Skip to comments.Anyone Recognize This Guy?
Posted on 04/17/2013 5:10:43 AM PDT by wolfman23601
Hey, could be, afterall, Brennen is part of that ilk.
Those pics are already all over the Internet. Someone probably has called.
Caught it on FB and didn’t see it posted here. Just trying my part of catching whoever did it.
thanks. He looks like he is not with anyone and holding that backpack tight.
NEVER assume that someone else called.....CALL.
Is there a pulled back version? Where is he relative to the blasts?
Looks to me as if this guy is posing for the camera to make absolutely sure the persons can see he is obviously a white guy.
Smells like a photoshop job.
It could just be a guy holding a backpack.
He is using his left hand to support his right arm, as if the pack is very heavy. The backpack looks a little small to hold a standard size pressure cooker though.
I don’t think he’s looking at the camera. It looks like he’s looking down the road.
If there were an incendiary device in there, wouldn’t the backpack have been blown to smithereens? Isn’t the fact that it seems to have large pieces intact proof that there wasn’t a bomb in there?
Note to self: get broad brimmed hat.
Yeah, my first thought too.
The backpack looks like it has something heavy in it.
I had to do a doubletake; in the one photo, it looks like he’s looking straight at the camera - but perhaps not.
Still, if anyone knows who this person is, yes, call the authorities. Who knows? It might be some schlub, but then again, it might be the bomber.
I agree...too much of the duffel bag is left intact. The “loner” in the photo appears to be holding a back pack...with the same handle material.
That’s probably who the FBI HOPES “concerned citizens” will turn in.
This looks wayyyyy too easy.
All blasts are incindiary, it is the escaping gasses that propel outward. My guess is the explosive was set in the bottom with the bottom of the pressure cooker forming a similar shape to that of a claymore. With the pack on the ground, the force would have shot upward, blowing the nails etc up and pretty much parallel to the street, hence the number of limbs hit and small children killed.
Gun powder used so it is not sophisticated. Probably an alarm watch for a timer, battery for igniter and perhaps a firework for a detonator. Something one can make in their garage.
Two devices though means one of two things...either one guy who cas able to retrieve both bombs from nearby or two people acting in tandem.
If it is the guy in the picture, and we do not know that for sure, it is definitely a white guy.
His name is Bill
Do we even know that the “man in the crowd” photo is really from this year’s Marathon? There have been several hoax “Boston Maraton” photos circulating on Facebook, including one of a young girl running in a race that was later shown to be from a different event entirely.
He’s probably lying in the hospital with his arm and leg blown off.
I don’t care what color the perp is, as long as they catch the bast*rd!
He is not a skinhead, no Nazi markings visible. Just a father waiting for his son/daughter to finish the race and holding their backpack.
If he had a towel on his head, then it would be a definite clue.
Christ. Fire up the conspiracy generator. This is gonna get ugly.
Salon has an article up where they're just begging for this to be a white guy. It's like they want "knock em down a notch" for some reason. What the Hell have white people ever done to deserve this sort of unmitigated derision?
At this stage I suspect more of the FBI seeding false direction such as finding a gold nugget on a golf course such as this being the perp.
Like a birther thread and any of the numerous fake revelations and documents.
You have a very very strong motivation to get a white person established now while the branding irons are hot so to speak.
With 20-30lbs of bomb in that bag, it'd be sagging big time, and it's readily apparent in the largest of the photos in that collage that it's NOT.
Look at the profile of the fabric along the top of the bag .. it would be stretched downward from the strain.
He’s probably checking out a woman in 2” running shorts.
The backpack doesn’t appear to be sagging as if something heavy were in it.
That’s what I’d be doing.
Well....not for nothing but my 21 years in the military tells me that if that was the bag that contained the bomb there wouldn’t be all THAT much of it left......
Low velocity explosions (black powder) tend to tear / rip apart. That is why they make rather poor pipe bombs. Easy to set off but they are not fast enough to shatter the pipe case. The cases tend to stretch and then rip. The force of the explosion traveling the path of least resistance.
Now something made out of a high velocity explosive (TNT, nitroglycerin, etc) will “powder” or “shatter” the pipe casing adding their fragments to the damage spray. The damage spray tends to travel in all directions.
This is from my Army improvised explosives and booby traps class in the ‘80’s
It doesn’t look very heavy.
Give him a stocking cap and he’d be a dead ringer for Michael Nesmith, 20 years ago....
That's why I said it.
He looks pretty off.. Especially in the eyes. Good job spotting him! Did you report this??
Yep! You got it. This is probably why Walid Shoebat suggested baby strollers.
Don’t have to lug it around.. can easily push it into a crowd of people.
Intelligence, productivity, need more??
The reason I said it was because of this.
find a pressure cooker
dump in a couple pounds of sand to simulate gunpower
throw in an alarm clock and an extension cord to simulate the timer/wiring
empty half your junk drawer in there to act as 'shrapnel'
put the lid on and tape it down if needed
now put the whole rig in a small day pack
pick it up and hold it in front of you, one or both arms doesn't matter
Now, have someone take a picture of it and post it here
Unless it's resting on your dog or a child's head, it won't look anything like what's in that guy's arms.
dont think for a minute the fbi isnt on this website monitoring - a phone call would be redundant
He looks like an Occupy type....just sayin’.
Good question: Do we even know that the man in the crowd photo is really from this years Marathon?
The woman in pink seems dressed for a warm day. I think most people I saw this year were bundled up for cooler weather.
I don’t think he is looking at the camera on purpose, he may just be watching the race.
Phone call is unnecessary unless you know who the guy is.
“What the Hell have white people ever done to deserve this sort of unmitigated derision?”
Intelligence, productivity, need more??
Create the greatest civilization the world has every known and then throw it away.
Agree. The straps don't seem compressed very tightly down onto the arm. The pack itself shows little strain, as if the pack contained only light items, perhaps a jacket, a water bottle, and a sack lunch.
But perhaps we are thinking old fashioned, heavy pressure cooker, when none was used? The gray strapping seems to match...but then we don't know where this pic came from.
I could be wrong, but it doesn't look like more than a few pounds of whatever is in that bag. It could be enough, if we are not married to the pressure cooker idea.
Whatever it is...if it's that guy, I still can't imagine rational thought putting together tax day "protest" with random bombing/killings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. What could be the connection? Why there? Because some disgruntled sociopathic whack-job lives in the area? Can either easily enough drive there, or ride a bus? Wants to hurt people, so goes for where there is a concentration of people? That last part "wants to hurt people" is obviously part of it all. Two explosions are not likely to have been accidental detonation of somebodies pipe-bomb playtoy.