MEDIA SILENT ON “RIGHT-WING EXTREMIST” CLAIMS AFTER ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHECHEN MUSLIM SUSPECTS IN BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS
by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 19, 2013) — Almost immediately following the explosions which killed three and injured more than 160 at the Boston Marathon on Monday, biased media outlets implied that “right-wing extremists” were responsible for planting the bombs which killed three and injured more than 160.
On Thursday night, the FBI released video of two Caucasian men caught on surveillance video believed to have placed the bombs in two places near the finish line of the race which attracted more than 20,000 contestants.
The race is run annually on the third Monday in April, celebrated in Massachusetts and Maine as Patriots’ Day to commemorate the Battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775.
The perpetrators have been identified as two brothers from Chechnya who came to the United States in 2002 or 2003 and became permanent legal residents. Although reported in the foreign press as the FBI’s “conflicting theories” of “Islamic extremists or domestic terrorists,” both turned out to be the case. However, it is suspected that they could be part of a domestic or international terrorist organization.
Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC accused the National Rifle Association of preventing the FBI from investigating a certain aspect of the bombings because it had backed a law passed by Congress in 1996 with the provision that “taggants,” which might help to track the types of ingredients in gunpowder. The NRA had actually supported the concept of “an independent body [to] examine all technologies that allow explosives to be detected before a terrorist or criminal explodes his bomb in addition to those that will identify the explosive after a blast. NRA fought hard for the inclusion of this language, knowing that preventive technologies offer our best hope for enhanced public safety and more effective law enforcement.”
The independent agency was the National Academy of Sciences, which concluded after studying the issue, that including taggants in gunpowder were not “feasible” and would not “deter terrorism.”
As O’Donnell carried on his diatribe, the FBI and other authorities were scanning surveillance video and asking for the public’s help in finding the two suspects announced on Thursday evening.
NPR, which is federally-funded by taxpayer dollars, said that “Boston investigators” believed that the Boston Marathon explosions were caused by “anti-government and right-wing individuals.”
David Sirota of Salon.com “hoped” that the bomber was “a white American.” He claimed that a “double standard” dictates that white terrorists are considered “lone wolves,” while “Islamists are existential threats.”
A United Nations terrorism researcher described by The Washington Times as “one of the world’s leading experts on counterterrorism” reported that “right-wing extremists” were indicated as the perpetrators by “little indicators.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has posted a long list of “plots, conspiracies and racist rampages” allegedly fueled by “the right” since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 by Timothy McVeigh. The organization falsely published that Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III was the “leader of American Grand Jury, a Patriot outfit that goes around the country issuing meaningless documents calling for the indictment of President Obama for treason on the grounds that he is not a U.S. citizen.”
Fitzpatrick had accused Obama of treason for gaining access to the White House through deceit and dissembling, a charge which Obama has never addressed. Last year, a law enforcement investigation revealed that Obama’s documentation is fraudulent, the evidence of which has been provided to certain officials who are in a position to make the entire public aware of the crime, a process now in progress.
The SPLC also falsely reported that Fitzpatrick’s hearing on April 20, 2010 was “postponed.” It took place that day as scheduled, although members of the public were not allowed to observe. While law enforcement reported that it sighted a dozen or more people carrying guns in Madisonville, TN that day, no one was arrested.
Mark Potok, Director of Publications for the SPLC, has received featured status by NPR to discuss the “anti-government Patriot movement,” including a survey that in 2010, 40% of Americans believed that Obama is a socialist.
Obama joined a socialist-oriented political party in 1998 in Chicago and has championed socialist health care, banking regulations, and the takeover of the automobile industry.
A clear connection between Obama supporters blogging at The Fogbow and court officials in Madisonville has been admitted to by Fogbow members themselves, including making inciting phone calls reporting that Fitzpatrick had planned to assemble militia members to “take over the courthouse” on April 20 without evidence. The phone calls caused the deployment of more than 100 police officers, including FBI and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) agents, a SWAT team, and bomb-sniffing dogs at an estimated cost of nearly $500,000.
On Wednesday, CNN reported in regard to the Boston bombings that “In this case, the formula seems very similar to one that al Qaeda has recommended to its supporters around the world as both crudely effective and difficult to trace. But it is also a recipe that has been adopted by extreme right-wing individuals in the United States.”
The “right-wing extremist” theory was emphasized by CNN.
The Christian Science Monitor quoted “experts” who opined on Tuesday that the bombings were most likely “the work of a domestic operative – either American jihadi or antigovernment extremist.”
CNN erroneously reported on Wednesday that an arrest had been made in the Boston case and was forced to retract its report. The FBI later issued a statement cautioning the media to refrain from “inaccurate” reports with “unintended consequences.”
Since 2009, the Obama regime has consistently demonized, marginalized and jailed military veterans who support the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and the concept of limited government. Reports of legally-armed veterans whose firearms have been confiscated or who have been falsely arrested or even “disappeared” have occurred.
The Department of Homeland Security declared returning veterans “potential domestic terrorists” in a report published in April 2009.