03 May, 2017
Seven days after the worst ever attack on the United States, [9 September 2001], no elected Democratic politician at any level made any claim or suggestion that the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were due to nefarious or negligent acts by the Bush administration. Seven days after the Patriots Day bombings in Boston, however, numerous elected Republicans either in or out of office are making such scurrilous charges against the Obama administration. For example:
A Republican state legislator in New Hampshire, Stella Tremblay, is claiming that the United States government is responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.
State Rep. Stella Tremblay (R-Auburn) posted on conservative talk show host Glenn Beck's Facebook page Friday that the attack and the subsequent search for suspects was playing out how Beck had suggested. She said the bombings were a plot by the federal government, and included a link to a video from another conservative talk show host Alex Jones, in which Jones also claims the federal government planned the bombing. Tremblay's message to Beck was posted Friday morning, before suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested.
"Just as you said would happen. Top Down, Bottom UP. The Boston Marathon was a Black Ops "terrorist" attack. One suspect killed, the other one will be too before they even have a chance to speak. Drones and now "terrorist" attacks by our own Government". Sad day, but a "wake up" to all of us. First there was a "suspect" then there wasn't Info wars broke the story and they knew they had been "found out".
It is not merely some obscure state legislator, however, who is exploiting an attack on our nation to advance a partisan agenda. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday "the administration is to blame for not preventing last week's terror attack at the Boston Marathon finish line." Mr. Graham is a shameless partisan who deserves to be repudiated by every sane and patriotic American. Nonetheless, he is invited on national television shows and treated as a person of consequence.
Graham went into some detail about his paranoid contentions. Asked if Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano bears responsibility for allowing Tamerlan Tsarnaev to fall through the cracks of federal agencies, Graham said the fault falls on a broader scale.