WhoWhatWhy makes its semiannual interview request with convicted Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The feds answer: Nope.
It’s been five years since the Boston Marathon bombing. Nevertheless, the federal government continues to withhold most of its official records about the primary perpetrator of that heinous attack.
At least some mainstream media are finally showing an interest in the unresolved mysteries of the Boston Marathon bombing. But the FBI remains as tight-lipped as ever. What are they hiding?
Tomorrow marks four years since the Boston bombing massacre. WhoWhatWhy has been at the forefront of this story and questioned the accepted narrative. We’ve compiled a selection of some of our most important articles on this important subject.
A new book by an author with a mainstream pedigree reinforces WhoWhatWhy’s skepticism that the FBI is coming clean about what led up to the Boston Marathon bombing.
Efforts to learn why Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being held “incommunicado” prompted this bizarre answer: the government can’t tell us, because of concerns for his “privacy.”
The watchdogs tasked with overseeing the federal government are pushing back against a growing defiance from agencies like the FBI. The agencies’ subtle and not-so- subtle obstruction sheds light on why attempts to fix responsibility for “intelligence failures” — like the probe into the lead-up to the Boston Marathon bombing — typically amount to a whole lot of nothing.
WhoWhatWhy’s Russ Baker on “The Ripple Effect” Podcast. Russ talks about the mysterious crash that killed the investigative journalist Michael Hastings. He also presents his most detailed analysis yet of the Boston Marathon Bombing case. Even after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death, the questions and doubts about the case are thicker than ever. He explores the out-of-control American Homeland Security State — the screwups, the cover-ups, the recklessness, the hidden agendas; and the cowardice and laziness of the media in failing to pursue the real story. 90 minutes of blunt talk.
In this post-trial discussion with radio host Peter B. Collins, WhoWhatWhy Editor in Chief Russ Baker discusses the amazing and consequential elements of this terror mystery that never got aired in court.
In allowing FBI interview reports to be read in court in lieu of witness testimony, US District Court Judge George O’Toole inadvertently highlighted an insidious tactic used by the FBI to manipulate witness statements. Anyone who gets a knock at the door from an FBI agent would be well advised to invite an attorney over before opening the door—or your mouth.
Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has not been allowed to speak in his own defense. What do his defense attorneys—or governmental security agencies—have to gain by his silence?
The mainstream media seems to be moving to where WhoWhatWhy has long been on the Boston bombing story. Welcome to the truth.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev now faces the sentencing phase of his trial, even with questions about the case left unanswered. The most crucial of these: Who constructed the Marathon bombs and where?
Given the evidence presented in the Tsarnaev trial, it’s possible that Dzhokhar’s older brother, Tamerlan—who was killed by police in the immediate hours after the bombing—was an FBI informant.
The narrative of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a radicalized religious zealot isn’t necessarily in keeping with case evidence.
A series of serious discrepancies in the prosecution’s case against Tsarnaev should be raising the eyebrows of the mainstream media.
The prosecution’s terrorism expert witness doesn’t speak Arabic, hasn’t done much field research and wasn’t too forthcoming about his organization’s connections to the pro-Israel lobby. So what’s his insight into Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and is it accurate? Lara Turner examines the testimony.
The video of Dun “Danny” Meng’s escape is a microcosm of what’s frustrating about the Boston bombing trial: It features cherry-picked prosecution evidence, inconsistencies that were uncovered pre-trial and a defense solely interested in trying to avoid the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. So the video raises more questions than it answers, and no one’s asking those questions.
Criminal trials are often anything but a search for the truth. That’s certainly the case with the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tune in with RadioWHO host Jeff Schechtman for a conversation with WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker and reporter James Henry for some essential context about the trial and the evidence being presented.
Prosecutors in the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev turned hostile toward their own witness once it became clear her findings didn’t support their allegations of murder. Joanne Potter unpacks the strange reversal.