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Investigator Pleads For Help In Marathon Bombing Probe: "Someone Knows Who Did This"
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/ ^ | April 17, 2013 | Pete Williams, Richard Esposito And Erin McClam,NBC News

Posted on 04/17/2013 3:02:33 AM PDT by Biggirl

The FBI’s lead investigator into the Boston Marathon bombings on Tuesday made a passionate plea for information from the public, saying the “range of suspects and motives remains wide open” as the probe into who might be responsible for the attacks begins. “Someone knows who did this,” said Richard DesLauriers, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston office. “Importantly, the person who did this is someone’s friend, neighbor, coworker or relative. We are asking anyone who may have heard someone speak about the marathon, or the date of April 15, in any way that indicated that he or she may have targeted this event to call us.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bombing; boston; bostonmarathon; deslauriers; fbi; marathon; richarddeslauriers; sourcetitlenoturl
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1 posted on 04/17/2013 3:02:33 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: All

Question I have is this:

Was a mistake made in releasing that Saudi national?


2 posted on 04/17/2013 3:04:24 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Special Agent DesLauriers is not inspiring a great deal of confidence that they will get their man. Elliot Ness he is not.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 3:06:01 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Biggirl

I call BS, they already know who but would be too embarrassing to the current political faction.
So they are hoping to get enough out of the blue accusations to pin the blame on a certain other political party.

In this current age of tech CSI and intel gathering they know already.

Its all just a stalling tactic.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 3:15:36 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: Biggirl

I would suspect that little was gained from the search of the house.

I would add two things...first, two bags were dropped. Some guy walking around with two bags...would have been noticed by folks and already committed by the cops. So I don’t think we are talking about one individual doing the whole thing, more likely to be two guys....each dropping one bag.

Second, they didn’t want massive destruction of buildings (like our Oklahoma City situation). They wanted it to be a personal thing....with people hurt as much as possible. It wasn’t intended to be a TV magnet for gapping holes in a building or a bridge knocked down. They wanted people hurt in a bad way. I’m more likely to think this is a guy with a friend...who both have a pay-back situation in mind.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 3:18:23 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice
Some guy walking around with two bags...would have been noticed by folks and already committed by the cops. So I don’t think we are talking about one individual doing the whole thing, more likely to be two guys....each dropping one bag.

Have you been to a major race? It's not at all unusual to carry four or five bags at once. One friend grabs the stuff for a group of runners and takes it to the finish line. Your idea sounds nice, but it does not work at a marathon.

6 posted on 04/17/2013 3:28:03 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

Could have been a volunteer under a fake name and no one would have oticed a thing.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 3:31:45 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Biggirl
"...Importantly, the person who did this is someone’s friend, neighbor, coworker or relative. We are asking anyone who may have heard someone speak about the marathon, or the date of April 15, in any way that indicated that he or she may have targeted this event to call us...”

Pathetic. Just pathetic.

Oh, this case will get solved, alright. The pressure is going to increase on this incompetent, goat rodeo of an administration until they pluck someone off the street and conjure up evidence until they have a suspect.

8 posted on 04/17/2013 3:31:53 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: Biggirl

With all that video surveillance, all those cops and all the pre- and post-bombing photos taken... and THIS is where they are with the investigation?

Good God.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 3:32:55 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA
In a case like this, I would think they are dealing with the exact opposite problem than what they seem to be indicating: They have too much information and too many leads. With all the camera footage, CCTV cameras in the area, and forensic evidence at the scene, it seems to me that going through what they already have is the biggest challenge.
10 posted on 04/17/2013 3:41:17 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: pepsionice

On one of the other threads, I saw a couple of pictures of what looked like backpacks.


11 posted on 04/17/2013 3:41:44 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: pepsionice

It’s unlikely much would be found, even if they did it. The terrorists come into the country with a specific purpose, live a disposable life, and disappear.

It would be far more remarkable if they found any signs of permanent intent, like a library book or tv guide.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 3:42:35 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Biggirl
All I hear on the radio is they are looking for “some-ONE”. I believe there is more than ONE person involved in PLACING these IEDs in multiple places. Too large and heavy for one person to place alone....would need a hand truck!
A six liter/quart pressure cooker is large, load it with ball bearings, nails, batteries and explosives and you have a heavy item. The Muslim terrorists have been exploding these anti-personnel/human bombs is Israel for years... as well as in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Google “ball bearing bombs” to get a sense of how many Israelis have been murdered.
I wonder why the MSMerde does not mention the wholesale use of such murderous weapons in their broadcasts and newsprint.
Yes, I know why.
Levin was really rolling last night.
13 posted on 04/17/2013 3:46:15 AM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: Biggirl
Was a mistake made in releasing that Saudi national?

Authorities searched his residence, removing bags of undisclosed items. One would think that if the contents had been incriminating, the Saudi "person of interest" would not have been released. My question is: was the Saudi the only person who suffered burned hands in the bombing(s)?

14 posted on 04/17/2013 3:46:28 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Biggirl

Someone should direct this idiot FBI guy to Walid Shoebat’s website. There were many Saudi’e there. This FBI guy would even have pics.

Look, they know who did this, but the truth makes Dear Leader look bad, so they are acting clueless.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 3:51:49 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: BilLies

FYI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Palestinian_suicide_attacks


16 posted on 04/17/2013 4:03:02 AM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: dforest

This is why we are seeing more of this:

http://www.reddit.com/r/inthenews/comments/1chphe/boston_marathon_explosion_live_update_thread_8/c9gm9kv?context=3


17 posted on 04/17/2013 4:07:25 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: dforest

Did the US go after Saudi Arabia after 9/11 since 15 of the 19 Muslim terrorists came from that country? Nope!


18 posted on 04/17/2013 4:07:34 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: dforest

Is this the same Boston FBI that protected Whitey Bulger?
Incidentally in his younger days Bulger was the spitting image of our Wacko VP.

http://jumptheturnstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/whitey+bulger+smiling.jpg


19 posted on 04/17/2013 4:18:03 AM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: luvbach1

Why would one think that?


20 posted on 04/17/2013 4:18:09 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: luvbach1

Question is, did they remove those bags from his apartment to investigate? Or was it to cover up?


21 posted on 04/17/2013 4:20:59 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Biggirl

I am highly cynical in the sense that I strongly suspect they know much more than they are telling, and it is pointing to Islamic terrorism. If so, watch for a Benghazi type scrubbing/twisting of the news for weeks if this is an Islamic or left wing type attack, so the whole thing becomes as watered down as possible and people’s attention starts to drift elsewhere.

This tactic would be a damage control/let’s-protect-Obama-as-much-as-possible-from-the outcome scenario, and to my observation it is shaping up that way. We’ll know more as the days unfold, and I remain highly suspicious that this came from the left, not the right, and the media/Obama administration does not want to deal with such a scenario so will drag their feet.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 4:25:38 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Biggirl

I just pics of two other swarthy males, both with large bags, one of which seems to disappear... I believe it is more likely muslims, just maybe not the muslims pictured in the photo with three of them. The other pics have just two, and they don’t look like freaks with big hair and beards. They are more presentable. One with a white cap and glasses. BTW, would this case be treated differently if Ted Kennedy were still alive? I just worry Obama is going to stall and try to get us to forget about it.


23 posted on 04/17/2013 4:26:43 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: dforest

“..truth makes Dear Leader look bad, ...”

Hah! This is what I was attempting to say in my post #22 - you said it more clearly, however.


24 posted on 04/17/2013 4:27:54 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: luvbach1

“...if the contents had been incriminating, the Saudi “person of interst” would not have been released...”

Maybe we’re all being naive to assume that the law is still operating in this country. What if there were instructions from higher up to release the Saudi because there is no intention of looking for justice - there is only the intention of protecting Obama. I fear things are that bad already, people just don’t realize it. Hope I’m wrong!


25 posted on 04/17/2013 4:35:32 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: luvbach1

The answer to that is no. And if he had been handling that bomb when it went off, he would not have hands.

This is not TV folks. This what happens when TSHTF.

Makes Atta’s passport on top of the rubble seem a little more suspect, doesn’t it.


26 posted on 04/17/2013 4:41:13 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Pollster1

Do devout muslims run in co-ed races? I don’t think so. You have a good point, nonetheless.


27 posted on 04/17/2013 4:47:59 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Vermont Lt

‘Someone knows who did this’. Yes. But Obama isn’t telling.


28 posted on 04/17/2013 4:49:02 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: littleharbour

‘Someone knows who did this’. Yes. But Obama isn’t telling.

Oh, come ON. We are NEVER going to know who did this with the What Difference Does it Make administration. We don’t know what happened in Fast and Furious, Benghazi ...they are fogging the mirror so badly there’s no way to keep up.

When the smoke clears, we’ll will be in full chaos mode, and will be too late by then.


29 posted on 04/17/2013 4:54:25 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: stonehouse01

We’re also being naive to assume the media is telling the truth, or we are interpreting what is happening correctly. Did they say he is cleared? I thought the FBI said he is a witness. They can lie/misdirect too. Obama will have a hard time treating this like Benghazi. Millions of people have seen the videos and the pictures, and thousands saw it live, and smelled and felt it. Was is more likely, IMO, is they do catch who did it, but deport them instead of try and execute them. Then, they are released in their home country(s).


30 posted on 04/17/2013 4:55:14 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Biggirl

FR is almost unbearable after events like this. How we have been taken over by conspiracy theorists is beyond me. But hey, we will win people over to our side acting like lunatics! That will do it!


31 posted on 04/17/2013 4:56:20 AM PDT by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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To: LibsRJerks

America will have its day of truth if it stands up against this progressive regime.

The FBI has been given its marching orders, “tie up loose ends” so the Marathon can be used as a progressive ideology movement tool.


32 posted on 04/17/2013 4:56:58 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: dforest

I think you are right, trail gone cold my eye


33 posted on 04/17/2013 5:09:15 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: stonehouse01

Found this on Drudgereport:

“Internet sleuths comb social media, photographs...”

http://www.reddit.com/r/inthenews/comments/1chphe/boston_marathon_explosion_live_update_thread_8/c9gm9kv?context=3


34 posted on 04/17/2013 5:09:48 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Spartan302

This administration wasn’t so corrupt, I would think you were being paranoid.


35 posted on 04/17/2013 5:13:27 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: justice14

Oh shaddup. You have a lot of nerve. You don’t think the conspiracy crap about right wingers coming out of the mouths of democrats makes them look good do ya? Okay and above board for them to point fingers, but hey, we have to sit back and take it, right?

Who are you worried about, really?


36 posted on 04/17/2013 5:13:50 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Biggirl

I totally agree, it was a huge mistake releasing him


37 posted on 04/17/2013 5:15:29 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Biggirl

Obama did it.


38 posted on 04/17/2013 5:16:05 AM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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To: Spartan302

Maybe we overrate our multi billion dollar security apparatus. Maybe they aren’t as good as people think. After all look at all the idiots that are politically in charge. We have more intel agencies and federal law enforcement alphabet groups than we do small businesses in this country and the best they can do is get their info from SPLC bulletins.


39 posted on 04/17/2013 5:17:21 AM PDT by DeWalt
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To: Biggirl

SOVIET LEVEL DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN BUMP!


40 posted on 04/17/2013 5:17:24 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Biggirl

The FBI released him just like Whitey Bulger.

No interest in the welfare of Americans, as they
gave them BOTH license to murder Americans.

America is defending terrorists and arming terrorists
under this Administration.


41 posted on 04/17/2013 5:17:33 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Spartan302

I so agree they already know who did it! But we never will... it will all fade away just like Benghazi because it is just way too inconvenient an enemy. Unless of course, it does happen to be some “right wing nut” they can blame it on, then we will never hear the end of it! Are there people who actually believe BO will get these guys and bring them to justice?


42 posted on 04/17/2013 5:18:55 AM PDT by myrabach
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To: Biggirl

How much do you want to bet that left leaning sleuths are only looking for white men, while we may first look for darker Arabians, we still look for anything suspicious?


43 posted on 04/17/2013 5:19:01 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: Pollster1

As a long time prosecutor, I discovered the five rules of successful criminal conduct:

1. Make it worth your while
2. Act alone
3. Do it only once
4. Never tell anyone what you are going to do or what you have done
5. Try to not be too obvious

Anyone who is caught and prosecuted has broken one or more of these rules. If the Boston Bomber kept these rules, it can be pretty tough.


44 posted on 04/17/2013 5:20:46 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Biggirl
Looks like the type of black backpack that one guy was carrying then later leaving without. Or completely coincidental. Just trying to piece things together.. Edit from Update Thread #7: White cap guy with backpack.

Same white capped guy leaving (what looks like) without that backpack. He is in bottom right of picture.

Keep in mind that I'm just throwing stuff out there, and bringing a few things from the last thread.

45 posted on 04/17/2013 5:21:17 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: Biggirl
"Someone Knows Who Did This"

Not necessarily. Look how long Ted Kozinski got away with his evil before someone caught on to what he was. You don't have to be part of a group to make and set a bomb.

46 posted on 04/17/2013 5:21:24 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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47 posted on 04/17/2013 5:24:15 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Biggirl
here is the other picture the top link was refering too.

48 posted on 04/17/2013 5:24:59 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: Biggirl

He is correct in that. However, that someone happens to be the fbi and just as everything else that has happened during the obama Administraton, Fast and Furious, Brn Guazi [sp?], ect, the general public wiill never been given the truth. Later on down the road, when they manufacture the evidence to match the facts,look for them yto arrest someone described as a disgruntled, Government hating,White male vetern Christian gun owing tax payer. If they can portray him to also be a Tea Party participant, that will be a bonus.


49 posted on 04/17/2013 5:25:33 AM PDT by sport
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To: henkster

6. Don’t do it in a crowd. Too many witnesses.

If the guy put it down shortly before it went off, someone will remember that detail. The longer it sat there, the least likely someone will remember.
The biggest problem is that we have become less focused on “who and why” and more focused on “how”.


50 posted on 04/17/2013 5:25:46 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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