suspect attempted and failed to detonate an FBI-provided inert bomb.

    More astounding was the fact that the FBI had actually brought this same entrapped suspect earlier to a location in Lincoln County, Oregon, where real explosives were in fact detonated. The FBI’s official statement titled, “Oregon Resident Arrested in Plot to Bomb Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Portland,” released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office on November 26, 2010 stated (emphasis added):

    According to the affidavit, on November 4, 2010, Mohammad and the undercover FBI operatives traveled to a remote location in Lincoln County, Ore., where they detonated a bomb concealed in a backpack as a trial run for the upcoming attack. Afterwards, on the drive back to Corvallis, undercover FBI operatives questioned Mohammad as to whether he was capable of looking at the bodies of those who would be killed in the upcoming attack in Portland. According to the affidavit, Mohammad responded, “I want whoever is attending that event to leave, to leave either dead or injured.”

    More frightening still was the apparent motivation behind the FBI’s uncover operation.

    In 2005, Portland became the first city in the United States to withdraw from the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, (JTTF) over concerns it would threaten civil liberties. The FBI, unwelcomed in Portland, decided to then approach a dupe, entrap him, and spectacularly “foil” a high profile terror plot of their own design during Portland’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony – without notifying the local government or local law enforcement of the ongoing operation.

    The operation would humiliate local representatives and in particular, Mayor Sam Adams, making them appear negligent, incompetent, and impotent. And, in the wake of the operation, citing the FBI’s charade specifically, Portland would eventually agree to rejoin the JTTF.

    What, if not terrorism, would such events be classified as? The FBI’s JTTF was ousted from Portland, and it subsequently used the threat of violence to coerce the city into accepting it back. It was an operation A-Z engineered by the FBI with a specific political motivation lurking just beneath the surface.

    The opaque, covert nature of these operations should also profoundly disturb readers. The FBI apparently has access to vast resources to conduct these operations, including weapons, real explosives, vehicles, and just about everything else most likely used in the Boston blasts. According to the New York Times, in their article, “Portland, Ore., Votes to Rejoin Task Force After Terrorism Scare:”

    “The investigation had been under way for many months, but the Portland police were consulted only near the end, largely to help with logistics of a sting operation. Mayor Sam Adams was unaware until after the arrest.”
    Who then is overseeing these operations outside of the FBI? These are operations where real explosives are even detonated … and in the case of the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, FBI monitored suspects actually went through with the final attack, killing 6, and wounding many more (The New York Times, “Tapes Depict Proposal to Thwart Bomb Used in Trade Center Blast”).

    The answer is, no one is overseeing them, and they are kept secret until the FBI either “foils” them for political points, or a witness steps forward and reveals the FBI’s role in successful attacks that maim or kill innocent people.

    This constitutes a very real terror threat to America, but one that lurks within Washington and in our cities’ local FBI offices, carried out by men in suits and ties, not cave-dwelling extremists in Afghanistan or “homegrown terrorists.” For the people of Boston, one of the first targets for investigation should in fact be, the local FBI office.

    Monsters of Our Own Creation/Perpetuation

    And while America’s domestic threat is one contrived and perpetuated primarily by the very people charged with defending the nation against terrorism, real foreign extremists do exist. It should surprise no one however, considering what the FBI does at home, who is minding this terrorist network abroad.

    It is now believed that pressure cooker improvised explosive devices were used in the blasts – devices frequently used overseas by Al Qaeda’s many various incarnations. Should “Al Qaeda” turn out to be behind the Boston blasts, readers would benefit from understanding just what exactly “Al Qaeda” is.

    CBS News in their report titled, “Homeland Security warned about pressure cooker bombs,” stated:

    “U.S. authorities warned as far back as nine years ago that terrorists could use metal pressure cookers to cause deadly carnage.”
    The common kitchen cooking implement – found in countless American homes – has emerged as a key component in the horrific bombings that killed three people and injured more than 170 at the Boston Marathon yesterday.

    The article would continue by stating:

    “In 2004 a memo titled “Potential terrorist use of pressure cookers” alerted border inspectors, agents, law enforcement officers and other first-responders that the seemingly-innocuous items could be used to create improvised explosive devices (IEDs).”
    The memo says the bomb-making technique is commonly taught in Afghan terrorist training camps – and had already led to bombing casualties.

    The article would also mention terrorists operating in Algeria using rigged pressure cooker devices to carry out attacks – militants long associated not only with Al Qaeda directly, but neighboring Libyan terrorist organization, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) which was recently handed the nation of Libya by NATO.

    This would also be the same Al Qaeda that the US and NATO are in the process of arming and funding in Syria for the past 2 years. Likewise, it is the same Al Qaeda spawned from the sectarian crypto-terror organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, helped into power on the back of region-wide US-engineered political destabilization, and funded to the tune of billions by America’s allies in Riyadh and Doha.

    In fact, for the past 30 years, the US, Saudi Arabia, and other regional allies including Israel have cultivated, armed, funded, and expanded Al Qaeda, using them as both a casus belli for military intervention and a global mercenary force everywhere from Libya to Bosnia, Iraq to Iran, Afghanistan, and of course across Syria for the past two years.

    And even as the Boston blasts appear to be shaping up as the work of sectarian extremists affiliated with this vast network of US-Saudi sponsored terror, US ally Qatar is defending its aid given to terrorists operating across Syria. Reuters reported in their article, “Qatar says aid for Syria rebels and Islamists won’t harm region,” that:

    “Qatar on Tuesday rejected criticism that it risked destabilizing the Middle East by supporting rebels in Syria or the Muslim Brotherhood and said it was helping people but did not interfere in governments.”
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused Arab states who are arming and sheltering rebel fighters of actions that could “create a domino effect throughout the Middle East and beyond,” with Saudi Arabia and Qatar clearly in mind.

    Qatar had armed, funded, and even provided air support and troops to Al Qaeda in Libya during their successful bid to overthrow the government and take power in Tripoli. The Guardian reported in their article, “Qatar admits sending hundreds of troops to support Libya rebels,” that:

    “Qatar has admitted for the first time that it sent hundreds of troops to support the Libyan rebels who overthrew Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.”
    The [Persian] Gulf state had previously acknowledged only that its air force took part in NATO-led attacks.

    So clearly, Qatar is in the business of interfering with governments, and using Al Qaeda militants to do so.

    Similarly, Qatar, along with Saudi Arabia, the US, Turkey, Israel and other allies, have been funneling cash and thousands of tons of weapons into Syria – all of which have ended up in the hands of Al Qaeda’s Syrian franchise, Jabhat al-Nusra.

    The New York Times in their article titled, “Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With C.I.A. Aid,” admits that:

    “With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to Syria’s opposition fighters in recent months, expanding a secret airlift of arms and equipment for the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, according to air traffic data, interviews with officials in several countries and the accounts of rebel commanders.”
    The airlift, which began on a small scale in early 2012 and continued intermittently through last fall, expanded into a steady and much heavier flow late last year, the data shows. It has grown to include more than 160 military cargo flights by Jordanian, Saudi and Qatari military-style cargo planes landing at Esenboga Airport near Ankara, and, to a lesser degree, at other Turkish and Jordanian airports.

    While the West attempts to claim these weapons are being sent to “moderates,” the US itself admits that Al Qaeda is operating in every major city in Syria and is by far the most highly organized, most prominent militant front in the conflict. If the West via Saudi Arabia and Qatar is sending thousands of tons of weapons to “moderates,” who is sending more weapons to Jabhat al-Nusra?

    The obvious answer is there are no moderates, and the West has been intentionally arming Al Qaeda from the beginning. In fact, this is a documented conspiracy first revealed as early as 2007 by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his New Yorker article titled, “”The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?” which stated specifically:

    “To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has cooperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.”
    Further evidence that the summation of US aid has fallen into the hands of Al Qaeda in Syria, comes to us from Washington Post propagandist Liz Sly who reported in her article, “U.S. feeds Syrians, but secretly,” that:

    “In the heart of rebel-held territory in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, a small group of intrepid Westerners is undertaking a mission of great stealth. Living anonymously in a small rural community, they travel daily in unmarked cars, braving airstrikes, shelling and the threat of kidnapping to deliver food and other aid to needy Syrians – all of it paid for by the U.S. government.”
    Sly then claims that most Syrians credit Al Qaeda’s al-Nusra with providing the aid:

    ““America has done nothing for us. Nothing at all,” said Mohammed Fouad Waisi, 50, spitting out the words for emphasis in his small Aleppo grocery store, which adjoins a bakery where he buys bread every day. The bakery is fully supplied with flour paid for by the United States. But Waisi credited Jabhat al-Nusra – a rebel group the United States has designated a terrorist organization because of its ties to al-Qaeda – with providing flour to the region, though he admitted he wasn’t sure where it comes from.”
    And while Sly attempts to spin the story as merely misdirected anger and ignorance on the part of Syrians receiving the aid, it is well documented that bakeries in terrorist-held territory are manned by Al Qaeda militants. In fact, while Sly maintains that “security concerns” are owed for America’s opaque aid distribution, it appears more likely the US is attempting to insidiously obfuscate its use of humanitarian aid to help its militant proxies win “hearts and minds” amid a humanitarian catastrophe the West itself engineered and perpetuated intentionally.

    The London Telegraph reported in their article, “Syria: how jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra is taking over Syria’s revolution,” that taking over bakeries was a key strategy used by Al Qaeda’s al-Nusra front to “win over” the population:

    “Then, in the past weeks, Jabhat al-Nusra – which is outside the FSA – pushed other rebel groups out of the stores and established a system to distribute bread throughout rebel areas.”
    In a small office attached to a bakery in the Miesseh district of Aleppo, Abu Yayha studied a map pinned on the wall. Numbers were scrawled in pencil against streets.

    “We counted the population of every street to assess the need for the area,” explained Mr Yahya. “We provide 23,593 bags of bread every two days for this area. This is just in one district. We are calculating the population in other districts and doing the same there.

    ““In shops the cost is now 125 Syrian pounds (£1.12) for one pack. Here we sell it at 50 Syrian pounds (45p) for two bags. We distribute some for free for those who cannot pay.””
    The bakery works constantly. Inside, barrows filled with dough were heaved onto a conveyor belt that chopped it into round and flat segments, before pushing the dough into a giant oven. Workers packed the steaming flatbread in bags.

    ““I am from Jabhat al Nusra. All the managers of all the bakeries are,” said Abu Fattah, the manager. “This makes sure that nobody steals.””
    In essence, Al Qaeda is taking over neighborhoods upon a mountain of US-provided flour, in bakeries overrun and held at the barrels of US-provided guns.

    With this in mind, it becomes clear that not only has America traded in its liberty and dignity for the illusion of safety, but they have done so in the face of fear manufactured and intentionally perpetuated by their own government – a government willfully using the very terror organizations they hold over the American people’s heads as justification for an ever-expanding police state at home, as an international mercenary force with which to target their geopolitical enemies abroad.

    It is an illusion of both terror and security, masterfully implemented with a myriad of propagandists and corporate-financier interests working in coordination to foist this scheme upon Western civilization and beyond. It is essential to identify these corporate-financier interests, boycott them, and permanently replace them with local solutions – lest we be bent eternally to this charade, without liberty, without dignity, and clearly, without safety.

  • Boston Police Radio: Additional Explosive Devices Found

    April 17, 2013

    A caller to the Alex Jones Show pointed us to an audio of police responding to the additional devices discovered in Boston during the bombing on April 15.

    “There’s devices… definitely devices here,” a voice in the background of the audio says between 17 and 25 seconds into the video below.

    “Get off the radio, I want the channel clear,” another voice says at 30 seconds.

    On April 16, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and officialdom stated no additional explosive devices were found on the scene of the Boston Marathon.

    The official story is now in chaos.

  • Boston Bombing Culprits Identified?

    Paul Joseph Watson
    April 17, 2013

    MANY PHOTOS: http://www.infowars.com/boston-bombing-culprits-found/

    UPDATE: FBI briefing on Boston bombings postponed. The FBI said it “needs more time to prepare” before speaking to the media. Struggling to get their narrative straight in the aftermath of numerous men with backpacks being identified?

    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.

  • Navy SEALs Spotted at Boston Marathon Wearing Suspicious Backpacks?

    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 a radiation 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

  • Follow Up Attack? Ricin Sent To Senator Who Ended Gun Control Filibuster; Second Letter Sent To Obama

    Pattern beginning to emerge as some suggest both attacks could be right wing, pro-gun extremists

    Steve Watson
    April 17, 2013

    A letter believed to have been laced with the deadly substance ricin was intercepted in a Maryland post office yesterday before it could reach it’s intended destination – the desk of a Senator who has been fiercely critical of gun control legislation, yet voted to block a filibuster on the issue.

    In a statement late Tuesday, the U.S. Capitol Police said that further tests on the package, which had a Memphis, Tennessee, postmark, are being conducted at the Army’s biomedical research laboratory at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

    Though false positives of ricin in letters to elected reps. have been recorded in the recent past, the analysis conducted so far seems to conclusively show that the deadly toxin was present in the letter.

    The intended target of the letter was Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, who in recent weeks has vowed to block any legislation that would further tighten firearms regulation.

    “I have an A+ rating from the NRA and have consistently worked to protect Second Amendment rights,’ Wicker wrote on his Facebook page last week. “I have never voted for gun control and will not do so… I will filibuster.” the Senator, and former 12 year Congressman noted.

    Despite his staunch opposition to gun control, Wicker was one of only 16 Republicans who last week voted to end the filibuster on the legislation and invite debate on the matter.

    “This begins a debate to put the Senate on record about a basic constitutional freedom.” Wicker stated at the time.

    In justifying his vote, Wicker pointed to “the opportunity to vote on measures to strengthen gun rights, such as an amendment to protect veterans from unfair restrictions when trying to purchase a firearm.”

    Wicker reiterated that he “will filibuster passage of a final bill if it contains gun restrictions or a weapons ban.”

    Because of Wicker’s vote to end the filibuster last week, some have suggested that he may have been targeted by an extremist right wing pro-gun group or individual:

    Others have suggested that the incident could be tied in with the Boston bombings:

    Although not out of the question, this would be somewhat of a stretch, given that Senator Wicker is, despite his vote last week, still a staunch critic of gun control legislation.

    As we reported yesterday, a media driven narrative is beginning to emerge that paves the way to level blame for the Boston attack at the feet of anti-government, “patriot”, tea party types.

    Politico reported that the ricin letter contained a warning that read “You haven’t listen to me before. Now you will, even if people have to die.”

    An FBI bulletin obtained by Fox News also stated that the letter contained the sentence “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”

    Both letters were reportedly signed, “I am KC and I approve this message.”

    The same bulletin also noted that a second letter containing the same phrase was also sent to the president. It is not clear whether the letter to Obama also contained ricin.

    Police and the FBI have refused to comment on the situation. However, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., told the Associated Press that police have a suspect in mind.

    “The person that is a suspect writes a lot of letters to members,” McCaskill told reporters as she emerged from a classified briefing.

    Senator Wicker, who has served in the Senate since 2007, has been assigned a protective detail, according to police sources.

    “This matter is part of an ongoing investigation by the United States Capitol Police and FBI,’ Wicker said in a statement released late Tuesday. ‘I want to thank our law enforcement officials for their hard work and diligence in keeping those of us who work in the Capitol complex safe.”

    The timing of the attempted attack on Senator Wicker, just one day after the bombing in Boston, has recalled the 2001 anthrax attacks, where deadly letters were sent to elected representatives and newsrooms in the days following 9/11.

    The FBI’s official narrative on those attacks has since been proven extremely doubtful at best, and has been seriously questioned by leading scientists and world authorities on the composition of Anthrax.


    Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.

  • Boston Runners Were Warned: ‘You’re Going to Die’

    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 is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

  • CNN Links Alleged Pressure Cooker Bomb to “Extreme Right-wing Individuals”

    Network says bomb of type preferred by phantom anti-abortion terrorists

    Kurt Nimmo
    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.

  • Town of Lexington Pulls Permit for Pro-second Amendment Rally Using Boston Bombing as Pretext

    Adan Salazar
    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.

  • FBI wants to interview 2 men over Boston bombing, but has no ‘suspects’

    Published time: April 18, 2013 13:41

    The FBI says it would like to interview two men seen in at least one video from the Boston Marathon. However, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano hesitated to call them suspects.

    Speaking at the House Homeland Security Committee, Secretary Napolitano did not give details of the men’s appearance, but only said that the video “raised the question.”

    Napolitano stressed that it is still unclear whether the bombs were the work of foreign or domestic terrorists. She said the investigation is continuing “apace.”

    “But we need the public’s help in locating those individuals,” she added.

    Although there has been at least one leaked set of pictures published in the New York Post, the government is holding back from the formal release of the photos.

    Earlier there have been a number of news reports claiming that investigators have detected two “possible suspects” captured on video at the site of the Boston bombings that killed three people and injured at least 176 others.

    A source told CNN that the authorities “had not yet identified the two men by name and that the photographs were not being released to the public for fear of impeding the investigation.”

    Meanwhile, sources familiar with the investigation told The Los Angeles Times that the authorities have allegedly obtained “clear images of the faces of two men with backpacks.”

    However, a law enforcement official has confirmed to AP that the authorities have found an image of one potential suspect whose name remains unknown.

    According to City Council President Stephen Murphy, one department store video “has confirmed that a suspect is seen dropping a bag near the point of the second explosion and heading off.”

    Murphy told AP the investigators “may be on the verge of arresting someone.”

    Those contradicting reports have been mushrooming since there had been no official statement from police before Napolitano’s statement.

    No suspect has been detained, despite earlier claims by multiple media reports on the alleged arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.

    “Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day-and-a-half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting,” an official statement posted on the FBI website informed.

    The bombs that detonated injured at least 176 people and killed an eight-year-old boy, a 29-year-old woman, and a Chinese national, a Boston University graduate student, in what appears to be the worst attack since September 11, 2001.

    Some 23,000 runners took part in the world-famous race, watched by thousands more spectators. The scene surrounding the tragedy was recorded by surveillance cameras, providing detectives with vital footage of the area before and after the explosions.

    The bombs that detonated were probably hidden in large black nylon bags or backpacks, according to the FBI.

    Shards of metal, wires and a battery were gathered at the scene along with part of a pressure cooker. It’s believed that the deadly bombs were packed with shrapnel; doctors reported plucking nails and ball bearings from the injured.

    A pressure cooker can give extra power to an explosion the same way a pipe bomb works. The sealed pot allows the pressure to build up before it tears it apart and sends the contents flying at high speed.

    According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s special agent in charge in Boston, Richard DesLauriers, the evidence collected at the scene was being reconstructed at the FBI laboratory in Quantico, Virginia.

    President Barack Obama has arrived in Boston on Thursday to address an interfaith service following the blasts.

    Giving a speech in the Cathedral, Obama paid tribute to those killed and injured in the twin blasts.

    “Every one of us stands with you,” he said, before declaring: “You will run again!”

    The public met Obama’s speech with a loud ovation.

    The President addressed the perpetrator, saying “We will find you.”

  • ‘Americans fear homegrown militancy’

    Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:48:16 GMT

    A new poll reveals that a majority of Americans are becoming increasingly afraid of ongoing acts of violence committed by homegrown militants.

    According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken during two days following the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, 56 percent of Americans said that random acts of violence, such as mass shootings committed by Americans, is the biggest threat to public safety in the United States.

    Moreover, Reuters noted that two-thirds of respondents said they believed an incident like the Boston Marathon attack that killed three people and wounded over 130 others could happen in their area.

    32 percent of respondents cited foreign terrorism committed by non-Americans, while 13 percent cited politically or religiously motivated domestic terrorism committed by Americans, as the second and third largest threats to public safety, respectively.

    Americans were left shaken after a recent series of gruesome attacks including those committed at a Connecticut elementary school, a Colorado movie theater, and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

    On December 14, 20 children and six adults were fatally shot by a gunman — who later killed himself — at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

    On July 20, James Holmes killed 12 people and wounded 70 others after he burst into a sold-out theater in Aurora, Colorado and began shooting people at random.

    On August 5, one woman and five men were killed and three others were wounded when white supremacist Wade Michael Page opened fire at a Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb in Wisconsin.

  • Chaos engulfs Boston as mainstream media can’t get its cover story straight

    Mike Adams
    April 18, 2013

    Boston is now in a state of near-chaos over the Boston marathon bombing investigation. Their story keeps changing, too: first there was a “controlled explosion” planned at the Kennedy Library on the same day as the bombing (Boston Globe), but that was later explained away as a “building fire” that had nothing to do with the bombing.

    Then there’s CNN reporting a suspect has been arrested, after which the network was blasted by the FBI for fabricating news. CNN has since retracted its arrest claim.

    Today, the Boston federal courthouse was suddenly evacuated over a “code red” bomb threat, causing chaos to reign over planned press conferences and announcements by the FBI.

    CNN deeply engaged in total news fabrication

    As part of its total fabrication of fake news surrounding the Boston marathon bombings, CNN has proclaimed an episode of “Family Guy” to somehow be a “hoax” even when the episode actually exists. According to CNN, Paul Joseph Watson’s highlighting of two scenes from the same episode of the Family Guy cartoon — which depicted cell-phone bomb detonations and a character winning the Boston marathon by murdering other runners — is somehow equivalent to a “hoax.”

    In addition, the Boston police department claims there was no drill taking place on the day of the bombings, yet we have an interview with a credible eyewitness who describes in great detail the “drills” that were announced over loudspeakers.

    The media has also reported there were no additional explosive devices found, yet this recording of police audio sharply contradicts that, revealing the apparent existence of other explosive devices.

    Media refuses to acknowledge existence of private military contractors on the scene

    But the real story — and perhaps the biggest story of all — has been blown wide open, first by researchers at 4chan.org, and then covered by Anthony Gucciardi, Paul Joseph Watson and Alex Jones. It reveals that there were private military contractors with backpacks operating at the scene.

    Here’s an image of the private military operatives, snapped on the day of the marathon:

    As you can see from the above image, these private military operatives are both wearing the exact same uniforms: tan BDUs, tan military boots, dark jackets, communications gear and black backpacks.

    But what gets really interesting is when you look at the symbols on the hat one of them is wearing:

    This “skull” symbol just happens to be the symbol of a group of military contractors called “The Craft.”

    The following picture shows former group member Chris Kyle (who was recently murdered, by the way), sitting with his sniper rifle and wearing the “Craft” hat with the skull symbol:

    But an even better look at the symbol comes from the Craft’s own website, where training photos show the symbol with great clarity:

    “The Craft” has a reputation of being something like an “elite Blackwater,” and the presence of “Craft” operatives on scene at the Boston marathon bombing is an absolute bombshell of a news story.

    Yet the mainstream media absolutely refuses to mention it at all. Ever wonder why?

    Because as usual, you are being spoon-fed a cesspool of lies by the mainstream media — an institution of false information that has already decided to make sure the aftermath of this event follows a predetermined outcome of blaming patriots… even if it means fabricating, ignoring or selectively deleting evidence.

    Whatever happened to the era when the media’s job was to ask questions? Now that job rests solely with the alternative media — the only institution that still has the integrity to question the official cover stories and get to the bottom of real-world events.

    This article was posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 6:09 am

  • Obama Covering Up Saudi Link to Boston Bombing?

    “Person of interest” to be deported after Obama had unscheduled meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister

    Paul Joseph Watson
    April 18, 2013

    UPDATE: Congressman Jeff Duncan asked DHS chief Janet Napolitano about the Saudi linked to the Boston bombings being deported for “national security” reasons. Napolitano denied any knowledge of the man being deported.

    The Saudi “person of interest” suspected of being involved in the Boston Marathon bombings is being deported from the United States next week on “national security grounds,” according to a terrorism expert, who notes that the move is “very unusual,” especially given an unscheduled meeting yesterday between President Obama and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.

    The attempt to cover up a possible Saudi connection to the Boston attack could explain why authorities are scrambling to get their official narrative straight after photos emerged yesterday on the Internet showing numerous suspects carrying large backpacks, some of them middle eastern in appearance and two of the individuals having been almost certainly identified as employees of private military/security firm Craft International.

    The FBI had set a press conference for 5pm EST yesterday afternoon but the event was cancelled hours after the photos were seen by millions of people online. The federal agency blamed the media for erroneous reporting, stating, “these stories often have unintended consequences.”

    CNN also had to backtrack after they announced that a suspect had been arrested, a report that was subsequently denied by authorities. Reports of a “dark skinned man” being arrested were later mothballed.

    According to terrorism expert Steve Emerson, 20-year-old Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi national first suspected of being involved in Monday’s twin bomb attack, is being hastily deported. Alharbi was put under armed guard in hospital after the bombing, was visited by Saudi diplomat Azzam bin Abdel Karim, and later had his apartment raided by federal and state law enforcement agents.

    “I just learned from my own sources that he is now going to be deported on national security grounds next Tuesday, which is very unusual,” Emerson told Fox News last night.

    The news follows an unscheduled meeting between President Obama and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at the White House yesterday afternoon. “The meeting was not on Obama’s public schedule,” reports Reuters.

    “That’s very interesting because this is the way things are done with Saudi Arabia. You don’t arrest their citizens. You deport them, because they don’t want them to be embarrassed and that’s the way we appease them,” Emerson told host Sean Hannity.

    A scheduled 10 a.m. photo op between John Kerry and the Saudi Foreign Minister was also abruptly cancelled on Tuesday morning because Kerry was tired from his busy schedule, an explanation that journalists refused to swallow, with the Associated Press’ Matt Lee telling spokesman Patrick Ventrell, “I find it hard to believe that you expect us to believe that that’s the real reason for this.”

    As World Net Daily’s Joe Kovacs documents, “Saudi student Alharbi shares the same last name as a major Saudi clan that includes scores of al-Qaida operatives.”

    The Alharbi clan has long been active in al-Qaida. Khaled bin Ouda bin Mohammed al-Harbi, for example, is a Saudi national who joined Osama bin Laden’s mujahadeen group in the 1980s. He reportedly became an al-Qaida member in the mid-1990s. He turned himself in to Saudi authorities in 2004 as part of an amnesty deal.

    The BBC reported Khaled Alharbi was married to the daughter of al-Qaida’s number two, Ayman al-Zawahri. He reportedly appeared with bin Laden in a video praising the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

    Another top al-Qaida operative is Adel Radi Saqr al-Wahabi al-Harbi, a Saudi national identified by the State Department as “a key member of an al-Qaida network operating in Iran.”

    Given the fact that the Obama administration has sent more than half a billion dollars and the CIA is shipping weapons to FSA rebels in Syria who pledged allegiance to and are led by Al-Qaeda militants, the notion that one of these militants would carry out an attack on U.S. soil would be extremely damaging to the White House.

    Radio host Michael Savage floated the theory yesterday that the Boston police were told to cancel the press conference by the Obama administration and the FBI, because the Saudi Foreign Minister demanded that the suspect be allowed to leave the country.

    As Infowars first highlighted yesterday and as Anthony Gucciardi subsequently confirmed, two of the suspicious individuals identified on the scene of the Boston bombings wearing identical clothing and large black backpacks (one white, one darker skinned) are likely to be employees of Craft International, a Blackwater-style private military/security firm.

    Given that the bombs used in the attack were housed in black backpacks, remnants of which were found yards from the explosion, why are private security firm employees carrying black backpacks and talking on cellphones pictured within 30 feet of the blast just moments after it occurred?

    The men are certainly not marathon runners and they are not involved in rescue efforts. Who are these men? Did their identities being revealed yesterday cause the FBI to cancel its planned press conference? Were the men involved in the bomb drills before the actual bombings that were reported by eyewitnesses?

    Should it emerge that the Obama administration is shielding accomplices in the Boston bombings for political reasons, the scandal would dwarf the Benghazi attacks and inevitably lead to impeachment proceedings.


    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

  • Proof Boston Marathon Bombing is False Flag Cover-Up

    April 18, 2013

    Unlike Oklahoma City, the FBI cannot confiscate all of the surveillance, cell phone, and thousands of cameras that were at the finish line of Boston Marathon. 4Chan posted dozens of photos showing Navy Seal or Private Security personnel carrying the same black back packs which are the same style backpacks showed in FBI photos. It’s becoming crystal clear. Get these articles and this video out to everyone you know.

    Breaking: Police Confirm Infowars Photos of Boston Suspects – http://www.infowars.com/breaking-police-confirm-infowars-photos-of-boston-suspects/

    Obama Covering Up Saudi Link to Boston Bombing? – http://www.infowars.com/obama-covering-up-saudi-link-to-boston-bombing/

    Navy SEALs Spotted at Boston Marathon Wearing Suspicious Backpacks? http://www.infowars.com/navy-seals-spotted-at-boston-marathon-wearing-suspicious-backpacks/

    Boston Bombing Culprits Identified? http://www.infowars.com/boston-bombing-culprits-found/

  • Breaking: Police Confirm Infowars Photos of Boston Suspects

    Media continues to cover-up separate images showing private security employees with black backpacks at scene of blast

    Paul Joseph Watson
    April 18, 2013

    Photos of Boston bombing suspects sent to Infowars by Anonymous that caused a huge stir on the Internet yesterday after being posted by the Drudge Report have been confirmed by police to be the two men sought for questioning, but the authorities and the media remain mute on other photos which show what are likely to be employees of a private security firm carrying large black backpacks at the scene of the explosion.

    “In the photos being distributed by law-enforcement officials among themselves, one of the men is carrying a blue duffel bag. The other is wearing a black backpack in the first photo, taken at 10:53 a.m., but it is not visible in the second, taken at 12:30 p.m,” reports the New York Post.

    The photo is identical to an image we posted yesterday on Infowars.com showing two middle eastern looking individuals, one with a white baseball cap and another wearing a blue jacket.

    “The attached photos are being circulated in an attempt to identify the individuals highlighted therein,” said an e-mail obtained by The Post. “Feel free to pass this around to any of your fellow agents elsewhere.”

    However, there has been no mention whatsoever in official law enforcement or media circles of separate images taken from the finish line of the Boston Marathon which show one Caucasian and another middle eastern looking individual wearing identical clothing, carrying large black backpacks and speaking into cellphones moments after the bombing.

    As Infowars first highlighted yesterday and as Anthony Gucciardi subsequently confirmed, the two individuals are likely to be employees of Craft International, a Blackwater-style private military/security firm.

    Another image shows an individual dressed in the same fashion placing a black backpack on the ground in the moments after the nearby explosion.

    Another image shows what could be the same Caucasian man or a third identically dressed individual with a black object in his hand after the blast.

    The two or three men’s behavior and demeanor in the photos clearly suggests that they are engaged in some kind of drill, which would correlate with eyewitness reports from marathon runners that bomb drills were taking place at the start of the event and that participants were told to remain calm.

    Police have denied that any such drills took place or that any prior intelligence indicated an attack.

    The men appear to be wearing Navy Seal attire which is also the same standard issue Craft International uniform used by the private security firm.

    The media seemed primed to blame the the attacks on white right-wing extremists, but as soon as the photos of the middle eastern looking individuals emerged, reports that an arrest had been made were retracted and the FBI cancelled a planned press conference.

    The whole official narrative behind the Boston bombings is now in complete disarray as a result of these photos being released yesterday on the Internet.

    There seems to be no rational explanation for why two employees of a private security firm would be on the scene of the blasts carrying large black backpacks similar to those used in the actual attack unless they were involved in some kind of drill that paralleled the real bombing.

    The FBI should be attempting to uncover the identity of these individuals as an urgent priority and the mainstream media should be all over the story, but instead we have heard nothing but silence.

    In addition, following an unscheduled meeting between President Barack Obama and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal yesterday, it was subsequently revealed that one of the early suspects in the bombing, Saudi national Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, was being deported from the United States on “national security” grounds.

    This has prompted some to speculate that the Obama administration is covering up Saudi terrorist involvement in the attack, another reason why yesterday’s supposed unveiling of the bombing suspect was derailed.

    “That’s very interesting because this is the way things are done with Saudi Arabia. You don’t arrest their citizens,” terrorism expert Steve Emerson told Fox News last night. “You deport them, because they don’t want them to be embarrassed and that’s the way we appease them.”


    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

  • Boston Authorities in Cover-Up of Bombing Drills

    Images of men from private security firm confirm eyewitness reports of exercise

    Paul Joseph Watson
    April 18, 2013

    Images that show employees of a private security firm involved in what appears to be a bombing drill confirm eyewitness reports that such an exercise was underway in the hours preceding the attack on the Boston Marathon, although authorities continue to deny that any drill took place.

    When Infowars reporter Dan Bidondi questioned the Massachusetts Governor, the Mayor of Boston, and the FBI Special Agent in charge of Boston on whether there was a bomb drill taking place on the morning of the attack, he was told that there was “no specific intelligence” regarding an attack and that no drills took place besides the usual precautions taken for a big event.

    This contradicts eyewitness testimony from University of Mobile Cross Country Coach Ali Stevenson, who stated, “At the starting line this morning, they had bomb sniffing dogs and the bomb squad out there. They kept announcing to runners not to be alarmed, that they were running a training exercise.”

    The subsequent release of photos that placed the official narrative in disarray, images which showed both middle eastern and Caucasian men with large black backpacks behaving suspiciously immediately before and after the blast go to great lengths to confirm Stevenson’s story and suggest that official denials that drills took place are part of a larger cover-up.

    As Anthony Gucciardi has documented, two individuals identified in the images are likely to be employees of Craft International, a Blackwater-style private military/security firm. However, the media and authorities have instead focused solely on two other middle eastern looking men and ignored the presence of what appear to be current or former military professionals standing just 30 feet from the site of the explosion wearing backpacks similar to those used in the attack talking into their cellphones.

    Another image shows an individual dressed in the same fashion placing a black backpack on the ground in the moments after the nearby explosion.

    Another image shows what could be the same Caucasian man or a third identically dressed individual with a black object in his hand after the blast.

    The two or three men’s behavior and demeanor in the photos clearly suggests that they are engaged in some kind of drill, which would correlate with eyewitness reports from marathon runners that bomb drills were taking place at the start of the event and that participants were told to remain calm.

    Immediately after the bombings, an image also emerged showing an individual walking on the roof immediately above where one of the blasts took place, again suggesting that he was taking part in a drill that paralleled the real attack.

    Given the fact that authorities had to cancel a press conference yesterday, which many believe was linked to the release of these images on the Internet, it must surely be only a matter of time before police are forced to admit that there were bomb drills on the day of the attack.

    The identity of the men pictured above and the answer as to why they were seemingly involved in a bombing drill that mirrored many aspects of the actual attack yet was denied by authorities are questions that must be answered if we are to form a complete picture of what took place.


    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

  • Photos: Private military operatives hired to ‘work’ the Boston marathon

    Mike Adams
    April 18, 2013

    Natural News has now confirmed that at least five private military contractors were operating on scene at the Boston marathon, and that they all carried black backpacks which look very similar to the backpack carrying the pressure cooker bomb (see pictures below).

    The mainstream media is completely censoring any mention of these “Craft” operatives, pretending they don’t even exist. Only the alternative media is conducting real investigative journalism on these bombings. The mainstream media isn’t interested in the truth; they only want to spin the attack into a new way to somehow blame conservative Americans for something they had no part in.

    Thanks to the help of researchers posting on 4Chan, plus a bit of our own analysis, we’ve been able to bring new research to light as you’ll see in the photos below.

    Who is this guy and what is he holding in his hand?

    The following photo was snapped mere moments after the first bomb detonation. Many people are asking, “Who is this guy?” and why is he dressed in combat boots and military BDUs (pants)? More importantly, what is he carrying in his hand?

    We were able to get a close-up of the object in his hand:

    With a bit of research, we were able to confirm this object is an “Inspector Radiation Alert” device that detects the kind of radiation which would be produced in a dirty bomb attack or a nuclear attack:

    This immediately brings up all sorts of questions, such as: Who hired this guy? Whose side is he on? Why would he anticipate the need for a nuclear radiation detector? What kind of private military operative routinely carries such expensive gadgets?

    Four more operatives with the exact same uniforms
    As we browsed through the photos, we located four more private military operatives with the exact same dress: Tan combat boots, tan BDUs, black jackets, black backpacks and tactical communications gear.

    Here’s a picture of three of these men reacting to the explosion. The one in the middle is the same guy in the radiation detector photo, above:

    There are several things worth noting in this image:

    1) All three of the men look surprised, even shocked by the events. This might argue against their prior knowledge of the bombings.

    2) The object in the right hand of the man in the middle may resemble a small handgun, but I’m sure it isn’t. Why? Because no highly trained private military operative would carry a handgun with a “pincer” grip as appears in the photo. A proper grip on a handgun is far deeper into the palm. This object is most likely the same radiation detector shown above, just captured from a weird angle with a flapping leather case of some sort.

    3) The man on the left, an older gentleman, appears to be holding an object in his right hand which seems capable of being actuated with his thumb.

    4) The man on the right reveal “The Craft” skull logo on his shirt because his jacket just happened to open up for this photo (see below).

    Here’s a photo comparison of “The Craft” logo on his shirt:

    Here are two more operatives on the scene, wearing the exact same uniform:

    If you look at the hat for one of these men, you can clearly see “the Craft” skull logo on his hat:

    Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was also a member of The Craft. He was murdered by one of his close friends a few months ago. The appearance of The Craft operatives at the Boston marathon bombing raises new questions about Chris Kyle’s death:

    Here’s Chris Kyle on national TV wearing the “Craft” hat:

    Here’s the Craft motto, which says “Violence does solve problems.”

    If you still doubt these are “Craft” operatives, check out The Craft website where all these images, logos and uniforms are instantly confirmed.

    Bomb bag resembles the black backpacks worn by The Craft operatives

    Here’s where all this gets incredibly spooky: The backpack that carried the pressure cooker bomb looks very similar to the black backpacks worn by The Craft operatives:

    Here’s another view of the “Craft” skull logo on a training shirt, taken from their own website:

    This photo shows The Craft operatives at a trade show. Everybody is wearing the trademark tan combat boots and tan BDUs:

    What does it all mean?

    First off, let’s get the attacks of the moron trolls out of the way — people who will say these photos are a “conspiracy theory.”

    How are photos of actual people at the event a conspiracy theory?

    They aren’t. In real police work, they’re called “evidence,” and the people in these photos should be persons of interest.

    But they aren’t. The entire mainstream media and law enforcement apparatus is now pretending these men don’t exist. (Now that’s their conspiracy theory!)

    We all know, however, that The Craft operatives don’t work for free. They aren’t a band of volunteers. And that means somebody paid them to be at the event.

    Who paid The Craft to be there? And what was their mission?

    Why is their existence at the Boston marathon being memory-holed? Why are they not “persons of interest” in the investigation?

    Why do they carry radiation detectors? What’s in their backpacks? (A ham sandwich?)

    The fact that the media refuses to even acknowledge the existence of these private military operatives is quite telling all by itself.

  • Video: FBI Releases Videos Of New Patsy Suspects

    April 18, 2013

    The FBI released grainy video of two Boston Marathon bombing suspects at a press conference Thursday. As expected, they’ve completely ignored bombing suspects and private contractors pointed out by Infowars and others.

    The following still images are found on the FBI website:

  • FBI Ignores Men With Backpacks At Scene of Boston Bombings

    “Other photos will not be deemed credible”

    Paul Joseph Watson
    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.

    View the photos the FBI says are “not credible” and refuses to even address below.

  • Is the Boston pressure-cooker bomb a lie and a hoax?

    Jon Rappoport
    April 18, 2013

    When the Trade Center was destroyed on September 11, 2001, I urged readers and researchers to focus on the explosions as the first order of business.

    That was because I had researched and written about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. I and others discovered that the official scenario about the bomb in the Ryder truck, parked at the curb outside the Murrah Federal Building, was grossly incomplete.

    Such a device could not have produced the profile of damage sustained by the building. General Ben Partin and other bomb experts had seen that fact. They’d diagrammed it and explained it.

    The obvious conclusion was: bombs wired into columns of the Murrah Building had done the significant damage.

    So again, in the case of the Boston Marathon bombing, I urge people to examine the explosions closely.

    I have questions. For example, as described in the YouTube video. “Boston Massacre False Flag Terrorism—Pressure Cooker,” Daniel Vincent Kelley points to a few simple facts.


    A photo of a mangled pressure cooker, posted by press outlets all over the world, shows the pressure-cooker plug and, near it, one small round hole, machined apparently by the manufacturer. But…no other small holes. I see discolorations but not dozens or hundreds of holes.

    Yet we are told that the Marathon bombs were placed inside pressure cookers and packed with nails and ball bearings. If that were true, the explosions would have created many, many small holes as the inserted shrapnel flew through the cooker and out in every direction.

    In the official press photo, there are no such holes.

    How is that possible?

    In fact, since a large piece of the pressure cooker is missing, it appears that the explosive was a shaped charge of some kind. Part of the cooker is mangled but intact; another part is missing, presumably revealing in which direction the shock wave traveled.

    Charges are shaped when they are put in place, because the maker wants the explosion to be vectored; otherwise, the explosion will exit its confined space spherically, equally, in all directions.

    A shaped charge would strongly suggest a pro at work, not an amateur who built the device in his kitchen. In which case, we would be looking at a whole different scenario.

    This is significant because, for example, media outlets are busy trying to make connections between home-made pressure-cooker bombs and “right-wing extremists.”

    People might reply, “Well, if the pressure cookers show such gaping flaws in the official story, why would the real killers have done such a bad job of covering their tracks? They would be smarter than that.”

    They weren’t smarter in 1995 in Oklahoma City, and they weren’t smarter in New York, in 2001, where it was claimed that both Towers fell because of plane collisions.

    They weren’t smarter in Aurora, either, where two witnesses claimed there were at least two killers inside the theater. Nor were they smarter in Newtown, where so many questions and contradictions remained unanswered.

    If we infer that the Boston pressure-cooker scenario is wrong, it is a very short step to conclude the scenario is a cover story, designed to obscure the truth. In that case, what is the truth? Who was really responsible for the death and destruction on April 15?

    Pros pretending to be amateurs? Pros whose death-dealing work is being concealed by law-enforcement officials, with a concocted version of what happened?

    At this stage of the investigation, and from now on, these questions must be asked seriously and probed seriously, regardless of the official line.

    That’s what I’m doing here. Asking questions. If there is a reasonable explanation for the pressure-cooker contradictions, I want to hear them.

    I’m going to try to get even more specific, to stimulate research. Examine the press photo of the pressure cooker yourself. Does it show a whole cooker, with all parts intact, but bent and distorted, or does it show only part of a cooker, with a major section missing?

    And second, if the bomber packed only one side of the bomb with nails and ball bearings and BBs, could the piece that is missing in the photo have contained all the holes caused by the shrapnel exiting the pressure cooker?

    If we are really looking at the whole cooker, then we should we also see many holes. We don’t.

    If we are looking at only part of the cooker, then regardless of whether the bomber packed all the shrapnel to exit through the missing piece, the fact that it’s missing suggests a shaped charge, the work of a pro.

    Either way, somebody is deceiving us.

    Jon Rappoport

    The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails atwww.nomorefakenews.com

    This article was posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 6:08 am

    • Boston Marathon bombs: al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine taught pressure cooker bomb-making techniques

      A recipe for how to make pressure cooker bombs, which investigators say were used in the Boston Marathon attack, was most notoriously published in the al-Qaeda magazine Inspire.

      By Richard Spencer, Middle East Correspondent
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      The recipe – along with a rationale for post-9/11 terror – was printed three years ago in al-Qaeda’s English-language promotional online magazine, Inspire.

      In an article, it instructed readers on how, as its headline writers put it, to “Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom”.

      It gave the types of explosive, timers and other ingredients needed – along with, it said, a pressure cooker.

      That article was from the first edition of the magazine. Written in perfect but slightly hysterical English, some thought it was a hoax or satire along the lines of the film “Four Lions”.

      In fact, most analysts remain convinced it was the brainchild of Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemeni-American propagandist for Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and was edited by Samir Khan, another American citizen who had travelled to Yemen to join the group.

      It was clear in its market – the disaffected young men in their mid-twenties, whether converts or of Muslim origin, who studies show are by far and away the biggest source of recruits to the jihadist cause.

      Subsequent editions suggested even more random forms of violence that anyone could carry out, such as driving a car into crowds as a weapon. The aim was to cause maximum response with a minimum of fuss.

      Its methodology was in some ways a sign of weakness, an acknowledgement that well-planned, large scale attacks on the scale of 9/11, or for that matter the Oklahoma outrage by a white supremacist, were unlikely to be repeated because of increased security and the erosion of al-Qaeda’s command structure by drone strikes.

      Other “spectaculars” had failed, such as the attempt to down an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009 by the so-called “underpants bomber”, an Awlaki recruit of Nigerian origin, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

      By contrast, smaller scale random attacks had notable success: most strikingly, before Inspire’s first edition but clearly an incident its authors had in mind, Nidal Malik Hasan, the US army major who shot 13 people dead at his base at Fort Hood, Texas, had been in direct contact with Awlaki.

      As new editions appeared, investigators took Inspire ever more seriously.

      A disaffected US army private, Naser Jason Abdo, jailed for life in August 2012 after being found in possession of a bomb with which he said he was going to blow up a restaurant popular with soldiers from Fort Hood in an act of solidarity with Hasan, had a copy of the Inspire article.

      In his hotel room were all the ingredients listed, including two pressure cookers.

      Last October, Quasi Muhammad Nafis, accused of attempting to bomb a Federal Reserve Bank building in New York, was said by prosecutors to have read Inspire and even to have written an article in the hope that the magazine would publish it.

      He, though, was trapped by an FBI sting operation. His car bomb was a fake given him by an undercover operative.

      Awalaki and Khan were both killed in an American drone strike in Yemen in September 2011. The magazine has continued to publish, however, and while the pressure cookers do not prove Islamist terrorists were involved in the Boston attack, that is only part of the story.

      For all its semi-comic tone, the magazine’s strategy of balancing relatively small-scale bombing with dramatic symbolism for political effect is an important chapter in the modern terror playbook. And its recipes are available for anyone.

  • Salon writer: ‘Let’s hope Boston Marathon bomber is a white American’

    9:59 PM 04/16/2013

    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.”

    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.
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    “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.

    Sirota is not the only liberal media commentator to attempt to politicize Monday’s tragedy. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer speculated on a link between Patriots Day and the motive behind the bombings, while NBC News reporter Luke Russert speculated that the 1993 Waco siege, which occurred on Patriots Day, might have inspired a right-wing terrorist in Boston.

    New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof used the tragedy to attack Republican politicians, tweeting Monday, “Explosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment.” Kristof later apologized for the tweet.

    Sirota has employed attention-grabbing, race-baiting rhetoric in the past.

    Sirota said in December, in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, that a new profiling system should be established to monitor mentally-ill individuals, but that Republicans would not support that effort because it would mean profiling white men.

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