It is no secret that the US government was involved in the Boston Marathon bombing. Many people believe that the government orchestrated the event as a way to punish the United States for its recent wars in Muslim countries. While this is true, many other factors may have also played a role in the explosions. Here are some of them.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on 30 charges for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, the most severe terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11. He was sentenced to death for his role in the crime, which also killed two people and injured many others.
On the first day of trial, the defense called eight witnesses. The government presented a total of 80-100. The prosecution is expected to call dozens more.
Defense attorneys have stressed the responsibility of Tsarnaev for his actions. They claim that Tamerlan was the mastermind behind the attack and that Dzhokhar was under his control. This is the basis of their case.
During the penalty phase, Krystle Campbell’s father testified about his daughter’s injuries. A medical examiner also testified about the woman’s injuries.
In the culpability phase, the defense recalls an FBI witness. Dzhokhar was interviewed by the FBI before the Miranda warning and had answers to some questions. However, he did not give all the information to the agents.
Retaliation for U.S. wars in Muslim countries
The Boston Marathon bombing was a bloody affair. In the span of less than 24 hours, the terrorists managed to kill 264 people including 22 foreign nationals and 58 French paratroopers. Aside from the physical grueling trauma that accompanies a bloody crime scene, the fallout from this ill-conceived attack has created a host of unanswered questions. But what was the bomber’s motive?
While no one has yet determined who the perpetrator was or how the aforementioned may have been executed, prosecutors are now in a stalemate, and have tasked the FBI with investigating the entire aforementioned. What has become clear is that the Tsarnaev brothers are far from the only ones in the neighborhood. Indeed, this is only the latest in a long line of attempted and successful attacks by jihadi groups and their ilk.
The aforementioned attack has resulted in the arrest of dozens of suspected al Qaeda operatives. Aside from the aforementioned bloodshed, the terrorists have also taken out a few U.S. embassies.
The Boston Marathon bombing took place on April 15, 2013. As of press time, it remains a matter of public record that two brothers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, allegedly perpetrated the crime. Two of the brothers were killed in a shootout with police. In total, five thousand runners were thwarted from completing the prestigious distance.
While there’s no guarantee that the event was organized, or even remotely controlled, the federal government has done a good job of ensuring that the perpetrators are locked up. One of the most high profile suspects, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was injured during an exchange of gunfire with his brother. His younger brother Tamerlan, meanwhile, was killed in the aforementioned shootout. A number of federal agencies are involved in the investigation, namely the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Massachusetts state police, and the Massachusetts state attorney general’s office.
The Boston Marathon is just one of many major attacks that have claimed lives in recent years. Two Palestinian suicide bombers killed sixteen people in 1997. Since then, a number of foreign terror groups have also attacked American soil. But the Boston bombing was the first major homegrown attack since 9/11, and has renewed a number of long-running concerns in Congress.
False flag speculation
The Boston Marathon bombings have sparked a lot of conspiracy theories. Many speculators argue that the attack was staged by the U.S. government to justify expanded security powers. Others believe that it was carried out by North Korea or Saudi Arabia.
The bombings sparked a wide debate on the internet. Several theories were put forth, including that the attackers were from North Korea, that they were part of a CIA plot to take over the country, or that they were the result of a Roman fertility ritual. However, no one was arrested or charged in the attacks.
According to some researchers, the ‘false flag’ theory isn’t as far-fetched as some believe. It may actually have some real political implications in the future.
One University of Washington researcher, Kate Starbird, studied the online rumours that were spread about the bombings. She found that many were based on ‘tweetbots’. This type of technology allows for conspiracy theorists to spread their theories quickly and without much repercussion.