"False-flag" Meme Goes Mainstream with Boston Marathon Bombing
April 17th, 2013 | Posted by Kevin Barrett
by Kevin Barrett, for Press TV
On September 11th, 2001, the US media began chanting "Bin Laden" in unison
almost from the moment the attack was reported. The possibility that US
government insiders had orchestrated the attack - in order to blame Muslims,
launch wars on Muslim countries, and seize near-absolute power - was never
Bin Laden's repeated statements that he deplored the 9/11 attacks,
considered them un-Islamic, and suspected that American supporters of Israel
were behind them failed to penetrate the corporate media bubble. When the
FBI definitively stated that Bin Laden was "not wanted" for 9/11 because
there was "no hard evidence" of his involvement, the media blacked out the
But after the Boston bombings of April 16th, 2013, even the corporate
monopoly media could no longer ignore the possibility of a false-flag
attack. Yahoo News asked "Who's behind the Boston Marathon bombings?" and
offered 4 theories: (1) Islamic jihadists, (2) Right-wing militia types, (3)
the government, and (4) a criminally-insane lone wolf.
Numbers (1), (2), and (4), of course, are the usual suspects. But including
(3) "the government" on the suspects list is unprecedented for a mainstream
news story reporting on a domestic terror incident.
The false-flag meme's growing prominence was underlined at Massachusetts
governor Deval Patrick's press conference after the bombings. The first
question for Governor Patrick came from Infowars correspondent Dan Bidondi,
who asked whether the bombings were "a false-flag staged event..to take away
our civil liberties." Patrick, of course, answered "no."
Even the Atlantic Monthly, a neocon-lite magazine associated with names like
Goldberg and Hitchens, felt compelled to publish a story headlined:
"What Is a 'False Flag' Attack, and What Does Boston Have to Do with This?"
Amazingly, the Atlantic article stated that yes, there is historical
precedent for viewing the Boston bombing as a false-flag event. The author,
Philip Bump, even admitted: "If the Boston attack had been a 'false flag'
attack, Gov. Patrick would have responded 'no' anyway."
What has changed since 2001 to bring the false-flag meme into the limelight?
Short answer: The 9/11 truth movement. During the past decade, millions of
activists have been working to awaken the American and global publics to the
evidence that 9/11 was an American Reichstag Fire. Polls show that 36% of
Americans - roughly 100 million people - think it likely that 9/11 was an
inside job. Many of these truth-seekers are highly-accomplished scientists,
engineers, military and intelligence officers, and other experts. You can
meet some of them at PatriotsQuestion911.com and AE911Truth.org.
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