Most recent Boston bombing strangeness

According to the Virginian-Pilot, there is an FBI rescue team that has “the same skill sets as SEAL Team 6 and Delta Force.” Perhaps that is why they die under similarly suspicious circumstances:

Two members of the FBI’s elite counterterrorism unit died Friday while practicing how to quickly drop from a helicopter to a ship using a rope, the FBI announced Monday in a statement…Last month, the team was involved in the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. And in February, it rescued a 5-year-old boy held hostage for six days in an underground bunker in Alabama.

The boy in the bunker. I’d almost forgotten that event, which seemed as staged as every other incident we’ve recently witnessed. Nevertheless, the deaths of these two men is suspiciously similar to the deaths of the Seal Team 6 members in that potential witnesses have conveniently been eliminated.

Then, there’s this: Police kill man linked to Boston suspects, triple murder

A Florida man originally from Chechnya was fatally shot early Wednesday while being questioned about his ties to the Boston bombing suspects and about the unsolved 2011 murders of three men in Waltham, Mass., two law enforcement officials said.

Ibragim Todashev, 27, of Kissimmee, Fla., was killed in a condominium in Orlando, near Universal Studios, after he attacked and wounded an FBI agent with a knife or other sharp object, one official said.

It was not immediately clear whether the fatal shot was fired by the agent or other law enforcement officials involved in the questioning, including two Massachusetts State Police troopers.

Another version: Moments leading to fatal FBI shooting in Orlando still unclear

Initially, FBI officials said Todashev, 27, became violent and lunged at an agent with a knife while he was being questioned about Tsarnaev and an unsolved 2011 triple murder in the Boston suburb of Waltham. The agent, acting on an “imminent threat,” then shot Todashev, they said.

However, later in the day, some of those officials had backed off that preliminary account, and it’s no longer clear what happened in the moments before the fatal shooting, The Associated Press reported.

Again, it’s easier to kill witnesses than have them go public.

Unless the witnesses are useful, like the press. Was the revelation that the White House was spying on reporters a threat to warn them to keep their mouths shut? And if the reporters were not intimidated by that, perhaps they’ll obey when it’s their family members who are being targeted.

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