“Both are apparently runners (in high school, “
Well, that would be a good cover story. Who would suspect them at a Marathon? If they were just there for the race, what the hell did Mr WhiteHat do with his big backpack that appears to have the weight and imprint of a freaking pressure cooker in it? If they are just there to see the race, how come in many of the pictures they are paying no attention to the race. I am not saying they are the bombers, who knows, but don’t believe everything that is posted out there one way, or another.
And the 9/11 hijackers seemed like “just regular guys” and “nice guys” so said their neighbors following 9/11.
You could be right, but then again Mohammed Atta and friends just wanted to learn to fly planes.
One fact that would seem to point away from these guys being the bombers is that they are in a photo where the race clock shows 2:18. The bomb exploded around 4:09.
Would real bombers stand around for 2 hours watching the race with pressure cookers on their backs full of shrapnel and gunpowder? Or would they get in shortly before, leave the bombs and get out quickly?
Either way, these guys need to be checked out closely and determined if they are the bombers so that if not, LEO resources can shift to more fruitful directions.