In its statement it blamed army intelligence for fueling a war against Islamists that only benefits “Christians and Jews.”
Mid-90s Gallic nuclear testing is blamed for mutating a native iguana species of Tahiti.
After Bear's demise last March, newly retired CEO Jimmy Cayne blamed Goldman Sachs, among others, for hastening its death.
"confoundedly" 1833, later also as an adjective, from past participle of blame (v.), as a "euphemistic evasion of the horrible word damn." [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848].
This adjective 'blamed' is the virtuous oath by which simple people, who are improving their habits, cure themselves of a stronger epithet. [Edward Everett Hale, "If, Yes, and Perhaps," 1868]Cf. also blamenation (1837) as an expletive. The imprecation blame me is attested from 1830.
c.1200, "find fault with;" c.1300, "lay blame on," from Old French blasmer (12c., Modern French blâmer) "to rebuke, reprimand, condemn, criticize," from Vulgar Latin *blastemare, from Late Latin blasphemare "revile, reproach" (see blaspheme). Replaced Old English witan with long "i." Related: Blamed; blaming.
early 13c., from Old French blasme "blame, reproach; condemnation," a back-formation from blasmer (see blame (v.)).