Friday, April 26, 2013

Dystopian Boston in April 2013 - too creepy to be Believed

Boston Bombings 2013

George Orwell warned us that the common folk will surrender their Liberty to Big Brother, freedom by freedom, and quickly forget that those rights ever existed.  It does amaze me that Americans are prepared to wage war on a global scale, in order to impose their notions of "Freedom" on other nations  (exemplified by the Two-Party electoral system) but they willingly surrender even the most basic freedoms in their own backyard.  Witness the stunning spectacle of an entire city - Boston U.S.A., staying home, simply because Law Enforcement told them to stay home.  An entire city OBEDIENT to armed authority! And this was the city famed for resistance to the unlawful taxation of Colonial masters?  Boston looked like the set of a Hollywood S.F. movie - you know. those movies which discuss a totally "impossible" dystopian future.  Something like Ray Bradbury's FAHRENHEIT 451,  a future in which citizen's regularly inform on each the name of "Public Safety".  A movie in which we watch a manhunt coordinated by television, with all citizens participating in a vigilante style exercise of justice, hoping to be rewarded by the gratitude of their government.

Fahrenheit 451 - still from the movie

In some creepy notion of "helping" the entire city of Boston was reduced to peeking out windows, volunteering all their recent cellphone photos and reporting the slightest "suspicious" movement in their neighbourhood to local, state and federal Law Enforcement.  In fact it was a "tip" and not the patrolling helicopters that led to the shootout between the Tsarnaev brothers and the Watertown Police.   Which will be the next metropolis to be shut down?  New York, Chicago... Los Angeles?


It is truly amazing that in a city as diverse as Boston claims to be, and which prides itself as being 'ground zero' for advanced education (Harvard, MIT, etc)  everyone fell into lockstep in both hating and needing vengeance on the Tsarnaev Brothers.  It's as if all morality went out the window, and Bostonians were taking their cues about crime and justice from reading BATMAN comics.  "Harvard Law", indeed!  Not a single academic or news editor in Beantown was willing to raise the possibility that the smothering deployment of intrusive law enforcement in their city, was unwarranted and precedent setting.

Very late in life Ray Bradbury began to muse about his contributions to the ongoing discussion about America's future.  Dystopian America it will surely be, but Mr. Bradbury did not wish to place all of the blame on  oppressive government and thus let the public get away with its own contribution to the madness.  I totally agree.  Bad electoral choices are the fruit of a nation which is opinionated but cannot think.  You can look up what Bradbury had to say, but here is a taste:

FAHRENHEIT 451 - Bradbury would blame the people of Boston

Television did not die. It simply shrank to palm size and became a fashion accessory.  The current obsession with turning every subject, every issue, every school lesson, every exchange of information... into a visual experience,  is screwing with millions of "modern" heads.  Howard Fast summed up the danger more than fifty years ago:  "Without words, thought becomes a process of pictures, which is on the animal level and rules out all, even the most primitive, abstract concepts."  The reversion to animal-like response behavior we witnessed in Boston, will certainly spread to other American cities, and it will happen as soon as the next co-ordinated manhunt for "terrorists".   You just know that in dozens of American cities, patriotic posses are laying out their gear, waiting for Government to call "Mount up!"     

What is even creepier than "Black Helicopters" over Boston, is the American need to demonize the TSARNAEV  BROTHERS.  That  calls for a separate blog article.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Boston Bomber - was Tamerlan Tsarnaev executed or just 'finished off' ?

Was Tamerlan Tsarnaev executed or,  to use the euphemism, just 'finished off' in the heat of combat? 
Now of course law enforcement types will not accept the right for this question to even exist. They will bristle and take immediate offence.  Well, my best reply is - You started it.  Or  to be more exact, the Watertown Chief of Police Ed Deveau started it, in a rambling interview he gave to Wolf Blitzer on CNN.    Read edited portions of Chief Ed's long conversation, quoted in a CNN article   HERE.

Watch -  "Watertown police chief gives play-by-play account of Friday manhunt" on SALON  HERE   He said the two  Tsarnaev brothers engaged six of his officers with handguns (although they had a rifle of some sort in one of the escape vehicles).  The older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, he says, ran out of bullets and was heroically tackled by Watertown officers, who proceeded to cuff him.
At some point, either before or after Tamerlan ran out of ammo, he heaved one of the pressure-cooker bombs at Watertown officers. Chief Deveau said the blast left a chunk of metal lodged in a nearby car. Several photos exist of the street pavement scarred by the bomb blast.  Somehow, in the melee, the younger brother escaped, and remained at large for the remainder of the day.
While the brother was on the run in Greater-Boston, someone leaked a photo of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's corpse to Internet news sites.  TMZ posted a 'heads up" at 10:32 AM Thursday. TMZ also confirmed the authenticity. Here is a photo-scrape from the TMZ website:

The photo, (top of page) as you will note, is grisly. I don't like looking at it, but you will notice it shows the body after processing by a hospital team. There are scalpel strokes on the chest and a large section of tissue has been removed for examination. You will also note that he is riddled with bullet holes. The media rushed to the hospital AFTER the photo appeared online and demanded answers. The hospital insists that no staff member took the photo, implying that someone in law enforcement took the photo and leaked it.  I don't really care who leaked it, but I took notice of what the examining physician had to say. There were so many  bullet entrance wound that he didn't bother to count them.
What? But Chief Ed Deveau told CNN that his boys tackled Tamerlan and put him in custody. How did he end up so very, very dead?  Did they tackle a corpse?

I wouldn't have cared enough to comment until the bullshit got deeper.  Last night the media started peddling  Law Enforcement disinformation that Tamerlan's own brother had killed him !  The story was  that he ran over him with a car, in making good his escape.  Does that mean that some trophy hunter cut the tire tread mark off Tamerlan's chest?  Of course not.  But it does indicate that Chief Ed Deveau's six heroes have collaborated on a story to explain how the younger brother got away alive.  Here is a sample of the kind of story such police disinformation generates.

Here's another example, a story from Agence France Presse, A.F.P.

And yet another example:

I hasten to insist, that I am not advocating for these two criminals.  But I do want to know the truth of what happened. Even a cursory inspection of the photograph of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body shows bullet holes which suggest he was shot from all points of the compass.  Sorry folk's, but if this guy was tackled and cuffed by Watertown cops, the leaked photo indicates he was finished off where he lay.  Perhaps that's gun shot residue - powder burns hacked off the side of his chest, close to where his heart once beat.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Boston Bombers were Brothers - Blah, Blah, Blah

Drudge  8AM -  he leads with a shot of police infantry posing for a picture in Boston.  It's going to be another one of those days in the news biz.   The tongue twisting alliterative headlines are lengthening.  Can you say "Brothers who carried bombs in black  backpacks in Boston"?   It's getting rather ludicrous.   "Black hat man dead .... Bragged of Bombing".

As Drudge would write... "Developing"

Ah yes, a  "BRIC"  Bulletin:

"Boston bombing suspect was...a Muslim Boxer".  Well of course he was.  You just can't make this stuff up.  His brother, the baby faced bomber, was a wrestler. But that's not alliterative. 

Boston Business Disrupted, the Braintrust on Edge
My favorite snippet of B - Blah, Blah, Blah today, was published in The Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper.

"Bucolic Cambridge, an iconic braintrust that includes Harvard University..."  Nice!

Easter Egg Hunt

The Chechnyan-American brothers seem to have proven their American bonifides by doing what every other American youth does these days... record their day to  day activities in digital images.  In so doing, these rascals prepared themselves well for that popular media game - the EASTER EGG HUNT - a ritual search for pictures which follows every 5 STAR criminal event in the U.S.

This is the older brother, the "Muslim Boxer" who was gunned down earlier this morning. He was hit by multiple rounds fired from different directions. A photo of his thoroughly "ventilated" corpse is on the NET, if you have a taste for crime-porn.  I don't.  What's amazing is that police had the two brothers pinned down in a Boston suburb, engaged them in a sustained firefight, and then the 19 year old  managed to slip the dragnet, for another 12 or more hours!  Incredible.  If the militant young boobs had spent some cash and set up  a couple of safe houses, they'd be sitting back and watching the chaos on CNN. The entire city of Boston was shut done for the day.  The next such national "event" is going to be amazing. 

This is the younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, an image scraped from his Twitter account. [The family name is pronounced Joe-HARR tsar-NAH-yev]. I see that the Drudge Report has now (1PM), also labelled him the "Baby Faced Bomber". Satiric minds share commonalities.  Drudge though, won't be the journalist to dissect the performance of the virtual army of law enforcement and military personnel it took to catch this young man.  The media keep repeating the dubious figure,  that "9,000" officers were involved.  Nonsense.


What is really interesting is that today's admitted deployment number is equivalent to two U.S. Army Regiments, with SWAT teams flown in from as far away as Maine and Ohio.   All that for two homegrown terrorists with no assets.  When a coordinated, well funded terrorist attack or the  long-threatened incidents of insurrection finally happen, of the size and scope that the politicians keep insisting must happen, the U.S. Federal Government will have to deploy soldiers and paramilitary police contingents equivalent to several U.S. Army Divisions to contain it.  Then the "War on Terrorism" will truly have come home, and Canada must generously open its arms to American refugee families.  Boston was as much a dress rehearsal for suppressing insurrection, and the testing of new control methodologies on the public, as it was about catching a couple of bad actors.   ... At least the American media gave North Korea a rest for a week. Small mercies, eh?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

That Marathon Massacre - Hey kids! Can you say "Bomb in black backpack in Boston"

Another "massacre" in Boston.   There's a hubbub in the street outside, I hear the bells tolling... I dash into the TV room and turn on the box... adjust the rabbit ears just a bit to the right.   Ah yes,  there it is.  That's nasty! 

DAILY NEWS - "MASSACRE". Tabloid photo montage.
Much gorier than the broadsheet published by Paul Revere.

Modern journalism.  Ah, yes. It's all about feeding the fetishes, telling the masses how to feel and think, and maintaining "Freedom" and the political status quo - that poisonous but perfected two-party system they call "De-moc-ra-cy".

And so to parody the reportage of that other "Boston massacre"...  you know, the one in 1770 that played out five years before those same propagandists kick-started the American Revolution:  

"The unhappy Sufferers were Martin Richard, Krystie Campbell and Lingzi  Lu Killed.  173   were wounded.  Some  of them mortally."  Engrav'd Printed and Sold by Paul Revere, BOSTON

A "PRESSURE COOKER"  bomb?  Damn, this terrorist understands metaphor. He's a maniac with a wit.   A pressure cooker. That defines the state of American politics at the moment.  Half of the country is gloating and the other half seething.  Hatreds generated by political partisanship are   driving Americans crazy.   They didn't wait to learn if the latest heinous crime is of foreign or domestic manufacture.  Fists came out of pockets and fingers pointed in all directions.  I think they're going to pop.

Don't believe me?  Look at this little travesty David Sirota posted on SALON this morning:

SOFT TARGET?                                          
I almost choked on my morning toast yesterday, when I heard the Boston Police Commissioner describe the Marathon as a "Soft Target".  What a sick joke!   Watch the blast video for yourself and see how many  armed policemen were patrolling the corridor where the two bombs were planted and detonated near the finish line.  There were even techies on scene wearing "HAZMAT" vests.   They pop into frame within minutes. In fact Boston, like all American cities post - 9/11, is heavily militarized and the halcyon days of concertina wire, baton charges and handcuffs are over.  The supercops of today and tomorrow will not be taking many prisoners.  Here, Blog space being limited,  are just a few samples of what the photo-journalists saw in Boston yesterday:

Boston Fire Department "Medics"

Two Boston Police SWAT armoured vehicles

This one's a pip.  FBI infantry.  

We know that the FBI profilers will get their "man".  You can't scratch your balls in Boston without some 7/11  CCTV lens recording your indiscretion. But this morning's news tells us that the Yanks learned some of their best moves from the...Gulp!.... Canadians:

Sure.  Rat us out as collaborators in the great Orwellian Project known as "HOPE"  and "CHANGE".
Call me a sentimental fool but I preferred America when  Sheriff Andy Mayberry was still on the television set and when the FBI agents wore tasteful suits with nice shoes. Now they don't attend a crime scene, they deploy to suppress and neutralize.  It's getting really crazy down there in those dis-United States!   Some corner druggist needs to tell the American President that strychnine is no antidote to arsenic.

UPDATE April 18-   "SOFT TARGET" in Boston?  Bull.

Here is a bulletin on Pressure Cookers as a bomb component, making the rounds today on the Internet. The document indicates that pressure cookers were put on the watch lists at least two years ago, and which means that all models, foreign and domestic are taggant indexed.  Of course the bad guys probably picked up used items at their neighborhood Good Will store.

The F.B.I. just released photos of their pick of two faces they like for the Boston bombing. Not a lone "nut" after all. Two nuts, yes, but not very damning photos.  You can't tell yet if these guys are Caucasian, Light skinned Blacks, Latinos,  Arabic, or just sun tanned.  And finally a teensy crumb of truth... a ranking police official, in interview on a CNN panel, admitted that police presence at the Boston Marathon was so heavy on the day of the bombing that the bombers were probably prevented from placing the devices where they preferred.   So much for the Boston Commissioners burble about a "SOFT TARGET".