The world had to wait a half hour, max, for people to speculate that the Boston Marathon bombing was a “false flag,” i.e., a disaster manufactured by the government and pinned on someone else for political ends. Among the first to apply his apparent omniscience and determine, based on virtually no facts, that the attack “stinks to high heaven” was a fellow named Alex Jones. He has made a career of claiming 9/11 was an inside job meant to provide cover for the American government to vilify and attack Muslims on the way to total martial law. (Would you believe, he hosts a radio show in Texas.) His open speculation was hardly the last. By nightfall on Monday the governor of Massachusetts was hearing it directly from the scrum at his evening presser, where the first question posed was, "Is this another false flag attack staged to take our civil liberties?"
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