Eric Schmiditt, Michael S. Schmidt and Ellen Barry — New York Times April 20, 2013
With one suspect dead and the other captured and lying grievously wounded in a hospital, the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings turned on Saturday to questions about the men’s motives, and to the significance of an overseas trip one of them took last year.
Federal investigators are hurrying to review a visit that one of the suspected bombers made to Chechnya and Dagestan, predominantly Muslim republics in the north Caucasus region of Russia. Both have active militant separatist movements. Members of Congress expressed concern about the F.B.I.’s handling of a request from Russia before the trip to examine the man’s possible links to extremist groups in the region.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died early Friday after a shootout with the police in Watertown, Mass., spent six months in Dagestan in 2012, and analysts said that sojourn might have marked a crucial step in his alleged path toward the bombings.
Commentary — April 21, 2013
Although the New York Times article goes on to suggest grounds for suspicions against Tamerlan Tsarlan, it does so without providing any hard evidence to substantiate them.
In fact the article is largely speculative.
Like the rest of the corporate media, the New York Times appears to be trying to build a case against the two brothers. Even though the grounds for such a case may not even exist, this is being done largely through the power of suggestion.
So why is the corporate media doing this?
To divert the public’s attention from the REAL bombers, who were actually photographed at the scene of the bombings but who the corporate media have thus far completely ignored.
In effect this makes the media complicit in helping to cover for the REAL perpetrators behind the Boston Marathon blasts.
Of course they’ve done this before with 9/11 and 7/7 so this is now becoming almost a matter of routine.
Now when a government sponsored terrorist outrage occurs the corporate media automatically does one of two things and sometimes both. First, it helps conceal any links the perpetrators had with the outrage and officials.
In the case of the Boston bombings, the media has thus far completely ignored the presence of private military contractors The Firm near the very epicentre of the blasts. Their suspicious activity there and their sudden hasty departure a matter of minutes before the explosions.
While there has been an effective news blackout on this story there has however been extensive coverage of the two Tsarnaev brothers, the two Chechens who have been set up as the fall guys.
Although absolutely no hard evidence has emerged to link them to the outrage, the corporate media has been busy building a case against them. As with the New York Times report above, this is being done largely through suggestion and speculation.
Hard facts confirming the Tsarnaev brothers actual involvement in the bombings are notable only by their absence.
Meanwhile, to literally ensure his silence the younger surviving Tsarnaev brother, Dzokhar has reportedly “suffered an injury to his throat and may not be able to talk“.
We don’t know how or even if Dzokhar suffered this “injury to his throat” but it guarantees his silence for a little longer. While the authorities fabricate a case against him and the media remains silent about the presence of private military contractors at the scene of the Boston Marathon bombing.