Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Boston bombings could have been committed by elements within US intelligence

Police clear the area at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon (AP)
Police clear the area at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon (AP)

Three dead in Boston and we witness sustained and appropriate mainstream media coverage of the atrocity.

Three dead US citizens during the fall of 2011 as the result of the CIA's drone warfare campaign in Yemen and yet we are still waiting for the sustained mainstream media coverage of this atrocity.

It is estimated that more than 3,000 people have been killed by drone strikes in Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia since 2008.

This all needs to be made clear in the mainstream media.

If the CIA can explode a car-bomb in Beirut in 1985, which killed more than 80 people and injured 200 (Noam Chomsky, Necessary Illusions, 1989), then we need to keep an open mind on Monday's atrocity. It could have been committed by elements within the US intelligence community, as history shows.

LOUIS SHAWCROSS

Hillsborough, Co Down

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