April 19, 2013
The latest revelations about the Boston bombings is that two young Chechen brothers were behind the attacks, with the eldest killed by law enforcement and the younger brother still at large, causing the entire city of Boston to be on lock-down for the entire day. This, amid affirmations by their sister in New Jersey and their parents in Russia that the brothers had been followed by the FBI for years and that they had been totally framed.
It’s interesting now to rewind a couple of days and recall that a Saudi national was originally being blamed and held by the authorities investigating this case but was later released – and quickly sent on a plane home, in an eerie replay of the planeload of Saudis who were flown home in the days after 9/11, when no other single plane was allowed to fly in US airspace.
Ben Swann of FoxNews’ Cincinnati affiliate station is like a breath of fresh air, in the main stream news media: he actually tells it like it is. Swann makes an interesting point when he notes that the last time there was a terror attack in the US was in 1993 at the World Trade Center in New York City, an attack which was completely presided over by the FBI.
This detail would have gone down the memory hole, were it not for the Egyptian Army Officer, Emad A. Salem who was employed by the FBI to infiltrate the extremist Muslim group and assist them with the building of the bomb and who was supposed to substitute a key ingredient with an inactive powder, to neutralize the destructive power of the bomb. Instead, he says that plan was suddenly called off by his supervisor. If nothing else, Salem’s story, backed up by hundreds of hours of audio tape indicates that the FBI were definitely in a position to foil the first attack on the World Trade Center.
Swann Asks: “Is the practice of the FBI’s creating terror plots, only to break them up before they can actually happen really making us safer? Is that what happened what happened here [in Boston]?”
April 16, 2013