Skip to comments.Ex-House Member Cynthia McKinney Eyes Boston Cops As Suspects in Marathon Bombing
Posted on 04/16/2013 12:17:07 PM PDT by drewh
Ever play the game "telephone" in school or with friends when you were a kid?
One person would whisper into the ear of another person, followed by her whispering what was supposed to be the same message to the next person, followed by him doing likewise and so on, until the last person in the sequence, several people later, would say what he or she had been told. Invariably it bore little resemblance to the original message.
Something tells me that former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Democrat of Georgia, was one of those kids certain to botch the message en route.
After yesterday's horrifying explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, McKinney tweeted this --
The pattern is becoming too, too familiar. So, Boston cops were having a "bomb squad drill" on the same day as ... http://fb.me/1JHrFKCc9
The link in McKinney's tweet leads to a post at NaturalNews.com by Mike Adams titled "Boston marathon bombing happened on same day as 'controlled explosion' drill by Boston bomb squad."
First flag that goes up to indicate McKinney is on shaky ground -- she quotes Adams as stating a "bomb squad drill" was held on the day of the marathon, when he described a "controlled explosion" taking place. Here is what Adams wrote --
What's not yet being reported by the mainstream media is that a "controlled explosion" was under way on the same day as the marathon explosion.
Wow, heck of a coincidence, huh? My first impression too. But when you drill further into the link provided by Adams, a screen grab of the Boston Globe's Twitter feed just after the explosions, an entirely plausible explanation comes to mind.
Adams' screen grab shows several tweets from the Globe, all obviously posted in the immediate aftermath of the blasts. As you can see from my screen grab posted at right, the relevant tweets about the bomb squad are preceded by tweets about the explosions at the marathon finish line. Then come the two tweets that grabbed the attention of Adams and McKinney -- "BREAKING NEWS: Police will have a controlled explosion on 600 block on Boylston Street" and "Officials: There will be a controlled explosion opposite the library within one minute as part of bomb squad activities."
In other words, the "controlled explosion" wasn't planned by police to take place at the end of the Boston Marathon, as runners were crossing the finish line, for whatever bizarre (or nefarious) reason that police would do this, as claimed by Adams and implied by McKinney. Instead, it could hardly be more obvious that police targeted a suspicious bag or package for a controlled explosion just after multiple blasts had already occurred in the same area.
Adams and McKinney immediately jump to suspicion of police collusion in the bombings. Looks more to this observer like good police work.
Moreover, Adams looks even more foolish in writing this --
Some people believe this bomb might have been part of the demolition of another bomb. It seems unlikely, however, that a bomb at the library, one mile away, could be so easily located and rigged to be exploded by the bomb squad in less than an hour following the initial explosions at the marathon.
Note the emphasis on "in less than an hour," emphasis his and not mine. But Adams is confusing the John F. Kennedy Library, "one mile away," where a fire occurred at roughly the same time as the marathon bombings, with the Boston Public Library -- where the marathon ends. In fact, the first of the two blasts occurred directly across the street from the Boston Public Library. Given that a second explosion followed in less than 20 seconds a hundred yards away, it surely occurred to emergency responders that they might be hit by yet another blast, directly targeting them, at the site of the first explosion. Hence the need for controlled detonations of any suspicious bags or parcels at the scene, of which there were likely to be many in the wake of a panic involving so many people.
I'm reminded of the hurried message sent out by an American military officer on Ford Island in Oahu at approximately 8 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941 -- "Air raid, Pearl Harbor -- This is not a drill." The horror unleashed yesterday in Boston was no "drill", Ms. McKinney -- it was the real thing.
Those familiar with McKinney already know about her disdain for police and penchant for conspiracy mongering. Fortunately for all, she's no longer in a position to spout her lunacy from Congress, having been voted out in 2006.
Say what you will, Cynthia McKinney is always good for a laugh.
You know, like Joe Biden.
They should do stand-up. The fact they expect to be taken seriously makes it even funnier.
The fact that liberal idiots DO take them seriously makes it terribly sad.
Ah... so she of the giant intellect is thinking again. I feel much safer now. /s
...and Dennis Kucinich blames aliens.
Wow, so we’ve heard from 2/3 of the braintrusts in the congress...
When’s Maxine going to make a statement?
I think the Dims should run her again. Let us face it: she’s just espousing the views the majority of the Progressives have.
She’s a blithering idiot and front runner for moonbat of the century.
No one should take seriously anything that she says.
‘The John F. Kennedy Library, “one mile away,”’
I’ve seen this twice now. The JFK Library is a lot more than a mile from the Boston Public Library. Google puts it just under five miles away.
'Now that's funny right there, let me tell ya what!'
She’s crazier than a loon.
This what THE FOREIGNER has in mind by FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING THIS COUNTRY. Wake up people and politically fight back before its to late.
I never would of pegged her as a listener of Alex Jones!
she's a loon!
I know these is a Village in Georgia that is missing their idiot!!
Surprised this Black Racist didn’t blame George Zimmerman for the bombing
You are insulting "blithering idiots", they don't want to be lumped with her... Moonbats of the century awards Corporation will not award her the awards, due to the fact that she'd win it every time. She is disqualified from winning.
Sheila Jackson-Lee wants to know if it’s retaliation by aliens for leaving our flag on Mars.
Ack Ack Ack Ack...
(we come in peace)
Crank up the Slim Whitman.
Greatest movie scene, ever....I cheered.
We should see what Hank “Guam” Johnson thinks.
"No, Congressman, Boston did not tip over."
Me too. Watching Congress go [Poof!] cracked me up. So did the bit with Slim Whitman.
I loved the old lady watching it on TV, going “They Blew Up Congress....Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!”
“Liberalism is a mental disorder.” Michael Savage
And the inmates are running the asylum.
“Shes a blithering idiot and front runner for moonbat of the century.”
Yeah, she’s right up there with Ron (Guam is going to Capsize) Johnson, Frederica Wilson (the moron with all the hats from FL) and Sheila Jackson-Lee (Houston’s affirmative action “hire”). I’m betting on a photo finish!
We are anxiously awaiting for Hank Johnson, Maxine Waters and Queen Sheila Jack@$$-Lee to weigh in before making our decision for the first place vote for stuck on stupid.
Is this the idiot that thought we landed men on Mars?
“Is this the idiot that thought we landed men on Mars?”
No, that idiot was Sheila Jackson Lee.
I think that the analogy of the “telephone” game is a good one. HOWEVER - I did read a post by a freeper that was at the race that there were bomb-sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines that were there for “training”. With the handlers making announcements that were was no threat, they were just training.
Could be the truth, could be they DID know of a threat. But if the later - odd that they wouldn’t have found the bombs.
She's got a lot of really tough competition for that honor. My nominee would be congressman Hank (Guam's gonna tip over) Johnson.
That’s Crazy McKinney!
I’m sure there are other current and previous members of the Communist Black Caucus who think the same thing.
Alex Jones is essentially saying the same thing.
I got this in an email, and it is probably accurate. I rest my case.
“Don’t condemn the gangbangers, they’ve got guns that are trafficked - that are not enforced, that are straw purchased and they come into places even that have strong gun laws. Why? Because we don’t have sensible gun legislation.”
- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.
I’m sure that she thinks eric holder did a great public service when he and obama concocted the Fast and Furious operation to provide the automatic weapons to the mexican war lords. Maybe that’s why obama can’t tell the difference between auto and semi-auto!
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