Much of the conspiracy theory that has sprung up around the Boston Marathon bombing is spun from whole cloth, caused by misinterpretation of basic facts or is the result of complete cognitive failures on the parts of the theorists. 95% of the conspiracy theories can be debunked pretty easily, though I still put in the time because I think objective truth is worth working for.
But I have to say that there is so much strangeness surrounding Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that while I do not think he has been made a patsy by The Forces That Be, I can also say that the media and governmental failures in this case are responsible directly for a lot of the conspiracy theory that has been formed around the idea that Dzhokhar is innocent. When the mainstream media and the actual investigative agencies screw up this much, we have to expect conspiracies to crop up. The regular conspiracy theory suspects are going to create theories but this time lots of regular people have been sucked into conspiracy theory because they find it difficult to believe what any agency or news source has to say about the case. Some of what I write here will also be found in my article about the media failures and what may seem like odd governmental actions in the Boston bombing case, but I think they are worth repeating. And frankly some repetition is inevitable. And impossible. It’s all been horked up in some sort of conspiracy theory hairball. It’s just one big, interconnected mess.
There are so many conspiracies and so many rumors about Dzhokhar that again I find myself forced to break them out into separate entries. Some may not be “theories” as such but rather examinations of evidence that play a role in the “Dzhokhar Was Framed” theories. I feel I need to break them up into single entries because otherwise I will have a 20,000 word document, if that short, for all of the theories. And a new one seems to pop up every day. If you have a particular Dzhokhar conspiracy theory you would like to see explored here, let me know. As many as I have found, I bet there are a lot more I haven’t read yet. Stay tuned for some debunking and, and I have to be blunt here, lots of complaining about how information is disseminated by online sources and mainstream media.
While you are waiting for my first Dzhokhar debunk, be sure to have a look at my discussion of the “Free Jahar” fandom and be sure to check back later as I add to the Dzhokhar theory discussions.