Just hours after two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston marathon earlier today, telltale signs are already emerging that this incident, like so many others, fits a pattern we’ve seen many times before in suspected terrorist plots in America’s history.
At the time of writing this, reports vary on the number dead and injured, but one thing is certain — two explosions went off near the 26.2-mile marathon finish line, putting the nation under yet another post-9/11 security lockdown. Cellphone service was shutdown in Boston, and SB Nation cited AP that law enforcement shutdown cell service to Boston to “prevent any possible remote detonations in the future”:
The FAA quickly ordered a no-fly zone over the city and, the 1,000 members of New York City Police Department’s counter-terrorism unit were being mobilized to step up security there, including deployment of “critical response vehicles.” Los Angeles reportedly increased checkpoints and released bomb-sniffing dogs in public transportation centers.
As details trickle in and others get changed completely, the facts are still largely being sorted out.
Here’s what do we know.
[box]“It was just a drill.”[/box]
University of Mobile coach Ali Stevenson told local NBC affiliate WPMI-TV 15 that not only did he feel something was ‘odd’ about the bomb-sniffing dogs posted at both the marathon’s start and finish, but just after he crossed the finish line, police were announcing a drill:
“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.”
In a related report from the same affiliate, Stevenson told the station he also noticed law enforcement spotters on the rooftops at the start of the race.
Adding to this compelling report is the fact that Boston police admittedly detonated a “controlled explosion” at the 600 block of Boylston Street near Copley Square near the location of the first two explosions, as confirmed by police scanner transmissions, raising questions about the origins of the other explosions. The Boston Globe tweeted, “Officials: There will be a controlled explosion opposite the library within one minute as part of bomb squad activities.”
Post-9/11, we know then-President George W. Bush, then-Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice and others in the White House were quoted as saying no one in our government ever could have imagined planes being flown into buildings as terrorist weapons. We also know that on the morning of 9/11, multiple drills were taking place, confusing rescue and giving cover for the possibility of operatives playing roles, in addition to the fact that NORAD had already been conducting drills with terrorists using planes as weapons for years including a drill for terrorists crashing a plane into the World Trade Center.
Flash reports now say the White House is officially calling the Boston bombing today “an act of terror”.
[box] The 26th mile of the marathon was dedicated to Newtown victims, and their families were VIP seated near the finish line.[/box]
MSNBC first reported, “26th mile of Marathon was dedicated to Newtown victims,” but just 13 minutes ago at the time of writing, the establishment-friendly outlet has changed the page’s headline to, “‘You can’t go anywhere’: Newtown runner’s wife speaks“.
The New York Post reports that Newtown victim families were stationed right near the blast zone:
Relatives of the victims of December’s school massacre in Newtown, Conn. were among those attending the race finish at a VIP area. It was not known of any of the relatives were among the casualties.
Since the mass shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook, our President, politicians and their puppet media have exploited the Newtown tragedy for every last ounce of momentum they could, pushing a greater nationwide gun control and disarmament agenda. At 6:10 EST tonight, President Obama addressed the nation, affirming the perpetrators would “feel the full weight of justice” and that the FBI would be leading the investigation into the Boston bombing.
It’s only time before the Newtown shooting is made synonymous with this bombing tragedy to further condition the public that A) we must give up our weapons because not only are they dangerous, but B) only the government can truly keep us safe.
[box] Authorities are reporting a “Saudi Arabian National” is the leading suspect.[/box]
Multiple media outlets including the New York Post are reporting that a 20-year old Saudi man with shrapnel wounds is being detained as the lead suspect in the marathon bombing at a Boston-area hospital.
The idea that drills are used to cover for involvement by the intelligence community is not just speculation, it is admitted fact in countless cases where FBI informants set-up and controlled al Qaeda suspects or other would be terrorists. In 2011, RT profiled an FBI report admitting that nearly every attempted terrorist attack since 9/11 was actually goaded on by uncover informant who had infiltrated suspect groups, typically encouraging individuals to take action on concocted plots.
“The report reveals that the Washington DC Metro bombing plot, the New York City subway plot, the attempt to blow up Chicago’s Sears Tower and dozens more were all orchestrated by FBI agents. In fact, reads the report, only three of the more well-known terror plots of the last decade weren’t orchestrated by FBI-involved agents.”
In most of these high profile cases, the FBI “foils” the plot that they helped create, or the attacker is given a ‘dud’ explosive device. Then the media plays up the event as another near miss in the critical war on terror, while quietly admitting that no one was ever in any real danger, essentially acknowledging that the plot was theater for public consumption.
However, such an FBI-led plot admittedly went live and killed several people, while causing extensive damage during the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The FBI’s Egyptian informant Emad Salem became suspicious of the FBI’s intentions and recorded conversations exposing their involvement in ring leading the deadly attack. While a harmless powder was supposed to be given to the suspects, real explosives were instead issued just days before the attack took place.
While the threat of terrorism is constantly emphasized, the fact that U.S. intelligence agencies have enabled and encouraged such plots is rarely mentioned on air and almost never focused on in media coverage.
In the case of the Boston Marathon bombing, CNN was already propagating within hours the idea that ‘right-wing extremists‘ were behind the bombing.
Like so many historical examples, the establishment is patently using the tragedy to further their own ends, and the creepy tie in to victims’ families of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting only further likens the chances that Americans rights will be curtailed by the national security response to disaster after disaster.