April 16, 2013
Former Obama adviser David Axelrod set the stage for what is sure to come – responsibility for the terror attack in Boston yesterday will ultimately be pinned on so-called rightwing terrorists. Axelrod pointed directly at the liberty movement.
“I’m sure what was going through the president’s mind is – we really don’t know who did this — it was tax day,” Axelrod told Chris Todd, host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, the preferred network for liberals and Obama sycophants. “Was it someone who was pro – you know, you just don’t know. And so I think his attitude is, let’s not put any inference into this, let’s just make clear that we’re going to get the people responsible.”
The domestic terror script – long ago formulated and hammered into shape deep within the national security state, notably the Department of Homeland Security – is designed to implicate constitutionalists and other dangerous enemies of the state. Peter Bergen – acting as a security analyst for CNN, the network long ago infiltrated by the Pentagon – made this clear soon after the incident in Boston. On two separate occasions yesterday, Bergen suggested that “right-wing extremists” are behind the Boston Marathon bombings.
“Although I’m reminded of Oklahoma City which was a bombing, which was initially treated as a gas explosion,” Bergen said. “So first reports are often erroneous. But the fact that there were two explosions – two bombings – one of the things I’d be looking at is once the device, if it is a device, is found, what kind of explosives were used? For instance, if it was hydrogen peroxide, this is a signature of al-Qaeda. If it was more conventional explosives, which are much harder to get a hold of now, that might be some other kind of right-wing extremists. We’ve seen a number of failed bombing attempts by al-Qaeda using bombs, (unintelligible) and for instance, the Manhattan subway in 2009, Faisal Shahzad in 2010, the attempt to bring down Northwest Flight 253 over Detroit in 2009. But we’ve also seen other extremist groups, right-wing groups, for instance, trying to attack the Martin Luther King parade in Oregon (sic) in 2010.”
It should be noted that the man convicted of planting a rat-poison-laced pipe bomb along the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Washington – not Oregon – was a white supremacist member of the National Alliance. The National Alliance’s supposed leader, Green Beret David Kellerman, has admitted working for the FBI. During a trial on weapons charges Kellerman “said he went to work for the FBI with orders to infiltrate the National Alliance, a neo-Nazi group, in 2000 and relay intelligence,” the Miami Herald reported.
The corporate media embarked on a rightwing explanation almost from the beginning. “The first is that domestic right-wing extremists were responsible. The second is that Islamists, either foreign or American, and linked to al-Qaeda spiritually or practically, were to blame. A third possibility is killers with no ideological agenda whatsoever,” reports The Telegraph.
The British newspaper then launched into a protracted explanation and referenced the establishment’s Rosetta Stone on crackpot domestic terrorism theories, the Southern Poverty Law Center:
Supporters of the right-wing theory point to the timing of the attack. April 15 is tax day in the United States, when the whole nation is expected to file tax returns. It is an ominous day in the calendar for anti-government, anti-tax activists.
It is shortly before the anniversaries of two other terrorist attacks, the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19 and the Columbine High School shooting on April 20. Some terror experts have speculated that right-wingers could have seen the Boston marathon as a liberal, multicultural bonanza somehow worthy of targeting.
There has also been huge growth in the number of anti-government “Patriot” groups during Barack Obama’s presidency. The Southern Poverty Law Centre, which monitors hate groups, reported last month that because of the prospect of gun-control legislation, “the threat of violence appears to be looming.”
The SPLC said that the number of Patriot groups reached record levels in 2012 and had grown by 813 percent over the past four years.
In early March, the SPLC sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Homeland Security Secretary 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 outside of the orbit of the establishment.
The incident in Boston may or may not expedite the demand by the SPLC to engage in a McCarthyite inquisition of constitutionalist political groups. It will largely depend on how the blame game pans out – either the establishment and its barking dog media blames al-Qaeda or some other shadowy Islamic terrorist group or it utilizes the mythology cobbled together by the SPLC and other politically motivated smear groups to go after “rightwing” Americans who believe the nation must return to its constitutional roots.