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The Motive Cover Up of the Boston Bombings Begins

Why are government officials, politicians, army officers, academics and journalists afraid to point out the truth?
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said that he had no idea why the Tsarnaev brothers would target "innocent men, women and children."

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said that he had no idea why the Tsarnaev brothers would target "innocent men, women and children."

Originally published at Rubin Reports.

Now that the two (main at least) terrorists from the Boston Marathon attack have been killed or captured we enter a new phase, the phase in which the dominant politically correct (but factually incorrect) forces try to explain away the attack.

Can this be done? Will they really try? Well, yes. True, as one of my correspondents remarked it is much easier to obfuscate far distant Benghazi than the total shutdown and horror in the middle of a major American city. Yet the spin-masters are already at work.

The first step must be, in part, a stalling technique but it sets the pattern for what is to come. As, in the words of a Reuters story, the “Boston Marathon bombing investigation turns to motive,” the motive must be obfuscated.

The Reuters piece is a good start. The article spends seven paragraphs discussing the parents claim that the two brothers were framed. This suggests that the mass media and politicians will not shrink from suggesting—perhaps I should say, gives fair hearing—to bizarre conspiracy theories and doubts. People shouldn’t believe these completely, is the theme, but you just can’t be too sure that two young Muslims would have any reason to harm Americans.

Indeed, there are now witnesses who heard the two terrorists’ mother claiming that September 11 was a U.S. plot to make people hate Muslims. That’s where playing with that kind of fire leads.

In the article, the word “Islam” is not mentioned, except to say that they once lived in one predominantly Muslim country and another place they lived, Dagestan, is “a southern Russian province that lies at the heart of a violent Islamist insurgency.” Here, we have another technique, minimize Islam as a factor and turn it into background noise.

Obviously, this will not apply completely both because the elephant in the room is too big and there is still some journalistic integrity in places. Both the Washington Post and Mother Jones took a lead in exposing the You-Tube likes of one of the terrorists which showed a propensity for al-Qaeda views to say the least.

There are a lot of other quivers, however, in the arsenal of denial.

On “Face the Nation” Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said that he had no idea why the Tsarnaev brothers would target “innocent men, women and children in the way that these two fellows did.” The answer, of course, is that these people were not regarded as innocent at all but as soldiers in the alleged Christian-Jewish war on Islam, precisely the same thinking that has been produced by Islamists for decades. Might September 11, 2001, be a clue here?

Of course, for Patrick to say that at this point in the investigation is understandable on one level, a refusal by a government official to remark on an ongoing investigation and a relief from “the police are stupid” or “Trayvon looks like the son I didn’t have” remarks by someone else. Yet what if this claim is sustained week after week until the heat is off?

NBC News has just reported that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had visited an Islamist radical six times in a mosque in Dagestan. The Caucasian/Chechen angle, however, does offer some hope. A lot of media time can be spent talking about that conflict. Of course, if the young men were acting as Chechens they would have attacked a Russian and not an American target. The United States has not, even by the usual stretch of radical Islamist imagination, had anything to do with the conflict in Chechnya.

The more compelling the conflict there is as a source of pain and passion, the less compelling the argument that that was a motive. The Russians have indeed been brutal in suppressing the rebellion, far more than the West or Israel has acted toward anyone. So what cause overrides that one? Yet Chechen grievances will be a good source of obfuscation.

Then there will a frantic search for the “blame ourselves” theme. If the issue wasn’t such a tragic one, this would be humorous. Could America have acted more kindly toward these two brothers? Don’t underestimate how well this theme will play with those citizens who drink other flavors of Kool-Aid.

About the Author: Professor Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. See the GLORIA/MERIA site at www.gloria-center.org.


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14 Responses to “The Motive Cover Up of the Boston Bombings Begins”

  1. I’m not sure but Glen Beck is just about disclose EVERYTHING on his radio show in about 5 minutes !

  2. Glenn Beck??? LOL. I do not think Barry Rubin has to worry much about typical Americans. These two guys were crazy murderers and the connection to Islam extremism is very clear. If they would have put that kid out on the street that evening, they would have literally torn him to pieces with their bare hands. Even one of his uncles damned him in pretty convincing language. Most people were expecting that the terrorists were Islamic immediately regardless of news reports.

  3. Horrific what happened and yes the US government has always been in denial. http://www.facebook.com/groups/DzhokharTsarnaev This discussion forum has thousands of people sharing information, pointing out observations, perceived flaws in police claims and wild theories. Clearly people want to know the truth.

  4. Edit…Delete…Bernhard Rosenberg · 64 years old.
    Here is proof that the murderers in Boston are extremists Muslims. It is in Russian, II had someone translate it. It is his Facebook with extremist Muslim beliefs. Check out it out for yourself. My Synagogue and I have been threatened and damage was done to my garage door. and side of the house. This was sent by me to the Edison police and the F.B.I.

    Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg,

    http://vk.com/id160300242

  5. They probably will never get it. But I think that Saudi guy was involved.

  6. They should both rot in H. Wake up America. This is pre-Nazi Germany and the extremists are the Nazis. Have no mercy for they want to murder us. Remember the innocent child and young people and those who died and who are without limbs. Remember 911. Have no mercy for they seek a heaven with virgins that do not exist while we want to live only in peace. Rabbi DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG P.S. I AM a clergyman who who will never forgive or forget what the Nazis did when THEY MURDERED MY FAMILY, innocent babies and men and women. I have no mercy on villains.

  7. FYI RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    Fascinating! The media keeps quoting the Sura which paraphrases the mishna in Sanhedrin about the value of human life. This video shows that the Sura is a directive to the Jews and that the Sura validates/implies that the land of Israel belongs to the Jews.

    The video then goes on to the next verse which is a directive to the Muslims advocating.
    death and mutilation to those who disagree with Islam.

    Not being familiar with the Koran, it was an eye opener not only seeing the first verse in context, but seeing the verse which follows it advocating terrorist behaviors.

  8. Gil Gilman says:

    The Boston bombing is already being shuttled into the background everywhere but Boston, and the East Coast, and everyone with an Israel connection, or anti radical islamist perspective. Why? "Well I really didn't know them, they weren't my family or friends, it was tragic, but people are killed everyday…" It is a whole lot easier to block it out than to begin changing a hardened perspective. The political forces and pundits mentioned in the article see the event as more a threat to their egos and philosophies than anything else, so they obfuscate to maintain their domination of public opinion.

  9. what is the motive? what is the question? I lshuddered when I saw the islamic propaganda machine crank up and the media obligingly honor the psycho cult by disseminating its noxious lies.

  10. Well you are wrong. The bomber himself told us the reason today. It was revenge for the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Just like every bomb every explouded in Israel is revenge for forced removal of people from their homes in 1948 in Isreal. We act, there are consequences.

  11. Allison Tierney Jeffers says:

    Now you're coming down on my people??!! Keep it coming – I love getting Dusty's BostonStrong rants in my feed…

  12. Mark Willett says:

    In what context are the people being referred to "innocent men, women and children.", innocent – in Governer Patrick's statement?

    The innocence would have to be based on the premise of perp.

  13. When I hear them say what is the motive; let's be serious here; the motive lies in the Koran itself where there are over 165 instances of Jihad. State the facts; When was the last time you heard of a Hindu Terrorist, Taoist Terrorist, or Buddist Terrorist. Please I don't want to hear them say the motive one more time; because if you want the motive; well just look in the Koran.

  14. Greg Bokor says:

    while the war in Afghanistan and Iraq are horrible, why use violence on others to make your point. Self-immolation or blow off your own legs as a statement, why hurt innocents?

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