CONSPIRACIES SURROUND BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING - In the wake of the events of the Boston Marathon conspiracy theorists are already filling the airwaves and Internet with their thoughts about who was behind the bombings. As a precaution against such actions a preemptive move was made by one concerned citizen who secured the URL BostonMarathonConspiracy.com leaving this post on its page:
“I bought this domain to keep some compiracy theory kook from owning it. Please keep the victims of this event and their families in your thoughts. Thank you.”
Two similar domains, bostonmarathonconspiracies.com and bostonconspiracies.com, have now also been bought up by people attempting to keep them out of the hands of conspiracy theorists.
The video above features the familiar character from TV’s Family Guy, and has been circulating Facebook in an attempt to shock the public and open the floodgates of opinion. There are two schools of thought surrounding the video clip; one being that the makers of the show may somehow have been involved and were giving us a warning. The second, that perhaps our government was aware of the potential danger during the marathon and chose not to take precautions believing that it would be better to capture the perpetrators than to disarm the situation.
Both are unfounded and without merit. The show’s producers have come out and stated that the video was spliced and falsely presented. Add to this fact that you only need to look at the devastation that was left behind to quickly discard the notion that our government would simply allow something like this to run its course for some alternative agenda.
From my point of view the show which was aired in March was a slam on Family Guy for his obvious weight problem and lack of intelligence. This episode and the show in general are done in very poor taste with crude language disguised as humor and I would not trust any information or advice given on it as being credible. I would also hope that out of respect the makers of Family Guy would dispose of the episode so it would not be included in any reruns or season releases on DVD.
The following picture points out someone on the rooftop following the explosions. Is it an innocent photo, a hoax or is it photo shopped?
Again, irrational conversation has popped up. Is the unidentified person involved in the bombings and relishing in the chaos of the aftermath, and if not, why were Twitter accounts that tweeted it and additional thoughts suddenly blacked out? This photo has also made its rounds on Facebook; gotta love social media.
Stepping back to analyze the picture you would first notice that from his position, the man on the rooftop does not have a “clear view” at all. This building may be an office building where employees escape to the rooftop for smoke breaks which is very common to the area. We also know that there was an increase in police presence for the marathon and that several were stationed on various rooftops because of the obvious visual advantage. This may be one of our may officers holding his post while scanning the crowd for suspicious activity.
Since the release of this photo , it has been analyzed and not found to be of any merit to the investigation.
picture courtesy of snopes.com
These pictures provided by snopes.com show an injured bomb victim and an Army officer who bear a strong resemblance to one another seeming to suggest that the Army officer and the bomb victim are one and the same, giving conspiracy theorists the idea that parts of the bombing were staged to increase the drama; by the government of course.
Following a plea for prayers on Facebook for him by his father, the victim was identified as Jeff Bauman Jr. The theorists did correctly identify the Army officer as Nick Vogt who lost his legs serving our country in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Nothing more here to discuss.
Then there is the fact that Wall Street saw the price of both gold and stocks go down earlier in the day lends itself to the idea that those in power were aware that “something is about to happen.” Not to mention the date, April 15th, our nation’s Tax Day when all returns must be filed to the IRS gives some the idea that this may have been a statement made against our current and proposed tax laws and the rich.
Ludicrous or not, this is how some people view our authorities and whenever a tragedy occurs they are the first to chew their way out of the woodwork and begin pointing fingers at the very people who are sworn to protect us rather than at any power working within our country or foreign entity who may have a bone to pick or a statement to make. Although I do not think it is beyond our government to hide facts or actions from the general public, I do not believe that it is meant to “hide” information, but rather done as a matter of National Security.
Until hard evidence starts to surface, let’s leave the conspiracy theories in the ground. Don’t assume that Muslims, or fringe right-wing fanatics, or the government, orchestrated the attacks. Let’s just wait and give things time to surface and be investigated. There is a lot of ground to cover, photos and statements to review and there are teams of men and women who are looking for answers as much as we, the general public are.
No matter what your opinion regarding our President or the government, this is not the time for us to pull apart and accuse one another, but a time to join together and support our country.
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A nation divided against itself cannot stand.