Is the Boston pressure-cooker bomb a lie and a hoax?

Is the Boston pressure-cooker bomb a lie and a hoax?

By Jon Rappoport

April 17, 2013

When the Trade Center was destroyed on September 11, 2001, I urged readers and researchers to focus on the explosions as the first order of business.

That was because I had researched and written about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. I and others discovered that the official scenario about the bomb in the Ryder truck, parked at the curb outside the Murrah Federal Building, was grossly incomplete.

Such a device could not have produced the profile of damage sustained by the building. General Ben Partin and other bomb experts had seen that fact. They’d diagrammed it and explained it.

The obvious conclusion was: bombs wired into columns of the Murrah Building had done the significant damage.

So again, in the case of the Boston Marathon bombing, I urge people to examine the explosions closely.

I have questions. For example, as described in the YouTube video. “Boston Massacre False Flag Terrorism—Pressure Cooker,” Daniel Vincent Kelley points to a few simple facts.

A photo of a mangled pressure cooker, posted by press outlets all over the world, shows the pressure-cooker plug and, near it, one small round hole, machined apparently by the manufacturer. But…no other small holes. I see discolorations but not dozens or hundreds of holes.

Yet we are told that the Marathon bombs were placed inside pressure cookers and packed with nails and ball bearings. If that were true, the explosions would have created many, many small holes as the inserted shrapnel flew through the cooker and out in every direction.

In the official press photo, there are no such holes.

How is that possible?

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In fact, since a large piece of the pressure cooker is missing, it appears that the explosive was a shaped charge of some kind. Part of the cooker is mangled but intact; another part is missing, presumably revealing in which direction the shock wave traveled.

Charges are shaped when they are put in place, because the maker wants the explosion to be vectored; otherwise, the explosion will exit its confined space spherically, equally, in all directions.

A shaped charge would strongly suggest a pro at work, not an amateur who built the device in his kitchen. In which case, we would be looking at a whole different scenario.

This is significant because, for example, media outlets are busy trying to make connections between home-made pressure-cooker bombs and “right-wing extremists.”

People might reply, “Well, if the pressure cookers show such gaping flaws in the official story, why would the real killers have done such a bad job of covering their tracks? They would be smarter than that.”

They weren’t smarter in 1995 in Oklahoma City, and they weren’t smarter in New York, in 2001, where it was claimed that both Towers fell because of plane collisions.

They weren’t smarter in Aurora, either, where two witnesses claimed there were at least two killers inside the theater. Nor were they smarter in Newtown, where so many questions and contradictions remained unanswered.

If we infer that the Boston pressure-cooker scenario is wrong, it is a very short step to conclude the scenario is a cover story, designed to obscure the truth. In that case, what is the truth? Who was really responsible for the death and destruction on April 15?

Pros pretending to be amateurs? Pros whose death-dealing work is being concealed by law-enforcement officials, with a concocted version of what happened?

At this stage of the investigation, and from now on, these questions must be asked seriously and probed seriously, regardless of the official line.

That’s what I’m doing here. Asking questions. If there is a reasonable explanation for the pressure-cooker contradictions, I want to hear them.

I’m going to try to get even more specific, to stimulate research. Examine the press photo of the pressure cooker yourself. Does it show a whole cooker, with all parts intact, but bent and distorted, or does it show only part of a cooker, with a major section missing?

And second, if the bomber packed only one side of the bomb with nails and ball bearings and BBs, could the piece that is missing in the photo have contained all the holes caused by the shrapnel exiting the pressure cooker?

If we are really looking at the whole cooker, then we should we also see many holes. We don’t.

If we are looking at only part of the cooker, then regardless of whether the bomber packed all the shrapnel to exit through the missing piece, the fact that it’s missing suggests a shaped charge, the work of a pro.

Either way, somebody is deceiving us.

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

32 comments on “Is the Boston pressure-cooker bomb a lie and a hoax?

  1. mrjohnsavage says:

    Reblogged this on blogsavage and commented:
    Another take on all the wonders that are the Boston Bombing.. and in a related issue.. the Boston Police, MTA, MSP AND the National guard will be randomly stopping citizens, checking bags.. etc.. Welcome to check point USA…

  2. Gina says:

    Jon – following and in line with my comment on your last post, in the twilight zone that is our reality, facts no longer matter. It’s been a very long time since they did. The alternative media could discover the most amazing smoking guns – hard facts – leaked memos, pictures, even videos say, absolutely 10000000% implicating any one of the dozens of government organizations, shadow agencies, etc. in this false flag. Who would listen, pay any attention at all, except for the choir? And why should they? After all, didn’t the brilliant GWB say that, “We should not tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories”?

    Seriously, when was the last time ANY facts, no matter how solid, made a difference in dismantling any official story, no matter how ludicrous the story? It’s a scary world we live in today, where facts matter not – not one iota. They all go down the memory hole, never to be seen again. I don’t know how to describe it, this phenomena needs a new name, since one does not yet exist.

    I’m now waiting in earnest for Obama’s next stump speech, where he will surely be drapped by a few survivors from Boston, perhaps the ones in wheelchairs with missing limbs for added effect. Gabby Giffords probably won’t be invited, as she’s already been recycled in full by the psychopathic wizards running the show. But perhaps this time round Rod Serling will make an appearance – that would be nice.

    I repeat from my last post: “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.” – Karl Rove

    It will take some creative shuffling from the masses to stop this runaway train.

  3. Notimportant says:

    The sheer amount of white smoke indicates a black powder explosion, which they would place in a pressure vessel to increase damage. The lack of a substantial shockwave also indicates this, a high explosive would have rendered a LOT more damage.

    As for the shrapnel, it is still quite likely as in the initial milliseconds after the initial explosion the shrapnel would not have been going very fast, the pressure vessel would have well and truly been ruptured before the shrapnel achieved a velocity capable of actually damaging the vessel.

  4. babylovet says:

    At first we were told that there was a security drill underway featuring bomb sniffing dogs. If so how could they miss the bombs? Perhaps cause they were inside the backpacks we are told contained the bombs? In which case would not the dogs have led the personnel to the individuals carrying the back packs? There may be credible answers to these questions but I have not heard them asked.

  5. hybridrogue1 says:

    The article here is well written and thought out – but the video accompaniment is exceedingly lame schlock. I would have gotten hold of a still pic of that pressure-cooker “bomb” rather than highlighting that bozo trying to explain his position.

    I would say he is on some sort of ‘downer’ like ‘reds’, or has been slapped up side the head too many times {slaphappy}.

    My point being; it is hard to be persuaded by someone who cannot speak a complete sentence.


  6. Anonymous says:

    Well said Gina. The mainstream controlled media would never break a story, it would be squashed and any lone wolf agency or reporter who dared try would be ridiculed by the rest of he mainstream media as a loony and lucky to get a job flipping burgers.

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  8. justwaiting4theothershoe says:

    it is called orwellianism. big brother is real, don’t ya’ know!

  9. Then theres the two pictures of a man and a woman both with legs blown off. The woman is lying comfortably on her back texting on her phone , no blood oozing, no shock when the trauma of such an injury would likely kill her outright. Then the man with a leg blown off at the knee leaving a foot of legbone sticking out. And what do we find about this poor chap? Oh he lost his legs in Afganistan and the spectacular wounding MUST be makeup worthy of any Hollywood film crew. Total illusion…

  10. Garibaldi says:

    “Is the Boston pressure-cooker bomb(s) a lie and a hoax?”
    If Rudy Giuliani’s pushing it on Fox, you can count on it-

  11. Anonymous says:

    Surely the explosive pressure wave would cause weakening and failure of the join between the bottom or pan and the lid of the cooker. They’re usually locked together by wide metal tabs, the pressure sealed by a rubber ring, which would be the first thing to go. Once these fail then the lid would blow off the bottom of the cooker, releasing any internal scrap metal used as intentional shrapnel. This wouldn’t result in any holes in the casing, but might possibly result in internal scarring of the aluminium.

  12. Choquera says:

    Re: video clip- Those are pieces of the pressure cookers that blew up on the explosion! what do you mean how did the nails get out? they got out when the pressure cooker exploded. I don’t understand this guy’s theory…

  13. This whole situation just stinks to high heaven. And even into outer space.

  14. melthemean says:

    The photographs of the first bomb shows it sitting right next to a green mailbox at the curb. After detonation, it looks like the mailbox hasn’t been damaged at all. Why is that?

  15. Rick Pope says:

    The video of the blast showed a smaller puff of light smoke/dust, then after a second or two, a much larger and denser cloud blowing out. Then the numerous flags started blowing outward (from the building straight across the street) for some 30 seconds. Toward the end seveal additional flags, closed to the camera, started blowing. Where did this prolonged and steady wind come from? Did the blast pressurize a building, like a balloon, which they “exhaled” at a slower rate? And what exactly was all the smoke/dust?

  16. Interesting that the name of the bomb can also be related to how they want the whole incident perceived- “Pressure Cooker Bomb” Much like Shock and Awe or any other “named” bombing…

  17. Larry says:

    Gina, where did that quote from Karl Rowe come from? Thanks

  18. sterling says:

    dogs are not trained to sniff black powder

  19. Anonymous says:

    sandy hook =gun control
    boston = internet surveillance

  20. Richard Balducci, Archeo-Occultologist says:

    Does anyone have information concerning the exact location of the finish line @ the Boston Marathon? In other words, has the finish line ALWAYS been @ the same location every year? This is important because the finish line for the 117th (9 x 13 = 117) Boston Marathon is located at 666 Boylston Street! (Occult Signature, anyone?!)

  21. Anyone else wonder what’s going on with the “cowboy hat” (Carlos Arredondo) hero? Now, if you just had your legs blown off (and some claim he’s an Afghan vet with already missing legs) with your tibia sticking out, muscles mangled- with ALL of the emergency responders, DHS, police around- WHY, why? is THIS guy, on the scene carting him around in a wheelchair?? do any of you have spare wheelchairs sitting around-Shouldn’t he be arrested?? Aren’t you NOT supposed to move someone who’s been injured? And he’s the media “darling”- coincidentally, he lit himself on fire they say in revolt of the war or something. He’s just very suspicious to me. He was right at the finish line.. and wheedled himself into the spotlight.

  22. Malcolm McIntyre says:

    Gina’s quote validated here:

  23. Anonymous says:

    first of all, you have two bombers cornered. one shoots, runs out of ammo: you tackle him with 3 cops — he has no vest on that fbi reports. and, u run like little bitches when a suv approaches. there were, as reported, over 50 cops in the area. 3 cops with SSGS in their shotguns would of totally destroyed the suv. if u dont beleive, me go out and shoot this cartridge. so, he gets away from the scene — no backup. are u guys for real? no dogs tracking the suspect? neighbor finds him passed out in boat. but, instead of picking him up quietly, make a big flash grenade presence and shoot 20-rounds into a boat [when] we want answers from the suspect. maybe someone should loose their job because the Russians had video and sent to usa of older brother training in alqueda camps. us interviewed old brother said he was no threat. somebody better start asking Questions to homeland security. makes me laugh when they talk about no escape plan with 20 more bombs at their residence. they weren’t going anywhere. it could of been the bruins or the sox.

  24. Anonymous says:

    fist of all, this guy was on fbi tracking. they blew it just like 9-11 when they had advanced knowledge and choose to ignore (anyone remember peal harbour). so russia sent us video of this guy and the fbi again — like in sept 11 bombings — choose to ignore it. so, i have so much faith in this group of idiots. so, they corner the 2 bombers, and, one comes at them, runs out of bullets, 3 of them tackle the older brother (no explosive vest,on as reported by fbi).

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  26. pov says:

    Remember HS chemistry classes? In a container with a lid, an explosion will almost always blow the lid off rather than exit in all directions.

  27. dgleich says:

    something that hit me when i saw the two brothers with the backpacks on in the videos they showed… pressure cookers are big and round, but the backpacks were FLAT….. wouldnt they have been stuck way out with a pressure cooker inside of them??? why were they so flat looking???? that hit me right away the first time they showed the video. very curious about that fact.

  28. Nicola says:

    If these pressure cookers were so heavy & packed, why isn’t the shoulder straps weighing down on their shoulders and younger brother only holding bag with one strap, no weight in their bags at all, plus blown bag wrong colour, so much wrong with this storyline why are ppl so gullible?

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