The trial of 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber, has concluded with a jury finding him guilty on 30 counts.
While deliberations will continue regarding whether the convicted bomber will be held in prison indefinitely or be put to death, numerous anomalies surrounding the event persist.
Drill DURING the bombing?
One of the most puzzling pieces of evidence supporting the notion that the event may indicate prior knowledge or government involvement emerged within moments of the bombs going off on April 15, 2013.
A University of Mobile track coach testified to local Alabama NBC affiliate WPMI that loudspeaker announcements were telling marathon attendees that bomb-sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines were part of a “drill.”
“They kept making announcements on the loud speaker that it was just a drill and there was nothing to worry about,” coach Alistair Stevenson told Local 15. “It seemed like there was some sort of threat, but they kept telling us it was just a drill.”
The next day Stevenson, defending his remarks, elaborated saying he had also seen “law enforcement spotters on the roofs at the start of the race,” and asserted that, “Evidently, I don’t believe they were just having a training exercise… I think they must have had some sort of threat or suspicion called in.”
Stevenson’s claims were corroborated after photos emerged showing a man walking on a roof near one of the bombings.
Men wearing backpacks pre-staged?
Another strange oddity was the presence of National Guard Civil Support Team members near the finish line before and immediately following the bombing, pictured wearing Craft International gear and earpieces.
The men were identified by members of the public and were subsequently ignored by federal authorities.
CST members were also photographed conversing with FBI personnel and police after the incident, suggesting that their presence was not covert, and was instead pre-planned.
FBI “confusion” and history of staging its own terror plots
But perhaps the most damning evidence that the event was prefabricated comes from the Federal Bureau of Investigations itself.
Two days after the bombing, the FBI seemed poised to pin the culpability on right-wing extremists, but Internet sleuths who investigated photos of the event identified various persons of interest, causing the Bureau to awkwardly cancel a scheduled press conference citing “conflicting reports.”
The next day, the FBI, after misidentifying persons of interest to the New York Post, produced photos of two men they confirmed to be the suspects, saying all “other photos will not be deemed credible.”
But the Bureau made another misstep when it asked for the public’s help in identifying the two men, because according to the Tsarnaev family, the FBI had been keeping tabs on Tamerlan and Dzokhar for years, and at least 6 months before the attack.
Watch: The Tsarnaev’s aunt Maret Tsarnaeva scheduled an interview with Infowars which never came to fruition.
According to Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of the two men, her sons were under constant FBI surveillance, and she had even had conversations with agents.
“They used to come [to our] home, they used to talk to me…they were telling me that he [the older, 26-y/o Tamerlan] was really an extremist leader and that they were afraid of him. They told me whatever information he is getting, he gets from these extremist sites… they were controlling him, they were controlling his every step…and now they say that this is a terrorist act! Never ever is this true, my sons are innocent!” Zubeidat told RT.com.
Despite initially denying being aware of the brothers identities, the FBI was later forced to admit they had been alerted to Tamerlan by the Russian government as early as March 2011.
If the two brothers had been on the FBI’s radar for years, why in the hell did they ask for the public’s help to identify them? To date, the agency have not addressed this question.
Notably, the FBI has a lengthy history of staging and then foiling its own preconceived terror plots, enlisting members of the public to act as informants to radicalize unsuspecting and often mentally ill patsies into carrying out terroristic acts.
The story got even murkier when it was revealed that at least one of the brothers was linked to the Central Intelligence Agency as well.
According to Russian news outlet Ivestia, suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev spent six months attending a CIA-linked workshop in Dagestan, Chechnya, from which he returned “with a willingness to kill people,” said Secretary of State John Kerry.
The workshop, where Tsarnaev may have been radicalized, was run by the Jamestown Foundation, a known CIA front group which former CIA director William Casey was instrumental in shaping.
Suspicious deaths surrounding the bombings
Besides the lives lost at the marathon, two other casualties occurred during the investigation at the hands of the government.
Despite law enforcement claiming Tamerlan Tsarnaev was hit with a car driven by his brother, video evidence appears to show he was taken into custody alive and well.
Tamerlan was identified by his aunt to Infowars as the “naked man” who was filmed being led into the back of a police car.
The next time Tamerlan was seen was in photos taken at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where his blood-covered body laid outstretched, riddled with gaping holes likely formed by bullets.
Another strange death was the FBI’s execution of Ibragim Todashev, a mere acquaintance of Tamerlan.
Todashev was shot at least six times by an FBI agent in his Orlando apartment during a routine interrogation a month after the bombings took place.
In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, the FBI struggled to get their story straight. The narrative concerning which weapon Todashev used, and the manner in which he supposedly used it, to attack federal agents changed multiple times, from a knife, to a steel rod, then to a chair, a samurai sword and also a broom stick. Finally law enforcement officials were forced to admit that Todashev was unarmed when he was killed.
Despite protocol, the FBI refused to release documents related to the incident.
Unsurprisingly, Dzokhar’s trial didn’t mention the CIA-linked workshop, and instead of questioning the motives behind the FBI’s visits, his attorneys wrote Tamerlan “misinterpreted the visits and discussions… as pressure and that they amounted to a stressor that increased his paranoia and distress.”
Rather, Dzokhar’s lawyers bluntly stated, “It WAS him,” and attempted to argue that the blame lay at his deceased brother’s feet.
Of course the kangaroo trial was never meant to get to the truth behind the event or answer every unnerving question. It was meant to put Dzokhar behind bars indefinitely where he will never be able to tell his side of the story.
With that in mind, the federal government’s aggressive attempts to seek the death penalty should be viewed as highly suspicious.
Infowars investigative journalist Mikael Thalen also contributed to this report.