Now, before anyone gets into this and says I’m a dickhead and insensitive and shouldn’t be writing this kind of shit, I want to make it pretty clear that I don’t actually think that the Boston Marathon bombings were faked but I think it’s interesting that so many outrageous theories can arise in such a short time, and whilst I don’t think the evidence here is that compelling (if something was photoshopped originally it’s just as easy to photoshop it to make it appear fake for example) I think it’s pretty interesting to have a look at it. I am wary of the effect that media corporations have on the interpretation of news these days however and appreciate why people may be distrustful of it, which I guess is where a lot of these kinds of conspiracy theories originate from.
Having said that, with the advent of social media I think it would be pretty hard to fake something like the Boston Marathon bombings as a lot of people were tweeting and doing status updates on it AS AND WHEN IT HAPPENED and it would be a pretty big operation to fake all that, but hey if anyone was going to rise to the occasion I guess it could be the United States government/the Illuminati etc. I think it’s also important to remember that even though Al Qaeda and bin Laden are widely associated with 9/11 I’m pretty sure that they never actually claimed responsibility for it, which kind of fits in with all these ideas of False Flag attacks and the ideas behind these conspiracy theories.
Anyway, there’s a lot of this shit on the internet right now and I have to commend the guy who bought this URL bostonmarathonconspiracy.com because it puts all this crap into perspective. Again though, it could have just been someone from the government/media who bought it to try and avoid giving people easy access to conspiracy theories by playing on the emotional turmoil of what has happened – you just don’t really know in the internet age what is going on.
Ok so here goes, some dude called James Smith emailed us and sent us a link to some Facebook page called ‘The Truth Movement‘ – which is presented as ‘An open group for like minded people who want to seek the truth. We are against Secret Societies, Anti New World Order, Anti Illuminati, the truth needs to be told so lets start the discussion and start posting – and told us to check out a bunch of the pictures on there. As you can guess from that blurb the page is pretty much full of conspiracy theories and there’s a couple of interesting ones relating to the Boston Marathon bombings, including these pictures/screenshots/infographics:
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This is pretty hard to read so I’ll write out the copy below, I just wanted to illustrate that it was a screenshot of something and not just me making stuff up:
‘WARNING: Laws being written to screw you.
I work on a security commission and I’ve just received word to start campaigning on a campaign we’ve been working on for the last two months and now it all makes sense.
I’ll keep it as short as I can.
They’re going to pin this event on a male late teens to early 20’s and say he did it because he’s unstable. They are going to find firearms and a NRA book in his home. They are going say he used reloading powder in the explosion and that reloading powder shouldn’t be available to the public. They are then going to say that because the powder in ammunition can be used for explosions that the number of rounds you can buy should be limited and taxed to help pay for these events.
I can’t do anything or I’ll lose my job and possibly face criminal charges. Please don’t let them get away with it. They won’t find the suspect until later this week and the raid is issued to occur on Friday. This was a staged event. The people hurt are real but the event was planned. Don’t let them hurt our rights.
I am at work so I’m using a copy of a picture from another thread. Also please don’t mention me. It will seriously hurt me’
So yeah, that’s a bunch of shit about so called ‘False Flag Attacks’ that seem to lend themselves to attacks on important cities. In case you didn’t know also on Monday 50 people died in Iraq due to ‘bombings’ and violence that affected the country with no real motive ahead of the country’s first elections since US troops withdrew. Obviously this news wasn’t as widely publicised in the media due to the Boston Marathon bombings, which fit in with the criteria of ‘False Flag Attacks.’
Here’s an executive summary of what the page seemed to think of the marathon bombings (provided by them, not me):
‘FALSE FLAG SIGNATURE ! (BOSTON BLAST BOLLOX)
What do false flag operations like America’s 9/11, London’s 7/7 and Norway’s mass murders have in common? They were all accomanied by a simultaneous anti-terrorist drill. Here we go again. A drill at the Boston Marathon placed terror sniffing dogs right at the finish line! Funny how a bomb went off right while the bomb squad was dress rehearsed for action.
Isn’t it curious how fast they found the other bombs that failed to explode? How could they locate a bomb rigged to explode at the JFK library in less than one hour following the initial marathon blasts. The library is one mile away.
WHY WERE CELL PHONES SHUT DOWN?
A law enforcement official announced that cellphone service was shut down in the Boston area to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives… or embarrassing photos AND videos from getting out and spoiling the official story!
… THE MOTIVE
The Boston false flag operation is being used to justify expanding government surveillance using overhead drones to “spy” on and attack US citizens accused of being enemy combatant terrorists.
Expect to see the government’s recently purchased 2100 DHS vehicles patrolling the streets of America sometime soon. J/M’
There isn’t really much you can say to disprove that right now – or at least much that I’ve found so far – and it DOES seem like a remarkable coincidence that they were all running drills at the same time (if this is even true, sorry I should have looked into that really) but on the other side of that even if they were and it was a conspiracy, the logistics involved in planning any of these events and making it look like someone else perpetrated them are out of this world so you have to bear that in mind. It just seems too outrageous to believe. Still, Jack Bauer seems to have to deal with this kind of crap every day of his life – and often has to go off the grid and break all the rules to sort it out – so maybe there is some inkling of truth in it. I don’t know. I find it hard to believe though.
I don’t know about the first picture featured either – that could just be the ramblings of a mad man or the stone cold truth. I guess we’ll have to wait until Friday to find out about that. The Facebook profile above was fairly easy to debunk though, and Truth Movement Uk even did this themselves (in fairness they seem genuinely after the truth and admit when they mess something up)- the page had been set up on Saturday but the user just changed the name when they heard about the Boston bombings. No need to have a conspiracy over that fools, yeah?
It seems like there’s little point to Truth Movement UK except to disprove their own conspiracy theories that they post up. I guess somebody needs to do it because there are so many floating around. It does get you thinking as to why people would make these memes though if they know they’re blatantly false, especially stuff like the Nick Vogt graphic that I’ll talk about in a second. Then again I guess it’s probably Al Qaeda/whoever trying to disrupt American unity after the bombing or something and then you just get into another conspiracy theory. Great, that’s exactly what I didn’t want. To be fair to Truth Movement UK they did put the following image up immediately, which kind of implied they weren’t total dicks who were more excited about conspiracy theories then thinking about/helping the people there.
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There were also a bunch of pictures of that guy with his leg blown off (I’m sure you’ve seen the picture, but if not click HERE) alleging that that is faked too – one is an infographic which alleges that the guy with his legs blown off is an actor named Nick Vogt who actually lost his legs when he was in the US military serving in Afghanistan. There’s also one with a sign saying ‘WTF no blood trail! WTF he’s awake!?’ and whilst it’s fairly easy to disprove that – basically (very basically)about 20 people have commented on it saying when the body goes into shock over losing a leg or something there is no bleeding and the victim is in a dazed shock – the fact is that it’s still some pretty powerful imagery that makes you think about the events and whether they’re real or not, and that kind of stuff can be dangerous, especially when it’s promoting bullshit.
The Nick Vogt thing has been disproved too apparently, although there are also crazy conspiracy nuts like this guy – who seems to have smoked way too much weed and lives in his apartment on his own uploading conspiracy videos (there are 971 on his channel) and not doing much else – who have uploaded videos talking about it and explaining that it isn’t real and that it was achieved by prosthetics, although he provides no evidence or logic for thinking this.
I can’t really get behind this though – when I first saw it all I could think of was how horrific it was, not that this dude wasn’t bleeding or screaming. I figured he was in a state of shock and as his leg had been blown clean off there wasn’t any blood coming out. I mean people never bleed like that in the movies when they get their legs blown off do they? Maybe that’s a conspiracy too though. Who knows? Anyway, this guy is just a whackjob and doesn’t really provide any evidence for what he’s saying and although it’s kind of an interesting point it’s easily disproved.
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So yeah I watched a couple more of this guys videos and he’s quite clearly a paranoid douchebag as he replies to all the comments on them and just seems really out there. He kinda looks a bit like Whistler from the Blade movies. He came up with one conspiracy that was almost believable – he had a video of blood disappearing on ABC’s coverage of the event when someone walked in front of it and he argued that the blood was photoshopped and they messed it up.
It looks real to begin with but most people in the comments are convinced it’s just a piece of red tape or cloth that is moved when the person walks in front of it. What actually happened? Again, I don’t know but it’s interesting. The video is 14 minutes long of this guy ranting about crap and I didn’t watch it all because he started talking about government medicine and psychiatry and stuff so I just turned it off. You might enjoy it if you’re really baked though because he is nuts – kinda like Mel Gibson in that Conspiracy Theory movie. Although Mel Gibson was right and I really don’t think this dude is.
Despite my reservations about some of the so called ‘evidence’ presented by the Truth Movement UK and this idiot in his apartment, I have to admit that the idea of an Illuminati that controls everything and manipulates world events via False Flag events to further their own ambitions does kind of resonate with me, but this is probably because I smoke too much weed and read too many comic books and play too many video games and grew up watching The X Files (and latterly 24). Like I’ve said multiple times during this article (if you’ve made it this far than thanks for reading) I think the actual logistics of organising a world event like the Boston Marathon bombings or 9/11 and then making it seem like someone else is responsible is just too difficult, and whilst some of these conspiracy theories might have some legs and can’t actually be disproved, they still seem highly unlikely to be true and more often than not are based on coincidence or speculation. But I guess that’s the very nature of a conspiracy theory.
Still, I guess you can never be too sure unless you rise up to the upper echelons of world power, and I doubt I’ll ever be anywhere near that position. So in the meantime when something like this happens I guess I’ll check out the conspiracy theories and laugh at them and critique them, but until I’ve smoked a hell of a lot more weed I don’t think I’ll be believing them and preaching about them in self made YouTube videos.
Let us know what you think about these conspiracies though and whether you think there’s actually anything to them or not.