A Cautionary Tale of the Boston Bombings





 The bombings at the Boston Marathon present a timely cautionary tale for all. The endless stream of reporting on the alleged bombers, the Tsarnaev brothers, is overwhelming. Long before the authorities identified two suspects, Mike Adams of Natural News was asking a very relevant question: “Once the media tells us who carried out the Boston marathon bombing, how can we believe them?”- an unfortunate commentary on the reliability of the reports made by the mainstream media organizations. Hour after hour, mainstream media has continually churned out the accepted version of who caused the bombings, but it seems that this narrative is slowly coming apart at the seams. As reports filter in, there are more questions than answers that mainstream media will not properly address or simply seek to dismiss as “conspiracy theories” with no real credence. 


 The public is to believe that two immigrant Muslim residents, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, of Chechen parentage, committed a terrorist act against innocent men, women and children for reasons which may never truly be known, but seem to point to the older brother becoming “radicalized”. The media underpins the public perception that this kind of behavior is what can be expected from one’s Muslim neighbors, however peaceful they may appear. 

Reports are that the surviving brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is hospitalized and cannot speak. However, Al- Arabiya News reports that before police took him into custody, he was able to post a message on Facebook disclaiming any part in the bombing, claiming that he was set up. The posting was subsequently removed. 

Numerous conflicting reports depart from the official version which, itself, has been subject to revision. Firstly, there was the Saudi national who was tagged as the terrorist, but then that idea was swiftly retracted. Even more puzzling, was the account of one Sunil Tripathi, a reportedly disaffected individual with a striking resemblance to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tripathi had a troubled history that pointed to what one would look for in a bomber’s profile. He was reported missing in March, leaving behind a suicide note in his Philadelphia apartment. Any mention of Tripathi’s name in the mainstream media was swiftly buried when it came to light that his body was found in the Providence River, with apologies from Reddit for falsely identifying Tripathi as the second suspect. 

How is it that the FBI was, at first, unable to identify the suspects and asked for the public’s assistance, but then turned around to swiftly and positively identify the two brothers accused? This is troubling. If they had both been on the FBI radar in the past two years, investigated, interviewed, and cleared of any possible “terrorist involvement”, why was help needed to identify them from the photos publicized? 

Subsequently, the Head cross country coach at the University of Mobile, a respected marathon runner, at the beginning of the race reported seeing bomb-sniffing dogs and hearing loudspeakers assuring everyone that this was “just a drill.” Very soon after the bombing, the authorities denied that any such drill was being conducted at the time stated. 

More recently, the report that the two brothers robbed a 7-Eleven was also erroneous. Executives from that company released a statement that there must have been some misunderstanding. Margaret Chabris, the director of corporate communication at 7- Eleven, is reported as saying, “The suspect in the photos for that particular 7-Eleven robbery looks nothing like the suspects. The police or someone made a mistake. Someone was confused.” 

The biggest questions on everyone’s minds, at least those who refuse to accept the official version at face value, are: “Were the two brothers essentially loners who were `radicalized by renegade elements in the Islamic community? Were they double agents recruited by the FBI to infiltrate ‘radical Muslim cells’, who were then turned themselves by those they were recruited to infiltrate and so were led to commit the horrific act everyone witnessed on April 15th? 

There is some speculation that “… The Tsarnaevs’ recruitment by US intelligence as penetration agents against terrorist networks in southern Russia explains some otherwise baffling features of the event.” The two brothers attended an elite college in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The younger brother, Dzhokhar, was admitted and even granted a small scholarship, without being subjected to what is described as “exceptionally stiff standard conditions of admission.” Could this have been a stipulation made by the older brother as part payment for recruitment? 

According to the boys’ mother, “He was controlled by the FBI, like for three, five years,” she told Russia Today during an interview. “They knew what my son was doing, they knew what actions and what sites on the Internet he was going [to], they used to come…and talk to me…they were telling me that he was really a serious leader and they were afraid of him.” 

“How could this happen?…They were controlling every step of him, and they are telling today that this is a terrorist attack.” 

There are even some who conclude, “it looks like the FBI used a confidential informant (CI) to lure the brothers to the finish line of the Boston marathon so they could be set up as the patsies for this false flag event.” However, the establishment media continues trying to discredit anyone looking for, or suggesting, an alternative to the official version of the incident that is full of inconsistencies. 

In no uncertain terms does Islam, in any way, shape or form, either teach or condone violence towards innocent men, women, and children. On the contrary, the specific Islamic code of conduct at all times is exemplary. Such senseless attacks are criminal. There is no religious justification to perpetuate terror in your own backyard, so to speak. It practically amounts to soiling your own nest. Where then will you lay your head? Who does it serve? Not the thousands of law-abiding American Muslims who live at peace with their neighbors. This whole business rather serves those who want to engender fear, and keep it alive, to drive a wedge between Muslims and their Christian neighbors. 

Syedina Abu Bakr, the first caliph after the Holy Last Messenger’s (peace be upon him) passing away addressed the Muslim army setting out for Syria, which was then governed by the Byzantine Empire: 

Stop, O people, that I may give you ten rules for your guidance in the battlefield. Do not commit treachery or deviate from the right path. You must not mutilate dead bodies. Neither kill a child, nor a woman, nor an aged man. Bring no harm to the trees, nor burn them with fire, especially those which are fruitful. Slay not any of the enemy’s flock, save for your food. You are likely to pass by people who have devoted their lives to monastic services; leave them alone.” 

Any Muslim who disregards these rules of conduct is one who is ignorant of his religion or simply a criminal, not a zealot. And these rules would apply to a recognized war zone. 

It remains to be seen if Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in critical condition in a Jewish hospital, will be trotted out for a courtroom trial to mollify the public, and whether mass media will continue to milk the “Muslim terrorist” angle, or seek to answer questions as responsible journalists for an unsuspecting public. 

As Glenn Greenwald, an American political journalist, who writes a column for The Guardian states: “The overarching principle here should be that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is entitled to a presumption of innocence until he is actually proven guilty. As so many cases have proven – from accused (but exonerated) anthrax attacker Stephen Hatfill to accused (but exonerated) Atlanta Olympic bomber Richard Jewell to dozens if not hundreds of Guantanamo detainees accused of being the “worst of the worst” but who were guilty of nothing – people who appear to be guilty based on government accusations and trials-by-media are often completely innocent. Media-presented evidence is no substitute for due process and an adversarial trial.” 

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The mother and father of suspected April 15 Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, deny all terrorism charges against their sons.