Skip to comments.IS THIS THE BOMBER? Man With Black Backpack Before Bombing – Then Without Backpack
Posted on 04/16/2013 1:56:01 PM PDT by cotton1706
These photos from yesterdays 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.
I think that in the second picture, his backpack is still on, but behind his hoodie.
He certainly wasn’t carrying multiple pressure cookers in a backpack.
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.
Yes... his posture seems to indicate that a backpack is still on.
I’d post them here, but it’s easier just to visit the site. There’s a whole bunch of photos, with comments.
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!
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.
I disagree. We could be looking at such a device in that backpack, and secondly this could indicate a team of two bombers.
CTRL+ and CTRL- is your best friend for zooming in and out.
The bombs had to have been placed INSIDE the buildings...all the glass from the store fronts was blown OUT...not IN...???
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.
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.
I am not using a keyboard.
I thought it was a 6 quart cooker?
Fourth photo down there is a guy partially obscured by the platform. There is something reflective like metal at his feet.
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.
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.”
How is this not irresponsible speculation?
You are correct. Also, his father has a full head of hair, not partially bald.
Pressure cookers come in many different sizes.
Thats what Iam thinking to his thumb is under the strap in the 2nd picture.
Saw it somewhere. I believe I too read 6 quart. Will go take a look.
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!
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?
We should let the professionals investigate. FBI’s finest are on the job! (PAGING Mr Richard Jewell!)
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.
Speculation is mostly irresponsible until it leads to an answer.
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.
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.
Placing the bomb inside the building increases the lethality of the device using the glass from the store windows vs. large crowd of pedestrians.
link says 6 liter cooker ... second paragraph http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/trending/Pressure-cooker-bombs-Department-of-Homeland-Security-memo-2004.html
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.
Nope.. I heard a gentleman say glass was blown INTO the stores.
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?
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.
Looks like about 6 people that are wearing backpacks in those pictures. There is a guy with a hat and a dark green backpack.
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.
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.
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.