4/17 Boston Bombs in Context

Merging two major domestic psywar tributaries to strengthen the fascist state:

26 seconds of silence at the beginning of the Boston marathon...a team of Newtown runners entered the race... 26-mile marker of the 26.2 mile race included a tribute to the 26 victims in Newtown, Conn. dedicating the miles to the Newtown victims.

Obama Calls Boston Bombings An 'Act Of Terror'
April 16, 2013 3:43 PM EDT http://tv.ibtimes.com/obama-calls-boston-bombings-act-terror-10307
"What we don't yet know is who carried out this attack or why, whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was the act of a malevolent individual..."...Obama urged Americans to be vigilant and to watch for suspicious activity...Obama called the Boston attack "evil," but said the bombings — and the outpouring of support for victims in the aftermath — served to show the resilience and strength of the American people. "If you want to know who we are, what America is, how we respond to evil, that's it: selflessly, compassionately, unafraid"....

boston 'patriot day' bombing dreams
fascist sentimentality: as if this white supremacist beast born and fatttened on capitalist class- 'race' terror and genocide
Ten years after 9/11, the nation drifts back apart
The Boston Globe www.boston.com/ bostonglobe/ editorial_opinion/ editorials/ articles/ 2011/ 09/ 11/ ten_years_after_911_the_nation_drifts_apart/ -
The national sense of security remains fragile. Terrorism is now just one of many threats that can destabilize life in the United States. Viruses, catastrophic weather events, revolutions, sovereign debt defaults - all can reverberate across borders in a matter of minutes. Fear of terrorism may have receded, but fear itself remains. And there is one aspect of those tragic months of 2001 that is regrettably absent today. After 9/11, Americans confronted their challenges in a unified manner...that collective sense of pride and patriotism - no longer strikes the same chord...
National crises usually bring out the best in people....For a while, it seemed that global terrorism would do the same...It hasn’t worked out that way... It’s something that’s felt. It’s a sense of identity. It’s a reservoir of strength. It’s the confidence that, at the end of each day’s struggle, all will remain bound together in common purpose and good will. At this moment, the nation needs more of that kind of unity.

'world' aka USNATO 'partners' and proxy rulers suppressing anti-imperialist resistance to 'western' state terrorism - dutifully denounced conveniently timed 'terrorism' in US,
World Condemns Boston Marathon Attack
Leaders from around the world, especially countries wracked by violence targeting civilians, are condemning the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon, which killed three people and wounded more than 100 others. Pakistan's Foreign Office condemned what it called the "terrorist attacks,"...Pakistan has been battling a Taliban insurgency since 2007... The Taliban, which has in the past claimed responsibility for attempted attacks in the United States, denied having any role in the Boston bombings....in Afghanistan where the Taliban is blamed for most of Afghan war civilian casualties, President Hamid Karzai strongly denounced the Boston attack... Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh responded by expressing his "solidarity with the American people in the struggle against terrorism"....UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon lamented the "senseless violence"... Pope Francis "deeply grieved" the news of the attacks...NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen also expressed "deep shock" at the attack..

"Hagel and Dempsey kept apprised during bombing"
Foreign Policy National Security Coverage http://www.foreignpolicy.com/newsletters
4/16/13 Foreign Policy, Gordon Lubold's Situation Report
The Massachusetts National Guard had already deployed hundreds of troops for the marathon...about 460 guardsmen were on active duty...remain in active status...has deployed helicopters, transportation, security, and communications support... Situation Report is told....In the void of culprits, focus has centered on a Saudi national, injured and under guard in a Boston hospital. The individual appears to be a "person of interest," and Boston area media outlets report that authorities conducted a nine-hour search of an apartment in the Revere, Mass. area connected to at least one person of interest...
At the Pentagon yesterday, Hagel and Dempsey were, naturally, kept apprised of the attack and its aftermath. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who already had his plate full...now may have to contend with a homeland security crisis with threads that could take the investigation and follow-through to a number of places overseas. Hagel was informed shortly after the explosions and then preparing for upcoming congressional testimony,.. periodically updated by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Marty Dempsey and others. Dempsey received updates from the Joint Staff's National Military Command Center, or NMCC, by e-mail, throughout the late afternoon and evening. More on FP's E-Ring  

On that U.S. 'plate full'
China Says US 'Pacific Pivot' Destabilizes Region
4/16/13 AP http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/04/16/china-says-us-pacific-pivo...

With tensions high over North Korea, its ally releases defence white paper accusing Washington of stoking regional disputes
16 April 2013 Reuters in Bejing http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/16/china-blasts-us-asia-pacific...
Such moves "do not accord with the developments of the times and are not conducive towards maintaining regional peace and stability", ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told reporters. The official People's Liberation Army Daily went further, saying in a commentary on Monday that China needed to beef up its defences to deal with a hostile west bent on undermining it. "Hostile western forces have intensified their strategy to westernise and split China, and employed every possible means to contain and control our country's development,"

US geological Survey Measures 7.8-magnitude earthquake near Iran-Pakistan border: Biggest Iran Earthquake in 40 Years
Many feared dead as tremors felt as far as north India and Gulf states
4/16/13 09.39 EDT, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/16/earthquake-hits-iran-pakista...
The US Geological Survey measured the earthquake at magnitude 7.8 in Iran...the biggest earthquake in Iran for 40 years.The Iranian semi-official news agency Fars quoted Tehran University's geophysics centre as saying the quake hit the south-eastern city of Saravan in Sistan and Baluchistan province, at 3.14pm local time and reported it killed at least 40 people...[and] At least seven villages near the city had been affected...There was concern facilities associated with Iran's controversial nuclear programme might have been affected....But the Bushehr nuclear power plant was not damaged an official at the Russian firm that built the plant said on condition of anonymity...[that] a colleague at the plant after the quake said no damage was reported. Bushehr, Iran's sole nuclear power plant, is near the Gulf coast in western Iran... A week ago, a 6.1-magnitude quake hit Bushehr ...killing at least 37 people
There is no official announcement of a death toll by Pakistan's disaster management authority... Close to 8. magnitude means an extremely powerful quake on a level with the one that killed an estimated 68,000 people in Sichuan province, China, in 2008. GMT.

Iran Defies International Community
4/9/13 http://www.mideasttime.com/iran-defies-international-community-by-unveil...
Iran rejected the P5+1 call to halt nuclear work in exchange for relaxing some of the sanctions. Iran instead sent a counter proposal to the P5+1 to recognize the country’s right to enrich its uranium. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled a new production facility for uranium and two mines for extraction. ...
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/09/us-iran-nuclear-idUSBRE93804L2... Marking its annual National Nuclear Technology Day Iran said operations had begun at two uranium mines and a milling plant...it would continue to need higher-grade enriched uranium to fuel additional research reactors it plans to build....that Western opposition would not slow its nuclear work

Powerful Quake Strikes Near Iranian Nuclear Plant
4/9/13 Reuters http://www.voanews.com/content/powerful-earthquake-strikes-near-iranian-... (map)
A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck close to Iran's only nuclear power station Tuesday, killing 30 so far, injuring 800 and devastating small villages, state media reported.

Jihadi Threat Monitoring Site (see below)
Jihadists Hope Boston Bombings are Acts of Jihadi Terrorism
Updated 16 April 2013 14:58 http://news.siteintelgroup.com/component/content/article/6-jihadist-news...
Amidst ongoing media reports of two explosions in the American city of Boston, Massachusetts, near the finish line of the marathon race on April 15, 2013, jihadists expressed their joy and hoped the blasts are acts of jihadi terrorism. One forum member noted that over a week ago, a jihadist announced his desire to plan bombings in the US, but was chastised by others for revealing such a plot publicly. He is referring to a posting on the Ansar al-Mujahideen forum April 1 in which a jihadist tried to recruit members for an attack similar in impact to al-Qaeda's 9/11 strikes, but seemed focused on the attack being a suicide bombing. In other posts responding to the explosions, on the Ansar al-Mujahideen, al-Fida' and Shumukh al-Islam forums, jihadists gave pictures circulated in the media of the aftermath, showing injured people and a bloody sidewalk, and some hoped more bombings will follow. Administrators of Shumukh al-Islam, a top-tier jihadist forum and primary source for official messages from al-Qaeda, placed a two scrolling messages atop the forum, the first stating: "Urgent // Casualties and Injuries in an Explosion that Shook the US State of Boston, and a State of Panic and Chaos Spreads Across America in General," and the second giving an oft-repeated statement from former al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden: "I swear by Allah the Great, who raised the sky without pillars, that America and those who live in America will not dream of security until we live it as a reality in Palestine and until all the disbelieving armies are expelled from the land of Muhammad, Allah's peace and prayer be upon him."
Translation of sampling: Urgent // Casualties and Injuries in an Explosion that Shook the US State of Boston, and a State of Panic and Chaos Spreads Across America in General

small sample of "an american tradition"
False' or 'black flags' are covert operations made to appear to be carried out by a state's enemies... not necessarily limited to war and counter-insurgency operations...
Another Foiled False Flag 
By Stephen Lendman
5/9/12  http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31281.htm
US hegemonic ambitions.. a global killing machine to remove all challenges threaten humanity.. Yemen is strategically important mostly for its location near the Horn of Africa on Saudi Arabia's southern border, the Red Sea, and Bab el- Mandeb strait, a key chokepoint separating Yemen from Eritrea. Around three million barrels of oil pass through it daily. The Gulf of Aden connects to the Indian Ocean. Since 2009, Obama has waged predator drone war on the country, CIA and Special Forces operate on the ground. Death squads are deployed...war without declaring it. ... Yemen gets attention when foiled bomb plots are claimed...pretexts for stepped up measures there and at home....Waging war on humanity leaves no one safe. Everyone everywhere is fair game..Anyone can be accused of terrorism or conspiracy to commit it....

US: Cargo plane bomb plot tipoff from ex-Guantánamo Bay detainee
11/1/10 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/01/cargo-plane-bomb-plot-tipoff

Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I.
4/28/12 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/opinion/sunday/terrorist-plots-helped-...

Report Documents FBI and NYPD Manufactured Homegrown Terrorism
5/23/11 by Seth Freed Wesler, http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/05/manufactured_threats_of_homegrown...

Unmasked: Meet FBI's Bridge Bomb Plot Snitch 
5/2/12 http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/fbi-informant-shaquille-azir-7561...
The paid informant who helped orchestrate the FBI sting that resulted in the arrest of five anarchists for allegedly plotting to blow up an Ohio bridge is a convicted felon who was arrested on bad check and theft charges in the midst of his cooperation with federal investigators, The Smoking Gun has learned.

'Underwear bomber' working for CIA
5/9/12 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/09/underwear-bomber-working-for...
The LA Times, which first broke the news that the plot was a "sting operation", said the bomb plan had also provided intelligence leads that allowed the strike on a senior al-Qaida militant Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quoso... news that the individual at the heart of the plot was in fact an informer for a US intelligence...

Boston Marathon Bombings: Pakistani Taliban Deny Involvement
April 16 2013 8:40 AM http://www.ibtimes.com/boston-marathon-bombings-pakistani-taliban-deny-i...
...While some U.S. officials believe the Boston bombings constitute a terrorist attack, President Obama warned against jumping to any conclusions...
In May 2010 the TTP claimed it was indirectly involved in the failed attempt by Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad to place a car bomb in Times Square. Shahzad was subsequently arrested and eventually imprisoned for life. During his trial, Shahzad said he was trained by Pakistani Taliban on bomb-making but that he operated as a lone wolf. However* videos later revealed images of Shahzad embracing Hakimullah Mehsud, commander of the TTP...

'all indications are'... another US false flag/ 'black op' pretext to 'prove' all anti-US resistance is 'terrorism' and 'justify' expanding the fascist police state
Pakistani Taliban claim credit for failed NYC Times Square car bombing
5/2/10 http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2010/05/pakistani_taliban_cl.php
Qari Hussain made the claim on an audiotape purportedly from Qari Hussain Mehsud, who took credit for the failed car bombing in New York City... The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel on YouTube was created April 30...US officials believe it was created to announce the Times Square attack and Qari Hussain's statement was pre-recorded...YouTube has pulled the video and shut down the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel...All indications are the tape is legitimate....
Police currently do not have a suspect. The license plate is not registered to the Nissan, and the vehicle identification number has been removed....Mayor Michael Bloomberg described the device, which failed to detonate, as "amateurish", was discovered Saturday evening after a street vendor spotted smoke coming from a Nissan Pathfinder SUV and alerted police. The bomb squad discovered a crude bomb made of "three canisters of propane like those used for barbecue grills, two five-gallon cans of gasoline, consumer-grade fireworks and two clocks with batteries,

preemptive intel
New Al Qaeda Tape to Be Released
7/5/06 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2006/07/new_al_qaeda_ta-3/
Al Qaeda is set to release a new video tape featuring one of the suicide bombers from last year’s London attacks, according to *Ben Venzke at SITE IntelCenter

[*ex- director of intelligence at CIA-connected IDEFENSE, a Verisign company. IDEFENSE web site says it is "a comprehensive provider of security intelligence to governments".

CIA Drew up Intel "Wishlist" for State Dept
www.cbsnews.com/ 8301-503543_162-20024477-503543/ wikileaks-cia-drew-up-intel-wishlist-for-state-dept-/

in case you missed this in previous digest issues
*About SITE Intelligence Group
SITE Monitoring Jihadist Threat
SITE Intelligence Group Bethesda, MD
Rita Katz Director and co-founder of the SITE Intelligence Group, has studied, tracked, and analyzed international terrorists, the global jihadist network and terrorism financing for more than a decade. Since well before September 11, Ms. Katz has personally briefed government officials, including the NSC at the White House, investigators in the Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Homeland Security on the financing and recruitment networks of the terrorist movement. Born in Iraq, and a graduate of the Middle Eastern Studies program at Tel Aviv University, Ms. Katz speaks both Arabic and Hebrew with native fluency. Ms. Katz, has gone undercover to numerous terrorist's front group gatherings, collecting crucial information to expose those groups in the US. Many of her leads prompted the government to investigate and take legal action against individuals and organizations suspected of ties to terrorism.
Ms. Katz has served as a consultant to the U.S. government and other foreign governments on many occasions, has appeared as an expert witness for the U.S. government and abroad, and also testified before Congress about al-Qaeda, the global jihadist network, and the online jihadist threat. For her unique contributions to FBI counterterrorism investigations, Ms. Katz received special recognition in 2004 from FBI Director Robert Muller for her "outstanding assistance to the FBI in connection with its investigative efforts." Among her educational activities, Ms. Katz has been commissioned to provide training sessions on counterterrorism to law enforcement agents from a variety of U.S. government agencies, as well as teaching sessions in non-governmental organizations' meetings and academic conferences. Ms. Katz is the author of TERRORIST HUNTER: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman who Went Undercover to Infiltrate the Radical Islamic Groups Operating in America (Harper Collins, 2003). Her commentary on terrorism issues frequently appears in prominent media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, 60 Minutes, and others.

Josh Devon Senior Analyst and co-founder of the SITE Intelligence Group, focuses on research and analysis of the global terrorist network. He has consulted on terrorism-related investigations for government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the FBI. Mr. Devon has published numerous articles on terrorism, including the extensive use of the Internet by terrorist groups and their followers worldwide....speaks Arabic...received Master's Degree in International Relations, concentrating in Middle East Studies, at Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Bruce Hoffman... has been studying terrorism and insurgency for more than thirty years...a tenured professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Washington, DC...was Director of RAND's DC Office. and held the Corporate Chair in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency at the RAND Corporation
Rohan Gunaratna, Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies in Singapore.. masters degree in international peace studies from Notre Dame, US

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FEAR Militia Group Faces the Music
8/30/12 http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/08/30/fear-militia-group-face...
Ft. Stewart troops accused of murder and devising elaborate plots of domestic terrorism, ranging from bombing the fountain of a popular park in Savannah to assassinating President Obama. Members of the group allegedly plotting to overthrow the government may now face the death penalty. And experts warn that their alleged plot is just part of an upswing in right-wing violence nationwide....According to prosecutors, the four soldiers were part of a militia formed at nearby Fort Stewart, which trains the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division. They dubbed their group FEAR, for Forever Enduring Always Ready, says Burnett. What the four soldiers allegedly accomplished—the killings of their fellow Ft. Stewart soldier Michael Roark and York, his 17-year-old girlfriend—was a tiny fraction of the destruction they had planned to carry out, according to the prosecution. The two were allegedly murdered because they knew of the soldiers’ reported plans and were considered security risks....Details are continuing to surface about how the group allegedly planned to carry out domestic terrorism plots. In a court hearing on Monday, prosecutor Isabel Pauley told a judge that Aguigui, identified by Barnett as the ringleader of FEAR, spent at least $87,000 on stockpiling weapons and ammunition for the militia. According to prosecutors, the sum was obtained from a $500,000 insurance payment Aguigui collected after the death of his pregnant wife in July 2011, whose death Pauley called “highly suspicious.” No charges have been filed in her death....

"part of that street gang activity"
5 more charged in Ga. military militia case
9/11/12 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20120911/NEWS/209110305/5-more-charged-...
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Four former Army soldiers and a civilian have been charged in new indictments for connections to an anti-government militia authorities say was led by Fort Stewart troops who stockpiled weapons and talked of ultimately overthrowing the U.S. government. A Liberty County grand jury indicted the five on charges of illegal gang activity and various counts involving theft, burglary and auto break-ins committed to help fund the militia group, which called itself F.E.A.R., short for Forever Enduring Always Ready, District Attorney Tom Durden said Tuesday...
Fort Stewart officials confirmed four of the men charged in the latest indictments are former soldiers — Christopher Jenderseck, 26, of St. Cloud, Minn.; Adam Dearman, 27, of Auburn, Ga.; Timothy Joiner, 21, of Hampton, Ga.; and Anthony Garner, 23, of Newnan, Ga. Three of them were discharged from the Army, Jenderseck's enlistment ended in April..."I'm a proud Republican," Joiner said. "I will not make any comments about this on the record until I am in court."..."Our contention is that the cases are connected, this is part of that street gang activity," said Leon Jourolmon, chief assistant district attorney for the Northern Judicial Circuit

Alaska Militia Leader Gets Nearly 26 Years In Prison

A judge Tuesday sentenced Schaeffer Cox leader of an Alaska militia group convicted of conspiring to murder federal officials to nearly 26 years in prison...Cox was convicted in June of nine federal charges, including conspiracy to kill federal law enforcement officers and possession of illegal weapons. Cox came to the attention of the FBI in late 2009 after speeches in Montana claiming the Fairbanks militia had 3,500 members and was armed with mines and other military weapons. As the investigation unfolded over more than a year, the FBI eventually used an informant to infiltrate the group. He recorded more than 100 hours of conversations...Cox’s attorney claimed during the trial the case was an overreach by prosecutors and an attempt to “silence Cox and his offensive but protected speech”....

US Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Army Militia Plot
1/23/13 AP http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/01/23/us-man-sentenced-to-15-yea...
HINESVILLE, Georgia - A 22-year-old ex-soldier pleaded guilty to more than 30 charges for his involvement with a group of Army soldiers who authorities say planned acts of domestic terrorism.
Timothy Joiner pleaded guilty as a first offender and was sentenced to five years in prison and 10 years of probation... to burglary, theft, violations of the street gang terrorism and prevention act and financial transaction card thefts among other offenses. Officials say Joiner stole various items to provide bond for a jailed leader of FEAR. It is a self-described anarchist group led by soldiers who authorities say plotted to bomb a Savannah park fountain, poison apple orchards in Washington state and assassinate the president. Joiner served in Iraq.

Olympics bring us all together with pride, passion and patriotism
8/13/12 http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Opinion/article.php?id=101813
Is there a more majestic sound than “Bugler’s Dream,” the Olympic theme song, as it heralds television coverage of the games? It’s topped only by the triumphant sound of “The Star Spangled Banner” played at medal ceremonies throughout the games and perhaps a roaring crowd chanting “USA! USA! USA!” ...I love the Olympics and the Summer Games particularly. There’s something about the games that bring people together and renew our collective sense of American pride...Unfortunately, politics or world events sometimes enter the Olympic arena. But at best, the Olympics represent hope, passion, unity, courage, determination and patriotism.

London 2012 Olympics: torch relay began life as Nazi propaganda
The words could not be more refined, or the sentiment more noble. “The Olympic torch is designed to shine through the centuries, a signal of peaceful understanding between nations, with the aim of arousing more and more enthusiasm for the ideal of humanity.”