DP will be mentioned in letter-to-the-editor!Submitted by The Pen on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 19:09
Thoughts, comments, advice...I am submitting this letter-to-the-editor within the week to the Oregonian publication/newspaper...and have mentioned the DP!
What we witnessed in the immediate aftermath of the Boston bombing incident has left me with several questions and concerns. Can anyone explain what made this incident different than Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora and Sandy Hook? The city of Boston floundered under Martial Law without any substantial uprising from the citizenry regarding their civil liberties being violated and ultimately stripped. It is hard to support such a demonstration of police and military force when the lockdown curtailed the Constitutional rights we expect them to uphold and protect. There were reports of home searches conducted without warrants, people reprimanded by orders similar to house arrest, mismanagement of hysteria and orders that citizens abstain from even looking out their windows.
Even more discomforting was the fact that we as Americans were told to disregard, and adamantly so, all other captured photos and live stream feeds of the scene before and immediately after the explosions at Ground Zero, as well as numerous eyewitness accounts, even though the photos released by the FBI were no different in content that could have been observed of any other typical spectator that day. Walking and wearing a backpack were not identifying factors of these two suspects alone. Hundreds of spectators could be seen walking and many of them were in fact adorning backpacks or other types of bags. Why is the mother of Dzhokar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev claiming that Tamerlan was “controlled” by the FBI 3 -5 years prior to this event? Why is Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) claiming the police may have had foreknowledge of the bombings? Why is an original article published in the Izvestia (Russian newspaper) stating that Tamerlan Tsarnaev attended a CIA-sponsored workshop and was recruited via the Georgian Foundation? Why are there questions from journalists regarding a bomb drill held at the same time this event happened? Why is Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) claiming that Russia alerted the United States about Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s intentions in “multiple contacts”, including at least once since October 2011 that such an event may occur? Articles relating to these examples can be found at www.dailypaul.com. Why are there so many questions being asked if the suspects were so confirmed?
Does or has such a display of force ever occurred due to a homicide, bomb threat or instance of extortion or robbery prior to this incident? Are we willing to accept that a 19 year old boy was such a threat that the only solution lie in the order of Martial Law? And even more disturbingly so, in America? Why the stressing emphasis by the FBI in discrediting all other information and possible evidence from eyewitnesses? Does it bother anyone else that numerous citizens/eyewitnesses just like us were discredited, excused, left without response and considered conspiratorial simply by their attempts to assist the forces that not so uncommonly call upon them to do so?