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IS THIS THE BOMBER? Man With Black Backpack Before Bombing Then Without Backpack
The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/16/13 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 04/16/2013 1:56:01 PM PDT by cotton1706

These photos from yesterday’s marathon were forwarded to me from a trusted source and came from a Japanese Flickr account.

This photo here shows the Boston crowd before the bombing… And then after the bombing.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: boston; bostonattacksuspect; bostonmarathon; bostonmarathonattack; marathon; terroristattack
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I don't know how to post photos. Very interesting!!
1 posted on 04/16/2013 1:56:01 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I think that in the second picture, his backpack is still on, but behind his hoodie.


2 posted on 04/16/2013 1:58:05 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Leftists favorite Mass Murderer: Kermit Gosnell)
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To: cotton1706

He certainly wasn’t carrying multiple pressure cookers in a backpack.


3 posted on 04/16/2013 2:00:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cotton1706

It is really hard to tell on the after photo due to the angle he is standing if he was really without it but it does give a focal point to look at other photos.


4 posted on 04/16/2013 2:00:35 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Uncle Miltie

Yes... his posture seems to indicate that a backpack is still on.


5 posted on 04/16/2013 2:00:36 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: cotton1706

6 posted on 04/16/2013 2:01:03 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: cotton1706

I’d post them here, but it’s easier just to visit the site. There’s a whole bunch of photos, with comments.


7 posted on 04/16/2013 2:03:05 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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8 posted on 04/16/2013 2:06:07 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Possibly, but:

1) Where are the straps in the close-up photo? I don't see TWO straps or possibly any straps

2) Why does he no longer have a need to support the weight of the backpack in the close-up photo?

3) His posture is seemingly upright in the close-up, as though he's discarded the weight on his back

I wonder if he's praying to Allah in that first photo.. The FBI needs to know about this, pronto!

9 posted on 04/16/2013 2:09:04 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: cotton1706
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10 posted on 04/16/2013 2:12:09 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Remember, we’ve been warned for approx 5 years that “Al qaeda is seeking to recruit Western-looking suicide bombers.”

The guy in the brown hoodie has a weird look, in my opinion, as if he’s foreign.


11 posted on 04/16/2013 2:12:45 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: cotton1706

PFL


12 posted on 04/16/2013 2:13:01 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: cripplecreek

I disagree. We could be looking at such a device in that backpack, and secondly this could indicate a team of two bombers.


13 posted on 04/16/2013 2:13:29 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

CTRL+ and CTRL- is your best friend for zooming in and out.


14 posted on 04/16/2013 2:14:36 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The bombs had to have been placed INSIDE the buildings...all the glass from the store fronts was blown OUT...not IN...???


15 posted on 04/16/2013 2:15:01 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

You can disagree all you want but you can’t change the physical dimensions of a 16 quart pressure cooker. Let alone two of them.


16 posted on 04/16/2013 2:15:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Straight Vermonter

I think he still has his thumb partially underneath the backpack strap on the second photo. The backpack is hanging pretty low on his back and I think it is being blocked by his body.


17 posted on 04/16/2013 2:17:00 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I am not using a keyboard.


18 posted on 04/16/2013 2:18:44 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: cripplecreek

I thought it was a 6 quart cooker?


19 posted on 04/16/2013 2:19:17 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: cotton1706

Fourth photo down there is a guy partially obscured by the platform. There is something reflective like metal at his feet.


20 posted on 04/16/2013 2:21:51 PM PDT by rightsmart
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To: Straight Vermonter

Not likely that the kid in the picture is the 8 year old. An 8 y/o would be pretty big to be sitting on someone's shoulders and his dad was running in the race. He was with his mother and two siblings.

21 posted on 04/16/2013 2:23:15 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter
I've enhanced the image by adjusting highlights/shadows.. More clear now:

 photo before-pack_zpsbc6ecfb2.jpg">

22 posted on 04/16/2013 2:23:31 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Thank God for Freep, b/c we need to post as much evidence as possible before Obamatollah pulls another....

“Oh, this was a protest that got out of control b/c of an obscure YouTube video criticizing the prophet of islam. Oh, and by the way, my middle name’s Hussein and my wedding band is inscribed ALLAH but I’m Christian.”


23 posted on 04/16/2013 2:23:58 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: cotton1706

no


24 posted on 04/16/2013 2:25:12 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: cotton1706

How is this not irresponsible speculation?


25 posted on 04/16/2013 2:25:19 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Straight Vermonter

You are correct. Also, his father has a full head of hair, not partially bald.


26 posted on 04/16/2013 2:28:03 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: cripplecreek
You can disagree all you want but you can’t change the physical dimensions of a 16 quart pressure cooker. Let alone two of them.

Pressure cookers come in many different sizes.

27 posted on 04/16/2013 2:28:21 PM PDT by fso301
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To: RS_Rider

Thats what Iam thinking to his thumb is under the strap in the 2nd picture.


28 posted on 04/16/2013 2:28:46 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Vermont Lt

Saw it somewhere. I believe I too read 6 quart. Will go take a look.


29 posted on 04/16/2013 2:29:59 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

What? It’s called TRYING TO FIND A TERRORIST and the authorities have asked for the public’s help. We are FreerePUBLIC and we’re TRYIN’ to help!


30 posted on 04/16/2013 2:30:02 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: RS_Rider
Thought the same thing. I think he still has the pack on. I cook with a pressure cooker and I don't think you could carry one in a backpack without everyone wondering why you have a pot in a backpack.

I don't see why anyone expects to see the bomber after the bomb--

My theory--the bombs were in the trash can the night before. Why did so many people get their legs full of shrapnel? That suggests to me that the explosion happened close to the ground, where legs and small children are. People have been at the corner all day, throwing trash on top of the bomb. Accumulation of trash and position of the bomb suggest to me that it was there from the start of the day.

I'd like to know when those cans were placed, when they were last cleaned. Were they brought in special for the run? Can bomb-sniffing dogs smell one of these bombs made in a pressure cooker? (I guess the pressure cooker, which has a strong seal...you know, I don't know why a pressure cooker makes a bomb more than another pot would...)

How many devices in total did they find?

31 posted on 04/16/2013 2:30:26 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: cotton1706; a fool in paradise

We should let the professionals investigate. FBI’s finest are on the job! (PAGING Mr Richard Jewell!)


32 posted on 04/16/2013 2:32:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: cripplecreek

You’re thinking of a canning pressure cooker, to can several quart jars at the same time. I think the smallest pressure cooker you can get is five or six quarts.


33 posted on 04/16/2013 2:33:20 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Speculation is mostly irresponsible until it leads to an answer.


34 posted on 04/16/2013 2:34:57 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: riverrunner
Thats what Iam thinking to his thumb is under the strap in the 2nd picture.

I'm with you on this. In second pic, thumb under strap, plus his neck still appears to be leaning forward as if he still had a backpack.

35 posted on 04/16/2013 2:35:57 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: cotton1706

interesting, but from the photos, one cannot tell that he moved all that far from the detonation site. You’d think that he’d be gone, altogether, unless he was given that backpack by someone else.


36 posted on 04/16/2013 2:36:05 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Also enhanced (close-up) of seemingly heavy backpack:

 photo before-pack2_zpsc692a4e6.jpg

37 posted on 04/16/2013 2:36:17 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Mamzelle

Placing the bomb inside the building increases the lethality of the device using the glass from the store windows vs. large crowd of pedestrians.


38 posted on 04/16/2013 2:38:33 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: cotton1706

link says 6 liter cooker ... second paragraph http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/trending/Pressure-cooker-bombs-Department-of-Homeland-Security-memo-2004.html


39 posted on 04/16/2013 2:39:32 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: RS_Rider

Well, I have read that people almost always think that when glass breaks with an explosion that it blows up from the inside. I don’t think so in this case. While I am skeptical of the authorities and their constant PC spin, accounts I’ve read say that it did not come from inside the building.


40 posted on 04/16/2013 2:40:34 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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41 posted on 04/16/2013 2:40:50 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: GRRRRR

Nope.. I heard a gentleman say glass was blown INTO the stores.


42 posted on 04/16/2013 2:41:22 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Mamzelle
I don't know why a pressure cooker makes a bomb more than another pot would...

They would use a pressure cooker because they're made to hold pressure. An explosive inside a pressure cooker would intensify the effects.

A pressure cooker is a danger when used properly. I've seen more than a few FReepers say they won't use one.
43 posted on 04/16/2013 2:46:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cotton1706

Bookmark


44 posted on 04/16/2013 2:46:40 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Mamzelle

Interesting, honestly I haven’t read much into this attack but heard yesterday on the radio that one of the bombs came from inside a hotel. Maybe after the explosion a vacuum is created and windows being broken from flying debris get sucked outward?


45 posted on 04/16/2013 2:47:17 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: cotton1706

Next you’ll have to show your ID to buy a pressure cooker or the powers that be will place a permanent ban on the ownership of the little cookers.


46 posted on 04/16/2013 2:51:55 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: cotton1706

Looks like about 6 people that are wearing backpacks in those pictures. There is a guy with a hat and a dark green backpack.


47 posted on 04/16/2013 2:54:17 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: GRRRRR

It would depend on bomb placement, and what structural obstructions are in the way to cause some of the glass to blow out as opposed to inwards.


48 posted on 04/16/2013 2:55:34 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Slaving away so obama supporting deadbeats can play)
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To: cotton1706

There is also a dark skinned guy with a blue shirt and a Nike hat and a backpack who is looking at his cell phone.


49 posted on 04/16/2013 2:56:07 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Straight Vermonter

Notice the female in the white jacket beside/behind the backpack guy. In the photo you posted, it appears she is with him- look at where her arm is and how her body is pointing toward him. You don’t stand that way next to strangers. She’s next to him in the other “before” photo, too. And if you look carefully, in the “after” photo, there is a white sleeve just to the viewer’s left - i assume that’s her, too.

So either the suspect is irresistible to strangers, or he brought along his girlfriend to bomb the Boston Marathon, or he’s just a dude watching the race. My guess is he’s just a dude watching the race with his girlfriend or a friend.


50 posted on 04/16/2013 2:57:48 PM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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