I recently wrote an article explaining the reasons why I think there were no ‘actors’ used in place of victims at the Boston Marathon bombings. In that article I made reference to other websites and researchers who had taken up the ‘actors’ meme and run with it. In this article I’ll be looking more closely at the ‘evidence’ that has been presented in support of the ‘actors’ theory. Before I begin though, I should explain how and why my approach differs from the approach that the ‘actors’ advocates have taken.
When trying to decide whether a particular conspiracy theory, or particular angle on a conspiracy theory, is likely to be true or false, my approach is to first look at the plausibility of the theory in question. In terms of the Boston bombings, the idea that ‘actors’ took the place of real victims is the theory. When I first was forced to consider this theory, it took me about 3 minutes of rumination before it began to make no logical sense whatsoever. I more or less spelled out the lack of logic in my previous article, but it can be summed up as: why would a U.S. intel agency chose to use actor victims at a bombing that is designed to terrify the US population into believing that evil terrorists are out to kill them when they could very easily just plant a bomb and let the bomb do what bombs do best, kill and maim people? Read More →