CBS: FBI, BPD “very interested” in Saudi national

posted at 12:01 pm on April 16, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

The “Saudi national” thread continues to expand past the New York Post/Fox News report yesterday. Earlier on CBS, former FBI assistant director John Miller tells Charlie Rose that his sources say that the  man in the hospital has really piqued the interest of investigators now:

Authorities say there is no clear suspect, but John Miller, a CBS News special correspondent and a former assistant director at the FBI, said Tuesday morning the latest focus continues to be “that apartment in Revere, on the person of interest that they’ve been interviewing since the bombing.”

Miller explained that the Revere search warrant is part of the same probe as the questioning of a Saudi national who was hospitalized after the attack.

“All of that is the same,” Miller said. “The Saudi national is … here on a student visa. He was at the scene along with many other people when the blast happened. As everybody is standing in shock, three Boston PD detectives see this guy moving quickly out of the crowd. As they’re watching him, he seems to be moving very deliberately away — which could be a very natural thing after a bombing — they stop him because he’s covered with blood … they think he may be injured…they engage him, they start asking questions … there are things about his responses that made them uncomfortable, so they arranged to get him to the hospital.”

“They stayed with him. The FBI has come along, they’re talking to him. So he’s somebody that they’re really interested in.”

Just to remind people, the FBI was “really interested in” Richard Jewell after the Atlanta Olympics bombing, too.  That turned out to be a fiasco for the FBI, as Jewell was actually a hero responding to the bombing, which was conducted by Eric Rudolph.  ”Interested” and “really interested” probably don’t mean much unless investigators take him into custody.  But the pattern of his burns — mainly on his hands, Miller says — has investigators wondering what he was doing at the time of the blast.

The device type doesn’t give much indication as to the identity of the bomber, either:

While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, Miller addressed speculation by lawmakers that it could be tied to al Qaeda or other foreign terror groups.

Miller acknowledged that it could be the work of al Qaeda, explaining that in the online al Qaeda magazine, Inspire, “they actually have instructions for these bombs, you see these simple bombs,” but added that “we’ve seen these kinds of devices in domestic terror.”

The CBS report at least clarifies that (a) the NY Post/Fox report was correct about the “person of interest,” and (b) the Saudi national and the man in the hospital are the same person, in case that was still unclear.


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steebo77 on April 16, 2013 at 1:52 PM

how many?

Dorn, Boudin, Ayres, Davis…

because this country seems to be teeming with murderous right wing nutjobs,

Name four.

and your only example from the left is a 40-year old story. weak atempt. you’re much better at researching disturbing photos, like #8 or dubya on a billboard asking us if we miss him yet. sesquipedalian on April 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Well, you provide 0 examples of all the murderous right wing nut jobs. Please provide some examples of terrorists who are on record as fighting for the cause of lower taxes, less govt, and more liberty for all.

Akzed on April 16, 2013 at 1:53 PM

how many? because this country seems to be teeming with murderous right wing nutjobs, and your only example from the left is a 40-year old story. weak atempt.

sesquipedalian on April 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Yeah, ‘cuz those Occupy guys, who were going to blow up a bridge in Ohio, were really right-wing plants.

/

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Well, you provide 0 examples of all the murderous right wing nut jobs. Please provide some examples of terrorists who are on record as fighting for the cause of lower taxes, less govt, and more liberty for all.

Akzed on April 16, 2013 at 1:53 PM

The Founding Fathers…according to the Left.

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 1:54 PM

I’ll never forget the time Occupy took over my office building. Broke some windows and left lots of “presents.”

steebo77 on April 16, 2013 at 1:56 PM

If Ayres can be a BFF of POTUS and a “respected educator” while the press ignores or excuses it, maybe this Marathon bomber will someday be teaching at Columbia when Sesquipedaian is POTUS.

Akzed on April 16, 2013 at 1:59 PM

When you have someone at the scene, whose clan, includes no less then three AQ officials, including one current financier, based out of Iran, there’s reason to pay attention.

narciso on April 16, 2013 at 2:08 PM

i was told right wing terrorists don’t exist.
sesquipedalian on April 16, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Hey moron, name ONE. And do not start with McVeigh, you should read his own writing on the subject first.

ALL of these nuts are nothing but RABID LIBERALS. In their thinking and their actions.

But we shouldn’t worry, should we, Hussein and Senile Idiot both proclaimed, proudly and often, that they defeated Al Qaeda and its no more. People like you couldn’t be stupider, could you, for listening to this crap and actually buying it. Blood of Boston innocents is on their hands, as well as Napolitano and other communist hacks who allow this to go on, unimpeded. And actually assisted, Saudis can now fly here by the plane load, to hell with background checks and security.

riddick on April 16, 2013 at 2:10 PM

how many? because this country seems to be teeming with murderous right wing nutjobs, and your only example from the left is a 40-year old story. weak atempt. you’re much better at researching disturbing photos, like #8 or dubya on a billboard asking us if we miss him yet.

sesquipedalian on April 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Virtually all acts of terror, assassination and mass murders have been committed by liberals, islamists or psychos.

Liberals worship violence. Watch a Hollywood movie lately? In fact, the first recourse of the left is violence while violence is a last recourse for the right.

There is nothing liberals won’t do to achieve their ends … nothing. Lie, cheat, steal, kill. Anything to accomplish the goal.

darwin on April 16, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Don’t worry, that Saudi will be on his way back to Riyadh by nightfall. Nothing to see here, move it along.

patch on April 16, 2013 at 2:12 PM

But . . . but . . . I thought Jon Carry just said that all these darned guns were scaring foreigners from coming her to study in America?

So, if any connection to the bombing materializes, such as a demonstration of a connection to someone here in the United States, and living in Massachusetts on a “student visa”, would Jon Carry then have a change of heart, and say that maybe Massachusetts should consider backing off some of their severe restrictions on firearms?

You know, as a way of possibly deterring future problems?

Probably not . . .

Trochilus on April 16, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Obama will find.some.way to link this to those uptight Pilgrims. He’ll find a way.

Lourdes on April 16, 2013 at 2:32 PM

i was told right wing terrorists don’t exist.
sesquipedalian on April 16, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Timothy McVeigh, Democrat, angry at Bill Clinton and Janet Reno, advocate of white supremacy, LIBERAL.

Ted Kazinsky, Democrat, Leftwing, supporter of and voter for Al Gore, “environmentalist” zealot, also exceptional mathematics academic, LIBERAL.

Hasan: Muslim, Obama fan, schooled academic but bumbling physician barely hustled to squeak past critical reviews, DEMOCRAT.

Domestic terrorists, murderers and Obama promoters and hustlers, Democrats, LEFTWING, insurrectionists, Communists, BILL AYERS and grotesque hag wife, Bernadette, a womans-libber who decades afterward continues to show no remorse at murdering her political “enemies” but is quite proud persistently of her evil deeds and beliefs.

THE LIST GOES ON AND ON AND ON…

…all LEFTWING, Liberals, all Democratic Party voters.

Lourdes on April 16, 2013 at 2:39 PM

this country seems to be teeming with murderous right wing nutjobs, and your only example from the left is a 40-year old story. weak atempt.

sesquipedalian on April 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Domestic terrorist groups, all LEFTWING, all Liberals in membership and association: Weather Underground, Students for a Democratic Society, environmental groups galore and I’ll include The Southern Poverty Law Center.

Interesting and not at all coy, isn’t it, how The Southern Poverty Law Center has named itself in attempt to slime the American South.

Lourdes on April 16, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Virtually all acts of terror, assassination and mass murders have been committed by liberals, islamists or psychos.

Liberals worship violence. Watch a Hollywood movie lately? In fact, the first recourse of the left is violence while violence is a last recourse for the right.

There is nothing liberals won’t do to achieve their ends … nothing. Lie, cheat, steal, kill. Anything to accomplish the goal.

darwin on April 16, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Correct. DITTO.

Lourdes on April 16, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Well Axlerod says that Obama thinks it was because of Tax Day, presumably from someone who didn’t want to pay their fair share. And we all know how right Obama was when he said Benghazi was all about that utube video.

Ladies and gentlemen, our President is clinically insane.

VorDaj on April 16, 2013 at 3:03 PM

FYI all, his name is Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi a Saudi who lists members of the royal saudi family as friends on his Facebook page.

jake49 on April 16, 2013 at 3:45 PM

How long before the family of Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi claim he is mentally insane?

jake49 on April 16, 2013 at 3:47 PM

FYI all, his name is Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi a Saudi who lists members of the royal saudi family as friends on his Facebook page.

jake49 on April 16, 2013 at 3:45 PM

In all fairness, there are about 15,000 members of the House of Saud. Not kidding.

That’s what happens when you can have multiple wives.

Resist We Much on April 16, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, our President is clinically insane.

VorDaj on April 16, 2013 at 3:03 PM

It took you so long to realize that? Too bad HusseinCare does not apply to him.

riddick on April 16, 2013 at 4:20 PM

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