The Worldnutdaily and much of the right wing blogosphere is up in arms because, as WND claimed, a CNN national security analyst had blamed the right wing for the Boston Marathon explosions. As a sub-heading on this article claims, “Media blame right wing.” But then you read the text:
While the initial indications may point toward Islamic terrorism, some in the media have been speculating it could have been a domestic attack, with some analysts suggesting “right wing extremists” were involved.
CNN national-security analyst Peter Bergen said some of the information will become clear when police reveal what kind of explosive was used.
Bergen said al-Qaida often uses hydrogen peroxide explosives, while another type of explosion might signal that a “right-wing extremist” was involved.
The explosions, Bergan said, reminded him of the Oklahoma City bombing, for which Timothy McVeigh was arrested, convicted and executed.
And Bergen said it also brought to mind other “right-wing” attacks.
“Right-wing groups trying to attack, for instance – trying to attack the Martin Luther King parade in Oregon in 2010,” he said. “So, if it is a device of some kind, you know, we shouldn’t leap to conclusion about where it’s coming from.”
Joseph Farah calls it “sheer demagoguery” (something he certainly knows a thing or two about). But in fact, Bergen was right on. The unexploded devices will be a huge help in telling the FBI who is behind the attacks because different groups tend to use different types of devices. And no, a right wing extremist group was certainly one of the possibilities at the time. It’s just more of the same persecution complex.