"Lawyers for Tsarnaev rested their case Tuesday after calling just four witnesses. With the defense case concluded, US District Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. scheduled closing arguments for Monday and told jurors they might begin deliberating that day. The judge asked jurors to refrain from talking about the case over the Easter weekend, reminding them that the trial has not concluded. “It is imperative that you speak nothing of the case, including to yourself in the mirror,” the judge said to laughs from jurors."
The life of a man is at stake and the jurors are laughing at some strange joke by the judge!
That's indefensible, and stinks of a completely staged and scripted show trial production.
Now, I know what your are thinking....
"Boston Marathon Bombing Coverage Is Important"
by Klaus Marre
March 17, 2015
“Conspiracy theorist” is a convenient term for dismissing people who don’t blindly accept any official story that appears in the media. It’s also used as a smokescreen—to steer people away from the inconvenient truths that sometimes lurk behind those official stories.
At WhoWhatWhy, we specialize in asking hard questions when something doesn’t seem to add up. Now that traditional news outlets have all but abdicated their responsibility to keep our officialdom honest, this seems like an increasingly important mission.
A case in point is the current coverage of the Tsarnaev trial by the Boston Globe. You would think such a venerable newspaper would go out of its way to conduct an independent investigation of the government’s claims concerning the 2013 Marathon attack in its hometown, and the massive ramping up of security state authority in its wake.
But it has not. Indeed, it has done something worse—served as a virtual extension of the official propaganda machine. There has been almost zero investigation of key elements, including the established prior relationship between the FBI and the elder Tsarnaev brother, Tamerlan.
Nowhere is this preference for boosterism over inquiry more on display than with the Globe’s opinion columnist Kevin Cullen, who is providing a big piece of the paper’s trial “coverage.” Cullen is a veteran newsman who shared a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandals in 2003. But his reporting at the Tsarnaev trial doesn’t even come close to meeting standards of responsible journalism.
As a columnist, he’s of course assumed to have his biases—and to state them clearly, especially in tweets. But Cullen’s blatant favoritism in a life-or-death case—before all the evidence was in—is still unexpected from a Pulitzer winner whose stature puts him in a position to influence The Globe’s daily coverage.
Keep in mind that the judge has barred direct radio and TV broadcasts from the courtroom. So the first channel of information on what’s happening has been the tweets of people in the courtroom.
On Monday, while tweeting about the testimony of police officers involved in the Watertown shootout, Cullen left no doubt that he has abandoned any pretense of providing impartial coverage.
I’m sure Officer Reynolds’ family and friends would agree that he is a “good guy.” And he may well be. But that’s not really what a reporter should be writing, or even thinking, when Reynolds took the stand. Indeed, to reinforce his solidarity with the testifying policemen, Cullen went on to refer to Reynolds simply as “Joe.” In the same way, Sergeant John MacLellan became “Mac” and Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese was plain old “Jeff.” No last names, because it’s all one “Boston Strong” family. Forget the history of problems with law enforcement testimony, in Boston and elsewhere. Cullen also evinces absolutely no doubt at all about any of the claims made regarding a wild firefight with the defendant and his brother—including one where a police officer was critically injured…by other officers. And when several witnesses stated that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could have easily avoided hitting his brother while escaping in a SUV, Cullen tweeted:
It’s safe to say we cannot expect Kevin Cullen to uncover any inconsistencies in the police testimony, much less pursue those wherever they might lead. Why am I so sure? Because Cullen himself revealed as much in a column he wrote after defense attorney Judy Clarke admitted—in a bid to spare her client the death penalty— the culpability of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev:
Clarke broke the hearts of the conspiracy theory wackos who have held handmade signs outside the courthouse and filled the Internet with absurd tales of the government using actors to stage the Marathon bombing, that the Tsarnaevs were patsies in some grand conspiracy orchestrated by an Orwellian government.
Now, I’m a political journalist, and I have not followed the bombing, the subsequent investigation, and the trial as extensively as some of my colleagues at WhoWhatWhy. I don’t know for sure what happened in those chaotic days back in April 2013, but I have good reason to find credible the documented assertions that some parts of the official story don’t add up.
There is, however, one thing I’m absolutely sure of: That we should all be glad there are people who are asking the tough questions and probing into the irregularities. Because it’s clear we cannot expect professional distance from the likes of the empathetic Mr. Cullen and others behaving in a similar manner.
It’s easy to get ahead of the parade on an emotional issue involving horrific violence and tragedy. It is not, however, the right thing to do when you are a journalist (or a juror), and all the answers are not in yet.
If you want the real who, what, and why of the Marathon trial you now know where to go.
Where not to:
"The testimony had grown repetitive. Some jurors seemed to lose interest, but with less than an hour left in the court day, the mood shifted when medical examiner Jennifer Hammers took the stand to describe how Krystle Marie Campbell was killed in the first explosion. Her testimony included graphic, gut-wrenching photos, and many jurors cried when they viewed them.... And with that fact, prosecutors in the federal death-penalty trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case, just after noon, after calling 92 witnesses over 15 days of testimony. Some of the jurors cried."
They concluded their case with a base appeal to emotion, meaning they have no case!
They meant to bolster the case and reinforce the imagery of the narrative: the murder of the innocent.
I suggest going back to the beginning and picking up where I left off:
"Former Tsarnaev friend Stephen Silva testifies about gun loan" by Patricia Wen and Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff March 17, 2015
Over most of the last eight days of testimony in his trial, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been impassive in court, but he seemed to perk up Tuesday when a prosecutor summoned the 60th witness to the stand: “The government calls Stephen Silva.”
Walking toward the witness box, Silva, 21, gave Tsarnaev an extended stare. He had been one of Tsarnaev’s closest friends from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, and the two have known each other since middle school. They spent hours sitting side-by-side as lifeguards at the Harvard University pool.
Their relationship took a dangerous turn when both started dealing drugs, and Tsarnaev allegedly asked Silva in early 2013 if he could borrow his gun, which Silva said he stashed in the ceiling of a Revere apartment.
The guy was set up -- like they all were -- and it was held over him to get him to make this appearance.
A few months later, Tsarnaev and his older brother used that 9mm Ruger P95 pistol as part of a violent escape plan.
And after that they were headed to New York City after hailing a taxi, remember?
"US District Judge William G. Young said it appeared that Khairullozhon Matanov, 24, of Quincy may have wasted investigators’ time, however “I didn’t hear much about throwing the investigators off track.”
He just drove them around town.
But back to Silva and his testimony as related by the BG:
Last week, a federal grand jury indicted Merhawi Berhe, whose nickname is “Howie,” for possessing a Ruger model P95 9mm pistol with an obliterated serial number sometime in the fall or winter of 2012. Federal officials did not confirm that Berhe was the same person mentioned in Silva’s testimony; however, a person familiar with the investigation said Howie and Berhe are the same person.
Silva faces the same gun charges, as well as charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin. In court, he testified that he faces a minimum mandatory sentence of five years in prison, and possibly an even longer sentence, but a judge could sentence him to less time if the government recommends it.
Other than Silva and Kadyrbayev, two other friends of Tsarnaev have faced federal charges in connection with his case. Robel Phillipos, a Rindge friend, is scheduled to be sentenced April 6 for lying to the FBI during the bombing investigation. Azamat Tazhayakov, another friend from UMass Dartmouth, was convicted of obstruction of justice....
You will zine zees papers, or else you will never leave here and ve vill harass your vamily!!
Also see: Tsarnaev friend wants conviction tossed, citing Supreme Court ruling
He was tortured?
Related: "Silva was an important witness for the prosecution, because he put the gun in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s hands, but he helped the defense’s narrative."
See whose talking narrative?
"Tsarnaev had extremist material on multiple devices, FBI agent testifies" by Milton J. Valencia and Patricia Wen, Globe Staff March 19, 2015
At least a year before the Boston Marathon bombings, teenager Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a collection of militant materials on his computer, including an instructional article on how to “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom,” according to testimony in his federal trial Thursday.
The article was featured in Inspire magazine, an English-language online publication sponsored by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Inspired by Al-CIA-Duh, huh?
These kids were so set up. I feel sorry for them. Here is how it works: they come over here for school and the good life and the FBI and CIA visit right away. They say if you want to stay you need to do these things for us. They tell the kids they are helping out and it's all for the good. If you don't wanna help, well, we'll deport you.
Several issues and other pro-jihadi propaganda were found on Tsarnaev’s laptop computer, a desktop computer in his Cambridge home, a hard drive, and on two thumb drives. Similar files showed up on Tsarnaev’s cellphones and iPods.
He also had some stuff up his rectal cavity, too.
Readers, any government-sponsored hacker from Silicon Valley (or M.I.T) could plant that stuff on a computer.
The extent of the militant material, revealed during testimony Thursday, was elicited by prosecutors in an attempt to show that Tsarnaev did not have an overnight conversion into violent jihadist beliefs, as the defense has suggested. It also showed he had access to pro-jihadi propaganda independent of his brother.
Then what was he doing dealing drugs and smoking pot, and was he getting a pass on all that because he was in touch with FBI and CIA (same with dead Tamerlan, rest his soul)?
The defense team has already portrayed Tsarnaev’s brother, Tamerlan, as the mastermind of the Marathon bombings — the one who openly espoused extreme Islamist views by early 2012 and influenced his younger brother.
It's not really a defense team as much as it is a collaborative effort with prosecutors.
Kevin Swindon, a supervisory special agent with the FBI who oversaw the collection of the documents, told jurors Thursday that he could not say that Tsarnaev downloaded or viewed the evidence, testifying only that the investigation “verified they existed on the computer at some point in time, these files were opened or accessed on this computer.”
I dismiss testimony from FBI agents. Too many frame-ups of pathetic patsies.
For more than a year before the bombings, an increasing number of documents encouraging violence began appearing on Tsarnaev’s many electronic devices, such as videos and writings of Anwar al-Awlaki, the US-born, Yemeni cleric and militant who emerged as a popular Al Qaeda propagandist. Once called the Osama bin Laden of the Internet, he was killed in a US drone strike in 2011.
See: AmeriKan Missiles Keep Things All in the Family in Yemen
The finish line is a long way away still.
The collection of documents included pro-militant writings from the Web forum At Tibyan Publications, including “Jihad and the Effects of Intention Upon It,” and “A Message to Every Youth.” He also had writings, including “Join the Caravan,” by Imam Abdullah Azzam, considered the father of jihad.
His musical collections include Nasheeds, or musical chants popular in Islamic culture, including “Nasheed for Mujahideen,” or Muslim freedom fighters.
The material is interspersed with Tsarnaev’s everyday Internet searches, papers for college classes, and a resume in which he described himself as a “great swimmer, social, nice.”
Almost as if it were planted or created out of whole cloth.
Tsarnaev’s lawyers are slated to question Swindon on Monday, and will probably focus on his acknowledgment that other people could have had access to those electronic devices.
The dates of Tsarnaev’s interest in extremism will be relevant to both sides.
The defense team has argued that, around the time some of the documents were downloaded, in August 2011, Tsarnaev’s personal life was in upheaval. That summer, his parents divorced and both left for Dagestan, where they had lived before emigrating to the United States.
The next month, Tsarnaev started college at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and when he returned to the family home on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, it was occupied only by Tamerlan, his wife, Katherine, and their toddler daughter.
Judy Clarke, one of Tsarnaev’s lawyers, argued in her opening statement on March 4 that Tsarnaev’s flirtation with extreme views of Islam came in tandem with that sense of loss.
Tsarnaev, “in one of those tough times of adolescence, as we all know, became much more vulnerable . . . to the influence . . . of someone that he loved and respected very much: his older brother,” Clarke told jurors. She also asserted that there will be no evidence that Tsarnaev “downloaded those materials as if he were searching the Internet to find them.”
One of the items found on Tsarnaev’s thumb drive was a pay stub for his sister-in-law, showing that Tsarnaev’s life — along with his electronic devices — was intertwined with his older brother’s.
“The evidence will also show you that, while Tamerlan Tsarnaev was looking and immersed in death and destruction and carnage in the Middle East, [Dzhokhar Tsarnaev] spent most of his time on the Internet doing things that teenagers do: Facebook, cars, girls,” Clarke said in her opening statement.
My analysis looking pretty good, huh?
Defense lawyers have acknowledged that both brothers participated in the bombing at the Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013, killing three people and injuring more than 260.
Like I said, it's been no defense at all.
They also killed MIT police Officer Sean Collier, according to prosecutors.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed during a violent confrontation with police in Watertown.
Through his lawyer, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has admitted to the crimes, but his defense team hopes to use the trial to spare him from a death sentence.
In earlier testimony Thursday, FBI special agent Brian J. Corcoran Jr. described the wreckage that occurred during the brothers’ confrontation with police on Laurel Street in Watertown....
"As Watertown, the scene of Friday’s firefight and manhunt, began returning to normal Saturday, more details filtered out about the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was discovered bleeding and hiding in a boat in a backyard on Franklin Street.... Watertown police rushed to the scene, followed quickly by hundreds of Boston police officers, federal law enforcement officials, and officers from other agencies still in Watertown. Boston tactical teams made up of dozens of SWAT officers led by Sergeant Jack Mahoney swarmed the house, setting up a perimeter around it. Above, a State Police helicopter hovered for another view. Dozens of officers and federal officials moved into the backyard on foot and as they neared the boat, Tsarnaev suddenly moved from his hiding place and raised his hand. He looked to be holding something. Immediately, officials opened fire. Officers backed off, keeping a distance of about 30 feet from the boat. Worried that Tsarnaev might be wearing an explosive device, police brought in an armored vehicle, equipped with a robot that could peel back the wrap covering the boat for the winter. The standoff lasted nearly two hours, as officers watched the boat closely. “No movement,” they would report occasionally. Then, Tsarnaev stirred. He held his hands up. He was covered in blood. Not taking any chances, officers began to hit the boat with flash grenades, which emit a loud blast and a bright light designed to disorient suspects. They used at least a dozen of the devices, trying to ensure as much as possible that Tsarnaev would be too stunned to fight back. SWAT officers then swarmed the boat...."
And he never even had a weapon, NOT EVEN a GUN!
That's enough narrative for now.
"Tsarnaev tweet after 2012 Marathon discussed at trial" by Milton J. Valencia and Patricia Wen, Globe Staff March 23, 2015
Testimony from Matthew Levitt, a counterterrorism expert who is a former analyst for the FBI and the US Treasury, was critical for prosecutors to show that Tsarnaev not only carried out the attacks, but he had a motive, and a message.
Do I even need type it? (And just wait, there is more)
“That’s what makes it terrorism,” Levitt testified.
For roughly three hours Monday, federal prosecutors used Levitt’s testimony to explain to jurors the US government’s growing concerns over homegrown terrorists.
Levitt used Tsarnaev’s own writing to demonstrate that the teenager was inspired by Al Qaeda propaganda — much of Levitt’s testimony focused on what prosecutors have characterized as Tsarnaev’s confession: a note written in pencil on the inside of a boat in Watertown.
“The audience is the American public,” said Levitt, who now works for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and has researched and written about terrorism and the radicalization of terrorists.
OMG!!!! The government called an EXPERT from the ZIONIST WAR LOBBY??
For instance, said Levitt, who holds a doctorate from Tufts University, Tsarnaev’s statement that he was jealous of his brother and his request for Allah to make him a martyr was similar to the teachings of Abdullah Azzam, considered the father of modern jihad. Azzam was a Palestinian who helped fight the Soviet Union’s occupation of Afghanistan.
The ORIGINAL Al-CIA-Duh (and it originated in Palestine)!
FBI supervisory agent Kevin Swindon acknowledged under defense questioning Monday, however, that he could not say who downloaded the materials and that people other than Tsarnaev had access to the electronic devices.
He also acknowledged that prosecutors only showed jurors a fraction – a defense lawyer called it “three ten-thousandths of 1 percent” – of all the materials on Tsarnaev’s devices.
Were I a juror I would conclude those things were put there.
Defense attorneys accused prosecutors of cherry-picking the messages of a rambling teenager who spent most of his time online on Facebook. The day of the 2012 Marathon, he also wrote, “Hmmm get breakfast or go back to sleep, this is always a tough one.”
Strange behavior for a radical Islamist, and an indicator of innocence.
Levitt testified that the selected collection of propaganda on Tsarnaev’s computer was urging violence.
I call it the Boston Globe. What of it?
As an example, he said, some of the musical chants common in Islamic culture, or Nasheeds, that were on Tsarnaev’s iPods celebrated jihad, and had voice-overs of Awlaki’s lectures.
Levitt said that the concept of a global jihad — or a movement of like-minded Muslims to “unite as a nation” with the use of violence — has evolved over the last decade with the spread of online propaganda and the growth of social media.
Then the NSA has collected all the stuff, right? Right?
He also said it has been hijacked by an extreme wing of the religious community who seek to do harm “in the name of Islam.”
He's describing the conduct of his own tribe!
Levitt is slated to continue his testimony on Tuesday.
"A Boston Globe breaking news tweet about the Boston Marathon bombings was listed as one of 10 landmark moments on Twitter by the company, on the occasion of its ninth anniversary. The Globe tweet, sent at 2:57 p.m. on April 15, 2013, reported that a witness had heard “two loud booms near the Boston Marathon finish line.” The event “shook the Boston Marathon — and the world,” the Twitter blog post on the landmark moments said. “As news of the blasts and the manhunt spread, Twitter became crucial for journalists, police and citizens alike,” the blog post said."
Odd how the Globe tweet that crisis drills were being run (amazing how "terrorists" are always able to piggyback those things) has been wiped from the accounts.
Related: "The testimony, though offered by prosecution witnesses, seemed to bolster the defense team’s argument."
I will give you one guess who said that!
Yeah, it's like they are WORKING TOGETHER!
"A counterterrorism and intelligence analyst who testified as a prosecution witness acknowledged while being questioned by defense attorney David Bruck that Islamic radicals are usually influenced by something, whether it is a person or propaganda. The analyst Matthew Levitt, who had testified a day earlier for prosecutors, said that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by then had a collection of jihadi propaganda on his computer and other electronic devices. “At some point, it doesn’t make a difference where you got them from, if you got them and internalized them,” Levitt said. Over 12 days of testimony, jurors have heard from 80 witnesses, and prosecutors this week could finish presenting their case in the first phase of the trial. It’s unknown whether the defense will present any witnesses."
They presented four, and their challenge was to maintain the narrative (like reporters that internalize war values so much so that it is reflected in their choice of terminology):
"That testimony, on Tuesday in federal court, is actually good for the defense because it follows the narrative of Dzhokhar being more of a moron than a martyr."
Look whose talking!
Speaking of narratives:
"Boston Marathon bombing featured in D.C. museum" by Sylvan Lane, Globe Correspondent March 18, 2015
WASHINGTON — A cowboy hat and a blood-soaked American flag, both belonging to Boston Marathon bombing rescuer Carlos Arredondo, are among relics of the April 2013 attacks that have found their way into an exhibit in a Washington, D.C., museum.
The Crime Museum, a for-profit institution in a neighborhood full of tourist attractions, opened an installation Wednesday dedicated to domestic terrorism and hate crimes.
In addition to a section on the Marathon bombing, it features displays on the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
Throwing all the false flags in there in order to mold and sear the generations!
Arredondo said he loaned the museum his cowboy hat — which was featured in iconic photographs of him helping to rescue Jeff Bauman — to help the public process the extreme violence at the Marathon finish line.
“It doesn’t do any good for me to keep them in a locked room,” he said. “That’s the right place for it to be.”
Related: Carlos Arredondo - Boston Hero or NWO FRAUD?
"Since the bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, when Carlos Arredondo rushed from the VIP stands to clear barricades and make a tourniquet from a sweater sleeve that saved Jeff Bauman’s life, the 53-year-old has become the face of Boston Strong, seen by some as an almost mythic embodiment of courage in the face of terror. Already a public figure for more than a decade as the man who set himself ablaze after learning that his son was killed in Iraq and as a ubiquitous antiwar protester, he is now what some of his friends call Boston’s “comforter in chief.” It has become a full-time role, one that has brought celebrity and adoration, accolades, and perks both financial and emotional. Nearly every day since the attacks, Arredondo has been booked with public appearances."
Wow, isn't that really, really strange?
"The story told by Carlos Arredondo is a complete fabrication. Virtually every aspect of the tale he has told is demonstrably untrue and yet it has been readily accepted and repeated by the mainstream media."
They do more than accept him, they PROMOTE HIM!
While the museum had been assembling the broader exhibit for almost two years, it collected the Boston items in the last two months after difficulty finding a source for items to display. That is when Crime Museum chief operating officer Janine Vaccarello contacted Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, authors of “Boston Strong,” a book about the bombing. Sherman and Wedge asked survivors and their families for items, and the museum completed its exhibit with Arredondo’s hat the night before it opened.
“The survivors really wanted to use this opportunity here with the Crime Museum as an opportunity to educate the public,” said Sherman , “not only on what they went through, but what they continue to go through.”
The exhibit opened at a pivotal time in the attack’s history — less than a month before the two-year anniversary and in the midst of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial — and while much of its legacy is undetermined.
Just a coincidence I'm sure, that last phrase tells you we haven't bought the BS.
As the trial unfolds, the Crime Museum made a small but conspicuous decision: The exhibit features a copy of the controversial August 2013 issue of “Rolling Stone” with a cover story on Tsarnaev, but with a description placard placed to obscure his face. Vaccarello said this was part of the museum’s commitment to avoid glorifying suspects and convicts.
Interesting choice of words since that is what I'm reading about here.
The Crime Museum charges up to $21.95 for a standard ticket. But Arredondo said he was not thinking of any financial implications of lending the objects and only wants to help visitors learn more about the bombing.
When people say it's not about the money, it's about the money!
Sherman and Wedge said the exhibit cements Boston’s place in the country’s efforts to suppress terrorism and connects patrons to the bombing.
“We’re at war, and Boston was one battlefield,” said Wedge. “When you see it in the context of all these other battlefields and all these other crimes that happened, I think it’s pretty moving.”
Talk about driving a wedge into the issue!
Did you visit the gift shop?
Going to turn the whole event into a movie (with tax credits and everything).
I wonder who will play Dzhokhar in the sequel:
"Tsarnaev’s lone-wolf portrayal an opportunity for defense" by Patricia Wen, Globe Staff March 31, 2015
Liah Greenfeld, a Boston University professor who specializes in nationalism and modern culture, said that she sees a desperate personal crisis in many lone-wolf terrorists, and believes their deadly missions are often meant, often unconsciously, to target themselves.
Only problem with that is that Dzhokhar was NO LONE WOLF!!!
“Very often these lone wolves cannot commit suicide, they commit suicide by cop,” she said.
So all those cop shooting.... just killed two birds with one stone. Citizens are asking for it. Told you you deserve to die if the cops kill you.
Terrorism specialists say research on the psychological profile of a lone-wolf terrorist is still in its infancy, and there is limited data to draw from.
I'm sensing a but coming.
History has shown that while they are nearly all male, they can be very different, with some, not all, clearly displaying serious mental health issues.
That is in dispute now, and the girls are getting help (and every knows from jwhom).
Max Abrahms, a political science professor at Northeastern University who studies terrorism, said these terrorists might be better named “loon wolves.”
That's why the FBI finds it so easy to recruit and set-up pathetic patsies.
Notable lone-wolf attackers include Ted Kaczynski, the reclusive Harvard-educated Unabomber who killed three as he railed against technology starting in the late 1970s; Timothy McVeigh, who killed 168 people in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 to express his antigovernment rage; and US Army psychiatrist and Muslim extremist Nidal Malik Hasan who killed 13 people during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009.
I'm no fan of Ted, but....
"Former SunMicrosystems CEO Bill Joy stated that the Future Doesn’t Need Us, quoting from Ted Kaczynski’s manifesto on the human condition under technology:
Due to improved techniques the elite will have greater control over the masses; and because human work will no longer be necessary the masses will be superfluous, a useless burden on the system.As for Hassan, well....
If the elite is ruthless they may simply decide to exterminate the mass of humanity.
If they are humane they may use propaganda or other psychological or biological techniques to reduce the birth rate until the mass of humanity becomes extinct, leaving the world to the elite.
Or, if the elite consists of soft-hearted liberals, they may decide to play the role of good shepherds to the rest of the human race. They will see to it that everyone’s physical needs are satisfied, that all children are raised under psychologically hygienic conditions, that everyone has a wholesome hobby to keep him busy, and that anyone who may become dissatisfied undergoes “treatment” to cure his “problem.” Of course, life will be so purposeless that people will have to be biologically or psychologically engineered either to remove their need for the power process or make them “sublimate” their drive for power into some harmless hobby. These engineered human beings may be happy in such a society, but they will most certainly not be free.
They will have been reduced to the status of domestic animals.
Most recently, in December authorities released the lengthy mental health history of Man Haron Monis, a gunman who took hostages in a cafe in Sydney, which ended with three dead, including Monis.
Related: Australian Psyop?
Sure looks like one.
Assessing the degree of political and personal motivation behind lone-wolf terrorists is important for government officials as they try to come up with prevention programs to halt the alarming growth of this type of violence.
Maybe it would help if they stopped the staged and scripted psyops or false flag frame-ups.
But it also has implications in Tsarnaev’s death penalty trial, as the defense and prosecution portray Tsarnaev’s interest in radical Islam in vastly different lights.
While many lone-wolf terrorists are socially isolated, Tsarnaev was not.
After his arrest, he had many friends from college and high school describe him as a popular student who generously offered car rides to friends in his green Honda Civic and seemingly enjoyed being around people.
He was a respected captain of the public high school’s wrestling team.
They knew he was proud of his Chechen Muslim heritage, but they saw him as largely a secular person.
Some longtime friends of Tsarnaev, however, have told the Globe that behind Tsarnaev’s friendly, low-key demeanor was a risk-taking side, sometimes accelerating his car to nearly 120 miles an hour, often with a lit cigarette in hand. They said he took in more than $1,000 a week in marijuana sales, and was seen at least once with a gun. He liked to play with BB guns and light fireworks.
Who was he dealing with there?
BB’s and fireworks played a role in the Boston Marathon bombing — and, in the prosecution’s eyes, in his role as a menacing lone-wolf terrorist.
“I think giving him the terrorism label is very important to the prosecution, especially in Boston where many people are queasy about the death penalty,” said David Hoose, a criminal defense attorney in Northampton who has handled a federal death penalty case. “For jurors, the one exception they might make is to combat terrorism.”
It's the narrative.
Hoose said Tsarnaev’s lawyers must try to present strong witnesses in the weeks ahead who can convince a jury that Tsarnaev is nothing more than a young impressionable teenager from Cambridge, who was desperate and troubled, and should not be executed.
And they DID NOTHING of the SORT!
“They have to humanize their client,” Hoose said.
Didn't have enough time, especially after the crisis actors, 'er, jurors were crying.
The defense team has not suggested in court that the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School graduate and former University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student had a serious mental illness, though they could easily raise some psychological conditions, such as depression or personality disorders, in the penalty phase as mitigating factors....
What's crazy is continuing with this slop.
Maybe you would like a look inside his head.
The defense rests, but they’re just getting started?
Where can one get some really good analysis?
"For her next act, Martha Coakley gets comfortable on camera; As TV legal analyst and academic, she shifts perspective" by Akilah Johnson, Globe Staff April 04, 2015
So that is where she wound up.
CAMBRIDGE — With a small notebook in hand, Martha Coakley walked to the courtyard outside of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government to a waiting television crew.
As the cameras rolled on Tuesday afternoon, the former attorney-general-turned-television-commentator homed in on key moments in the two high-profile cases she has been monitoring: the Boston Marathon bombing trial and the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.
I'll bet that is no picnic, either.
This was not the spotlight she had planned for — or wanted.
Last year, Coakley came within 41,000 votes of being governor of Massachusetts, losing her second statewide election in five years, but she’s not hiding from the spotlight. To the contrary, she can be found all over campus this spring as a fellow with the Institute of Politics, and periodically stepping in front of a television camera for WCVB-TV.
Given the $2 billion budget hole and all the other problems Deval left, she should be grateful she lost.
“You can run and lose and not fall off the planet,” Coakley said recently in an interview from her Harvard office. “In fact, you can work for the planet.”
Coakley doesn’t avoid talking about her losses in the 2010 US Senate race and last year’s governor’s race, referring to both in conversations and interviews. At a round table about health care at Harvard on Tuesday, she explained she thought Massachusetts’ health care law would help buoy her Senate run since it had served as the model for the federal overhaul. What she didn’t anticipate, she said, was such a backlash to the national law.
“I’d rather bring it up so people don’t feel they have to tiptoe around it or think that I’m sensitive about it, because I’m not,” she said of her losses. “I just prefer to face it head on.”
And while she’s not sure what the next act of her life will include, Coakley, 61, said these two short-term positions — the Harvard fellowship and as legal analyst for WCVB — provide the necessary respite and inspiration to figure it out.
Coakley, once the state’s top prosecutor, says her new role analyzing the case of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is not as odd as some might think. She’s prosecuted cases before cameras, scrutinized others’ trial work, and made more than a few television appearances on the stump.
She views the role not so much as providing color commentary on the case — something she said annoys her about how media covers court cases — but exploring the legal strategies of both sides.
“I hope to help people understand what may not seem quite so clear to them,” she said. “Why did the judge do this? Why did the prosecution say this? And not just a play-by-play of ‘they said this today and they said that today.’ ”
The station approached Coakley as she was still working full time to ensure that her successor at the attorney general’s office, Maura Healey, had a smooth transition. WCVB’s longtime legal analyst, David Frank, was appointed to be a judge in Concord District Court, and the station was looking for a replacement.
“It made a lot of sense,” Andrew Vrees, WCVB’s news director, wrote in an e-mail. Still, he said, “Given her credentials and the fact she just wrapped up a run for governor, I thought it was a long shot.”
E-mails were exchanged. Phone calls made. A lunch date had.
Eventually, the deal was done.
Coakley said her goal is to be as objective as possible, as the final decision about Tsarnaev’s guilt or innocence — and ultimately whether he should be put to death — rests in the hands of a jury of 12. She will continue to appear during key moments in both cases: opening and closing statements, key witnesses and evidence, and verdicts.
When did they write this piece? They are both almost over!
The jury — and the public — has listened to gripping testimony from bombing survivors and forensic experts in the case that began four weeks ago with the startling admission from Tsarnaev’s defense attorney that “It was him.”
That's his "defense."
If anyone is hurt by my skepticism and doubt, I'm sorry. It's not like I tried to cheat for my own benefit.
So are you ready to run the race this year?
NEXT DAY UPDATES:
Tsarnaev verdict seems simple, but much in play
His defense never bothered to bring up the fact that the brothers had white or gray backpacks and the alleged bomb was in a black one?
Despite voluminous case against Tsarnaev, questions still linger
And you will not be finding any truthful answers in there!
Marathon bombing trial’s enduring value
Yeah, that sham of a show trial has somehow "helped restore some global respect for American justice."
Seems like a poetic way to end things here.