Photos and Eyewitnesses Confirm BOTH Boston Marathon Bombs Were Fake
This brief (9:47) video presents a compelling argument and set of video and photographic evidence concerning the incendiary devices detonated shortly before 3:00PM on April 15, 2013 at the Boston Marathon finish line.
Specifically, the exposé uses footage of controlled bomb simulations and on-the-scene eyewitness testimony from Boston to suggest that the explosions appear to have originated from pyrotechnic instruments or props resembling trash cans. The purported “bombs” in fact consisted of mortars and flammable powder that generate a more-or-less benign explosion devoid of any shrapnel, a hypothesis that conforms with the absence of shrapnel at each bombing scene.
The theory involving detonation of controlled pyrotechnic devices and an overall staged event at the April 15 Boston Marathon was developed here on April 22, 2013. From Witnessing Boston’s Mass Casualty Event:
Available video of the first bomb detonating at the Marathon finish line suggests a direct upward discharge rather than the horizontal dispersion that would have wreaked the havoc to lower limbs so widely reported in physicians’ statements.
Moreover, the fact that whole pieces of the pressure cookers were produced by police further points to a more channeled dispersal of the bombs’ force–indeed, one that may not have involved a broad lateral distribution of shrapnel.(Comment on pressure cookers based on Jon Rappoport, “Is the Boston Pressure Cooker Bomb a Lie and a Hoax?” Jon Rappoport’s Blog, April 17, 2013.)
From the Boston Marathon Bombing Timeline:
An eyewitness tells WMUR Channel 9 that the second bomb originated in a trash can. The interview is broadcast on India’s ABP News. “I saw the first explosion happen,” the eyewitness recalls, “and there was some commotion. I saw fire and smoke, and I didn’t know what it was. And then from about me to where that gentleman is standing over there I saw a trash can explode and people started throwing down the barricades and running over each other and I just ran in the other direction as fast as I could.” “So the second explosion came from a garbage barrel?” the reporter asks to confirm. “Yes,” the man responds, “it came from a—I literally saw the garbage barrel explode.” “Boston Blasts: Eyewitness Accounts,” APB News, April 15, 2013.
In addition to highlighting the eyewitness account above, I suggested that a potential vendor for the Boston event might have been “Strategic Operation” or a comparable company offering such services. From Witnessing Boston’s Mass Casualty Event:
This brief news report profiles “Strategic Operations,” a private military training company offering “hyper-realistic” combat simulation complete with amputee actors.
[Since the posting on April 23, 2013 the channel owner with Strategic Operations’ video has terminated the YouTube account.]
A similar video from Strategic Operations is available here.
Professor James F. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. James Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at memoryholeblog.com.