In now familiar echo chamber fashion, the establishment media today is hyping a story about Tamerlan Tsarnaev posted by the Wall Street Journal. Hidden behind a pay wall, the story claims Tamerlan read “ring-wing literature” and delved into antigovernment conspiracy theories prior to the attack in Boston on April 15, 2013.
Al Gore’s Democrat television network, Current TV, ran with the politically correct recasting of Tamerlan Tsarnaev as a rightwing extremist. Note Cenk Uygur’s declaration at the outset that the Tsarnaevs are guilty despite the fact Dzhkokhar has yet to be convicted in a court of law.
The story follows a BBC production that aired on Monday titled “The Brothers Who Bombed Boston,” a rather provocative title considering Tamerlan was killed and his brother, Dzhkokhar Tsarnaev, has yet to be tried.
In the weeks following the Boston attack, the corporate media portrayed the pair as guilty. In late July, Rolling Stone cast aside any pretense at journalistic integrity and declared Dzhkokhar “The Bomber” on the cover of its magazine, a calculated if unethical decision resulting in a more than doubling of the magazine’s average sales for the prior year. The Washington Post characterized Rolling Stone’s propaganda triumph as “good journalism” and held it up as an example to be emulated by periodicals desperate to regain market share as news readers flock to the internet.
According to the International Business Times, The Wall Street Journal story claims the elder Tsarnaev read 9/11 conspiracy theories, antigovernment literature, and “other far-right wing literature.” In addition, according to the report, an “article in his possession discussed ‘the rape of our gun rights,’ while another white supremacist-oriented piece claimed ‘Hitler had a point.’”
The latest slant in the Brothers Tsarnaev story is a marked departure from previous theories of why they supposedly planted a bomb, an act allegedly captured by a surveillance camera but not revealed to the public. Now, instead of radical Islam, we are told Tamerlan was a student of “far-right wing literature” and was a defender of the Second Amendment while at the same time agreeing with Hitler.
“Tsarnaev also had a marked-up copy of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a long-discredited tract penned in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century,” Alan Cullison writes for WSJ.
The Wall Street Journal piece points to Donald Larking of Newton, Mass., a 67-year-old man who was disabled after being shot during the robbery of a convenience store where he worked. Tsarnaev allegedly read “far-right wing literature” while working as Larking’s caregiver. According to the Journal, the pair became close friends.
Newspapers in question include The Sovereign and the American Free Press, the latter described as an “anti-Semitic weekly” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Since 9/11, the SPLC has worked closely with the Department of Homeland Security to blur the distinctions between white supremacist and patriot organizations and individuals.
In March, the SPLC sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and then Department of Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano urging the government to establish a task force to investigate the supposed domestic terror threat posed by the likes of Alex Jones, We Are Change, Oath Keepers, the Constitution Party, the Tyranny Response Team and thousands of other Americans.
The transmogrification of Tamerlan Tsarnaev from a radical Muslim into a rightwing extremist conforms with the government’s ongoing effort to shift the locus of domestic terrorism over to its political enemies, who are demonized as contemptuous racists and hate criminals.
Radicalized Muslims, contrary to an endless stream of establishment propaganda, do not pose a serious threat to the corporate and bankster status quo. The real enemies of the state are those who support the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and oppose the Federal Reserve, who work to expose a subversive financial elite and draw attention to their endless wars and looting of the middle class.