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Roseanne Barr said Marathon blasts were one of many ‘false flag terror attacks’

Roseanne Barr in January.Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images/File

Roseanne Barr’s comment about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett dominated Tuesday’s news cycle, but it’s far from the first controversial remark the comedian has made — one referenced the 2013 Marathon bombings.

In an “open letter to Congress” posted on Barr’s official website, Barr said the Obama administration had manufactured “false flag terror attacks,” citing “Boston Marathon; case in point.”

The URL indicates the statement was posted on Nov. 16, 2013, seven months after the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 260.

Barr’s piece focused on actions taken by the Obama administration. Her first sentence: “I write this letter urging you to stop the dictatorship initiated in the Executive Branch.”


The header atop the page identifies Barr as a presidential candidate under the Peace and Freedom Party banner. Barr was the party’s candidate for president in 2012. Also on the ticket was Cindy Sheehan, known for her protests against the Iraq War after her son was killed in action in 2004.

Sean Smyth can be reached at sean.smyth@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @smythsays.