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   In any emergency we tend to respond with narrowed focus, details become background and survival preeminent.  The remarkable feat of the security apparatus in identifying and apprehending (killing in the process one of them) the supposed authors of this crime seems amazing.  News media and Sunday talk shows were filled with praise for the operations and omniscience of American intelligence services.  That is, until it was noted that Russian security had warned American CIA sources about one of the two brothers (http://www.abc.net.au/...).  Commentators began to ask embarrassing questions Sunday morning about why the elder Tsarnaev brother was not under surveillance. If the authorities are so able why did they not stop the bombing?  Answers were all over the place.
   What is important is to consider the options this case provides.  Who benefits from the act?  It is certainly characteristic of Americans to round up the usual suspects, and it provides a certain degree of relief in the national psyche to settle such cases with a punishable individual or organization.  Unlike the Reichstag fire, we do not always find out the true culprits identities.  In this case one might wonder how it was that the identity of the brothers was produced so quickly.  Were they convenient fall guys?  The citizen whose car was hijacked is the source for a "confession" from the now dead older brother and the younger one, now in custody cannot talk as yet.  Over 200 rounds were fired during the "fire fight" with the elder brother according to CNN (http://search.yahoo.com/...).  

   We should keep in mind that bombings like this one also can provide political distractions as when J.P. Morgan was to be investigated for financial manipulation in 1920 and a bomb exploded just before the investigation was to take place out side the J.P. Morgan offices (http://www.dailykos.com/...).  It was immediately blamed on "anarchists" but no proof was ever presented.  J.P. Morgan's investigation, however, was quietly cancelled as the outrage over his manipulations gave way to outrage over the bombings.
    One interesting bit of information comes in the form of a video on the web used by many news outlets that shows the two brothers walking before the bombing.  When one focuses in on each of their backpacks it is curious that you cannot see the bulky contours of a pressure cooker (http://abcnews.go.com/...).  If you go to any website for pressure cookers and backpacks and then assess the type of volume available in the brother's two backpacks it is evident that neither can be carrying such a bulky object.  This is especially significant as we are told that one of the victims,  stated he saw someone leave a backpack near the site and the FBI has provided video of the backpack at the site before the explosion (http://www.today.com/...).  The backpacks in the  video of the two brothers walking looks nothing like the backpack or "garbage bag" the FBI asserts was at the site.

    Should we consider that the CIA knowing that a quick resolution is necessary, both for its image, and to relieve the public, simply pick out of their bag of names two local individuals they have knowledge of who might fit the bill?  One has to recall that the 9/11 bombers entered the US legally on student visas, were considered potential terrorists to Israeli intelligence and were on foreign lists of terror suspects.  I am not saying that authorities do not have any case against the brothers, but that Americans used to be skeptical we now seem to be able to swallow any story the government feeds us.  There are other potential explanations of why and who would profit from the bombing (http://www.dailykos.com/...).  Every possible lead should be followed.

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  •  do you mean... (0+ / 0-)

    Like those convenient accusations against Julian Assange, by a woman who had connections to the CIA?

    Like that?  

    Or trading drugs for arms?  

    Naw....     They would never, never, never do such a thing.   Why would you ever think such a thing.  ;)

    I'm inclined to believe they nailed this one, but what you suggest is never beyond the realm of possibility.

    •  Oh give me a break (1+ / 0-)
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      zemblan

      The "CIA connections"  yarn comes from a counterpunch article written by Julian's misogyny-incarnate holocaust-denier friend Israel Shamir, and goes like this: AA once wrote articles for a magazine, which was published by a group, which is headed by a guy connected to another group, which is headed by a guy, which some professor says is connected to another guy, which a wordpress blog says is a CIA agent.  Oh, and she helped a cuban women's rights group, and  that group once hosted a parade in Florida where a guy who once blew up a plane marched with Celene Dion.  Therefore... she's a CIA agent!

      Here, let me try.  AA was involved in the same political party as politician and actor Gert Fylking... who voiced a vehicle in the Swedish version of the Pixar movie "Cars"... which was written by Dan Fogelman... who also wrote "Crazy, Stupid Love", starring... Kevin Bacon!   My god, Kevin Bacon is behind all this!

      (Amazing how you can prove essentially anything you want when you do what that original Counterpunch article did)

      But hey, thank you for automatically declaring a woman a lying slut trying to set up an innocent man for rape, because you like the guy.  Because god knows that never happens in rape cases, heavens no!  Who gives a rat's arse that three of the initial investigating police officers found probable cause for what became five charges, one found for four, the initial prosecutor for three, the second prosecutor for five, a court approved a warrant for give, an appeal by Assange involving a trial and defense testimony from his attorney found for four, and a Supreme Court appeal upheld the four, and the British lower court found no flaws or malicious prosecution in the Swedish system, the British high court agreed, and the British supreme court agreed.... no, no, clearly it's all a setup by a jealous slut employed by the CIA!

      Oh, and FYI: there are no rape charges relating to AA.  The rape charge pertains to SW, a low-level museum worker who lived what was by all standards a rather mundane life.

  •  Pure CT shit (11+ / 0-)

    This tripe needs reportin'. Guess I'm nominated.

    Shitlist, since I have to report this shit:

    The remarkable feat of the security apparatus in identifying and apprehending (killing in the process one of them) the supposed authors of this crime seems amazing.

     If the authorities are so able why did they not stop the bombing?  Answers were all over the place.

     Unlike the Reichstag fire, we do not always find out the true culprits identities.  In this case one might wonder how it was that the identity of the brothers was produced so quickly.  Were they convenient fall guys?

       We should keep in mind that bombings like this one also can provide political distractions as when J.P. Morgan was to be investigated for financial manipulation in 1920

    It was immediately blamed on "anarchists" but no proof was ever presented.  

    When one focuses in on each of their backpacks it is curious that you cannot see the bulky contours of a pressure cooker

    Should we consider that the CIA knowing that a quick resolution is necessary, both for its image, and to relieve the public, simply pick out of their bag of names two local individuals they have knowledge of who might fit the bill?

    Shit in bold is shit the diarist should consider using in his own brain.
  •  To touch on a few problems with your conspiracy (8+ / 0-)

    theory:

    1. there is video of one of them leaving the relevant backpack

    2. the Russian request for a background check on Tamerlan was standard procedure for ALL Chechens requesting visas - since the CIA didn't find anything there was no reason to institute surveillance

    3. the brothers were ID'ed by one of the survivors.

    Reichstag fire? Oy.



    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Wee Mama on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 04:46:55 PM PDT

  •  Not just CT, but BAD CT (6+ / 0-)

    Yeah, no! Hell no!

    Seriously, you googled some pics of backpacks and pressure cookers, used your extraordinary photo interpretation skills, and came up with THIS? What's your source? The LL Bean catalog?

    Drunk blogging (please tell me you were drinking or smoking something) about this is not cool. Seriously not cool.

    I do not care if you can't figure out how to get a pressure cooker into a backpack. They did.

    I don't care if you don't think 200 rounds is somehow not a real "fire fight". The dead and wounded cops tell the story.

    This is a bullshit diary. Insulting to so many people. Delete this and go away.

    Peace on Earth was all it said.

    by BobBlueMass on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 06:20:29 PM PDT

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