A few edgy thoughts about Boston
Like most of America I have been watching the MSM
coverage of the Boston bombings in a state of dazed incredulity – dazed at yet
another heinous attack on innocent civilians, incredulous at how inane the
reporting has been.
As one small example of the latter, two CNN
reporters came on the screen just a while ago. One of them said, "Hello, I
am Erin Burnett reporting from Boston." That seemed like a completely
innocuous and precise statement of fact, assuming she was, in fact, in Boston.
But then her side-kick standing right next to her flashed his single digit
IQ when he said: "And I’m Jake Tapper, also in Boston." No doubt
this was a preview of what’s sure to come today from these MSM simian
shit-slingers because simian shit is pretty much what they gave us
yesterday. But I’m getting ahead of this post – here is a collection of
random thoughts I recorded while watching MSNBC, CNN, and FOX much of the day
Thought #1: This is not about Boston
All of the MSM and politicians are on the same
rampage with respect to one point: this attack is about Boston. Boston is
strong, they all tell us with their hackneyed babble. One well known Bostonian
author titled his editorial in the NYT something about they messed with the
wrong town when they bombed Boston. Boston will rise above this attack, we are
assured, and bounce back strong. Boston, Boston, Boston.
But we need to get one thing straight: there is
absolutely no reason to believe at this point that this attack was about Boston.
Every act of terrorism has to take place somewhere, and the place where an
attack takes place is not necessarily what that attack is about.
When US drones attacked a house in Sararogha in
South Waziristan, Afghanistan and killed 5 people inside it yesterday (Link),
that attack was not about Sararogha. It was about killing Afghans – doesn’t
matter where they are.
When McVeigh and Nichols blew up a
federal building in Oklahoma City, that was not about Oklahoma City, it was
pay-back for Wacco, TX and Ruby Ridge, ID. In fact, given that the FBI
massacre at Wacco was 10 years ago almost to the day, Monday’s attack may well
turn out to be pay-back for Wacco, too. But Monday's attack was almost
certainly not about Boston, so let’s get off of this
Boston-will-survive-and-be-stronger crap. And that goes for the
politicians as well as the press.
Thought #2: Now Boston has an idea of what a
drone attack would feel like.
Speaking of US terrorism via drone attacks, I was
thinking as I watched those explosions going off 13 seconds apart: "That
looks like a drone or artillery attack."
It wasn’t, of course, and I knew that, but I’ve
seen a lot of artillery rounds go off and that was my first reaction. That’s
what Boylston St. looked like – a target zone for hellcat missiles or 105mm
artillery shells. Which led me to this point:
For each one of the three innocent people murdered
on Boylston St. on Monday, thousands of innocent people, including children,
have been murdered by US drones, rockets, and missiles – which is to say in
essentially the same gruesome way – over the last decade.
Innocent victims are considered targets to
terrorists. They are considered "collateral damage" to Obama and
his military ghouls flying the drones and ordering the attacks. But to the
shredded kids and their families it probably doesn’t make much difference what
you call it.
So what I’m suggesting is that maybe the Boston
attack will help Americans to acquire a modicum of empathy for their own
targets. Unfortunately, 9/11 didn't teach Americans anything about
empathy, it just made them more bloodthirsty than they already were, which some
people believe was the point. But maybe by seeing these Boston bombs go off at
street level, even though there were only 3 deaths, Americans will be able to
equate those torn victims on Boylston street to the innocent people the US drone
pilots have killed and are daily killing in far away places. After all, snuffing
a child is snuffing a child no matter where it happens, or who does it, or who
pays for it.
So from this empathy point of view, maybe Americans
should just suck it up. You are getting back in a tiny proportion the pain you
have caused other innocent people. These three lives lost on Monday are not
worth a whit more than the innocent lives lost in Sararogha, Afghanistan or any
one of a thousand other impoverished communities Obama -- like Bush before him
-- asserts he has cart blanche to bomb.
Thought #3: Not everybody on Boylston St was a hero
As the MSM ran and re-ran and re-ran ad nauseam the
brief videos of the bombs going off while the focused runners checked their
watches and kept going, maybe you were like me and you began picking out
different individuals each time the vid ran and watched how they reacted.
You need to have a close look at that now iconic shot of 78 year old Bill Iffrig
falling to the ground -- there’s a lot more there than Mr. Iffrig’s legs
turning to jelly.
In spite of all the up-lifting talk about heroism,
this footage of the detonation and the seconds afterward shows that there were a
fair few unspoken cowards and idiots in the melee, as well as the heroes we are
Note that as Iffrig hits the ground there are two
female marathon workers in bright yellow coats right next to him. He practically
falls into them. Do they lift a hand to help the old man? No, not a hand. They
tuck tail and run, almost stepping on him in their hurry to get away.
And then there is the idiot cop who immediately
pulls her pistol as she stands over Iffrig.
Not a frickin’ target in sight, but this is what
hair-trigger cops do, not b/c they are trained to pull their sidearm when there
is no target, but because they’re freaking scared shitless and they think
their gun is going to protect them. They're not protecting the public; they're
endangering the public by thinking they're protecting themselves.
Looking closely at that iconic picture of Mr.
Iffrig you can see another Boston Barney Fife who has pulled out his piece. In
another video clip this guy can be seen obviously not just without a target, but
without any idea what is going on or what he should do. He runs toward the far
side of Boylston St. from the bomb waving the gun around, puts the gun back in
it’s holster, and then high-tails it out of the area with the runners passing
I am not denigrating all of the brave men and women
who ran right into the thick of it not knowing if or where another bomb would go
off. I am emphasizing their bravery by denigrating the others.
A couple of the MSM experts on terrorism in
praising these heroes rightly noted that it is common for terrorists to plant
two bombs. They detonate one and then wait for rescue folks to show up
before detonating the other. Bastards!! No, not the experts . . . the
But what the experts weren’t telling the millions
watching is that US drone pilots and helicopter jocks do exactly the same thing.
They blow away a wedding party and then, as people rush to the area to help the
wounded, the US ghouls blow away the rescuers and any children they might have
missed with the first shot. The US absolutely perfected this "double
tap" tactic in Iraq as shown clearly by the now famous "light ‘em
up" video that put Bradley Manning in the brig. (Link)
So, please, all you terrorism experts, don’t be
giving us this holier than thou shit about horrible the tactics of terrorists
use. If the same immoral tactics that the US uses on innocent civilians are now
used on innocent Americans, well, . . . fuck it, man, Americans have no right to
bitch. Same goes for waterboarding and other torture techniques the
American use. Goose/gander.
Thought #4: CNN apparently doesn't have a
competent reporter on its staff.
John King took the lead yesterday for CNN.
That surprised me. In fact it surprised me that the guy is still employed
after his vicious attack on Newt Gingrich during the Jan2012
Republican candidates’ debate.
But King’s incompetence really got the better of him this week.
Not only did King, a Jew, get bitch-slapped all
over Internet for his fallacious report that the FBI had arrested a suspect, he
has also been rightly excoriated as the source
of the racist opinion that the Boston bomber is probably a
"dark-skinned male." Here's
King trying to defend himself against accusations of racism even as he spews his
"I'm making a personal judgment—forgive me, I think it's the right
judgment—not to try to inflame tensions," King said. "They say
it's a dark-skinned male."
Now, this is a really telling comment for at least
two reasons. First of all, at the time he made it, Wednesday, the FBI had
not identified any suspects, dark-skinned or otherwise, so we don't know who
"they" is. IOW, for all we know King was making this up.
If King had an official source in the FBI whom he could cite as saying the
suspect is dark-skinned, then there would be no grounds for calling King
racist. But because there was no such source, the racism buck stops at
Secondly, before becoming a Jew, King was an Irish
Catholic from Dorchester, which was one of the most racist neighborhoods in
Boston, and one of those swept into the desegregation school bussing
conflagration while King was a youngster, although I doubt that he, personally,
was bussed. But all the world knows from that ugly, ugly history that
Irish Catholics from Dorchester, Southie, Roxbury etc. consider it a compliment
to be called a racist
But King going on air yesterday and announcing his
personal judgment that the bomber is "dark-skinned" is really ironic,
euphemism notwithstanding, because my personal judgment yesterday was
that the Boston bomber is probably a Jew, maybe even Justin Beiber
looking for yet more publicity. Now, durn, maybe my personal judgment will
be viewed as being as racist as King's, but at least my opinion is consistent
with yesterday's CBS
report that the cops are looking for a white guy. It is also
consistent with the videos the FBI published today of two main suspects, both of
which are white and sure look like Jews to me – probably Mossad-fucks
traveling on Australian passports, as they are wont to do when committing
violent crimes in other people's countries. Just an opinion, mind you.
blacks? Ask John King.
But I don’t want to pick on King, perchance you
think I’m being anti-Semitic. There has been plenty of incompetence and
stupidity to go around with the CNN crew, even the rare ones that are not
Jewish. I gagged watching King, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, and some
babbling idiot named Juliette Kayyem standing around for hours, interrupting
each other, gazing into their cell phones while on air, laying down an unending
line of complete non-sense about anything that seemed to come to mind.
Even King’s ex-wife Dana Bash checked in now and then with her own worthless,
But don’t take my word on how bad this
performance was. Buzzfeed has a far more entertaining
description of this group of MSM monkeys on the loose than I could
Thought #5: AP reporters Denise Lavoie and Rodrique
Ngowi of AP should be busted for obstruction of justice, along with every other
reporter w/ cops on their payroll leaking information.
It is really confusing, all these wild MSM
allegations polluting what once was called journalism and turning the whole
thing into a circus, but AP is said to be the source of yesterday’s false
report that the FBI had arrested someone. What idiots. Of course, as always,
this crap always comes from sources that cannot be identified and we always get
the line that AP’s Lavoie and Ngowi used in a later
"A law enforcement official who spoke to AP
on condition of anonymity and was not authorized to discuss the case publicly
confirmed only that . . ."
In my opinion, the solicitation, receipt, or
publication of leaks from law enforcement officials or employees should be
criminal, as should the act of leaking information itself. The authorities are
trying their best to control their investigation, but you’ve always got a few
moron cops or secretaries or whomever on the take who are willing to leak
information for a buck. The UK is still working its way through a huge debacle
resulting from reporters having cops in their pockets. It is no different
in the US. Ask Lavoie and Ngowi.
As a result of the "unconfirmed" reports
like Lavoie’s flying all over the place yesterday, the FBI had to throw cold
water on these reporters in heat. Here's the FBI's shot-over-the-bow:
"Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest
has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day
and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information
from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often
have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early
stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify
information through appropriate official channels before
Of course free speech is free speech. But when free
speech includes information leaked by dishonest cops to moron reporters, the
transfer and receipt of that information should be punished as a felony, even if
the speech itself cannot be.