we may have had pictures of abdul al-salimi alharbi standing close to the brothers tsarnaev just before the explosions at the boston marathon in plain view in front of us all along, without realizing it. there is a fair chance that a friend and i have stumbled upon them, purely by chance, looking for something else.
you be the judge.
if you will recall abdul alharbi was scheduled to be deported from the united states as a "person of interest" in terrorist activities, just after the bombings at the boston marathon.
and, if you will recall, michelle obama visited him in the hospital after the bombings. http://wintersoldier2008.typepad.com/summer_patriot_winter_sol/2013/04/photos-of-michelle-obamas-visit-with-al-salimi-alhardbi-in-his-hospital-room-w-injuries-he-received-.html . and, after it had been determined that he was to be summarily deported for suspected terrorist activities.
well, it may very well be that alharbi was standing feet away from the tsarnaev brothers near the finish lines to the boston marathon, as they waited expectantly to witness the detonation of the bomb blast that killed and maimed americans, unsuspecting americans, engaged in the pursuit of their sport.
you be the judge.
how did i come to notice the photo i am going to show you, very shortly? well, a friend emailed, asking why others have not pointed out that a fellow in a yellow coat was following the tsarnaevs, also carrying a large backpack, as the tsarnaevs wended their way through the crowd to the finish line. i wrote my friend, and pointed out that on april 18, i had pointed out such a person in a blog post. http://wintersoldier2008.typepad.com/summer_patriot_winter_sol/2013/04/has-anyone-or-any-agency-identified-w-any-degree-of-precision-the-type-of-explosive-used-in-the-bost.html .
but, something struck my memory. my friend mentioned a man in a bright yellow coat carrying a back. i remembered from the photos i had looked at, a man in a dark coat carrying a brief case.
so, i determined to look at the photos more closely, to try and reconcile our memories.
and, i came across a photo which i think suggests very strongly, that abdul alhardi was photographed mere feet away from the tsarnaevs just moments before the blasts went off, wearing the same hat he was wearing when mooch obama visited him at his boston hospital room.
how does this happen?
i am going to reprint the letter to my friend, with links to several photo compilations showing scenes at the finish line to the boston marathon.
you be the judge as to whether the photo i discussed in the letter to my friend show abdul al-salimi alhardi standing just mere feet from the bombers tsarnaev, before the fatal & injurious blasts.
added thought, 04.26.2013. just before i slept, i thought it would be very important to obtain all the photos taken by whoever captured the image of the fellow in the red peaked watch cap standing just feet from tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev at the finish line to the boston marathon.
so, just now, i went back and looked at the pictures of the two chechens and the fellow in the red cap.
and, just now, i noticed something odd, seemingly trivial, yet very important upon consideration.
look at the two photos that lead off the story at the new york daily news. look at the 3rd photo of the man in the red cap (who has a shock of curly black hair sticking out from the back of the cap, by the way.) http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/chechen-bombing-suspects-planted-device-feet-russian-flag-article-1.1322263 .
do you notice anything odd about the pictures? well, i did.
they are unattributed. the name of the photographer is not affixed beneath them.
look at every other picture in that article. "john tlumaki, the boston globe/ap." "ken mcgagh/metrowest daily news/rueters." "dan lampariello/ruiters." "david green/ap" for the film, and the photo taken with the apple device.
these photos are attributed.
now, why would someone take three photos of the tsarnaevs, to include one of the fellow in the red cap, as they are certainly indistinguishable from anyone else in the crowd, ... , unless, of course, he had a prior interest in them.
i think that they are surveillance photos taken by someone who followed and observed the chechen brothers, and the fellow in the red hat.
i would very much like to find out where the new york daily news obtained those photos, and why they remain unattributed. if they were from any other source, other than the government of the united states and one of its intelligence agencies, or the state department, they would be attributed.
they would be attributed.
do you think that any photographer on the face of the earth, would not want his name and the organization he or she worked for, emblazoned on those photos? get real.
i want to know the source of the unattributed photos. you should, too. end, added thought.
john jay @ 04.25.2013
p.s. let me ask, does anyone have, or can anyone get, a log of what abdul alhardi was wearing when he checked into the hospital for treatment of burns to his hands, injuries he received at the bombings at the boston marathon finish line? if by chance, was it a tan coat? and, what was the condition of that coat? did it have blast debris, or blood, or tissue on it? if it did, and that was allowed to "escape," just as he has, ... , my, oh my, what a miscarriage of justice.
and, michelle obama, right in the middle of it. friends, how much of this can be unwitting?
follows the email to my friend.--
look at this link.