Posted by: kevinfortruth | April 22, 2013

Something about the Boston Marathon bombing does not pass the smell test.


I believe the FBI loves it when incorrect or inaccurate information gets released to the media because it adds to the confusion and takes the focus off of the FBI.

Immediately after the two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon bits and pieces of information kept being released that were intended to keep people off balance – to keep Bostonians going in a multitude of directions.

There was initial speculation that the perpetrators were from overseas and that they were trained by enemies of the United States. 

Then there was speculation that they were homegrown terrorists with no affiliation to enemies of the United States.

There was additional speculation that the bombers were dark skinned and spoke with accents. There was talk of a Saudi citizen, or two, taken into custody and later it was rumored that at least one of them would be deported in the coming week.  Again, why?

See here:

http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/terrorism/294839-saudi-student-hurt-in-bombing-not-a-suspect-not-being-deported

and here:

http://news.msn.com/rumors/rumor-saudi-student-cleared-in-boston-bombings-being-deported

Citizens were asked to provide photos and videos so the FBI could analyze all the information to help identify those who planted the bombs – bombs that turned out to be pressure cookers filled with ball bearings and nails intended to inflict death and injury to those nearby.

When asked, the FBI insisted that they had no credible threats prior to the running of the marathon, yet there were hundreds of law enforcement officers from numerous agencies up and down the marathon route – including on tops of buildings, around the finish line, and even at the start of the marathon.

Some of these law enforcement officers were accompanied by bomb sniffing dogs.  Why?

I think the operative word above is “credible.”  Here is a Denver Post article discussing credible threats, potential terrorists threats and our old color coded system to warn us about potential terrorism threats.

http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_23044142/boston-marathon-bombings-whatever-happened-terrorism-threat-alerts

One of the marathon runners, University of Mobile’s cross-country coach Ali Stevenson, said he saw bomb sniffing dogs and increased security – something he had never seen at previous marathons.  Stevenson stated that he had run in several marathons in the past – places like Washington, D. C., Chicago, and even London, England.

An article about Stevenson’s concerns, along with a video interview can be seen here:

http://www.local15tv.com/mostpopular/story/UM-Coach-Bomb-Sniffing-Dogs-Spotters-on-Roofs/BrirjAzFPUKKN8z6eSDJEA.cspx

Stevenson said there were loudspeakers at the start of the race telling entrants that the added security was a training  exercise and there was nothing to be alarmed about.

It is Coach Stevenson’s opinion that officials must have received threats or warnings about the marathon, otherwise why were there spotters on the rooftops at the start of the Marathon and why all the dogs? 

I am of that belief as well – for several reasons.

There are approximately 57 Air National Guard units across the United States referred to as, “National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams.”  Each of the 50 states has one unit but in addition, New York, California, and Florida have one additional unit each.  I am not sure where the other 3 or 4 units are assigned – maybe they are in places like Puerto Rico or Guam or other territories – but those added units are not relevant to the issue of the Boston Marathon bombing.

What is interesting about these units is that in addition to the Massachusetts unit participating in security at the Boston Marathon, two additional units were requested to participate in security at the Marathon as well – the Rhode Island unit and one of the New York units were asked to be part of the security procedures.  Why?  One would logically come to the conclusion that there were concerns about security at this Marathon – and possibly because of the 26.2 mile route, three National Guard teams would be needed to help with security issues.

On a side note, one of the New York units, the 24th National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, and one of the Florida units were already scheduled for deactivation because of budgetary reasons, but after the Marathon bombings, the Department of Defense has apparently discovered a way to fund the units. 

Considering these units were not successful in preventing the bombings, I wonder why they are being rewarded by the DOD by keeping them in existence?

Our government wants all Americans to be vigilant – i.e. to be on the lookout for unattended baggage at airports, or in this case to be on the lookout for unattended bags or containers or even backpacks along the Marathon route – yet, there were numerous military personnel in full military gear who walked the Marathon route with large backpacks.

Near the finish line, prior to the bombs going off, there were several men, who were rumored to be contract “soldiers”, like those employed by Xe Corporation, formerly Blackwater.

There are numerous photos of these men wearing khacki pants and black jackets and several of them were carrying large black backpacks – similar in appearance to the remains of one of the backpacks said to have contained one of the bombs.

Numerous conspiratorial type-sites are saying that these men,  seen in photos to be standing near an unmarked large black SUV with high-tech electronic gear on top, are private contractors of Craft, International, a private/military contracting firm started by former Navy Seal, Chris Kyle.

There are other sites that say these same men are assigned to one of the National Guard units, which makes more sense to me.  The men, by the way, were also seen wearing hats with Craft International emblems and that might be because these men might have attended specialized training at Craft International facilities.

To me, it doesn’t matter whether these men were National Guard or Xe (Blackwater), or even Craft International employees – the issue is that either the Federal Government and/or Massachusetts officials felt it was important to have all these extra resources at THIS marathon because they were well aware of credible threats to the Marathon.

Getting back to photos and videos of the finish line area, it appears that the FBI sat on the photos of who the FBI thinks might have planted the bombs – supposedly trying to figure out if it was in the FBI’s best interest to try to identify and apprehend the suspects on their own. 

What does not make sense about that assumption is that the older of the two suspects has been on the FBI radar for somewhere between two and three years.  In fact, the FBI had previously interviewed him.  There are numerous websites that speculate that Russia advised our country about the older brother and that is what made the FBI get involved in the first place.

What I do not understand is that if the Boston office of the FBI already knew about at least the older brother and had previously interviewed him and more importantly knew what he looked like, why didn’t they recognize him from the photos? 

One would think that at least one agent would have connected the dots by saying something like, “Hey, doesn’t he look like the guy we interviewed at the suggestion of the Russian Government?” 

The mother of the brothers has said that the FBI was quite active in monitoring activities of at least her oldest son.  The mother also feels that the brothers were set up and that they are not guilty of any crimes.

Personally, I feel the brothers probably did plant the explosives but after reading about prior FBI knowledge and the added security, I am beginning to wonder.

So, again, why didn’t the FBI connect the dots and immediately track down the brothers when they had photos of them?  Was releasing the photos just a ruse to get the public involved?

Initially it was released that the brothers had been in the United States for approximately one year, when in fact the FBI knew they had been in the country for over a decade.  Why did the FBI change their story?  Was it because other governments were releasing information contrary to what the FBI initially released or was it because neighbors knew they had been in the country for a long time?  Was the FBI story falling apart and truth was being leaked in bits and pieces?

So, why all the misinformation?  Was it to keep everyone off balance?

There have been many cases at least since 9/11 where the FBI has infiltrated subversive groups and even supplied them with weapons to carry out their intended destruction.  From what I have read, equipment provided by the FBI was always lacking a component or part that would prevent it from going off or firing.  Then the FBI would come in on white horses and arrest the bad guys in the nick of time – as if to come across as heroes – preventing another potential terrorist attack – attacks they were complicit in until they pulled the plug.

The problem is, in this case, a terrible tragedy occurred and the FBI knew about the brothers – knew of their history, where they resided, and that at least one of the brothers might have been radicalized on a previous trip overseas – yet these brothers were left to their own devices.

One would think that with all the security plans in place for THIS marathon, the FBI would have included these brothers in any security sweeps prior to the marathon.

Why invite several National Guard units from adjoining states and have a huge influx of special SWAT type units and other specialized units to an international event if you are not going to check out some “local” potential suspects – home grown or otherwise?

Maybe this whole episode was for the various agencies of our government to run a live, practice drill of sealing off a major metropolitan area to see how citizens would react to martial law.  

If that is the case, it turned out well – except for the victims.

Citizens supposedly voluntarily opened their doors to heavily armed officers, many in military style gear to submit to room by room searches – people stayed indoors like they were told – people did not go to work – just like they were told – major transportation like the “T” was shut down and total control of information being released by the media was firmly put in place.  There are also videos showing that some residence did not want to submit to involuntary residential searches or physical body searches – shown in the video here:

http://www.storyleak.com/video-shows-home-searches-by-boston-police-were-not-voluntary/

Did anyone actually declare some kind of martial law that would require all citizens to agree to residential searches?  I do not know the answer to that – do you?

After day two, we heard very little about the Saudi suspect or what happened in the Revere apartment or what happened in the train search in Connecticut or why the Saudi individual is being deported (at our expense, by the way), and what, if anything, is happening with close friends or relatives of the two brothers.

I have read on websites where the sisters of the brothers were questioned and their cell phones and computers were confiscated but none of that was in the national media.  Thank God for the Internet.  I know there is a lot of junk on the Internet but there are also highly respected domestic and foreign media sites run by those who are not afraid to talk about controversial parts of the puzzle.

Running security exercises is one thing but to mislead the runners and spectators that everything was okay and they had nothing to be worried about is another.

Maybe if Marathon participants and observers were told of potential security risks – just maybe – some of them might have chosen to not attend.  Maybe there would have been fewer severed limbs near the finish line and maybe there would have not been three dead bodies.  Was the anticipated billion dollar plus economic benefit to the city of Boston instrumental in the Marathon NOT being cancelled for security reasons?

Maybe the deaths and injuries are the price citizens have to play so our various governments can play their war drills.

If the FBI immediately acted and pursued the brothers maybe the MIT security guard would not have been killed because the brothers would have already been arrested.

Lastly, regarding the photos of the finish line, one site shows what the government says are the National Guard men in tan khakis and black jackets with “CST” in big bold white letters and not carrying large black backpacks.

That photo can be seen here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2013/apr/15/boston-marathon-explosions-pictures#/?picture=407248955&index=16

On other sites there are competing photos showing these same men without visible big white “CST” initials on their jackets because they are clearly carrying large black backpacks over what could be white lettering.

Those photos can be seen here:

http://www.storyleak.com/craft-international-private-military-forces-boston-marathon/#ixzz2QlBrz9FA

If the photos are really “before explosion” and “after explosion”, where did the backpacks go?  Some hint that the backpacks worn by the contractors or Guardsmen might be the ones used for the explosions.  I don’t necessarily share that opinion – I just want to know where their backpacks disappeared to when they sprang to action after the explosions?  More importantly, I would like to know what a group of individuals would be carrying in those backpacks.

As I said in the title and in the body of this blog, something does not smell right about the Boston Marathon bombing.

Please leave a comment – be it positive or negative.  feedback greatly appreciated.

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Responses

  1. Additional CST elements were brought in to assist and given them experience for thier own matathons. They carry chem/radiological detectors in the backpacks. The backpacks are worn during large events to carry the equipment. Once an incident occurs the bags are dropped with the unit vehicles and the equipment taken out to monitor.

    The craft hat was purchased by one team member. No craft affiliation. These men/women are out there everyday helping to protect americans like you and i. Be thankful not resentful. They are heros.

  2. Do YOU even believe the stuff you write? Do you think that an event attended by 100’s of thousands of people featuring athletes from all over the world should NOT be guarded? That would be rediculous! Maybe you’re not old enough to remember the Munich but I do. That type of situation is what terrorists live for. Your observations are pure speculation & hyperbole. I feel sad for the people who fall for this kind of rhetoric.

    • First, thanks for writing.

      Second, I am getting confused with people remaining Anonymous – why not come out of the closet and say, Hi, this is Mike from x and I disagree with your entire blog?

      Third, I NEVER said I do not believe in security. It is a critical part of our country’s fiber and critical to protect our freedoms. That said, there has to be a balance between our country protecting us and also protecting our freedoms under our Constitution.

      People come here from other countries because of our freedoms and the opportunities to succeed. That said, in our country’s effort to protect us, like in places like a Marathon, they have a responsibility to EITHER,
      1. Cancel the event if there are credible threats OR
      2. Advise the contestants and those attending as observers that threats have been made so responsible individuals can decide to participate or even bring their kids and other family members to an event where they could be injured or killed.

      I believe it was possible that money might have been the factor of not advising people of a potential dangerous situation and if the Marathon was called of because of credible threats, venders, stores, hotels, and restaurants would have lost millions.

      Officials chose to quietly beef up security and LIE to everyone – saying it was only a drill – what? Three ANG weapons of mass destruction units and Homeland Security and FBI and other federal, state, county, and city and town security officers – the threats must have been serious enough – but not serious enough to let adults and families make up their own minds.

      I wonder if the father and mother of that little boy would have kept him and his mother and his sister home if they knew of credible threats. I would have and I would not have considered myself a “chicken” for doing so.

      This whole “Boston Strong” is an overkill. So, we should go to events because we are going to show the bad guys they will not knock us down?

      I do not hang glide because I know the risks and I do not bungee jump for the same reason. I did go up in a hot air balloon but I weighed the risks and made MY OWN decision based on a lot of factors.

      The two lovely young ladies, one a student from China and one a local gal who was a restaurant manager, might have each chosen to NOT go to the marathon and be down near the finish line if they knew the bomb sniffing dogs were there for a credible threat. On the other hand, they might have decided to go even after knowing of a threat, but again, that would have been THEIR DECISION.

      We used to have a color code system that many thought was politically rigged but at least we had something.

      If you are a father and you had kids and you knew there was a credible threat, would you stubbornly SHOW THE BAD GUYS that you will not be deterred in your plans and that you will take your family to an event that the government has beefed up security to a point more than previous marathons?

      Also, if you were one of the parents of a child who died at the marathon and you found out there was, in fact, a credible threat – would you be looking for a good attorney?

      Our government(s) have a responsibility to keep us informed of potential dangers.

      The government will never admit it, but with all those agencies present ahead of time, going up and down the marathon route with bomb sniffing dogs and spotters on roofs, THEY WERE AWARE OF CREDIBLE THREATS.

  3. Yes, something about he Boston Marathon Bombing is not right, and yes, the FBI does lie about things to the public.

    • Hi Anonymous. Yes, for the FBI to initially say that the brothers had been in the country for about a year is troubling – considering they were notified about the brother from a foreign government and had him on their radar for over 3 years.

      As I wrote in the blog, my only logical reason for the FBI either not putting their best foot forward in this entire tragedy might be because our government might have wanted to evaluate imposing some kind of martial law on a large metropolitan area to see how citizens responded to a total SWAT kind of shutdown and for the most part, people reluctantly gave in under the believe it was for the greater good.

      Thanks for visiting.


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