The Boston Marathon Bombings could have been just a large-scale training exercise or drill, according to controversial Florida Atlantic University Professor James Tracy. The April 15 bombings at the marathon finish line killed three including an 8-year-old boy and injured about 200 persons.
Prof. Tracy is the same guy who brazenly and bizarrely claimed that the mass shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut also didn’t happen as the media reported it at the time.
Tracy, a media and journalism professor at FAU, wrote a long piece about the possibility — according to him — of a Boston Marathon Bombings conspiracy perpetrated by play actors setting off non-lethal smoke bombs on his personal blog called Memory Hole. The professor wrote, in part:
“The corporate media proceeded in lockstep with dutifully propagating the authorized narrative of a combat-like environment at the marathon finish line …As with previous terrorist bombings, one must ask whether the ordnance described by police is in fact capable of wreaking the havoc that it purportedly caused. …In short, the event closely resembles a mass-casualty drill, which for training purposes are designed to be as lifelike as possible. Since it is mediated, however, and primarily experienced from afar through the careful assemblage of words, images, and the official pronouncements and commentary of celebrity journalists, it has the semblance of being for all practical purposes ‘real.’
Added Tracy: “Reports arising in the Boston bombing’s aftermath suggest how local authorities in possible coordination with the Department of Homeland Security were in the process of carrying out such drills, complete with the announcement of bombs being detonated and bomb-sniffing dogs present at the start and finish lines.”
“… photographic evidence of the event suggests the possibility of play actors getting into position after the detonation of what may in fact have been a smoke bomb or similarly benign explosive.”
Tracy argues that the bombing scheme was concocted by the government and corporate media as a ploy to further clamp down on civil liberties.
Florida Atlantic University recently made news for an entirely different reason when a student was suspended after refusing a professor’s directive to stomp on a Jesus sign.
Do you think there is something in the water at Florida Atlantic University?