BBC ties Second Amendment concerns to Tamerlan Tsarnaev
Outraged about targeted drone killings? Believe that second amendment rights are under assault? Concerned about the treatment of Guantanamo Bay prisoners? You’re now in league with the accused Boston Bomber, according to a BBC News piece which attempts to find a motive for Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s alleged attack.
A BBC Panorama investigation set to be aired in Britain tonight reveals that Tamerlan Tsarnaev “was in possession of right-wing American literature in the run-up to the attack” and also had material “which argued that both 9/11 and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing were government conspiracies.”
Tsarnaev also read information about “the rape of our gun rights” as well as content concerning “US drones killing civilians, and about the plight of those still imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay.” The BBC piece later connects this to the brothers visiting “militant Islamic websites” and also accessing neo-nazi sites which praised Hitler.
The name of the BBC Panorama show is The Brothers who Bombed Boston, a title which hastily brushes aside the fact that no evidence regarding the bombing has yet been heard by a court and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded innocent to all charges.
This is by no means the first time that the establishment media has attempted to use the two accused brothers’ political beliefs as a demonization tool.
Back in June, Bloomberg News released a hit piece which insinuated that Alex Jones and his website were responsible for motivating the bombers and had exploited the attacks in order to make money from gold sales.
Noting that a friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and others “obsessed by the violence” turn to Jones for answers, the article quotes the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok who says Jones, “Does not build bombs, he builds bombers,” a flagrant attempt to smear the radio host as an inspiration for terrorists despite his widely publicized message of peace and non-violence.
The article also overlooked the fact that the Southern Poverty Law Center itself has proven to be a wellspring for domestic terrorists, including would-be mass shooter Floyd Corkins, who told the FBI that he targeted the the Family Research Council’s Washington D.C. headquarters in August 2012 after reading that the group had been labeled “anti-gay” on the SPLC website.
While the BBC and Bloomberg have obviously gone to considerable lengths to demonize perfectly legitimate political beliefs by insinuating they inspired Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s attack, they failed completely to address fundamental questions about the Boston Bombing and its aftermath that remain unanswered, such as why the FBI violently gunned down witness Ibragim Todashev during questioning.
Eyewitnesses to the shootout between the alleged Boston bombers and police also asserted that it was the police who ran over Tamerlan Tsarnaev and not his brother, as cops initially claimed. According to Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s aunt, footage of a naked uninjured man being arrested was Tamerlan Tsarnaev, which if true means he was later murdered by authorities.
The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was unarmed before he was caught also debunks initial claims by authorities that he had engaged in a “shootout” with cops while hiding in a boat.
According to authorities, Dzhokhar sustained a throat injury during the incident which left him unable to talk. However, photos which later emerged that were taken during Dzhokhar’s capture show no injuries to his throat.
In pointing the finger at “conspiracy theorists” or certain political beliefs as being the driving force behind domestic terrorism, both the BBC and Bloomberg have also conveniently sidestepped the fact that virtually every major domestic terror plot in recent years was “facilitated by the F.B.I.,” according to the New York Times.