Our coverage of boston marathon bombing

What’s Not Being Revealed in the Tsarnaev Courtroom

1The prosecution pulled a couple of astonishing 180°s in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial Thursday. The fancy footwork actually had the government denying evidence it once claimed to have possessed. In fact, in one instance, the prosecution managed to pull a full 360°.

It started when one witness, FBI Supervisory Agent Michael Knapp—who works with the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) in Quantico, Virginia—testified that the bombs allegedly made by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were “not that sophisticated.” He also stated that investigators found explosives residue in the Tsarnaev brothers’ Norfolk View article …

RussRant: Ben Carson Gets Boston Bombing Wrong

Ben Carson, now a leading candidate in the polls, has drawn criticism for some of his more extreme statements about foreigners — and, like so many of his fellow GOP candidates, has had to step back and declare he was misunderstood.


But one thing he hasn’t taken flak for was a comment explaining why the United States should be wary of taking in Syrians and other Middle Eastern immigrants. His reason? He cited the Tsarnaevs and the Boston Marathon Bombing:


“I would recognize that bringing in people from the Middle East right now carries extra danger,” View article …

Jeb Bush

Boston Globe Freaks Over Jeb’s Accidental Deep Politics

Here’s a slightly complex one with a very simple message:

The Boston Globe just ran an item implicitly questioning the judgment of a Super PAC supporting Jeb Bush. The basis? The PAC ran an ad featuring Ben Swann, a newscaster who has doubts about the official Boston Marathon Bombing story. The Globe has no beef with the ad itself, which like many others takes Marco Rubio to task for missing Senate votes. Instead, it is who is shown View article …

BOSTON UPDATE: Tsarnaev Tries To Move Bombing Trial Again

The Boston Marathon bombing is much more important than has been acknowledged, principally because it is the defining domestic national security event since 9/11—and has played a major role in expanding the power of the security state. For that reason, WhoWhatWhy is continuing to investigate troubling aspects of this story and the establishment media treatment of it. We will be exploring new elements of the story regularly as the January trial of the accused co-conspirator Dzhokhar Tsarnaev View article …

Why The Boston Bombing Trial Matters & Government Pot Shops: Mar. 17, 2015‏


Why WhoWhatWhy’s Boston Marathon Bombing Coverage Is Important
by Klaus Marre
Traditional news outlets have all but abdicated their duty to ask the hard questions. Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen is a case in point – he’s on a first-name basis with the police involved in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s capture. Klaus Marre looks at what’s missing from the mainstream press at Tsarnaev’s trial.

Why Did One Boston-Area Cop Let Tsarnaev Escape?
by Joanne Potter
At the height of the manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one police officer View article …

Another Terrorist, Another Past Connection with the FBI

Another terrorist attack in a major American city, more frightening images and talk of pressure cookers and ball bearings, BBs and pipe bombs, “lone wolves” and Christmas tree lights.


The latest alleged perpetrator is Ahmad Khan Rahami, a young Muslim man who grew up in America and likes souped-up cars. He became “self-radicalized” watching videos on the Internet that inspired him to blow up innocent Americans.


Some experts say the bombs he made show a high level of sophistication and training, but with more than a half a dozen bombs deployed, not a single person was killed. Some saw it coming View article …

No “Eureka” Moment in Boston Bombing Videos or Images

Grainy, dark, faded and inconclusive.

The state of the evidence thus far presented against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can be summed up in those four words.

From the first moments after the FBI’s April 18, 2013 press conference naming “White Hat” and “Black Hat” as the prime suspects, law enforcement has contended they had video that conclusively showed Tsarnaev dropping a backpack bomb at View article …

Boston Bombing, Sony Suspicions & Anthrax Doubts: Dec. 22, 2014


Boston Marathon Bombing: A Primer by The WhoWhatWhy Team
As the defining domestic national security event since 9/11, the Boston Marathon Bombing has played a major role in expanding the power of the security state. Although the media quickly accepted the government’s assertions that it had captured the culprits, that the culprits were “lone wolves” and that there was nothing more to the story, an ongoing exclusive investigation by WhoWhatWhy, launched the week of the event, suggests otherwise.

Read on for a hand-picked list of our most essential reporting to get you up to speed in time for the View article …

More from Russ Baker on the Boston Bombing Case

CaptureTomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating bombing of the Boston Marathon. Yet a year later, we still know only what authorities have told us about the case—a strange and twisted tale full of holes and discrepancies.

The Nicole Sandler show invited Russ Baker on to discuss his investigation of the FBI’s case against the Tsarnaev brothers. It’s a case that, to observers of history, seems eerily familiar. Their discussion broadened into a fascinating analysis of what we know, what we’re told, and the forces at work behind View article …

How Secrecy May Uncover A Reason To Move The Boston Bombing Trial

The secrecy has finally gotten thick enough at the Boston Marathon Bombing trial for someone in the usually unquestioning establishment media to make a stink about the public’s right to know.

It’s a small stink, but The Boston Globe finally filed a motion along those lines. The newspaper, in a narrow request, asked U.S. District Court Judge George O’Toole to give public access to his rulings on the disqualifications of potential View article …

Double and Even Triple Government: Russ Baker on Deep Politics and the Bushes

The following is WhoWhatWhy Founder and Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker’s interview with Joan Brunwasser, first published on OpEd News.


My guest today is Russ Baker, forensic journalist, author and founder of WhoWhatWhy. Welcome back to OpEdNews, Russ! Last week you wrote a piece called The “Double Government” Secret Gets Out. What can you tell any readers who might have missed it? And why is this such an important story?

RB: Well, no View article …