I'll have a proper post up about the explosions in Boston
later today. In the meantime, I would note that Alex Jones is already saying that this event is an attempt to frame the Tea Party
-- as if anyone would take such a risk to smear a group that fewer and fewer people like.
So far, the right-wing conspiratard reaction is exactly what you would expect. These people are robots.
However...if the Alex Jonesians and their paranoid compatriots go beyond the standard right-wing yada-yada and start to propound a more specific scenario -- and if this scenario comes backed by evidence that seems (at first blush) to be at least somewhat credible -- then pay attention.
I'm not saying you should believe
them. I'm simply saying what Arthur Miller once said: Attention, attention must be paid to such men. Remember our rules:
Rule no. 1: Alex Jones is always wrong
Rule no, 2: Fake stories are concocted to dupe guys like Jones. Of course, nobody would go to the trouble of concocting a fake story unless there were a real one hidden in a wrapper of untruth. (The great exception, of course, would be a fake yarn
published on April 1.)
Right now, and speaking very provisionally, I don't think this matter will go that deep. Jones will probably continue to spew his standard claptrap, backed by lots of high-decibel screeching and no evidence whatsoever. The guy is utterly predictable.
There's already some talk of a hospitalized Saudi National
who may be a suspect in the explosions.