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Incompetent Culprit Or Plausible Patsy: Paul Craig Roberts On The Latest ‘Bomb’ Scare


Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

I appreciate readers’ confidence that I can explain the mail bomb scare that has been blamed on Cesar Sayoc. I have not followed this story and regret that I don’t have an explanation to provide.

Stephen Lendman raises the question whether Sayoc is a real culprit or a patsy for an operation orhestrated for political reasons.

…beginning on October 22, harmless mail bombs began to be delivered to prominent undemocratic Dem Trump critics.

None exploded. No one was hurt, the mailings intended to sow fear, create alarm, and make headlines.

They likely intended to influence the outcome of the November midterm elections, undemocratic Dem dark forces likely behind them, hoping to regain control of the House and/or Senate…

This seems to me to be, at our present state of information, a legitimate question. If the security agencies and the Democratic National Committee were willing to orchestrate a fake ‘Russiagate’ scheme against Trump for political reasons, why not also a fake bomb attack on Democrats?

Just as the presstitutes went along with “Russiagate” despite the absence of any evidence, RT reports that the US media is blaming “Trump’s ‘hateful rhetoric’ for the packages.”

While driving I listened to a large part of the press conference, and the affair struck me as an orchestration. Every agency involved was present, from the Postal Service to the FBI and Secret Service, the directors of which praised the expert professional performance of their agencies in intercepting the bombs. It seemed to me overdone, especially in view of the FBI’s admission that they could not say that the bombs were functional. Why would a bomber send non-functional bombs?

There are other things to notice and to wonder about. Photos of the packages, if these are the actual mailed packages and not someone’s construction used to cast doubt on the official story, do not show postage sufficient to cover the weight of a bomb. Also, all the anti-Democrat stickers on Sayoc’s van seem very new and unfaded to have spent much time in the Florida sun.

Whether one likes Trump or doesn’t, it is clear that the establishment wants rid of him. He was elected by the “deplorables,” that part of the population that has been left behind by the elite who manage things in their interest alone. The elite are scared that such an electoral outcome could happen again. A defeat of Trump is a defeat of the populist forces that put him in office.

There is no doubt that Americans have been fed a constant stream of lies to justify political agendas, for example, Serbia, Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Iranian nukes, Libya, Russian invasion of Ukraine, and there are so many unanswered questions about mass shootings, such as the one in Las Vegas, that suspicion of official stories is on the rise. How does one justify believing a government that will lie in order to justify aggression abroad and police state measures at home?

It is entirely possible that Sayoc is an incompetent culprit and that suspicion of the official story is a consequence of the government playing fast and loose with the truth in the past.

From an astute reader:

“We know every detail of this guy’s life within hours and it is presented with photos and all in the NYT. And a symbol – the White Van, almost as good as a White Helmet.”

Another question has come in:

“Who mails bombs to people who don’t open their own mail?”

It is also a legitimate question whether the US government, by which I do not mean simply the Trump administration, is worthy of the trust of the American people. Democracy doesn’t work without public confidence in government. The sacrifice of public confidence to political agendas destroys the basis of political life.

via www.zerohedge.com


  1. There are some new ideas here but most of these questions I have been pondering myself. Certainly glad to see that others are thinking straight also! Needs to be investigated but not by the FBI!

  2. Rush Limbaugh made an excellent point. Given the incendiary nature of some of those stickers ( except CNN sucks because everyone knows it does ), and considering where he parked it, how did it remain unvandalized? In Harvard Square, people would tear off stickers, spray paint it or take a tire iron to the van. And that would be in broad daylight.

  3. This “food for thought” is an excellent treatise on the “mail bomber”. I must say that these “non-functioning” bombs were created to sow hate against President Trump and his supporters.

    I must say that I agree with most of what was written.

  4. There is no “F B I !.. There is No Justice Dept . and there is NO public Trust of the “Government in General ! “Politicians are just short of being a “Endangered Species” ! .. Very Endangered !

  5. anyone with half a brain can see thru this pathetic attempt by the slimy hateful democrats to manipulate voters !! these democrats are below contempt and 100% selfish willing to destroy our country for personal gain !! all anyone has to do is listen when any democrat talks of repealing Trumps tax cuts that’s benefited millions of Americans to the dems raising taxes,yes by all means take away the first great thing for American workers in ten years to go back to obama’s stagnant economy and these parasite democrats claim to be for the America worker,what A DAMN LIE,they don’t give a damn about anyone in this nation but themselves !!

  6. I agree with all of you people, from the very beginning when all of this atarted to happen, I thought, why any of this bombs have not going off? It came to mind wait a minute this is a setup by the Democrats, how is possible that one person can send all this bombs to different states it does not make sense at all
    I’m thinking that needs to be an outside investigation because I smell RATS

  7. Just think. If a conservative, “deplorable” had built the bombs, I’m sure that at least one of them would have ACTUALLY WORKED. So, obviously the work of a democratic “plant, especially in light of the fact that stickers on van were almost brand new, and the perp had been a registered democrat until a year or so ago, plus the fact that the USPO canellations of the stamps was not there.

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