Boston bombers’ convoluted string of conspiracy theories
I’ve been busy with other stuff (including writing a book about conspiracy theories and trying to derive a comprehensive ‘grand unification’ conspiracy theory; more on that book in another post someday), so I haven’t been keeping up with the latest on this Boston Marathon bombing and the swirling conspiracy theories. I’ve been digging around online and quickly found myself overwhelmed with what has transpired in the last couple of weeks since the bombings.
Glenn Beck and Alex Jones have seemed to take over the airwaves in regards to the conspiracy theories around the bombings. Glenn Beck is digging in on this idea that the bombers have a relation with Saudi nationals:
Glenn Beck’s big story tomorrow will likely revolve around the Saudi person of interest, 20-year-old Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi’s family ties to Islamic terrorism, as the wheels come off the official narrative concocted around the Boston Marathon bombings
Beck has been quite vocal in his suggestion that there is a government coverup and the center of it all is this Saudi man:
Beck suggests that the Saudi national, previously believed to have been a person of interest in the attack, was to be deported under Section 212 3B, "Classes for Aliens Ineligible for Visas or Admission-Terrorist Activities," according to Latinos Post. He identified the national to be a man named Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, who was initially associated with the bombings but is no longer being labeled as a suspect.
"The government has not come clean," Beck said, according to the Epoch Times. "Some of this information has come out over the weekend, and immediately the government tried to discredit it."
Beck said that multiple sources from law enforcement agencies have told him that a Saudi national was detained on April 15, the day that the bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the Epoch Times reports.
On Tuesday, Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security said, "authorities questioned a Saudi student who reportedly was on a terror watchlist," and added that Alharbi was only put on a terror watchlist while he was being interviewed by the FBI.
However, Beck claims that this charge is part of a government cover-up led by President Obama and the Saudi government, according to Lationos Post
Here’s another explanation on Beck’s support for this theory:
In the immediate aftermath of the Boston tragedy, many media outlets reported that law enforcement officials were interrogating an injured Saudi man who had been seen running from the site of the bombs. Authorities that evening searched his residence in suburban Revere.
Officials later reported that this Saudi was a student and an innocent spectator who had been injured by the blasts and was trying to escape along with many other people on the Marathon route.
Although the man’s name has been reported by some media outlets, Decoder won’t be using it, so as to not further publicize the identity of someone police say did nothing wrong.
Since then Glenn Beck has continued to link the Saudi to the bombing and to terrorism in general. He has charged that the man was in the US on a student visa that had expired and that he will be deported by US immigration for security reasons. He has gone so far as to speculate that a Saudi national may have been an Al Qaeda control agent who recruited the Tsarnaev brothers to carry out the Boston attacks.
Then on Wednesday Beck dropped his other shoe, revealing what he said was important new evidence in the case.
Beck said he had received a document he called a 212 3(B) report, named after its reference in the Patriot Act. The document said that a Saudi national with the same name as the person questioned in the hours after the bombing is an “exact match” to someone on a no-fly list and that derogatory information on him is “sufficient to request visa revocation."
Following that Saudi plotline, there were images of Michelle Obama with the man in the hospital, as the Blaze posted:
Photos of a visit Michelle Obama is alleged to have had with Abdul Rahman Alharbi — the Saudi national previously considered to be “person of interest,” “armed and dangerous,” and worthy of inclusion on a watch list — may have appeared on a Facebook page associated with an English language school in Boston or students who share a common bond of going to English schools in the area.
The bombers’ own mother (who is a known 9/11 Truther) is saying they were setup as patsies, meanwhile their Uncle came out to defend the ‘official story’:
Following Zubeidat Tsarnaev’s claim that her son, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was set-up by the FBI, her brother-in-law, Ruslan Tsarni, was rolled out to engage in damage control and save the official narrative on the Boston bombings.
Tsarni called his nephews “losers” and insisted that because the brothers had failed to integrate themselves in the United States they were consumed with hatred.
The establishment media immediately spotlighted “Uncle Ruslan,” as they affectionately called him, and attempted to bury or at least minimize the impact of Zubeidat Tsarnaev’s claim that her sons are patsies.
“Tsarni’s own emotions have taken a roller-coaster of guilt and anger, he said in an interview, fueled by the family’s failure to recognize that Tamerlan’s interest in Islam over the past six years may have crossed into violent radicalism,” Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
Uncle Ruslan, however, isn’t merely a concerned relative. It is said he not only worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan, but also did time with Big Sky Energy Corp., a gas an oil corporation with ties to Cheney’s Halliburton, a Pentagon contractor in bed with the CIA.
An interview with the suspects’ father seems to point to defend the men, with the father claiming they would never do such a thing, and that this is a "clear setup":
As media outlets scramble to understand more about the suspected Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, many relatives linked to the family in Makhachkala, Daghestan, are declining to talk to journalists. Nonetheless, the men’s father, Anzor Tsarnaev, spoke to me from an undisclosed location via telephone in Makhachkala on April 21. We’re trying to understand the chronology of events. Tamerlan seems to have left the United States for six months [starting January 12, 2012]. One shopkeeper near the family home in Makhachkala told RFE/RL that he was only [at your house] for a month or so. Where could he have taken on these [radical] ideas?
[Tamerlan] had no [radical] ideas whatsoever. I don’t get it. Who could have come up with that? He was with me in Makhachkala and he used to sleep until 3 p.m. I even used to poke him, asking him if he came here to sleep only. I was taking him to visit our relatives, have some food there, this and that. Once back home, he would always go to bed.
How long was he in Makhachkala for?
Did he frequent the mosques? Could [a terrorist organization] have worked on him there?
Of course he went to mosque on Fridays. Of course. He went to the main mosque. And we kept going there together. Nobody was trying to process him in any way. There is no such thing in Makhachkala. Local people stopped doing this kind of thing long ago. This is history. Those who brainwash people do not live in the cities anymore. Brainwashers live in the mountains.
You’re planning to go to the United States. When do you plan to do this?
I want real justice. I have a lot of questions to ask the [American] police and secret services. I am a lawyer myself. I want answers to all the questions that I have on criminal issues, on terrorism. I need to know. I have questions to ask of the famous American secret services. They keep spinning their image throughout the whole world, they keep promoting themselves. I need to know how they worked, why, where, and so on. I need answers to make a clear picture. I also want to hire a lawyer. I need justice, do you understand?
People are saying that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev fell under the influence of [his older brother] Tamerlan.
[Dzhokhar] could not have possibly been under any influence of [Tamerlan]. Yes, he was his elder brother, but he would have never set his younger brother up. It would be against our customs.
[Tamerlan] used to tell [Dzhokhar], "Look at me, I got married and skipped on education. Go, get yourself some education, otherwise we’ll make our father mad." Sure, I was mad. I used to nag [Tamerlan], telling him he would end up as a cheap laborer without education. He kept promising me he would get an education. He would assure me he could speak English. He knew his way around computers, and he was going to start some business. He knew some guys who went to China and would import stuff from there, open a shop, this and that. These are some plans he had.
Nothing makes any sense. The way [American] secret services worked makes no sense, nor does how the police handled it. They have no video footage, nothing. […] Moreover, they kept him under surveillance while he would spend all his time with his baby. [Editor's note: Reports claim Tamerlan came to the attention of U.S. law enforcement via the Russian government in 2011 and was questioned by the FBI.] They ought to have known very well who he was in touch with had there been anything suspicious. And those explosives? Do you think it’s so easy to get hold of explosives in Boston? The police itself had ordered exactly the kind of explosives that went off there. Why would the police get hold of this stuff? This just doesn’t make sense. They simply picked a Chechen boy. What for? This is a clear setup
Sandy Hook truther James Tracy gets down on it (remember him; the professor at Florida Atlantic University that all over the MSM for saying Sandy Hook was a setup):
The Florida college professor who sparked controversy after saying that the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School may not have taken place is now infuriating even more people by saying that the Boston Marathon bombings were an inside job.
James Tracy, a media professor who writes extensively about conspiracy theories, said that last week’s bombing appears as if it was planned by the government.
‘The event closely resembles a mass-casualty drill, which for training purposes are designed to be as lifelike as possible,’ he wrote in a blog post
In more lighter humorous news, North Korea is even getting in on the conspiracy action by formally letting everyone know they are not connected:
North Korea’s KCNA news agency will blast out threats of nuclear annihilation, but they draw the line at getting blamed for the Boston Marathon Bombings. When conspiracy-rife site World Net Daily linked North Korea to the Boston Marathon bombing, KCNA responded with a statement that directly referenced WND’s accusations in order to "categorically dismiss [sic] this anti-DPRK ruckus."
Yes, terrorism is beneath those who routinely threaten nuclear apocalypse.
From the statement: "The DPRK would like to stress once again that it has no touch with Al Qaeda and has consistently maintained the stand of opposing all forms of terrorism by acceding to international conventions against terrorism."
Alex Jones at first claimed that the men weren’t followers of Infowars.com because they are "anti-terror" but then later sort of retracted that thinking and admitted maybe they did follow his website and theories:
An AP report was released on Tuesday that claimed Tsarnaev “took an interest” in Jones’ “Infowars” website and talk show. AP also reported that Tsarnaev wanted to get a copy of an anti-Semitic book titled “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” which attempts to show that Jewish conspirators are trying to take over the world.
Jones admitted to Buzzfeed that Tsarnaev may have been a listener, but that his show is anti-terrorism, despites its suspicious underpinnings.
"He could be a listener," Jones said. "It could be true. I’ve talked to the family and most of them are listeners. My show is anti-terrorism and my show exposes that most of the events we’ve seen have been provocateured."
Since the Boston bombings, Jones has suggested on his show that the Tsarnaevs are actually innocent, and that the FBI is actually paying for radical extremist activities in Dagestan
He elaborated further:
“I’ve seen this before,” Jones said. “The federal government trying to connect me to tragedies. That’s the media and the government’s own conspiracy theories.” Jones compared the situation to when Richard Andrew Poplawski, a Pittsburgh man who killed three police officers in 2009, was shown to be a conspiracy theorist who frequently visited the Infowars website. “It’s standard for them to talk to people, go through computers, and any time someone’s done something bad they connect it to us,” Jone said.
Alex Jones is covering this topic extensively, so by all means, if you want to get into the nitty-gritty details on everything check out Infowars.com for more.
What concerns me is that the bombers are being identified as followers of conspiracy theories (such as the 9/11 stuff). I pray that Big Bro doesn’t decide that they need to monitor anyone who pays attention to conspiracy theories now, or try to startup some kind of ban on this type of speech. Even if the stuff is ridiculous, it’s good to take another look at the story from another angle, especially since the MSM is a sold-out organization that only reports what sells for their advertisers. News has become entertainment, and if you don’t believe that go ahead and take a look at the homepage of Faux News or CNN and see how many celebrity stories are on there.
And for one more piece of information overload, here’s Mark Dice’s take on the whole thing: