Wednesday, 17 April 2013

'False-flag' theory of Boston bombings grabs attention

'False-flag' theory of Boston bombings grabs attention, In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, a conspiracy theory about the bombings has been circulating around the web, gaining attention and stirring controversy. Perhaps the first mention of the theory was by right-wing radio host Alex Jones who Tweeted about the bombings and used the hashtag "#falseflag" to indicate the idea that the bombings had been staged by the U.S. government.

According to Yahoo News, Jones Tweeted "Our hearts go out to those that are hurt or killed, but this thing stinks to high heaven #falseflag."

What Jones was referring to was a term that was originally a term from naval warfare that referred to one ship flying under a false flag in order to lay blame for an attack on another country. More recently, the term has come to mean an act orchestrated with the intent of placing blame on another group or party and indicates a governmental conspiracy.

For the Boston Marathon bombings, the false-flag theory refers to a theory that the United States government orchestrated the bombings in order to increase the powers and roles of the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration.

Jones cited rumors of a "controlled explosion" drill that was scheduled to take place during the Boston Marathon as "proof" that the FBI played a part in the bombings.

Jones' website,, carried a detailed account of the false flag conspiracy and included a message from an anonymous person who stated they were part of a plan to use the bombings as ammunition for tighter gun control laws.

The Center for Research on Globalization cited the account of an Alabama coach who was near the finish line when he noticed bomb sniffing dogs. The CRG reported that approximately two hours before the first explosion, the Boston Globe sent out a Tweet stating “Officials: There will be a controlled explosion opposite the library within one minute as part of bomb squad activities.”

Strange coincidence? Searches on Google for "false-flag" and similar terms such as "Boston false-flag" have increased and the CRG website cited the sharp increase in interest in the meme "false-flag." Perhaps the coming days will reveal more about the Boston bombings and will either add fuel to the false-flag fire or put a damper on it.

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