Attorneys for accused Boston bomber move to suppress statements taken by FBI By Ed Hightower

12 May 2014 — WSWS 

Defense attorneys representing accused Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev filed a series of motions last Wednesday, including a 21-page document urging the exclusion of statements taken by an FBI special interrogations team while the suspect was hospitalized and in custody.

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Harvard University report endorses police state measures in Boston Marathon lockdown By Nick Barrickman

7 April 2014 — WSWS

A new report by the Program on Crisis Leadership of Harvard University’s Kennedy School, entitled “Why was Boston Strong?”, examines the response of police and other government agencies to the events of April 15 last year, when two pressure cooker bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The report purports to “analyze how both prior preparation and action-in-the-moment contributed to the effectiveness of response.” In the process, it uncritically endorses the anti-democratic methods utilized in the aftermath of the bombings.

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Media Narrative: Witnessing Boston’s Mass Casualty Event By James F. Tracy

2 April 2014 — Global Research

bostonmanhunt4In recent developments, US Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that federal authorities will “seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he is found guilty of the Boston Marathon bombing last April.”

This article by professor James Tracy first published in the week following the bombings, sheds light on the nature of this tragic event.  Continue reading

The Boston Bombing Web of Lies: Selected Articles By Julie Lévesque

2 April 2014 — Global Research

In recent developments,  United States Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that “federal authorities will seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he is found guilty of the Boston Marathon bombing last April.” Below is a GR’s Julie Levesque’s analysis and selection of GR articles published in the immediate wake of the April 2013 bombings

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New evidence of US intelligence links to Boston Marathon bomber By Nick Barrickman

31 March 2014 — WSWS

Last Friday, lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect charged with detonating pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of last year’s Boston Marathon, alleged in a court statement that FBI agents had attempted to force Dzhokhar’s older brother Tamerlan to inform on the Chechen and Muslim community in the Boston area, contributing to the latter’s decision to carry out the attacks on April 15 last year.

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“One Fund Boston” and the Boston Mass Casualty Event By James F. Tracy

17 January 2014 — Memory Hole

An integral and by now much-anticipated element of a spectacle such as the Boston Mass Casualty Event (BMCE) of April 15, 2013 involves establishment of charities through which the incident may gain legitimacy in the public mind. Such entities provide fiscal channels by which event participants may be compensated and are also vital for public participation via charitable offerings.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Timeline

14 August 2013 — Memory Hole

The following timeline of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured many more provides a platform to better understand how the event was publicly presented by corporate and alternative news media. The chronological assemblage of coverage is not comprehensive of all reports published on the incident but is an ongoing project that also seeks to explain how the storyline was largely constructed by federal and state law enforcement, medical authorities and major media around the eventual theory that Dzokhar and Tamarlan Tsarnaev were the sole instigators of the bombing.

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Boston’s Custom Designed Terror: “Operation Urban Shield” By James F. Tracy

12 August 2013 — Global Research

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On  June 6, 2013 “Operation Urban Shield Boston” published videos via its YouTube Channel highlighting the so-named 2011 and 2012 law enforcement and emergency response drills that bore a remarkable resemblance to the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing allegedly carried out by Tamarlan and Dzokhar Tsarnaev.

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The Rolling Stone Cover and the 'New Ideological Threat' By Emily Masters

26 July 2013 — FAIR Blog

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The Controversial Rolling Stone “Bomber” Cover

The cover of Rolling Stone (8/13), featuring a self-portrait of Dzhokhar Tsaernav taken weeks before the Boston bombing, has fueled a strong backlash. Discussing the cover, Fox News‘ Lisa Daftari (7/18/13) said:

In the aftermath of 9/11, if you look back over a decade ago, this country had an awakening, an understanding, that we have a new ideological threat that is on our soil. People became aware. But we’ve since gone very far from that, almost gone too far from that. We are almost becoming overcompensating, for fear of being Islamophobic. Political correctness is leading us to put a terrorist on the cover of a national magazine like this.

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