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Good news for lefties who wanted to blame the Boston Marathon bombing on right-wingers

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I know how disappointed you’ve been, all these long months, but now there’s a glimmer of hope. BBC News may have just given you the opportunity you’ve been yearning for.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev had right-wing extremist literature

One of the brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston bombings was in possession of right-wing American literature in the run-up to the attack, BBC Panorama has learnt.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev subscribed to publications espousing white supremacy and government conspiracy theories.

He also had reading material on mass killings.

Until now the Tsarnaev brothers were widely perceived as just self-styled radical jihadists.

The programme discovered that Tamerlan Tsarnaev possessed articles which argued that both 9/11 and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing were government conspiracies.

Another in his possession was about “the rape of our gun rights”.

Reading material he had about white supremacy commented that “Hitler had a point”.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev also had literature which explored what motivated mass killings and noted how the perpetrators murdered and maimed calmly.

There was also material about US drones killing civilians, and about the plight of those still imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay.

Yep, sounds like a typical teabagger to me. In yo face, wingnuts!

That means we can disregard the written confession that his brother — and killer — Dzhokhar left on the inside of the boat he was hiding in: “When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims.” It’s safe to ignore his belief that Tamerlan is now a martyr in paradise, and his eagerness to join his brother there. Clearly that’s all incidental, in light of this new information.

Because of these “right-wing publications.” The names of which, as JWF points out, are still unknown. Who cares? They’re “right-wing,” that’s all you need to know. That means Tea Party, and that means shut up.

Shut up.

Update: Also ignore this and this. Down the memory hole it goes.

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Jim Treacher