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The Boston Cell is Manipulating Social Media (& We are Falling for It)

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posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 08:48 PM
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After considering it from other angles, my latest conclusion is it's a terrorist attack involving a cell that utilizes social media and communities like this one are now being played. They are using America's love of Freedom of Speech against it. I would love your thoughts, please.

In an effort to get to the bottom of why this whole incident hasn't felt quite genuine, tonight I was trawling through Jamar's friends accounts on Twitter. One in particular made me starting thinking. The account is @xXjungaXx. This person claims Jamar was akin to a brother and they'd known each other all their lives. He is, of course, defending Jamar. But yesterday he retweeted a tweet of Jamar's from November last year, which does sound ominous in light of the bombings, and it was "those who refuse to apologise will be sorry one day." Why would an alleged friend retweet that given the circumstances?

ETA: this person said about two hours ago that he's not going to post about Jamar anymore. Why stop now, buddy? Is it getting a little too warm for you? If you want to read more of his tweets I have cut and pasted some and they are in another post - search my posts to find it.

The day after the bombings, before Jamar was a suspect, this person stated the bombing was a false flag and provided a link to a video at Inforwars. He then said something like "I only present the video, now it up to you whether to believe it or not." He also retweeted Jamar saying "people are conditioned by the media." His friend agreed and said it was easy to manipulate people's minds during a crisis when everyone is asking the question why.

This person comes across as somewhat authoritative and almost disdainful of the people showing support for his defence of Jamar, and there were thousands who are now following his account and many showing their support. He tweets that the FBI have visited him and "it's all good."

My conspiracy theory runs thus:

The sleeper cell was located in Watertown and made up of Islamic fundamentalists including Jamar and his brother. This cell realises the power the media has in shaping opinion and has hatched a plan to use it to their own ends.

They choose an event that they know will be well covered by the media. Jamar and his brother plant their bombs and leave.

Other members of the cell are creating content for social media (eg. Jahar's letter to his father on his Facebook) and probably taking part in discussions on conspiracy websites, they upload images to 4Chan and other "conspiracy" sites, trying to confuse and put doubt into people's minds about what happened, pointing to the government as the culprits. They have also become a presence on Twitter, supporting their 'friend's' innocence and urging other to view the videos and photographs and joining them in their campaign. Every single supporter that has joined is another piece of ammunition being used against the US government. They must be laughing their asses off. And some of the American supporters are being incredibly sycophantic and offering them solace I don't believe they deserve ie: "You are sooo brave standing up for your friend. You must really love him" etc.

The usual suspects (Alex Jones for eg.) fall into line, based on the already created doubt, as well as conspiracy-centric websites but this time, strangely, it creates more doubt than usual and a wider audience not usually involved in conspiracy theory are being drawn in, even MSM is doing articles on it - something new!

Jamar's friends are defending him loudly and people are finding sympathy for him because the photos being circulated show a soft-faced, gentle looking guy that looks like any 19 year-old you'd find attending you local university, ie. someone you can relate to as opposed to a turbaned Islamic fundamentalist. He was the cell's patsy and they were hoping he'd be killed so they (and their online supporters) could martyr him. This is what his father meant when he said all hell would break loose if he was killed.

On the night of the chase in Watertown there was one scanner that I watched/listened to the whole time and seemed to be the only one not able to be taken offline at various points because it was a video camera trained on a physical scanner and not a digitally embedded scanner (IT gurus - clarify if this would make a difference, please).

Perhaps one of the cell was responsible for providing this stream (the Ustream one), knowing there was a convoluted plan for other members of the cell to lead the authorities on a merry chase that incorporated other cell members decoying police up blind alleys, so to speak, and that the resulting confusion would all be broadcast on the scanner confusing the hell out of the people listening in (apologies to the person responsible if this is NOT the case!).

THAT would explain why Jamar and his brother were so obvious in their visit to the gas station and 7-11 or whatever it was and why the witness they car jacked said they told her they were the bombers. The cell wanted people's attentions drawn to the chase that was about to begin so they could implement the second phase of their strategy, to use social media to confuse the heck out of us. It would also explain how one 19 year-old kid could elude 9000 LEOs for 12 hours or whatever it was.

What if the actual attack is two fold: one physical - to kill, maim and terrorize, and the other is for the "hearts and minds" of US citizens with the objective being to turn Americans against their own government?

This is the only thing that makes sense to me so far and I've tried on various theories. This is what I'm sticking with and if someone wants to poke holes, please do as I have an open mind.
edit on 22-4-2013 by Archie because: unfolding events




posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 09:25 PM
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Not a bad theory. Very plausable. To help your point, maybe they didnt expect most of the north east to respond to their midnight venture and when that happened it got too real and tried to abort, only to fail.



posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 11:12 PM
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The Tweeter I mentioned above has "gone ghost" suddenly claiming it was all getting too stressful. This happend only hours since I first posted my theory in several other threads at ATS. In articles appearing in MSM about the Free Jahar movement, a number of his twitter friends spurring the movement are named but not the person named above. Why? It's all too coincidental for my liking. You couldn't miss this guy, he has 3000 new supporters.

**Please** consider the source of any video or photograph that allegedly proves Jahar is innocent or that the cops/government is behind it because you could be being taken for a ride. I'm not saying all have been created by possible cell members but it's important to recognise that perhaps some are.

Be smart.
edit on 22-4-2013 by Archie because: clarity



posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 11:55 PM
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It's not a Terrible idea that they could be doing this. I'm finding it hard to believe that they acted alone,

but

This could just be a little kid who refuses to believe a best friend could do that.



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 12:01 AM
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Check out the Twitter account and see what you think. He appears to be 18 and says he is off to Saudi in summer apparently to do some study there. He is also responsible for uploading a LOT of photos and videos to Twitter and saying, "See, this proves he didn't do it," and from the flimsiest of sources. He is instigating doubt and encouraging people who believe it is a government conspiracy to speak out and to stick together - he's even cheerleading them at one point "together we'll be successful". And then all of a sudden *poof*, he's gone. It reeks to me.



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 12:12 AM
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I, for one, think it's a really interesting and valid point Archie. I think both sides in any significant battle (whether it's Republicans vs. Democrats or U.S.A. vs. Jihad) will, if they are competent, take the battle to the digital and social front.

Counterpoint: What if @xXjungaXx is the Tsarnaev brothers' handler, and he is part of a rogue government element that intends to demonize certain sections of the populace and divide and inflame U.S. citizens?



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 12:31 AM
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Good point, but I think that role has already been filled by their friend and Jahar Twitter cheerleader, Troy, who's account details do appear in the MSM news article posted in another thread about the social media #freejahar support frenzy.



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 07:43 PM
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S&F

I have nothing to add except to state - I think your right and it's the same conclusion I've drawn to.

Cirque



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 08:02 PM
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Oh, let me GUESS... anyone who does not agree with the "Official Story" is part of a "Terror Cell"

Did I get that one right?

Is that the purpose of this thread?



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 08:42 PM
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Yep, that's it exactly!

No, I think you have misunderstood. I am backing away from the 'cell' idea to a degree given new info that's coming to light but I was of the opinion that Jahar had a group of people who were deliberately uploading photoshopped images to confuse social media users, ie. some of the stuff uploaded to reddit (who have since apologised and locked the thread) as well as the Twitter account holders that claimed to be Jahar's friends who were telling everybody how he was innocent and that he was set up. I also believed that there were a number of people on the street in Watertown on the night of the pursuit that deliberately decoyed police and caused confusion, thus explaining why one 19 y.o, kid could evade 9000 crack LEOs for such a long period. The idea that these people could be part of a terrorist cell to which the two bombers belonged was not inconceivable from that point. Hope that clears it up for you.

I'm now leaning towards this actually being the drill others have suggested with the two boys being set up. The drill was to see how information is spread online, after an incident such as this, when the public is given access to it. It was being discussed last year: thenextweb.com...

More likely, given the news about the bomb hoax on Twitter wiping $30m off the market, I'm starting to think the US is heading towards a massive crack down on social media use, especially now CISPA has passed.
edit on 23-4-2013 by Archie because: clarity



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