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Thursday 18 December 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)
Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon (AP)
One of the blast sites is examined on Boylston Street near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. (AP)
The explosions killed three people and injured more than 140 (AP/The Boston Globe, David L Ryan)
The second victim of Boston Marathon bombings named as 29-year-old restaurant manager Krystle Campbell
Flowers sit at a police barrier near the finish line of the Boston Marathon (AP)
President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Neighbours lay flowers at the house of the 8-year-old victim (AP)
Three people were killed and more than 100 injured in two bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon
Medical workers aid an injured man at the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Runners react near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Runners react near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Two blood stained feet of a man hangs outside an ambulance outside a medical tent located near the finish of the 117th Boston Marathon after two bombs exploded on the marathon route on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Members of the bomb squad investigate a suspicious item on the road as runners pass near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

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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