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Boston Marathon bombings not a conspiracy

Earlier today, some commenter included a link to a blog post about how the Boston Marathon bombings is some sort of vast evil conspiracy.

However I know this is not a conspiracy because there’s nothing about this incident that advances the interests of the people in power, and the people in power are the only people who might have the power to orchestrate some sort of conspiracy.

There is much truth in this column: Mugged by Reality. After Boston, Obama can no longer ignore the global jihad. What happened in Boston is the very exact opposite of anything that the elites who run the country wanted to happen.

Furthermore, there is no need for a conspiracy to explain what was clearly inevitable. The article I linked to above documents many incidents of Islamic terrorism relabeled as something else by the media (like the Fort Hood massacre), foiled by authorities, or failed because of the stupidity of the would-be terrorists. With this background of activity, it was inevitable that eventually there would be an Islamic terrorist who managed to successfully pull something off that couldn’t be ignored by the elites who control the narrative.

I did, however, find it disturbing that, somehow, the entire city of Boston got put under something resembling martial law, all because some 19-year-old kid was on the loose. And by the way, the kid wasn’t found until after the curfew was removed and a regular citizen spotted him and called police. This is an example of facist law enforcement being given a green light to run with their inclinations and do what they always wanted to do. They weren’t behaving a whole lot differently than law enforcement in third world countries. It’s the natural behavior of law enforcement which is normally kept in check in civilized countries like the United States.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

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  1. It’s not a lose-lose for the elite, though. They get to expand the state, increase surveillance, divert resources towards law enforcement, etc. The NYPD’s terrorism budget is $330 million alone, larger than Boston’s entire police budget. Gee, I wonder what the figures will be next year.

    chucho

    April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Everyone should feel the reach of Big Mother and not just rural conservatives.

      All that black helicopter talk wasn’t imaginary after all. The USA = police state.

      Conquistador

      April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

      • The USA = police state.

        If we must have ze police state, may we please have eugenics to go along with it? Sterilizing juvenile delinquents, longterm welfare dependents, criminals, and drug addicts will turn this country around in merely a few years because those categories would cover about 80% of the NAM class.

        “No taxation without tubal ligation” should be the rallying cry of white taxpayers.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 27, 2013 at EDT am

      • USA = police state. On the street level this can’t be denied. To cry conspiracy is an easy way out of thinking about how this came to be. My theory is that 9/11 gave the impetus to the security biz and that it then becomes self-perpetuating and aggrandizes out of self-interest. Certainly a more likely explanation that conspiracy.

        Mike Eisenstadt

        April 27, 2013 at EDT am

  2. conspiracy
    noun (Concise Encyclopedia)

    Agreement between two or more persons to commit an unlawful act or to accomplish a lawful end by unlawful means.

    Yeah, it was a conspiracy.

    Steve Johnson

    April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

  3. If the kid brother hadn’t been injured, he might have escaped entirely. He was found outside the dragnet. He was also unarmed and flash-banged three times.

    Also, there is an eye witness who claims the elder brother was run down by a police SUV, and that the police shot him repeatedly while he was lying on the ground. If true, this is a murder.

    These jihadis are evil, and deserve severe punishment, even the death penalty. However, the police in Boston acted like gangsters. One thinks also of the police riot in Chicago in 1968, and the police crimes against innocent citizens in New Orleans in the Katrina aftermath. I especially remember two very large cops beating the crap out of a diminutive old lady after she showed him her revolver.

    bob sykes

    April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Nonsense, it wasn’t murder, even if they did shoot him repeatedly. This guy was throwing bombs around, and even when he was on the ground they didn’t know whether he was wearing a bomb. The police did the right thing by shooting him (if that is what they did).

      melykin

      April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

      • Not widely reported is that the cops took fifteen casualties in their shootout.

        The police not only got their asses kicked but were also pretty ruthless too.

        Better to not publicize this stuff because the hero worship evaporates fast.

        Conquistador

        April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

      • Can you post a link on the 15 police casualties in the Watertown firefight with the Tsarnaevs? I’ve scoured the internet, and see no such evidence, other than the single MBTA cop who nearly bled to death.

        Ted Plank

        April 27, 2013 at EDT am

      • I heard it live on the news. The cops also had a few squad cars destroyed in pursuit. Now remember casualties doesn’t automatically mean killed in action but can also mean injured or otherwise incapacitated from the fight. Frankly it’s logical and explains how the Tsarnaevs were able to evade capture despite being cornered on more than one occasion.

        Conquistador

        April 27, 2013 at EDT pm

      • I heard live on the news that 12 people had been killed in the bombing, and considerable speculation that “tea partiers” were involved.

        J1

        April 28, 2013 at EDT am

  4. If it was “martial law”, it was the worst martial law in the history of the world, given that no enforcement mechanism was left behind. All the cops were in Watertown, there was no one to arrest you if you violated the voluntary “shelter in place” order. (n fact, that afternoon Gov. Patrick had to specifically announce that people were actually allowed to be outside, and that people “stuck at work” could go home.

    From following my Facebook feed from that day, it seems as though this was more a combination of big Boston employers agreeing to close for the day and social media connecting all the bobos. Everyone was telling each other to stay inside and stay safe. Much more effect than guns, apparently, although I haven’t seen any “ghost town” pics from prole areas like Roxbury, Dorchester, or South Boston, only from the boboist of the bobo areas.

    survivingbabel

    April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

  5. Boston wasn’t under some quasi-martial law. That’s just not accurate. The main point of the policy, besides general public safety, was to devote more police personnel and resources to apprehending Tsarnaev the younger, as well as to reduce any instances of false positives and vigilante impulses. A city can utilize law enforcement personnel in a more concentrated manner when they don’t have to police the hundreds of traffic accidents, minor disputes, and other such everyday occurrences all over a vast metropolis. The could focus on one thing.

    Perhaps devoting so much to his capture was questionable, but if you were in any of the various decision-makers’ shoes, would you be able to withstand the public outcry and criticism had he escaped and/or killed again?

    i doubt it.

    Jack

    April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

  6. Too many unanswered questions and inconsistencies to declare it anything, at least to me… In fact, it doesn’t even matter whether it was false flag or not. We’ll never know the whole truth and won’t recognize it, even if we did… I’m more interested in seeing how the elites try to use this. I’ve already heard media chatter about new legislation regarding fireworks and reloading powder, etc

    JL

    April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

    • “We’ll never know the whole truth”

      No doubt.

      “and won’t recognize it, even if we did…”

      Not sure what you mean here. It seems like The Lion has had a recent spike in commenters who subscribe to conspiracy theories. When any complex criminal case that involves national security becomes a huge story that most Americans are aware of, you can bet that we’ll never know the whole truth. But with this, or something like 9/11, well, I find it very hard to believe that the core of the story isn’t true: some Muslim guys blew up some Americans because they’re Muslim guys who hate America.

      Robert

      April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

      • What I meant by that was with the sheer volume of information, disinformation, and misinformation that’s available for one to analyze, if one was so inclined, I don’t think the whole truth could be deciphered from that amount of incomplete information. Most people selectively accept information that fits neatly into their personal paradigm and move on.

        JL

        April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

  7. You may as well get used to a conspiracy theory grabbing hold for every major terrorism event. There are a fair number of believer’s in a conspiracy for 9/11, the shoe (or was it underwear?) bomber, the Bali Bombing, the Colorado shooting, and Sandy Hook. I don’t think suspicion is unwarranted given the political clout that these type of events naturally confer; however, I’m generally a believer in Occam’s Razor to flesh out probable truths. Sometimes the conspiracy theorists make good points in cases where there are too many unexplainable circumstances or inconsistencies. In this case, I think the Razor sides with the story that two zealots bombed the marathon. I haven’t read of any inconsistencies in the event or suspect profile that would speak to anything else. Of course, I’m just playing armchair FBI agent / conspiracy aficionado in giving this opinion.

    Tom

    April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

  8. Why white wash Islam by assuming this is a conspiracy?

    map

    April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

    • If you were addressing my comment, it’s thesis was that there likely isn’t a conspiracy nor any real handhold for one to grab on. Perhaps I didn’t express myself with enough clarity.

      Tom

      April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

  9. Again, the bombings were inspired by ordinary Islam.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

  10. Dear God, the latest news is the brothers were headed to NYC after the Marathon bombing. No doubt their primary target was none other than The Lion himself ’cause it’s not like there’s anyone or anything more important in Manhattan than our blog host.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

    • If Lion was hypothetically killed what would happen to the blog?

      Considering Lion’s place of residence he should make arrangements.

      How should we remember him in our internet eulogies? As Lion or…….

      Conquistador

      April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Nah! Lion started it. Inspiring the hatred of SWPLs that is.

      Just Speculating

      April 27, 2013 at EDT am

  11. in an interesting wrinkle, the brothers’ Uncle Ruslan was married to the daughter of a very high ranking CIA officer who explicitly focused on central asia (up to and including being the Kabul station cheif) and concerned himself with radicalization of central asian Islam.
    It’s easy to assume these guys are prole losers, and I’m not saying it’s 100% more than it seems, but prole losers don’t have an uncle who weds into the CIA’s Afghanistan Head

    oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang

    April 27, 2013 at EDT pm

    • That may explain how they came to be in the USA but may have nothing to do with their terrorism. It’s mainly a reminder that when you admit immigrants to a country for what seems to be good reason, the next generation may turn out to be a lousy deal.

      dearieme

      April 28, 2013 at EDT am

  12. The bombing may not have been a government conspiracy. But I’ll bet there are plenty of politicians, agencies and special interests plotting to exploit it.

    destructure

    April 28, 2013 at EDT am

  13. OT, I’m crossposting my comment at UR on here as well:

    Good news, the Republican smart fraction is finally getting UR’s message that the way to defeat the left is to financially fight the Cathedral rather than waste millions on a roll of the dice on a single November day every four years.

    The libertarian Koch brothers plan to buy the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tibune and six other newspapers and use them as a propaganda vehicle for capitalism.

    As an Abe Lincoln partisan and revisionist I am gladdened. This sale would be a great step towards a robber baron restoration where America returns to rule by Hamiltonian business oligarchs a la 1865-1932 rather than the current crop of criminally insane late-Wilsonian technocrats.

    The left rightly fears the Koch brothers maneuver because other wealthy Republican businessmen would be tempted to buy up more failing newspapers and use their new assets against the remainder of the Cathedral.

    http://www.npr.org/2013/04/26/179179653/billionaire-koch-brothers-increase-their-role-in-u-s-politics

    The Undiscovered Jew

    April 28, 2013 at EDT am

    • And those Hamiltonian business oligarchs did such a great job during that era that the USA was in a golden era in 1932, right? Um, not so much…

      Realist

      April 29, 2013 at EDT pm

  14. Hey Lion, you should use all this focus on Boston to conduct a class analysis of the city. I’d be happy to contribute my thoughts via comment. For what it’s worth, I say Boston is a city dominated by prole culture and values right to its core.

    Allerious

    April 28, 2013 at EDT am

  15. Path From ‘Social Butterfly’ to Boston Suspect’s Widow, NYT, 5/3/13

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/us/path-from-social-butterfly-to-suspects-widow-in-hijab.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

    “When Katherine Russell arrived as a freshman at Suffolk University just over five years ago, she seemed to bond so well with her new roommates in their lively dorm opposite Boston Common that one classmate likened them to sitcom characters…Then Ms. Russell began dating Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a boxer from Cambridge, Mass., known for his flashy clothes, and her life began to change…”

    Good pics and background on the deceased Boston Bomber’s now-Muslim American wife. Any thoughts on how & why this doctor’s daughter hooked up and married the mostly unemployed, boxing immigrant? Very, very naive? Daddy issues? Bad boy lust?

    E. Rekshun

    May 4, 2013 at EDT am


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