Breaking: CNN says feds believe they’ve identified a suspect in the Boston bombing; Update: Feds want to talk to “a number of people”; Update: No arrests; Update: Black jacket, gray hooded sweatshirt, white cap

posted at 1:48 pm on April 17, 2013 by Allahpundit

If you believe John King, there’s surveillance video from Lord & Taylor department store of someone carrying and “perhaps” dropping a black bag near the site of the second bombing. What that means, I take it, is that they don’t have video of the drop itself but still frames of someone with, and then without, a backpack within a few seconds.

Investigators believe they have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, a source who has been briefed on the investigation told CNN’s John King exclusively.

The breakthrough came from analysis of video from a department store near the site of the second explosion. Video from a Boston television station also contributed to the progress, said the source, who declined to be more specific but called it a significant development.

No images yet, but apparently CNN reported on air that the suspect has a dark complexion. This is … interesting too:

There’s a briefing today at 5 p.m. ET. I don’t know if “identified” means they already have a name or if they’re going purely by description, in which case they’ll have to release the surveillance videos and risk “inflammation.” Sources tell the Boston Globe that they’re “very close” in the investigation, which I guess means that if they don’t have the name yet, they think they will soon.

Like Ace, I’m curious to see if the surveillance images match with any of the people identified in the 4Chan crowdsourcing of marathon Flickr photos. I skimmed through them this morning and nothing looked odd to me except the two guys with black backpacks and beige pants and boots standing next to each other. But that makes no sense: If you’re operating in concert, why make it easier for the feds to spot you by wearing similar clothes? Anyway, stand by for updates.

Update: I guess they have a name.

CNN’s now reporting that the arrest’s been made. Stay tuned.

Update: I find it morbidly strange that the bomber(s) didn’t have plans for a second attack immediately, i.e. within hours, after the marathon bombing. They know they’re probably going to get caught, and given all the cameras at the finish line, it’s probably going to be soon. If they’re willing to kill on Monday, why not yesterday or today before they’re pinched?

Update Hmmmmm.

Authorities investigating the Boston Marathon bombing said Wednesday they have developed “solid leads” and identified “a number of people” they want to talk to after viewing hundreds of hours of video, with one or two standing out.

Senior officials told NBC News that they were not prepared to characterize those individuals as suspects.

“We are zeroing in on some people,” an official said.

Investigators analyzing photos and video have found people carrying black backpacks and duffel bags and setting them down in the area where the bombs went off, officials said.

Sounds like maybe they’ve got one suspect on the L&T video but think he may have had a partner.

Update: NBC says there’s no arrest yet but the AP says the suspect’s already on his way to the courthouse.

Update: The plot thickens:

Update: Total chaos:

Update: CBS has the first details of the surveillance vid, or so says their source:

At the site of what became the second explosion on Monday, surveillance video captured a man wearing a black jacket and gray hooded sweatshirt placing a backpack on the ground while talking on a cell phone, sources told Orr.

While the man was on the phone, the first explosion went off.

CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports that authorities settled on one individual late Tuesday and are having discussions over whether to go public with identifying the person.

Update: Two tweets from the Boston Globe, posted within 11 minutes of each other, presented without further comment:

Update: A little more detail from a CBS affiliate:

Orr said authorities have video of a man in a black jacket on a cell phone, wearing a gray hoodie and a white baseball cap backwards placing a black bag at the second bomb site outside of the Forum restaurant on Boylston Street and then leaving the area before that explosion.

Orr said the man was on the phone at the second bomb site when the first bomb exploded.

Orr said the FBI looked at time man was on his cell phone and then went back and scanned all the calls made in the area to track who they wanted to talk to.

Are they suggesting that he detonated the bomb remotely by phone or that he placed a call to someone, or somewhere, that threw up a red flag?

Update: An FBI spokesman says nope, no arrests have been made. Who told CNN and the AP and the Boston Globe otherwise?

Update: Another strike against CNN: According to CBS, the suspect doesn’t have a “dark complexion.”

Update: I skimmed the 4Chan gallery again but didn’t see anyone matching the CBS description. (There’s a guy in a white hat and black coat/pullover, but no hoodie.) The only one that looks close-ish is about two-thirds of the way down the page, with a bunch of flags in the foreground, of a man crouched against a wall with a black backpack. But the cap looks gray, not white, and I don’t see a hood, just a jacket with a big collar. I don’t think the suspect’s in any of those images.

Update: Indeed.

Update: The “official” who told the AP earlier that a suspect is in custody is standing by that despite the FBI’s denial. Hmmm.


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“So every white male lunatic is now associated with the Republican party? LOL… I did not know that Republicans are responsible for every white man behavior…

Now tell me why the democrats are losing the gun control battle so badly despite that they spend 4 months 24/7 raging against guns?…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 3:47 PM”

The fact you keep talking about gun control when nobody will give a rip once we find out who committed the terrorist act is shows this is a huge loss for the GOP.

The winning side never changes the subject.

It’s fun to be back and rubbing your noses in the rancid stench of defeat. Heck, even that Salon guy was a winner in all of this.

gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Nobody wins when three people are dead and some 200 injured.

lester on April 17, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Unless you’re a progressive liberal, then you get rewarded with tenure.

ClassicCon on April 17, 2013 at 3:52 PM

And a celebratory movie made by America’s darling sun-scarred mutant, Robert Redford. :-)

Punchenko on April 17, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Breaking: CNN

The two pressure cookers of interest are no longer of interest. They did, however, find five more cooking devices which they will never identify or talk about again.

The Rogue Tomato on April 17, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Not unlike Drudge your work is based on copy-pasting and editorializing what others say so I can see why you picked it up here. It’s a matter of sympathy.

lester on April 17, 2013 at 3:43 PM

please be tolerant with rogerb. he’s, uh, special.

sesquipedalian on April 17, 2013 at 3:47 PM

No doubt you two would commiserate. It is time to pass off the one brain cell? MobyTroll shift change?

kim roy on April 17, 2013 at 3:56 PM

I just saw on CNN that the FBI has in custody a Blackish-White Male, approximately 5’4-6’4, weighing between 140-340 lbs, in a grayish-green-yellow hoodie.

Nethicus on April 17, 2013 at 3:57 PM

happytobehere on April 17, 2013 at 3:47 PM

So maybe things went wrong. Maybe the cooker carriers were stooge mules. Maybe the first bomb went off on the guy’s back. The other figured out what was going on, dropped his load and fled. Then you’d have two guys thinking WTF and hiding out. Their handlers would keep quiet in case the cops found the stooges before they themselves did.

Who really knows? I made that up just to explain the guy in the gif file running from the scene looking like the pack blew right off his back…

ROCnPhilly on April 17, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Nobody wins when three people are dead and some 200 injured.

lester on April 17, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Unless you’re a progressive liberal, then you get rewarded with tenure.

ClassicCon on April 17, 2013 at 3:52 PM

And a celebratory movie made by America’s darling sun-scarred mutant, Robert Redford. :-)

Punchenko on April 17, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Or your own abortion clinic.

kim roy on April 17, 2013 at 3:57 PM

(Don’t you want to link to where you claim I said it, lester?)
 
rogerb on April 17, 2013 at 3:34 PM

 
I’ve responded to that in two different gun threads and yet you keep brining it up asking the exact same question. A stalker of your level, I’m sure you have read them and decided to ignore.
 
Not unlike Drudge your work is based on copy-pasting and editorializing what others say so I can see why you picked it up here. It’s a matter of sympathy.
 
lester on April 17, 2013 at 3:43 PM

 
And we’ll mark that down as a “no, I’m a liar and rogerb never said it”.

rogerb on April 17, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Any word on presser time?

Limerick on April 17, 2013 at 3:58 PM

gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 3:54 PM

You act like it’s possible for the GOP to win again.

happytobehere on April 17, 2013 at 3:58 PM

here’s a pic of the guy with the white hat. not a muslim or middle eastern WHITE MALE, lol.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hahatango/8652767019/sizes/k/in/photostream/

gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Anyone would be proud of that.

I owned this site during election season. I told you goofs exactly what was going to happen and I nailed the result.

While people whined about polls being “skewed,” I did my best to warn you all about what was going to happen.

And now I’m telling you that the MSM (TV, newspaper, radio) will be gloating their a@@@@ off if it’s a WHITE MALE. And that translates into a loss for Conservatives and the GOP.

gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Good so you admit that you are a liberal by being on that subhuman side… Yes we know if the terrorist who made the bombing is from white European ethnic background the media will try to in him to the right but so what? When Sandy Hook massacre occured Obama and every liberal and their media has spent 4 months for 24/7 trying to push for gun control and they failed miserably…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 3:59 PM

I’ve responded to that in two different gun threads and yet you keep brining it up asking the exact same question…
 
lester on April 17, 2013 at 3:43 PM

 
Link to them if you have, btw. I’d be happy to read where I said it.
 
Or are you lying again?

rogerb on April 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Good local blog with realtime updating in Boston.

http://livewire.wcvb.com/Event/117th_Running_of_Boston_Marathon#

Kelley Tuthill reports that court personnel were preparing a courtroom for some kind of appearance.
by Neil Ungerleider/Staff PM 2:38 PM

Attorney Francis DiMento says he was in a hearing when someone came over the loudspeaker and announced a “code red” and told everyone to get out in a hurry.
by Neil Ungerleider/Staff 2:49 PM

2:53 PM:

Kelley Tuthill/Staff @wcvbkelleyt
If there’s an all clear @ fed ct news to us & most of pros & judges I saw were heading downtown and haven’t returned. #WCVB

2:55PM:

Kelley Tuthill/Staff @wcvbkelleyt
I know a lot confusion out there. I can only tell u I was sitting there when ct staff told me they were preparing ctroom 18. #wcvb

Times are CST. Twitter comments didn’t copy/paste with time stamp.

I trust these guys more than the National folks and their Federal sources.

I trust the locals to get the story straight.

weaselyone on April 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM

The winning side never changes the subject.
It’s fun to be back and rubbing your noses in the rancid stench of defeat. Heck, even that Salon guy was a winner in all of this.

gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 3:54 PM

So,..how’s that gun control legislation coming?

a capella on April 17, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Oh look the cartoon character raises it’s ugly head. Who is next? Any guesses?

D-fusit on April 17, 2013 at 4:01 PM

“Good so you admit that you are a liberal by being on that subhuman side… Yes we know if the terrorist who made the bombing is from white European ethnic background the media will try to in him to the right but so what? When Sandy Hook massacre occured Obama and every liberal and their media has spent 4 months for 24/7 trying to push for gun control and they failed miserably…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 3:59 PM”

As I said during election season, right and wrong don’t matter.

All that matters is winning and losing, and I just like calling the winner.

And you can bring up gun control until you are blue in the face, but it won’t make it a bigger story when it’s competing with this.

gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 4:01 PM

“The winning side never changes the subject.
It’s fun to be back and rubbing your noses in the rancid stench of defeat. Heck, even that Salon guy was a winner in all of this.

gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 3:54 PM

So,..how’s that gun control legislation coming?

a capella on April 17, 2013 at 4:01 PM”

Is anyone paying attention other than people here who can sense this terrorist is going to be whiter than white bread and desperately want to change the subject?

I love this place and am so glad to be back!

gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 4:03 PM

gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 3:59 PM

The dude looking down with the reversed white hat?

No black jacket nor gray sweatshirt though.

It’s like Where’s Waldo, but stupider.

sentinelrules on April 17, 2013 at 4:03 PM

gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 3:59 PM

He fits part of the description, but I don’t see the gray hoodie, or maybe I’m looking at the wrong guy.

forest on April 17, 2013 at 4:04 PM

As I said during election season, right and wrong don’t matter.

All that matters is winning and losing, and I just like calling the winner.

And you can bring up gun control until you are blue in the face, but it won’t make it a bigger story when it’s competing with this.

gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 4:01 PM

So what do you expect will happen now if it turns out the terrorist is a White male from European decent? (PS: Middle Easterns are WHITE too)…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 4:05 PM

I love this place and am so glad to be back!
gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 4:03 PM

You win. I’m out. This place sucks anyway.

happytobehere on April 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM

gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Hey idiot what is the point of winning an election if you cannot pass your agenda?…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Any word on presser time?

Limerick on April 17, 2013 at 3:58 PM

WCVB TV Boston just blogged:

We should get some clarity on the status of the investigation during a 5 p.m. news conference by Federal authorities.
by Neil Ungerleider/Staff 3:03 PM

Read more: http://livewire.wcvb.com/Event/117th_Running_of_Boston_Marathon#ixzz2Qkkg8Cmd

weaselyone on April 17, 2013 at 4:08 PM

this white hat guy is one that should be of interest. his black backpack is loaded w something and his buddy’s gym bag is also.

chasdal on April 17, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Is anyone paying attention other than people here who can sense this terrorist is going to be whiter than white bread and desperately want to change the subject?

I love this place and am so glad to be back!

gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 4:03 PM

How do we classify the “white” thingy? Are we still using the one drop rule? Does the race card still trump everything if the perp is a Muslim jihadist?

a capella on April 17, 2013 at 4:08 PM

weaselyone on April 17, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Thank you!

Limerick on April 17, 2013 at 4:09 PM

gumbyandpokey. it really is a shame you and your loved ones weren’t sitting on the pressure cooker.

tom daschle concerned on April 17, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Limerick on April 17, 2013 at 4:09 PM

I think it has been scheduled for 5PM Eastern for awhile. So hopefully within an hour or so we will start to get some more details.

If they are extremely late to the presser or delay it, I think that is a good sign that they are making progress in the case. Hopefully we don’t see them until 6 Eastern.

weaselyone on April 17, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Since the thread is still a Your-Mama thread I’ll finish killing those two hedges.

Limerick on April 17, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Why is there a total media blackout concerning the University of Mobile cross country coach who claimed there were bomb-sniffing dogs before the race and reports of drills?

ClassicCon on April 17, 2013 at 4:11 PM

this white hat guy is one that should be of interest. his black backpack is loaded w something and his buddy’s gym bag is also.

chasdal on April 17, 2013 at 4:08 PM

His buddy looks Arabic.

slickwillie2001 on April 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

chasdal

I believe that photo is from the first bomb site.

The white hat guy of interest (from Lord & Taylor) is from the 2nd bomb site and not from any of these photos linked above.

luckybogey on April 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Wow.
People.
GET A GRIP.

You are all being played.

LegendHasIt on April 17, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Hey idiot what is the point of winning an election if you cannot pass your agenda?…
mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Winning elections is the agenda for the Dems. It’s why they win.

happytobehere on April 17, 2013 at 4:13 PM

His buddy looks Arabic.

slickwillie2001 on April 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Actually I think the guy in the white hat does also – when you see his face.

dentarthurdent on April 17, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Winning elections is the agenda for the Dems. It’s why they win.

happytobehere on April 17, 2013 at 4:13 PM

They win some and lose some and the same happens with Republicans… What is the proof? Over 150 years of elections history where these two parties have been the only two major parties in the country…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 4:19 PM

It looks like the other dude is talking into his hand:

http://i.imgur.com/Hypepcm.jpg

Punchenko on April 17, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Why is there a total media blackout concerning the University of Mobile cross country coach who claimed there were bomb-sniffing dogs before the race and reports of drills?

ClassicCon on April 17, 2013 at 4:11 PM

I don’t think it is a conspiracy as some local outfits have picked up his story.

I do think that it is strange that no National outlets have covered it, I couldn’t find them if they did cover it.

Could it be that bomb sniffing dogs do not detect this type of explosive? Maybe that is why no one is covering this…it might tip the hand that there are ways to avoid detection. I am just purely speculating.

What I just wrote doesn’t make that much sense if the dogs were there at the start of the race, which apparently they were. Except it could point out that the bombs could/probably were planted after the start of the race. This could be another reason it isn’t being covered. It could be part of the investigation and they didn’t want to tip their hand that they were narrowing down the timeframe in which the bombs were placed.

Anyways. I wouldn’t get too overly concerned.

weaselyone on April 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Fed Courthouse is apparently cleared. They are letting employees back in. Press being allowed to get closer to the building again, but apparently aren’t being allowed back inside as of yet.

weaselyone on April 17, 2013 at 4:22 PM

this white hat guy is one that should be of interest. his black backpack is loaded w something and his buddy’s gym bag is also.

chasdal on April 17, 2013 at 4:08 PM
His buddy looks Arabic.

slickwillie2001 on April 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

If the picture that you posted is that of the real terrorist(s) then I guarantee for you that they are from Middle Eastern background… They look 100% Middle Eastern… And yes Middle Easterns are classified as Whites contrary to what many people believe…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 4:23 PM

And we’ll mark that down as a “no, I’m a liar and rogerb never said it”.

rogerb on April 17, 2013 at 3:57 PM

You absolutely did. Maybe you should stalk yourself for a little while, it will help with the memory issues.

lester on April 17, 2013 at 4:24 PM

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 4:23 PM

white is not a race. you mean caucausian.

chasdal on April 17, 2013 at 4:24 PM

It looks like the other dude is talking into his hand:

http://i.imgur.com/Hypepcm.jpg

Punchenko on April 17, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Again if this are the real pictures of the terrorist(s) I am 100% certain that they are from Middle Eastern background… I know how Middle Easterns look like more than 99.99% of the population…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Link to them if you have, btw. I’d be happy to read where I said it.

Or are you lying again?

rogerb on April 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Sorry, I don’t keep a stalking archive. Not that kind of person.

lester on April 17, 2013 at 4:26 PM

luckybogey on April 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

i’d like to know the time stamp of the pic i linked to. w/ the crowds the way the were it would take a bit of time to get from one site to the next.not a quick and easy stroll.

chasdal on April 17, 2013 at 4:26 PM

I’m going to make a prediction… We were given misinformation yesterday.

Fallon on April 17, 2013 at 4:27 PM

FAIL!!!!!!

D-fusit on April 17, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Apparently the daily press briefing scheduled for 5PM Eastern has been postponed. Reportedly due to the bomb threat at the Federal Courthouse.

weaselyone on April 17, 2013 at 4:27 PM

And we’ll mark that down as a “no, I’m a liar and rogerb never said it”.
 
rogerb on April 17, 2013 at 3:57 PM

 
You absolutely did. Maybe you should stalk yourself for a little while, it will help with the memory issues.
 
lester on April 17, 2013 at 4:24 PM

 
So lying.
 
Again.
 
In a thread where you’re complaining about others creating scenarios.
 
Well done, liar.

rogerb on April 17, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Sorry wrong thread.

D-fusit on April 17, 2013 at 4:29 PM

this white hat guy is one that should be of interest. his black backpack is loaded w something and his buddy’s gym bag is also.

chasdal on April 17, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Are you sure that this is the picture of the terrorists? If so then they are 100% from Middle Eastern background, I have zero doubt about that…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 4:30 PM

I’m going to make a prediction… We were given misinformation yesterday.

Fallon on April 17, 2013 at 4:27 PM

What do you mean?

djl130 on April 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM

lester on April 17, 2013 at 3:43 PM

In fairness to the rogerbee…nobody spends as much time putting together a comment. For most of us, we’re just taking a moment to say something. But for the bee…he spends hours working through his files…digging through old unrelated threads…moving quotes around…laying things out to appear a certain way that they may not actually be. Think about how hard he works at this…how much time he spends at it…how busy it must keep him. Think of that next time you just casually type out a few sentences only to then spend time doing other things.
He deserves your respect!

verbaluce on April 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Link to them if you have, btw. I’d be happy to read where I said it.

Or are you lying again?

rogerb on April 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Sorry, I don’t keep a stalking archive. Not that kind of person.

lester on April 17, 2013 at 4:26 PM

I’m sure you were that kind of person, gave up after being rejected numerous times, and now live comfortably with 30+ cats.

Punchenko on April 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Actually I think the guy in the white hat does also – when you see his face.

dentarthurdent on April 17, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Exactly… I have zero doubt that both of the men in this picture are from Middle Eastern/Northen African background… zero doubt… I know exactly how Middle Eastern/ Northen African people look like…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 4:32 PM

hope dies last.

sesquipedalian on April 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM

And, yet, you’ve been hoping all along that one or more of your fellow Americans are responsible…and, hopefully, he or they are part of the ‘white-wing,’ as Al Sharpton calls small government, low taxation, minimum regulation people usually associated with the Tea Party. You and your cohorts will NEVER hope that a foreigner did it for whatever reason because they only see the worst possible evil in people with which they disagree politically. They want a political victory even if it means pulling for their fellow Americans to kill other Americans. The same thing happens with gay marriage, abortion, etc. The very worst people in the world to them are their fellow Americans, who believe differently than they. The people, who actually execute homosexuals and stone women, are just poor, misunderstood victims of American aggression.

On the other hand, I ALWAYS hope that it IS NOT one or more of my fellow Americans because, if I didn’t, I would have to be hoping that my fellow citizens are the most evil.

You see, we’ve been down this road on many occasions…

Tucson?

“A Democratic Congresswoman has been shot in the head; another dozen were also shot. We don’t have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was. She’s been the target of violence before. And for those wondering why a Blue Dog Democrat, the kind Republicans might be able to work with, might be a target, the answer is that she’s a Democrat who survived what was otherwise a GOP sweep in Arizona, precisely because the Republicans nominated a Tea Party activist. (Her father says that “the whole Tea Party” was her enemy.) And yes, she was on Sarah Palin’s infamous “crosshairs” list.

- Paul Krugman, 8 January 2011

“Mission Accomplished, Sarah Palin.’

- Markos Moulitas, Daily Kos, 8 January 2011


Mr & Ms Progressive, I Think That You Already Know Monsieur Petard, But Please Allow Me To Introduce You To Your Hoist

Aurora?

‘There’s a James Holmes associated with the Colorado Tea Party!’

- Brian Ross, ABC News

Times Square?

“There is no credible evidence so far that this attack was more than at least one person, the driver. After that there is no evidence that anyone else was involved. It may be, but we can’t say that it is…If I had to guess, twenty five cents, this would be exactly that. Homegrown maybe a mentally deranged person or someone with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something. It could be anything.”

- Michael Bloomberg

Boston, within minutes of the bombs exploding?

‘This is just breaking, but at least two explosions occurred in downtown Boston near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. ‘Several’ people were injured. There are reports of people missing limbs. Obviously, nobody knows anything yet, but I would caution folks jumping to conclusions about foreign terrorism to remember that this is the official Patriots Day holiday in Massachusetts, celebrating the Battles at Lexington and Concord, and that the actual date (April 19) was of some significance to, among other people, Tim McVeigh, because he fancied himself a waterer of the tree of liberty and the like.’

- Charles P Pierce, Esquirer

Of course, the facts that 1) Tim McVeigh was less than a year old when the official day of April 19th was changed to April 15th, 2) McVeigh, specifically, stated that he chose April 19th because of Waco, and 3) anti-government ‘types’ target government buildings and officials…something that even the Southern Poverty Law Centre has pointed out several times since Monday.

You see, I could just as easily remind people that:

1. April 15th is the birthday of Kim Il-sung, Korean politician, Eternal President of North Korea, AND the anniversary of the EC-121 shootdown incident where North Korea shot down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board. Soooooo, it, like, could be the NorKs…

Or…

2. April 15th is the day that two security guards were murdered during a robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts, which led to the convictions and executions of two anarchists, Sacco and Vanzetti, amid much controversy. Soooooo, it, like, could be members of Black Bloc, including some from my homeland.

Or…

3. April 15th marks the anniversary of the first day of the Arab revolt in ‘Palestine’ in 1936 AND is Israel’s Independence Day. Sooooo, it could be a Christian Palestinian like, say, Sirhan-Sirhan.

Or…

4. April 15th marks the day that Ray Kroc opened his first McDonald’s in 1955. Soooooooo, it, like could be someone who agrees with Nanny Doomberg and the rest of the fat police.

Hey, It Was April 15th And You Know What THAT Means, Dontcha! 2 + 2 = Ya Know!?!

As I said last night:

Does your brain think the muzzies did it? Did your brain see the photos of the link I posted?

SparkPlug on April 17, 2013 at 12:59 AM

I don’t know, but I do know that Tim McVeigh-types target government buildings, officials, and employees NOT ‘civilians’ at races.

Occam’s Razor points toward Islamic extremists, but I don’t want to go there, definitively, just yet.

My bones tell me it was probably an Islamic extremist, but my brain tells me to avoid making the mistake that the Left always does.

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Sorry, I don’t keep a stalking archive. Not that kind of person.
 
lester on April 17, 2013 at 4:26 PM

 

But for the bee…he spends hours working through his files…digging through old unrelated threads…moving quotes around…laying things out to appear a certain way that they may not actually be.
 
verbaluce on April 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM

 
Wow. Two Obama voters who admit they don’t know how to use google. You both think I archive things. Hilarious.
 
Not to mention not knowing how to click the links in your names where the quotes come from.
 
OBAMA 2013!

rogerb on April 17, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Great news fellow Patriots… The expanded background check on guns just failed in the Senate… Long live the second amendment…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Say, remember when the Left recently celebrated the exploits of cop-killing terrorist, Chris Dornan? How soon we forget.

Punchenko on April 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Link to them if you have, btw. I’d be happy to read where I said it.

Or are you lying again?

rogerb on April 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Sorry, I don’t keep a stalking archive. Not that kind of person.

lester on April 17, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Rogerb wants you to link to your OWN comment. That’s not stalking, you clown. These stupid excuses only prove that you lied.

Gelsomina on April 17, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Great news fellow Patriots… The expanded background check on guns just failed in the Senate… Long live the second amendment…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Ah, VICTORY. It feels good, doesn’t it? We gave Maggie Thatcher a great farewell; we’re watching the media be utterly incompetent and further ruin their credibility; and now we have this VICTORY.

Punchenko on April 17, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Great news fellow Patriots… The expanded background check on guns just failed in the Senate… Long live the second amendment…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Vote was 54-46.

weaselyone on April 17, 2013 at 4:38 PM

The phrase I keep reading is “possible suspect”.

I won’t take it too seriously until it becomes an official and unequivocal “suspect”. And one with a real name.

farsighted on April 17, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Ah, VICTORY. It feels good, doesn’t it? We gave Maggie Thatcher a great farewell; we’re watching the media be utterly incompetent and further ruin their credibility; and now we have this VICTORY.

Punchenko on April 17, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Amen…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Great news fellow Patriots… The expanded background check on guns just failed in the Senate… Long live the second amendment…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Sweet.

jimver on April 17, 2013 at 4:40 PM

What do you mean?

djl130 on April 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Sometimes your first assumption turns out to be correct.

Fallon on April 17, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Breaking News….

Suspect in custody has ties to Aryan Brotherhood. Ok JK….just wanted to make sure we got that out there.

–MSM

HumpBot Salvation on April 17, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Expertly done. Bookmarking, thanks.

Missy on April 17, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Breaking News….

Suspect in custody has ties to Aryan Brotherhood. Ok JK….just wanted to make sure we got that out there.

–MSM

HumpBot Salvation on April 17, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Latest Breaking News….

Suspect in custody has ties to Islam. Ok JK….just wanted to make sure we got that out there.
crikets chirping……………
–MSM

VegasRick on April 17, 2013 at 4:48 PM

I’m sorry, but when did anyone start taking CNN as a serious news source?

Let me rephrase that. I’m sorry, but when did anyone start taking the MSM as a serious news source.

They broadcast and print whatever supports their agenda. Period.

BMF on April 17, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Exactly… I have zero doubt that both of the men in this picture are from Middle Eastern/Northen African background… zero doubt… I know exactly how Middle Eastern/ Northen African people look like…

mnjg on April 17, 2013 at 4:32 PM

For what it’s worth, I just saw a terrorism guy on Fox News who said unequivocally that this was ME terror, that it is chapter and verse from their book. He had zero doubt, total certainty.

Rational Thought on April 17, 2013 at 4:50 PM

‘Hope dies last.’

sesquipedalian on April 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Maybe, one day, you’ll get your white, Southern, illiterate, inbred, Bible-reading, snake-handling, dirt-eating, squirrel-stewing, sister-shagging, cousin-marrying, trailer-park-living, single-tooth-brushing, hair-combovering, sheet-wearing, cross-burning, gun-worshiping, always-voting-against-his-own-self-interest, sexist, racist, bigoted, homophobic, Islamophobic Neanderthal.

In the meantime, sesqui, KEEP HOPE ALIVE!!!

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 4:53 PM

lester on April 17, 2013 at 3:43 PM

In fairness to the rogerbee…nobody spends as much time putting together a comment. For most of us, we’re just taking a moment to say something. But for the bee…he spends hours working through his files…digging through old unrelated threads…moving quotes around…laying things out to appear a certain way that they may not actually be. Think about how hard he works at this…how much time he spends at it…how busy it must keep him. Think of that next time you just casually type out a few sentences only to then spend time doing other things.
He deserves your respect!

verbaluce on April 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Not everybody is as dumb as you, punk. Ever occurred to you that rogerb might be just orders of magnitude smarter than you and a more experienced researcher (hint: analysts with CIA, FBi or the military can do that sort of text identification and text analysis in a very short amount of time and they usually go through a much higher volume of materials than the HA archive). It’s a skill, and some people have it, as hard as it might be for a simpleton like you to understand If they do it for a job, and for a long time, you would expect that they developed refined and perfected said skill. And before you change the topic, am not saying that rogerb works undercover fr the CIA, it was just an example. there are many other professions that train text and content analysts.

jimver on April 17, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Been watching this most of the day. Just a gut feeling, but I suspect the reports of an arrest were true, and that they’re working out how to handle the suspect without a riot or lynching. I’m thinking the weirdness at the courthouse is related.

We’ll see…

ElectricPhase on April 17, 2013 at 3:47 PM

It could be they have someone they are questioning, but they don’t want to say he’s a “suspect” or “in custody.” If they did they would have to Mirandize him, and then he could lawyer up.

TarheelBen on April 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM

CNN: Colonel Mustard, in the alley, with a pressure cooker.

BobMbx on April 17, 2013 at 5:05 PM

chasdal

Your pic link may be from the following flickr photostream. Could not find time stamps.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hahatango/sets/72157633252445135/

luckybogey on April 17, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Peruse this

Schadenfreude on April 17, 2013 at 5:11 PM

E9RET on April 17, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Compounded by the fact the FBI was under terrific public pressure to show tangible results,…quickly. I do wish the cable news vultures would allow some breathing room in these events. They’ve already given future bad actors info about being careful how they purchase pressure cookers so as to deny that piece of evidence to investigators. Fools!

a capella on April 17, 2013 at 2:17 PM

What impresses me, so far, is that the parts and pieces of the assumed bomb-device were found and gathered up so quickly. It’s impressive that LE could/has done that, especially what with all the public mulling about, the crowded, busy and distracting conditions, that LE would be able to locate and gather up all the pieces as they have. Or at least the substantial pieces.

Lourdes on April 17, 2013 at 5:13 PM

On El Cinquo, they are suggesting that the delays and general c/f are because the suspects are not citizens and there’s a battle going on between the ‘enemy combatant/waterboard’ side and the ‘mirandize/indict’ side in our government. Interesting take.

slickwillie2001 on April 17, 2013 at 5:16 PM

It’s fun to be back and rubbing your noses in the rancid stench of defeat. Heck, even that Salon guy was a winner in all of this.

gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Didn’t g and p assert it was a rep and just wanted us to be realistic about the polls?

verbaluce on April 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM

You’re an idiot if you think it takes more than just a second or two to find some idiotic old statement of yours, professor.

hawkdriver on April 17, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Is anyone paying attention other than people here who can sense this terrorist is going to be whiter than white bread and desperately want to change the subject?

I love this place and am so glad to be back!

gumbyandpokey on April 17, 2013 at 4:03 PM

What difference does his race make? Are you assuming that, if the dude is white, for example, he couldn’t have any radical Islamic motives?

Well, here ya go, ya raaaaaccciiiiiisssstttt!

Breaking: Would-Be Taliban Fighter Attempts To Blow Up BofA In Order Start A Civil War

Make sure to open the link and look at the photo of the defendant!

Oh, and here’s another and make sure to check out the complexion of Abu Izzadeen:

The Rise of Islamist Violence in the UK

Oh, and one more: Did you know that the Wonder-Bread-white Tony Blair has a Wonder-Bread-white sister-in-law, who is a Muslim?

Tony Blair’s sister-in-law Lauren Booth converts to Islam after a ‘holy experience’ in Iran

The race of the perp is not important…except to those who say ‘Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is white American…’ like David Sirota.

What is important is that whoever it is gets apprehended quickly and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We will find out the ‘why’ soon enough. I could give you several possibilities that don’t have anything to do with race and/or religion.

Personally, I am hoping that NO American of ANY RACE was involved. I have no wish to see Americans committing acts of terrorism against their fellow citizens.

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM

CNN, CBS having a psychopathic breakdown?

mjbrooks3 on April 17, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Peruse this

Schadenfreude on April 17, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Perused…dismissed.
I assume this guy’s next post will make a connection to Kevin Bacon.
Some friendly advice?….:)
Avoid Pam Geller wannabes.
(And avoid Pam Geller.)

verbaluce on April 17, 2013 at 5:25 PM

…ya raaaaaccciiiiiisssstttt!

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Oh, man.
Please?

verbaluce on April 17, 2013 at 5:27 PM

On El Cinquo, they are suggesting that the delays and general c/f are because the suspects are not citizens and there’s a battle going on between the ‘enemy combatant/waterboard’ side and the ‘mirandize/indict’ side in our government. Interesting take.

slickwillie2001 on April 17, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Nah, it’s just he gang of 8 leaning on them top,ease not screw up their Friday Amnesty Party. Obama will make sure they are given ACLU lawyers and all the rights as one of his voters. They’ll probably even get an Obama phone.

RovesChins on April 17, 2013 at 5:28 PM

What if he is a “white college student” who has been radicalized in anti-American, anti-capitalism studies at a Boston area university? Just as likely as a radicalized Muslim.

Tater Salad on April 17, 2013 at 5:29 PM

This photo (link, thanks to “ShyGuy” commenting)…

http://thenewsjunkie.com/photo-shows-suspect-currently-in-custody-for-boston-marathon-bombing/

…identifying “crowd runner” as suspect.

THAT COULD BE A FEMALE, based upon that photo.

Either a female or a young male of some “Brown” ethnicity.

But it’d be interesting if the “pressure cooker” method of explosion was done by a female or females.

Just wondering.

Lourdes on April 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM

This photo (link, thanks to “ShyGuy” commenting)…

http://thenewsjunkie.com/photo-shows-suspect-currently-in-custody-for-boston-marathon-bombing/

…identifying “crowd runner” as suspect.

THAT COULD BE A FEMALE, based upon that photo.

Either a female or a young male of some “Brown” ethnicity.

But it’d be interesting if the “pressure cooker” method of explosion was done by a female or females.

Just wondering.

Lourdes on April 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Suspect pictured wearing shorts. Tiny hands, big or larger hips than most males have. I think it looks like a female, at least as pictured there.

Lourdes on April 17, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Some friendly advice?….:)
Avoid Pam Geller wannabes.
(And avoid Pam Geller.)

verbaluce on April 17, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Because she’s a Jooooooooo, right, verbaluce?

I respect Pam Geller. She does a good job with what she has as to resources and information.

Lourdes on April 17, 2013 at 5:35 PM

…ya raaaaaccciiiiiisssstttt!

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Oh, man.
Please?

verbaluce on April 17, 2013 at 5:27 PM

RWM, it is predictable much that he/she/it responds to your obvious sarcasm as the substance of your post and totally ignores the substance.

Typical libtard response.

davidk on April 17, 2013 at 5:36 PM

What if he is a “white college student” who has been radicalized in anti-American, anti-capitalism studies at a Boston area university? Just as likely as a radicalized Muslim.

Tater Salad on April 17, 2013 at 5:29 PM

John Walker Lindh was pretty damn white too.

slickwillie2001 on April 17, 2013 at 5:36 PM

On El Cinquo, they are suggesting that the delays and general c/f are because the suspects are not citizens and there’s a battle going on between the ‘enemy combatant/waterboard’ side and the ‘mirandize/indict’ side in our government. Interesting take.

slickwillie2001 on April 17, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Had this thought too.

Bark and Holder painted into corner with Gitmo. The Left will howl if they go the EC route.

Bruno Strozek on April 17, 2013 at 5:39 PM

This photo (link, thanks to “ShyGuy” commenting)…

http://thenewsjunkie.com/photo-shows-suspect-currently-in-custody-for-boston-marathon-bombing/

…identifying “crowd runner” as suspect.

THAT COULD BE A FEMALE, based upon that photo.

Either a female or a young male of some “Brown” ethnicity.

But it’d be interesting if the “pressure cooker” method of explosion was done by a female or females.

Just wondering.

Lourdes on April 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Suspect pictured wearing shorts. Tiny hands, big or larger hips than most males have. I think it looks like a female, at least as pictured there.

Lourdes on April 17, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Or, it could be one of our resident trolls, Verbaluce, nonpartisan, Lester, Gumbyandpokey, Sesquidforbraibs:
Tiny hands and you what that means,
Big or larger hips tat most males, girl hips that have kept our trolls from getting dates. Nothing like a man with woman hips. Awkward.
They look like females, but have man equipment.

RovesChins on April 17, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Personally, I am hoping that NO American of ANY RACE was involved. I have no wish to see Americans committing acts of terrorism against their fellow citizens.

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM

What’s interesting to me is that the left is hoping it was an American – supposedly one of their countrymen – while the right is hoping it wasn’t an American and not one of their countrymen.

Says a lot about the left, doesn’t it? I think perhaps I understand them a little better, now. 9/11′s aren’t viewed as terrorist attacks, so much as “setbacks,” and Sandy Hooks aren’t viewed as tragedies so much as “opportunities.” The left almost seems happy when a “Sandy Hook” happens.

Doomberg on April 17, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Doomberg on April 17, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Great comment. The left doesn’t simply want this to be a white American. They need it to be a white American.

hawkdriver on April 17, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Whew! TEA Partiers don’t wear black jackets, grey hoodies, and baseball cap backwards.

Was the suspects pants riding low with underwear showing?

Tater Salad on April 17, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Today is Case Study 238 of Psychopathia Medialis

mjbrooks3 on April 17, 2013 at 5:45 PM

This photo (link, thanks to “ShyGuy” commenting)…

http://thenewsjunkie.com/photo-shows-suspect-currently-in-custody-for-boston-marathon-bombing/

…identifying “crowd runner” as suspect.

Female. Burkha cut-offs?

oldroy on April 17, 2013 at 5:47 PM

So all done, eh lester?
 
Liar.

rogerb on April 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM

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