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Saudi held in Boston terror bombing "smelled of gunpowder": “I thought there would be a second bomb”
Atlas Shrugs ^ | Arpil 16, 2013 | Pamela Geller

Posted on 04/16/2013 9:47:39 AM PDT by Perseverando

The Saudi being grilled by the FBI said, “I thought there would be a second bomb" and two bombs did go off. We now know that there were no unexploded bombs at Boston Marathon. Only two bombs ---

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says no unexploded bombs were found at the Boston Marathon. He says the only explosives were the ones that went off Monday.

“I thought there would be a second bomb."

He is being grilled by the FBI, and police were seen carrying 20 large bags from his apartment in Revere, Massachusetts. If the police charge him or even call him a suspect, he gets all lawyered up (the feds made that mistake with the Christmas underwear bomber.)

Catherine Herridge reported earlier that the Saudi man is connected to a very powerful Saudi family.

John Kerry meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister abruptly closed to press coverage

"FBI grills Saudi man in Boston bombings," by Larry Celona in the New York Post, April 16 (thanks to Andrew Bostom):

Police took a 20-year-old Saudi national into custody near the scene of yesterday’s horrific Boston Marathon bomb attack, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

The potential suspect was questioned by the FBI and local police yesterday at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was under heavy guard while being treated for shrapnel injuries to his leg sustained in the blast.

In late afternoon, a large group of federal and state law enforcement agents raided an apartment in a building in the Saudi man’s hometown of Revere, Mass.

FBI agents could be seen through one window. It was not clear what, if anything, they found. But Revere fire officials said they were called out to support bomb-squad officers as part of an investigation of a “person of interest”

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1 posted on 04/16/2013 9:47:39 AM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

Smelled of gunpowder? So now the Con-man-in-chief will what, want to outlaw reloading components?


2 posted on 04/16/2013 9:52:49 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Perseverando

Certainly sounds like a tax day related event to me. /sarc

BTW I have a neighbor family that was probably at the finish line that day watching their son. I have tried to call their cellphones yesterday and today just going to voice mail with no return call.

Not like them to not call back especially today, if the feds do not have the phones shut off.


3 posted on 04/16/2013 9:54:09 AM PDT by Hang'emAll (If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?)
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To: LouAvul

they better not cover this up.....they better not “clean” this case..


4 posted on 04/16/2013 9:54:29 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Hang'emAll

I heard the jammed all cell phone transmissions after the bombing.


5 posted on 04/16/2013 9:56:43 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: Perseverando

Well, “20 large bags” just means that the Feds grabbed everything that wasn’t nailed down in order to run tests on it.

I’ve come to take everything the media reports in the first 3 days with a large block of salt.


6 posted on 04/16/2013 9:56:43 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Perseverando
"FBI grills Saudi man in Boston bombings,"

Hey FBI....try a little water boarding with that grill.

7 posted on 04/16/2013 9:57:51 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Perseverando

Why do our politicians continue to allow Saudis to come here for college? Let them use all their oil money to build their own damn universities. American taxpayers would however be willing to donate America’s most liberal professors to move PERMANENTLY over there to help them get started.


8 posted on 04/16/2013 9:59:15 AM PDT by anonsquared
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To: Perseverando

Burned hands? That doesn’t make sense. If he was holding the bomb, his arms would have been blown off. Secondly, the bombs were probably on a timers. Describe the scenaio where the bomer ends up with “burned hands”.

Secondly, the media is making a big deal about him asking “Was anyone killed?” It’s a natural question to ask, and it would be stupid to attribute that comment to some kind of guilt.

Thirdly - was gunpowder used - or was it another explosive?


9 posted on 04/16/2013 9:59:20 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: Perseverando
Catherine Herridge reported earlier that the Saudi man is connected to a very powerful Saudi family.

Would that family name be Bin Laden perhaps?

10 posted on 04/16/2013 9:59:57 AM PDT by stboz
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To: stboz

Hence why Kerry’s scheduled meeting with Saudi officials was unexpectedly closed to the press today. More back room deals underfoot.


11 posted on 04/16/2013 10:02:58 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Fido969

As soon as the news showed that blast yesterday hubby said.....black powder. Won’t state that he is a ‘gun enthusiast’ but he was a firefighter for 33 yrs and has seen almost everything. ;)


12 posted on 04/16/2013 10:04:17 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana
As soon as the news showed that blast yesterday hubby said.....black powder.

Great. Now they'll pin it on some Civil War re-enactor.

13 posted on 04/16/2013 10:05:21 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: LouAvul

His mother smelt of elderberries...


14 posted on 04/16/2013 10:07:54 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: penelopesire

“Catherine Herridge reported earlier that the Saudi man is connected to a very powerful Saudi family”

This explains so much to me, Maybe he came in a new fast track visa. Explains why the police have been so quick to say he is not suspect. Many forces at work here in the State Dept and I bet the Whitehouse if he’s connected to the Royal family.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/20/decision-to-extend-trusted-traveler-program-to-saudi-scrutinized/.

This is starting to make me very uneasy.


15 posted on 04/16/2013 10:10:37 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: cherry
...they better not “clean” this case..

Count on it with this bunch.

16 posted on 04/16/2013 10:13:42 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: crosslink

Earlier a link to a FB page was posted that was said to be the witness/suspect. I followed the link & he had worked for the ambassador, IIRC...


17 posted on 04/16/2013 10:33:42 AM PDT by PoplarBluffian
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To: crosslink

Agree! This also reminded me of the type of bombings in Israel. Can’t rule out Hamas and Hezbollah type terrorists either.


18 posted on 04/16/2013 10:35:55 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Fido969
Burned hands? That doesn’t make sense.

But no other victim had only burned hands. So I guess that aroused suspicion.

19 posted on 04/16/2013 10:38:39 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: crosslink

Here’s the link but now I don’t see anything about the ambassador. Maybe it was one of his friends but I don’t think I dreamed it! Lol.........

https://www.facebook.com/abdulrahman.a.alsulaimi


20 posted on 04/16/2013 10:40:58 AM PDT by PoplarBluffian
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To: PoplarBluffian

“Earlier a link to a FB page was posted that was said to be the witness/suspect. I followed the link & he had worked for the ambassador, IIRC...”

Did it say he worked for Adel al-Jubeir?, If so oh SH-t,this is going to get very interesting.


21 posted on 04/16/2013 10:41:17 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Perseverando
I don't know if he was involved in the attack as anything more than a victim, but I do know if I were a Saudi and I were anywhere near a blast, I'd run like a vengeful djinn was after me to get away from the scene!
22 posted on 04/16/2013 10:41:21 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: Hang'emAll

Please keep us posted. Prayers for them.


23 posted on 04/16/2013 10:42:02 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: anonsquared

I like the way you think...


24 posted on 04/16/2013 10:42:50 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: null and void

Thank you Nully. Still no word.


25 posted on 04/16/2013 10:44:42 AM PDT by Hang'emAll (If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?)
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To: Hang'emAll

Worrisome. Perhaps it’s just a damaged phone?


26 posted on 04/16/2013 10:46:18 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: Fido969

It won’t be long...Black Powder Ban coming.


27 posted on 04/16/2013 10:48:29 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Fido969

Not sure where you are seeing anything about burned hands.


28 posted on 04/16/2013 10:52:42 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: cherry
they better not cover this up.....they better not “clean” this case..

They can't help it. It's SOP now. Their standard response and protocol is to "clean" these situations before we....the great unwashed class of serfs...get even a hint of what the truth is.

29 posted on 04/16/2013 11:01:32 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: PoplarBluffian; penelopesire

I am going to have to do some digging on some of his friends, I do not see any names that jump off, I am sure they could have been scrubed since you looked at it. If Adel al-Juberi was one of them that would be huge news.

https://www.facebook.com/abdulrahman.a.alsulaimi


30 posted on 04/16/2013 11:04:17 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Perseverando

I have no idea whether this fellow is the bomber, but he had been injured by the first bomb and was running away when he was caught. Given that he is from the Middle East, his statement that he thought the would be another bomb makes sense. That is the standard M.O. -—one bomb and then, after people rush in to help, another one. It doesn’t really suggest guilt.


31 posted on 04/16/2013 11:09:52 AM PDT by Happy_Regicide
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To: Fido969
Thirdly - was gunpowder used - or was it another explosive?

Gunpowder (smokeless powder which is used in modern reloading)does not make a good bomb. It is not classified by the BATFE as an explosive. Black powder (think muzzleloaders or cannons) however is an explosive, and will explode with a fireball like was seen in yesterday's video coverage.
32 posted on 04/16/2013 11:13:50 AM PDT by rickomatic
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To: FReepers
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33 posted on 04/16/2013 11:18:58 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: crosslink
The Person of Interest:


Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi

34 posted on 04/16/2013 11:30:40 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

LEO on the left (rear) is pulling a rolling storage/shipping trunk.

LEO in the center is carrying a spool of wire and a backpack/duffel bag of sorts.

LEO on the right (front) is carrying a "tool" bag, with a large "bug-out" backpack by the neck and possibly something else in their left hand which is obscured by their body.

35 posted on 04/16/2013 12:34:57 PM PDT by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: crosslink

Well, of course I can’t read all of it but it does not seem like a terrorists page to me. Didn’t see what appeared to be rantingd. Some of the postings were about Mohammed (Bing translation). But then I wouldn’t really know.........

At this point in time, I don’t think this guy seems too suspicious.......


36 posted on 04/16/2013 1:16:46 PM PDT by PoplarBluffian
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To: sheana

I have a couple of black powder rifles and thats the first thing I thought, would also explain why not just he but everybody else in the area also smelled like powder.


37 posted on 04/16/2013 1:53:27 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: cynwoody

PFL


38 posted on 04/16/2013 2:02:16 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: null and void

Heard from my friends in Boston.

Their son finished about 30 minutes prior to the bombing but was actually staying at the hotel that blew up.

So he was not allowed back in and had no clothes but jogging clothes and they had to walk 5 miles to the parents hotel and all 6 people including grand kids. Bought clothes on the way. Scared the hell out of them.


39 posted on 04/16/2013 2:14:03 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?)
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To: Hang'emAll

Thanks! Glad to hear they are physically OK.

(Glad to hear they were skeirt too, else they’d be crazy!)


40 posted on 04/16/2013 2:39:46 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: rickomatic
Gunpowder (smokeless powder which is used in modern reloading)does not make a good bomb. It is not classified by the BATFE as an explosive.

I'll tell you as both a reloader who deals with smokeless powder, and a civil war re-enactor who deals with black powder, "gunpowder" can be either black powder or smokeless powder.

Smokeless powder is more powerful by weight, but burns slower. That would be the point of putting it in the pressure cooker, the powder would have time to burn before the force was released.

The same thing happens if you shoot a shotgun with an obstruction in the barrel - if the force builds and the outlet is impared, you'll blow out your barrel. Go visit your local gunsmith, he may have a few blown barrels on hand, and stories to go with them.

41 posted on 04/17/2013 6:19:23 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: Prospero

here it is


42 posted on 04/22/2013 7:46:52 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Fido969
Burned hands? That doesn’t make sense. If he was holding the bomb, his arms would have been blown off. Secondly, the bombs were probably on a timers. Describe the scenaio where the bomer ends up with “burned hands”.

Explosives which get ignited rather than properly detonated, burn with an intense heat.

43 posted on 04/22/2013 7:50:51 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: freepersup
LEO in the center is carrying a spool of wire and a backpack/duffel bag of sorts.

What the .....???

What is a Saudi student supposedly studying English doing with a spool of wire -- ????

44 posted on 04/22/2013 7:59:54 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
What is a Saudi student supposedly studying English doing with a spool of wire -- ????

It looks like a 1000ft spool of ethernet cable.

45 posted on 04/22/2013 8:16:00 AM PDT by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Wire could be network cable, but usually when you buy network cable it already has the ends on it...


46 posted on 04/22/2013 8:22:05 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sparticus

It’s too thin for Cat5 ethernet. It looks more like SM fiber. No idea why they’d need that for an apt. network.


47 posted on 04/22/2013 8:53:40 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Perseverando

What was this person of interest doing that caused him to be tackled by citizens? Any interview of the tacklers?


48 posted on 04/22/2013 9:02:18 AM PDT by mom.mom
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