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PBC News & Comment: Do You Know the Dif Between Czech and Chechen?

Boston Bombing suspect reportedly tells interrogaters they acted alone, were provoked by US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan…can you say “blowback”?…PBC remains skeptical of the official narrative, and suggests you check these two sources:

–Sibel Edmonds, an expert on the Caucuses, interviewed by James Corbett in this video

–Coleen Rowley, former FBI agent and 9/11 whistleblower, gives the history of US Neocons supporting rebels in Chechnya here.

And PBC notes that the White House says that since Tsarnaev is a US citizen, he can’t be treated as an enemy combatant: have they forgotten how they fought to keep the NDAA detention law in effect?

–federal judge in Oakland orders release of info about teachers and students at Ft. Benning’s School of the Americas

–hear an excerpt from our interview with Gar Alperovitz, regarding the Occupy movement

–Ricin suspect and sometime Elvis impersonator is released, lack of evidence

–Jason Leopold offers important recent history to expanding hunger strike at Guantanamo

–PBC will be away Thursday through Monday, worries about flight delays and small knives

–Supreme Court upholds tobacco regulation, NYC plans to bump minimum age for smokes to 21

–Israel joins France and Britain in accusing Syria of using chemical weapons, but there’s no proof

–Taliban abduct passengers of chopper forced to land in Afghanistan

–EPA slams State Dept. review of Keystone XL plan

–Chevron cuts research into alternative fuels, not enough profit

–singer Richie Havens dies at 72, we end with a favorite song