The mother of the two Chechnyan men accused of perpetrating the Boston bombing has announced she's in support of the same theory James Tracy has championed -- namely, that the Boston bombing was a hoax.
"There was no blood," Zubeidat Tsarnaev told CNN. "It was paint."
"What I want to know [whether it was fake]," she said. "Because everyone's talking about -- that this is a show, that's what I want to know. That's what I want to understand."
The woman, who has insisted upon her children's innocence, said she'd seen a video supporting this theory.
Those images are, perhaps, the same that James Tracy has published on his blog. Two days ago, Tracy said he suspected the bombing had been a fake, citing rumors that "mass-casualty actors" had staged the whole thing.
He too said there hadn't been enough blood. Look at "the use of a wheelchair," he wrote, when describing an iconic image of our own Carlos Arredendo wheeling a panic-stricken and sallow man out of the carnage. "To aid and transport an individual with such severe injuries -- who amazingly is still conscious and discharging little if any blood -- runs counter to common emergency medical procedure."
Tracy said there was strong evidence the government was involved in the bombing. For this theory, he's been condemned across the nation -- and yesterday afternoon, both Fox News and the Daily Caller called his university the "worst university in America."
Now, the mother of the accused terrorists says she agrees with him. Her sons aren't murderers, she said, but mere pawns in a broader scheme.
But above all, she said at a news conference, they were victims of being Muslim.
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