Tuesday, April 30, 2013


           “I wore the clothes you wanted/ I took your name/ If there is some confusion, who’s to blame?
             I sequenced your arrival/ I sealed your fate/ I pushed the button and erased your master tape/
             I crossed your great divide/ I stirred your ocean’s tide/ I called your bluff until I blew your
                                                                                                                                            Circuits wide…”
                                                                                                                   (Stipe, Mills, Buck, Berry)

   We all must intuit that deep down it’s all barreling one step over the red line, and ten steps into the crazy crazy, when the NBC, ABC, and CBS headlines start to resemble outtakes from InfoWars.  To whit: Republican Senators Demand Hearings On Boston Marathon Bombings, and What Did The FBI And CIA Know About Boston Bombing Suspects, And When Did They Know It?  Despite being constantly delivered headlong into the internecine misinformation shadows of the world’s stage play, more and more of us are paying attention as the cracks are starting to show.  Even now they roll out Assad and the specter of chemical weapons to take the heat and the spotlight off of Boston, as that alchemical façade crumbles.

   Recall the fever dream of that fatuous pig Karl Rove, trotted out to further adorn the post-9/11 milieu in 2004: “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.  And while you’re studying that reality – judiciously, as you will – we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out.  We’re history’s actors, and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”

   The pathological extremes inherent in that self-serving, vampyric proclamation fairly boggle the mind, but they also inform everything that’s happened in the worlds, both political and real, since.  Obviously the trouble lies not with only the statement itself, but with the attitude of mega-entitlement fueling it.  Namely, EVERYTHING can be rationalized because we’re SUPERIOR, and this leads us down to a slippery precipice where even the truth is subjective, and once the truth is subjective, the boat is no longer moored. And here we are today, still trying to suss out the names of the puppeteers, the handlers of Dealey Plaza, Gladio, the Phoenix Program, MK-Ultra, Mena, Iran/Contra, 9/11, and Boston, still trying to bring into sharper relief the fine print on the secret treaties.  Nine years on, that Rove quote reads like a blueprint for the endless twilight in the puppet dance that’s become our lives.  But if we can, to paraphrase Alan Moore, fashion ourselves into puppets that can see the strings, we can fare far better than the patsied Chechen Tsarnaev brothers, and turn the hunters (of mankind) into the hunted at last.

                    “It was from the artists and poets that the pertinent answers came, and I know that panic would have broken
                     loose had they been able to compare notes…”                             H.P.Lovecraft

   If we assign the year 1992 as the full-on advent of the beginnings of the internet as mass communication tool, then it’s been a good two decades since we’ve been comparing notes, and I’m wondering where the panic is.  Post-Waco, post-OKC, post-9/11 ad infinitum and yep, still waiting for the panic.  That world that Lovecraft hopefully envisioned where a thesis of horror could birth an antithesis of response feels farther away than the Plains of Leng.  Exactly how many of these situations do we need to absorb before we take to the streets with heads on pitchforks?  The Boston events have only given us more kindling, and the info-ammo loaded into 4chan and a thousand others make the old Usenet chatrooms truly yesterday’s news.  We’ve gone from “let them eat cake” to transparent governmental bloodlettings likely classified beyond anyone’s pay grade under the largest deception ever perpetrated on the American people: National Security.  What a monumental joke, but I digress. 

   This needs to be posted here verbatim, in its entirety, such is the gravity of this line of questioning regarding the Boston events as posted by Dave Lindorff, who I immediately nominate for investigative journalist of, oh, I don’t know, the century.  I might also point out that people like this are keeping what used to be true journalism and reporting alive in the vapid wastelands of Anderson Cooper, Scott Pelley, and Brian Williams, not to mention countless others populating rip-and-read land.  This needs to be figuratively nailed to the church door in every state of the union, Martin Luther-style, with a really big hammer.           
   Why Such Secrecy about Private Military Contractor’s Men Working the Event?

Speaking as an investigative reporter with almost 40 years experience, I can say that when government officials won’t talk, they’re generally hiding something embarrassing or worse.

I tried, and nobody will talk about those Craft International Services private security personnel who were widely observed and photographed near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, wearing security ear-pieces, hats and T-shirts bearing the company’s skull logo, and all wearing the same dark coats, khaki pants and combat boots, some carrying what appear to have been radiation detectors. (I got no hard answers, though there were some inadvertent hints given.)

I first contacted a man identifying himself as Jack Fleming, a public affairs person with the Boston Athletic Assn., sponsor of the marathon. Fleming advised me that “If you want to ask about that you should contact the Commonwealth (of Massachusetts) Executive Office of Public Safety.”

I called that agency and spoke with the public information office there, a man named Terrell. He first said, "Did you call the Marathon organizers?" When I replied that I had, and that they had said to call his office, he replied, "They did?" Then he said, “You should call the City of Boston Police Department. They released a security plan to some media organizations.”

Indeed they had released that plan to the Boston Globe. Based upon the information it got from the police the article the Globe ran, did report that the Police had deployed “air patrols, K9 units, and more than 1,000 uniformed officers and soldiers along the 26-mile course and the finish line,” but it made no mention of the private contracting of soldiers-for-hire, which is what Craft International does (see the Craft website). News agency Reuters reported, meanwhile, that a top official for the Massachusetts state Homeland Security Department, Undersecretary Kurt Schwartz, told a group at Harvard U. that his agency had “planned” for a possible bombing attack on the marathon, even running a “table-top” exercise about such an event a week before the race.

I called the Boston Police to ask if they had hired the Craft International personnel who were observed at the scene just before and after the bombing, and was told by the public affairs office there that “Anything having to do with the investigation of the bombing would have to be referred to the FBI Boston Division office.” When I pointed out that I wasn’t asking anything about the investigation, but was simply asking who had hired the security personnel from Craft International, the answer was simply repeated: “You’ll have to ask the FBI.”

So I called the FBI, and got a public affairs person there named Amanda Cox. Her initial response to my question was, “I do not have any information on that.”

I then said I had been referred to her by the Boston Police Department, and said that photos of the scene after the bombing had shown Craft International personnel conversing with FBI agents. She then put down the phone, and I could hear her turn to a supervisor and ask, her voice muffled, “This guy’s asking about the Craft Security Consultants -- who hired them and what they were doing.”

I next overheard the muffled voice of another woman to whom she had been speaking reply, “I think you could safely say, ‘I do know we worked with a lot of people who worked on security at the marathon...’” After that I couldn’t make out what was being said.

Cox later returned to the phone, and instead told me, “I’d refer you to the company on any information about who hired them.” (Taken together the overheard conversation and the official answer from Cox would at least seem to confirm that Craft's people were hired for the event, and that the FBI knows a lot more than it is willing to say about them.)

Next I called Craft International. The company has no phone number listed on its website -- just a general email address of info@thecraft.com (to which I wrote to asking for information, but which elicited no response)--but I found one listed for their headquarters office at 2101 Cedar Springs Rd., Suite 1400, Dallas, TX, in a listing on the company published in a directory in Bloomberg Businessweek, This entry noted that the company, in addition to “providing security, defense, and combat weapons training services for military, police, corporate and civilian clients in the US and internationally,” also “offers corporate and private and civilian training services...” The number, published in a business magazine, was clearly meant as a contact for potential customers to call.

A woman answered the phone brightly with the company's name. However, when I identified myself as a reporter, and said I was wondering if someone could tell me who had hired personnel from the firm to work at the Boston Marathon, she responded with a flummoxed: “Um, I um, don’t really have any information on that. I’m just an answering service.”

I replied, “Look, the number I called is listed as the number of the company’s corporate headquarters at 2101 Cedar Springs Road. You’re not an answering service.”

At that point she said, “Let me see who I can transfer you to.”

However, after a long pause, she was back, and said, “The answer I’ve been given is that you should go to the website, where there’s an email address you can write to with your question.”

I had already done that, I told her. She then said she couldn’t help me and hung up.

I also called the US Department of Homeland Security, but a women named Angela who answered the press office number for this public government agency (she refused to provide her last name despite being the public information office) said the DHS media office was “only taking inquiries sent in by email.” I sent in an inquiry asking if any unit of the DHS had hired Craft International to provide security at the Boston Marathon, but so far have received no response.

As things stand, since it's highly unlikely that Craft International, a private for-profit enterprise founded by the late ace Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle, would have "hired" itself to police the Marathon gratis, it seems pretty clear that we had rent-a-special forces-soldier people, hired by some agency, at the scene of the bombing ahead of the bombing.

And we have no reporting on this in the mainstream corporate media.

Why? I have no answer to that.

I did write to Andrea Estes, the lead writer of the Globe’s piece on police security planning mentioned above, who is described in her bio on the Globe’s website staff page as an “investigative reporter specializing in government accountability.”

I called and left a message on her phone, and sent her an email, asking if she had looked into the Craft Security personnel, to see who hired them, what they were doing at the race finish line, and why they appeared be carrying radiation detectors. She has so far not responded to my request for information and assistance concerning anything she had done or learned about this, or whether she had looked into it at all.

Certainly there is a big accountability question. A bunch of them actually. Here are a few:

* If Craft International people were hired, who hired them and why?

* If it was the Boston Police or the FBI that hired them, why won’t they just say so? Simply hiring outside security help should not be a secret, and could in no way affect the investigation into the bombing and the captured suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, so why the secrecy about that? Given all the police presence, and the size of the FBI's Boston division, why did they need those extra guys from a private rent-a-soldier firm?

* If it was not the Boston Police or the FBI, what agency did hire the company, and why?

* If it was the state’s Homeland Security Dept. or or the state Executive Office of Public Safety, or perhaps more likely, the US Department of Homeland Security, did they notify the FBI that they had done so, and tell the agency what had prompted them to do this? 

* The big overarching question when it comes to who hired Craft International is, what possible gain in security could have been achieved by adding what appears to be seven guys (or perhaps a few more who didn’t appear in photos) from a private security firm when the Boston Police had in place over 1000 armed security people from their office and the National Guard, and when, as became evident immediately after the bombs went off, a large number of FBI personnel were also on hand?

Unless, of course, the Craft Security people were aware of something that we, the public, including the race participants and spectators, and perhaps even the police and FBI, were not aware of.

Transparency is critical to accountability. At this point, it is clear that we have had a massive failure of the national security state. Despite the fact that the FBI was aware of concerns about Tarmelan Tsarnaev, and the fact that the CIA had him on a watch list, he appears to have been able to work on line to learn how to build a powerful homemade bomb, to obtain the materials, including a substantial quantity of black powder, to build a number of them, and, allegedly with the help of his younger brother Dzhokhar, to place them near the finish line and detonate two of them, killing three people and injuring as many as 200. That’s a huge intelligence fail.

It would be an even bigger fail if it turns out that some agency had awareness of a credible threat and that it hired Craft International personnel to prevent it. We clearly need to know, and have a right to demand to know, who hired those men and why. After all, at a minimum, on the face of things, they did an abysmal job of preventing a bombing right in front of their supposedly well-trained noses.

And of course, as I wrote earlier, there is also another question, which is really disturbing: The image of the exploded backpack released by the FBI and identified as the remains of the pack that was carrying one of the two pressure-cooker bombs, prominently displays a white square on a black background. This is not a doctored photograph; it’s the photograph that was released by the FBI. There are also at least two photos depicting one of the Craft International men who is wearing a black backpack identical to several of the other Craft International personnel. The same white square is also visible on the top of his pack.

There does not appear to be any such white marking -- square or otherwise -- on the top of the black backpack worn by Tarmelan Tsarnaev, as observed in several security photos taken of him (Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was shown carrying a smaller white or light-colored pack, slung over one shoulder). Check out the images below of Tarmelan, the exploded bag and the Craft International character:

FBI image of exploded pack with white square, white square on Craft guy's pack, and Tarmelan Tsarnaev (left.) with pack but clearly no white square marking

I am not drawing any conclusions from any of this, but I will say that when government agencies at all levels and a private contracting firm are all this obtuse and secretive (and in some cases even deceptive) about what should be a simple question -- who hired these men? -- my suspicions are aroused.

Somebody’s clearly hiding something.

And by the way, why aren't the mainstream media asking about this? Are corporate media journalists so intimidated about being labeled “conspiracy nuts” that they can't do their jobs? At a minimum, this goes to the question of accountability. It also goes to the question of inter-agency communication or lack of it. And given what we know about how many times the FBI has been an active encourager and enabler of terror plots which it later thwarts and claims credit for preventing, there’s the question, too of potential official culpability. Furthermore, when an horrific incident like this is used to justify such new threats to our Constitutional freedom as an unprecedented martial law-style lockdown of an entire 1-million-person metropolitan area and a precedent-setting deliberately Miranda-free, attorney-free interrogation of a hospitalized, gravely wounded and sedated suspect, it is critical that the whole story be told, not just the official one.

   If you don’t get the chilliest, Parallax View-vibe from the above, I suggest you check your deepest-held intuition, because frankly, it’s either broken or you’ve willfully tuned it out.  Something is incredibly, incredibly wrong here.  And what’s more, the official lying doesn’t end there.  Take a large breath, ‘cause this end of the pool gets DEEP…First we’re informed those crazy brothers have offed an M.I.T. officer; how do we know that for sure exactly?  Maybe the cop got too close to seeing something he wasn’t supposed to.  In any event, it’s page 1A from the old Tippit/Oswald playbook. On we go.
   Then we’re told that, despite the FBI being in prior contact with both for either 3, 5, or more years, they need help from the public in identifying the 2 suspects.  A blatant lie.  And pay no attention to those black-and-khaki Craft dudes, there are 2 and only 2 suspects, got it?  And that’s official.
   From Jan.-Jul. 2012 the older brother visits Russia, there and back unmolested, meeting only with a mysterious “Misha,” (his handler?), again unmolested by either State Department, Russian security or intel, or the FBI.  All this despite supposed flags going up everywhere due to his now-told “radical” status.  (Another Oswald play.)
   We have the younger brother on the day of in hats with 2 different numbers on them.  Yet another Oswald call, this one the old doppelganger.  What’s going on here?

   First we have them robbing a 711, then not.  Another official lie, perhaps painting them in an even more desperate, dangerous, on-the-run light.
   We have from official sources the older brother run over by the younger; except that we now have an eyewitness absolutely refuting that lie and saying that they were on scene and that the cops ran over Tarmelan.  This now makes lie number….oh I forget, let’s call it 37.  For the hats.
   Next we have the younger brother heavily armed and dangerous, on the run, fending off helicopters, SWAT teams, tanks, robots, wolves, drones, and cyborgs for 20 hours except, oops, he was actually unarmed.  What?  Yep, he was apprehended sporting zero firearms.  Moving…right…along…
   He was also mysteriously shot in the throat when taken into custody.  Mysterious because it was self-inflicted only it couldn’t be because he didn’t have any guns.  My head hurts now.
   And by the way, where exactly is the smoking gun videotape evidence of the brothers dropping down those loaded backpacks and scurrying away all scoundrel-like pre-blast?  Don’t you think we’d have seen those repeated, on a loop, ad nauseum, to infinity-mode if they had ever existed?  You know, to keep us fixated and traumatized, like watching planes flying into towers for the 1000th time in 24 hours?  It actually turns out there’s a very good reason we haven’t seen any.  They don’t exist.  Said non-existence possible because the brothers’ backpacks look nothing like the ones that actually blew up.  As mentioned before by Lindorff, the exploders were dead-ringers for the Craft ones, right down to the reflective seal or hologram thingy.

   Then we have the always important financial footprint.  Where exactly did all this money come from?  These two supposedly starving students were regularly seen driving around in new Mercedes and sporting $900 Louis Vuitton shoes according to their mechanic, who they hung with extensively.  Maybe Dzhokhar got a wad when he became a U.S. citizen last September 11th.  What?!  Somebody’s got a wicked sense of humor I see.

   And finally, the latest, we have their uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, the one the media fell head over heels in love with for calling them “losers,” married to daughter of former top CIA official Graham Fuller.  Fuller spent 20 years as operations officer in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Yemen, Hong Kong, and Lebanon.  In 1982 he was National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia, and in 1986 under Reagan he was Vice-Chairman of the National Intelligence Council with responsibility for “national level strategic forecasting.”  Would that be Continuity of Government or devising air routes from Salvador to Arkansas I wonder?

   If you’d like to delve into something a little more sinister, Fuller also made another list, one even more infamous.  Sibel Edmonds was a Turkish translator-turned-whistleblower for the FBI, and became curious in the run-up to, and then totally convinced after the event of 9-11, that she had stumbled upon an insider-network of Deep State operatives, heavily into the financing end of that day, running ledgers that raced back through the years involving a latticework of arms, drugs, and children.  She also evidently totally convinced Attorney General John Ashcroft, because he went to the Supreme Court to put her under gag order according to the State Secrets doctrine.  Before he was able to she put up 21 photos on her website, calling it the State Secrets Privilege Gallery, all Deep State rogues she became aware of as subjects of FBI investigations during her time there; investigations into all sorts of treasonous activities involving duplicity and planning the 9-11 op.  One of those photos, was of Graham Fuller.

   Add in the fact that uncle Ruslan also has deep ties to both USAID and Haliburton, and the web draws ever tighter, especially when you consider that it’s also been leaked that when Tamerlan was in Russia those 6 months until July 2012, he attended a workshop sponsored by the CIA-cutout Jamestown Foundation, according to Izvestia.  The Russian newspaper cites documents produced by the Counterintelligence Department Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia confirming that the NGO “Fund of the Caucasus” held workshops in summer 2012 which the older brother attended.  The Jamestown Foundation was created by CIA director and all-around great human being William Casey, and Russian dissident Arkady Shevchenko.  And so it goes.

   I feel it only fitting to leave you for now with the words of another Graham, this one far more noble with the last name of Parker, an English 1970’s pub-rocker and proto-punk, bristling with savage foresight and ripped off in style and manner by more famous contemporaries like Costello, and Joes from Strummer to Jackson.  It’s also only fitting that tonight marks Walpurgisnacht into Beltane.  Stay safe everybody, because anything can happen.

Crimson autographs, is what we leave behind/ everywhere man set foot
War mongers laughing loud/ behind a painted face
Throwing tidbits to the crowd/ and blowing up the place
                               Hey Lord, don’t ask me questions, hey Lord don’t ask me questions please
                               Hey Lord, don’t ask me questions, hey Lord, ain’t no answer in me

Well I stand up for liberty but can’t liberate/ Pent-up agony, I see you take first place
Well who does this treachery, I shout with bleeding hand
  Is it you or is it me?  I never will understand
 Well I see the thousands screaming, rushing for the cliffs
  Just like lemmings into the sea, well well well well,
    Who waves His mighty hand, and breaks the precious rules?
    Well the same one must understand who wasted all these fools


  1. I see lately reports that Sibel Edmonds is calling for the overthrow of the Syrian government and the installation of an anti Russian jihadi state. Maybe she is being brought in from the cold.

    1. PVH,
      The stance of Sibel is curious, to say the least, especially since I'm with her over 100% on most everything else...her stance, repeated ad nauseum over & over again alongside the likes of Wayne Madsen, re the disgusting power & leverage of the worldwide pedo rings -- & how they are the nexus of everything we're combating -- is laudable and noteworthy.

      Her stance on how 9/11 was not only allowed to happen but orchestrated by the Deep State is the blueprint, & leads to names like Fethullah Gulen. She knew chapter & verse exactly what & who toady Dennis Hastert was YEARS before he was outed, as well as the implications of that rabbit hole, & where they led. She's proclaimed time & again how things like Sandusky & the Second Mile are only the tip of the iceberg, & are only the edges of much larger networks.

      All of which boggles my mind as to why she's falling in to the whole Syria quagmire where they want us chasing our tail all over again.

      Let's get some perspective here: North Korea for the first time in forever is talking denuclearization.
      Trump comes along & suddenly Putin is not only not an antagonist, but an ally. (Shades of JFK!!)
      Trump announces publicly his plans to move OUT of Syria...

      NOW, at this juncture, there is all of a sudden a most convenient chemical attack...in Syria of all places.

      How can people NOT see this as the Deep State making a move?
      For continued war, for continued propping up of ISIS behind-the-scenes, for business as usual in the blood sacrifice of pedoworld?

      Go to qboard.online and read closely the latest postings. Check again John McCain's role in all this. To quote, these people are sick. And their long-running game is ridiculously OVER.

      Something HUGE is on the horizon & they are not above pulling anything to distract us from the big names and dominoes that are on the verge of being spilled. 25,000 sealed indictments. Think about that, because they are, and they are wild with panic over it.

      The clock to a REAL New World is ticking...