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2013-04-18 02:33:35 PM  
Can we restart this thread and talk about how much of a clusterfark the NY Post is?
 
2013-04-18 02:35:48 PM  

Tatsuma: How did these two end up with their brown faces splashed all over the world? Do we even need to ask?

Apparently we need to, because you seem to think it was based in racism: it was not. It was based on where they were and what they were doing and the fact they appeared to be leaving a bag exactly at the spot where the explosion happened.

Another of the suspects identified by Reddit looks like he's a white male in his 50s. Once again, this has nothing to do with color, race or religion, only with suspicious behavior, standing very near to where the bombs went off, and carrying bags.


Uh huh. The Post had access to ALL of those photos, and the police description from the surveillance video is very different from these two guys, and yet they picked this one for the cover. I'm sure the Post has absolutely no interest in driving an anti-Muslim message. When have they ever done that?
 
2013-04-18 02:36:14 PM  
Is this the thread where we make wildy unfounded accusations of people; who may or may not have been there?

/ I'm pretty sure that somebody can 6 degrees of separation the president, a pogo stick, the illuminati, sovereign citizens and a partrage in a pear tree into this one.
 
2013-04-18 02:36:45 PM  

darth_badger: [static.prisonplanet.com image 583x1024]

[static.prisonplanet.com image 620x640]

[static.infowars.com image 600x337]

Navy Seals "undercover" thanls to Infowars.

Just thought I'd throw that in the mix too.


Heh...

Wearing unit hats and fatigue style cargo pants is a hell of a way to stay undercover.  Further, one thing SEALs are sure not know for is physical fitness and the desire to excel at personal fitness challenges.  I can assure they also never run in a world class marathon or support their friends or teammates that would never run in such an event.
 
2013-04-18 02:39:02 PM  

RexTalionis: jaytkay: Tatsuma: CNN has been pretty shiat for a long time.

So you breathlessly repeated every allegation they made about Semitic "suspects".

Muslim Woman Describes Assault, Harassment near Malden Center

Good job, Tats! You deserve a pat on the back for helping whip up the hysteria!

http://www.ibtimes.com/boston-marathon-bombing-fallout-bangladeshi-m an -beaten-bronx-being-arab-1201819

Boston Marathon Bombing Fallout: Bangladeshi Man Beaten In Bronx For Being An 'Arab'

The New York Post reported that 30-year-old Abdullah Faruque, who was born in Bangladesh but grew up in the Bronx, was having dinner at a Bronx restaurant Monday night when three or four Hispanic men apparently wanted revenge for the Boston Marathon bombings earlier in the day (presumably they had already ascertained that the Boston blasts were perpetrated by Arabs or Muslims).

The paper noted that the four men viciously beat Faruque while shouting  "f--king Arab" at the Bengali man as he stepped out of the Applebee's restaurant on Exterior Avenue in Melrose for a smoke.


Dumbasses, isn't eating at Applebee's enough punishment?
 
2013-04-18 02:39:53 PM  

SpectroBoy: darth_badger: Navy Seals "undercover" thanls to Infowars.



Sorry, if you wear your unit insignia ON YOUR FREAKIN HAT you don't get to claim you are undercover.

/just sayin


Maybe they are fans of comic books. Haven't you guys heard of "The Punisher".

/ congratulations! You guys just caught Leonard and Sheldon
 
2013-04-18 02:40:00 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: You, and the rest of the crusaders, get in threads ranting about teabaggers. And how all Republicans are whatever. And, how all gun owners are whatever. etc


I'm sorry, does the comment that "all Republicans are  whatever" directly impact the lives of specific Republicans?

Jesus, man.
 
2013-04-18 02:40:09 PM  

Tatsuma: Snuffybud: You can't even lie well when you are quoting people, can you?

So later in the blurb they pointed to another murder that they didn't reproduce in the blurb, so that's four shot, three assaulted.

How does that make me a liar? This is getting ridiculous.

Zulu_as_Kono: Was there a press conference yesterday after all and I missed it? When did the FBI describe them as persons of interest?

Posted a screencap earlier in the thread, it was being discussed around on television (heard it on CNN myself), other farkers chimed in to say the same in yesterday's thread about other channels too.

The FBI indicated they wanted to know who they were and that they were persons of interest, but they were eventually cleared of everything, and that's great. The only point I am making is that these guys were not seen as persons of interests because they were browner than your average Bostonian, but because of the circumstances around the pictures (where they were, the bags, etc....) There is another white guy receiving the same treatment due to the same thing.


You are posting a lot of smart posts.  I know.  I looked.  Don't let the bastards get you down.
 
2013-04-18 02:44:30 PM  

lantawa: You are posting a lot of smart posts.  I know.  I looked.  Don't let the bastards get you down


lolwut
 
2013-04-18 02:45:34 PM  

Giltric: darth_badger: [static.prisonplanet.com image 583x1024]

[static.prisonplanet.com image 620x640]

[static.infowars.com image 600x337]

Navy Seals "undercover" thanls to Infowars.

Just thought I'd throw that in the mix too.

Another group is claiming Chris Kyle faked his death and those are all people from Craft International or something.


Hey, to continue a conversation that we started yesterday about those two...
I don't think they're undercover anything.  They could be security, but I think they would be either much more or much less obvious.    I mean, yes, UCs tend to stick out, but they stick out because they're trying to be subtle and failing.

Anyway, maybe they were watching the race?  There's a photo where they're both on their phones (with backpacks intact) and it appears to have been taken after the explosions.  If they were working I would expect to see them tending to the wounded.  If they were perps, they wouldn't still have their backpacks.
 
2013-04-18 02:47:34 PM  
After I decided to leave this thread, I thought 'You know what? Maybe these people are right, in the sense that I sounded too convinced that these guys might be guilty, when I didn't think so, just that reddit made a compelling case.' I went back to reread the thread. If I was wrong, I could after all apologize.

Boobies on the topic (my 10thish in the thread), in reply to a discussion about crowdsourced forensic and discussions about the white guy

Tatsuma:So far thought I'd say the best crowsourced forensic I saw came from Reddit, where they established that this guy who is wearing a black shirt and white hat had a bag exactly where the explosion happened a few minutes before this pic was taken, then he left the bag and walked off with the guy next to him, who was later photographed next to the second explosion site without a backpack as well.

I'd say that it'd be pretty incredible if the case was cracked before we even received any word from the FBI just based on pictures from the scene on the internet


Apparently the metadata/timeline was wrong and the pic was a couple of hours before, according to some posters on this thread. Here are my other posts on the topic:

Tatsuma: They played with the colors in many of the pictures, and from different angles, and he clearly does not have a backpack anymore. Backpack which looks like the picture that was released by the FBI

Again, definitely not throwing my money on this one, just saying that they made a good case and I'll be really impressed if they cracked this before the FBI announced anything


Tatsuma
: I agree, I clearly know that you can rely on bloggers and even twitter to give more accurate news than the mainstream media.

However, I saw these pictures almost 12 hours ago. To have people already establishing who was where and when based purely on pictures from the incident and being able to establish a timeline + bags after only a few hours is still pretty impressive if they end up being right.

Tatsuma
: That's possible. As I said, way too early and we should wait for the FBI, but if so, they cracked the case about 12 hours ago. Really impressive.

Tatsuma: I believe that the answer to this is we are not sure that the straps actually had white stripes on them, or they were caused by the damages on the bag due to the explosion


As I said, I'm not totally convinced but they put forth a really decent case. Better than the lone guy anyway, as he only had one bag.


Tatsuma: Yeah they have a whole timeline as well, seems pretty credible. An arrest has been made, so we'll see if crowdsourcing this will actually be right!

This is hours later, after CNN discussed their pictures:

Tatsuma: CNN confirmed that the two guys I posted are considered 'persons of interests' by the FBI and apparently in that very picture (where the one backpack disappears, they are standing directly over ground zero.

This is after I heard them referred to as 'suspects', which turned out to be wrong and an idiot on tv confusing person of interest with suspect, where once again my main focus of discussion is about crowd-sourcing, not the guys themselves:

Tatsuma: Looks like the suspects were identified through crowd-sourcing merely hours after the event.

I seriously wonder if they were possibly identified by the Internet before they even were by the FBI. The FBI is powerful, but you had tens of thousands of people, if not hundreds of thousands working with every sources they could get their hands on online.

I wouldn't be surprised if they actually beat the FBI to the punch, or ended up sending them in the right direction


If I have to apologize for one thing, its for calling them suspects, and even that comes after the MSM used that word about them:

Tatsuma: Well the FBI described those two men, saying that they are in fact the prime suspects so whether these pictures were taken a couple of hours before the bomb exploded, they are seen clearly discarding a backpack exactly on ground zero, and that's what it blew up.

There I was making fun of people who assumed they were automatically guilty:

Tatsuma: First guy had loose wires coming out of his closes, and the second guy is wearing that shirt tucked in his pants.

CASE CLOSED

  
So yeah, turns out that I am vindicated by my posts in the other threads, nothing I said that was out of line or even came close to assuming that these guys were guilty. I certainly was not waving a pitchfork and torch around about them either.
 
2013-04-18 02:47:35 PM  

Tatsuma: The vast vast vast overwhelming majority of Americans realized that even though 9/11 was carried by fanatic Islamic extremists, Muslims in America were American and in no way were either complicit or responsible for this.


I like the way you suggest that it's being American which exculpates Muslims from being terrorists, not the fact that the overfarkingwhelming mafarkingjority of Muslim detest terrorism.
 
2013-04-18 02:48:06 PM  

ruta: When did the FBI ask the armchair detectives to comb through the instagram evidence and identify suspects?


Immediately after the event. It was one of the first public statements they issued.

http://www.startribune.com/nation/203171481.html?refer=y
 
2013-04-18 02:48:48 PM  
I just checked out fbi.gov, and there's no photos on there. I would think that if they released a picture, it would be on their website.

It's interesting to look at the pictures and play amateur sleuth, the way people are doing, but this trial-by-internet and by the press is disturbing. I wouldn't blame that kid in the blue clothing if he sues the Post.
 
2013-04-18 02:49:40 PM  

what_now: Jackson Herring: I like the mental image of the Boston Herald as a security blanky

I'm surprised you've never heard that story. I tell it all the time. Usually when someone cites the Herald as a news source.


I for one had not heard this story. I find it greatly amusing.
 
2013-04-18 02:49:43 PM  
Here's hoping they file a lawsuit against the New York Post. Might teach that rag some form of responsible journalism.
 
2013-04-18 02:51:54 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Tatsuma wants  so badly for the suspects to be brown that his posts take up nearly half the thread.

Imagine what were to happen if the same thing were to happen to Jews. He'd go absolutely apesh*t.


Gah. Enough with the "brown" trope. Jews are exactly the same color as Arabs (and Italians, Spaniards, Greeks, etc.), ranging from ginger pale to mahogany.

What a "brown" might look like:

img.xcitefun.org
 
2013-04-18 02:53:33 PM  

Tommy Moo: Absolutely no one has said for sure that these two guys are guilty; only that the FBI wants to talk to them.


Yeah, wait for the FBI to make them commit suicide, then we can judge them guilty.
 
2013-04-18 02:54:46 PM  

darth_badger: [static.prisonplanet.com image 583x1024]

[static.prisonplanet.com image 620x640]

[static.infowars.com image 600x337]

Navy Seals "undercover" thanls to Infowars.

Just thought I'd throw that in the mix too.


Those are cops. Lots and lots of cops are ex-military, and some worked down range as security contractors. The reason they have earpieces in is because they're cops working security. No telling which agency, but that's how cops dress when they're working plain clothes security (which is different from undercover).
 
2013-04-18 02:55:02 PM  
Can I just go on record as being really,  really surprised to see a mod calling Tats out his bullshiat?
 
2013-04-18 02:55:57 PM  

liltingbanshee: I just checked out fbi.gov, and there's no photos on there. I would think that if they released a picture, it would be on their website.

It's interesting to look at the pictures and play amateur sleuth, the way people are doing, but this trial-by-internet and by the press is disturbing. I wouldn't blame that kid in the blue clothing if he sues the Post.


They haven't released any photos and yesterday almost all the of media was guessing it was the high school kids because of the white hat but they kept saying they were still waiting for the FBI to release the photo.
 
2013-04-18 02:57:24 PM  

orbister: Snuffybud: At Gat_00 said, this place was a much nicer place without you.

I'm wondering why the Tatbot has been rebooted.


Falling click revenue? Drew needs to raise money  because of Obamacare?
 
2013-04-18 02:58:23 PM  

liltingbanshee: I just checked out fbi.gov, and there's no photos on there. I would think that if they released a picture, it would be on their website.

It's interesting to look at the pictures and play amateur sleuth, the way people are doing, but this trial-by-internet and by the press is disturbing. I wouldn't blame that kid in the blue clothing if he sues the Post.


He's got a heck of a case for false-light invasion of privacy. I'm sure he's being deluged by ambulance chasers as we speak.
 
2013-04-18 02:58:35 PM  

Tommy Moo: Absolutely no one has said for sure that these two guys are guilty; only that the FBI wants to talk to them.



The FBI wants to talk to these folks too. It even has "Wanted" in the URL. They must be guilty of something!!!!

http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap
 
2013-04-18 02:59:47 PM  

mbillips: cameroncrazy1984: Tatsuma wants  so badly for the suspects to be brown that his posts take up nearly half the thread.

Imagine what were to happen if the same thing were to happen to Jews. He'd go absolutely apesh*t.

Gah. Enough with the "brown" trope. Jews are exactly the same color as Arabs (and Italians, Spaniards, Greeks, etc.), ranging from ginger pale to mahogany.

What a "brown" might look like:

[img.xcitefun.org image 683x1024]


i.imm.io

/Still actually kind of hot.
 
2013-04-18 03:02:28 PM  

Tatsuma: So yeah, turns out that I am vindicated by my posts in the other threads, nothing I said that was out of line or even came close to assuming that these guys were guilty. I certainly was not waving a pitchfork and torch around about them either.


No one says we don't understand that you weren't intending to push misleading information.  Ok, maybe SOME people are saying that.  I'm personally saying you overbit on cutting edge news, and were completely incorrect for the follow statements, even though I understand why you were mistaken in the way you were, given that the media was a hotmess:

Tatsuma: and he clearly does not have a backpack anymore

(Again, yes, he's got it in front of him, politely by the straps)

Tatsuma: Tatsuma: CNN confirmed that the two guys I posted are considered 'persons of interests' by the FBI and apparently in that very picture (where the one backpack disappears, they are standing directly over ground zero.

  (Not ground zero, still has the backpack)

Tatsuma: Tatsuma: CNN confirmed that the two guys I posted are considered 'persons of interests' by the FBI and apparently in that very picture

(Not your fault, but we all now know CNN was full of crap)


Tatsuma: If I have to apologize for one thing, its for calling them suspects, and even that comes after the MSM used that word about them:

Yes, this is where we totally agree.  Now all you need to do is quit bringing them up, and actually apologize for believing misleading information about them.  It's okay to have been wrong, and it's even okay to have been mislead.  I know I'm personally reacting a little to having brought up each of these points in the previous thread, and having had you basically tell me I was following for terrorist disguises by saying the look, behave, and act exactly as we'd expect them to, and there's no reason to suspect them other than being dark skin and shifting his bag from his back when the crowd was light, to his front where the crowd was dense, and for having a white hat and dark clothing, even though we were specifically looking for a backwards hat and a grey hooded sweatshirt covered by a black jacket which he clearly wasn't wearing.  That's why people are convinced you fixated on their skin color, because their clothing, demeanor, and location don't actually match what we're looking for, but you kept promoting them as a likely successful identification of the suspects.  Now, it offends us more because after they've actually been identified and cleared, you mostly just want to point out you only slung inferences in their direction, not directly accused them.

Yes, that's true.  You only agreed with other anonymous online assessments, believed false news reports that supported a viewpoint that we may be falsely accusing of you having, and repeated incorrect and discredited claims that you don't take responsibility for because you were simply repeating other people's bad journalism and made sure everyone saw it, not actually stated accusations yourself.  So yes, you're probably only guilty, per se, of muddling the situation and making things more confusing at best, and possibly of being easily influenced by a perspective that appeals to your previous experiences.
 
2013-04-18 03:04:45 PM  

SultanofSchwing: mbillips: cameroncrazy1984: Tatsuma wants  so badly for the suspects to be brown that his posts take up nearly half the thread.

Imagine what were to happen if the same thing were to happen to Jews. He'd go absolutely apesh*t.

Gah. Enough with the "brown" trope. Jews are exactly the same color as Arabs (and Italians, Spaniards, Greeks, etc.), ranging from ginger pale to mahogany.

What a "brown" might look like:

[img.xcitefun.org image 683x1024]

[i.imm.io image 541x810]

/Still actually kind of hot.


I'll see your MS Paint and raise you some actual Persian Gulf pr0n (maybe NSFW).

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-18 03:07:15 PM  

James!: Tatsuma: This is bullshiat, as far as I can remember you had a huge total of two violent attacks on minorities in the aftermath of 9/11

Your memory is not so good.

Link


Brilliant James!  But please, why let something as trivial as facts get in the way of Titsuma's trolling efforts??
 
2013-04-18 03:10:41 PM  

Tatsuma: After I decided to leave this thread, I thought 'You know what? Maybe these people are right, in the sense that I sounded too convinced that these guys might be guilty, when I didn't think so, just that reddit made a compelling case.' I went back to reread the thread. If I was wrong, I could after all apologize.

Boobies on the topic (my 10thish in the thread), in reply to a discussion about crowdsourced forensic and discussions about the white guy

Tatsuma:So far thought I'd say the best crowsourced forensic I saw came from Reddit, where they established that this guy who is wearing a black shirt and white hat had a bag exactly where the explosion happened a few minutes before this pic was taken, then he left the bag and walked off with the guy next to him, who was later photographed next to the second explosion site without a backpack as well.

I'd say that it'd be pretty incredible if the case was cracked before we even received any word from the FBI just based on pictures from the scene on the internet

Apparently the metadata/timeline was wrong and the pic was a couple of hours before, according to some posters on this thread. Here are my other posts on the topic:

Tatsuma: They played with the colors in many of the pictures, and from different angles, and he clearly does not have a backpack anymore. Backpack which looks like the picture that was released by the FBI

Again, definitely not throwing my money on this one, just saying that they made a good case and I'll be really impressed if they cracked this before the FBI announced anything


Tatsuma: I agree, I clearly know that you can rely on bloggers and even twitter to give more accurate news than the mainstream media.

However, I saw these pictures almost 12 hours ago. To have people already establishing who was where and when based purely on pictures from the incident and being able to establish a timeline + bags after only a few hours is still pretty impressive if they end up being right.

Tatsuma: That's possible. As I said, way too early and we should wait for the FBI, but if so, they cracked the case about 12 hours ago. Really impressive.

Tatsuma: I believe that the answer to this is we are not sure that the straps actually had white stripes on them, or they were caused by the damages on the bag due to the explosion

As I said, I'm not totally convinced but they put forth a really decent case. Better than the lone guy anyway, as he only had one bag.


Tatsuma: Yeah they have a whole timeline as well, seems pretty credible. An arrest has been made, so we'll see if crowdsourcing this will actually be right!

This is hours later, after CNN discussed their pictures:

Tatsuma: CNN confirmed that the two guys I posted are considered 'persons of interests' by the FBI and apparently in that very picture (where the one backpack disappears, they are standing directly over ground zero.

This is after I heard them referred to as 'suspects', which turned out to be wrong and an idiot on tv confusing person of interest with suspect, where once again my main focus of discussion is about crowd-sourcing, not the guys themselves:

Tatsuma: Looks like the suspects were identified through crowd-sourcing merely hours after the event.

I seriously wonder if they were possibly identified by the Internet before they even were by the FBI. The FBI is powerful, but you had tens of thousands of people, if not hundreds of thousands working with every sources they could get their hands on online.

I wouldn't be surprised if they actually beat the FBI to the punch, or ended up sending them in the right direction

If I have to apologize for one thing, its for calling them suspects, and even that comes after the MSM used that word about them:

Tatsuma: Well the FBI described those two men, saying that they are in fact the prime suspects so whether these pictures were taken a couple of hours before the bomb exploded, they are seen clearly discarding a backpack exactly on ground zero, and that's what it blew up.

There I was making fun of people who assumed they were automatically guilty:

Tatsuma: First guy had loose wires coming out of his closes, and the second guy is wearing that shirt tucked in his pants.

CASE CLOSED
  
So yeah, turns out that I am vindicated by my posts in the other threads, nothing I said that was out of line or even came close to assuming that these guys were guilty. I certainly was not waving a pitchfork and torch around about them either.


Whew, conscience clear, good work. On to the next case.
 
2013-04-18 03:11:10 PM  

mbillips: I'll see your MS Paint and raise you some actual Persian Gulf pr0n (maybe NSFW).


Left eye has too many blood vessels.  Would not bang.
 
2013-04-18 03:11:15 PM  
www.morethings.com
 
2013-04-18 03:12:42 PM  
Well, supposedly (according to the noon news on the radio today) they may release the *inhanced* photographs for the news today in hopes that someone can put names to the faces in the pictures. They have ran the pictures through law enforcement data bases and there are no matches. It will be interesting to see which pictures they are.
 
2013-04-18 03:13:18 PM  

Mr Guy: No one says we don't understand that you weren't intending to push misleading information. Ok, maybe SOME people are saying that. I'm personally saying you overbit on cutting edge news, and were completely incorrect for the follow statements, even though I understand why you were mistaken in the way you were, given that the media was a hotmess:


Yes, those statements were apparently incorrect and have since then been corrected in the various time-lines and such, I was simply repeating what at the time was being said. I stated multiple times that those were based on CNN/crowd-sourced forensics and we should wait until the FBI spoke on the subject to take them as concrete, though, so even then I realized that this might very well be wrong.

Mr Guy: That's why people are convinced you fixated on their skin color, because their clothing, demeanor, and location don't actually match what we're looking for, but you kept promoting them as a likely successful identification of the suspects.


Well this is completely false and this is what I find the most insulting. I am not the one who came up with those pictures, and the FBI itself wanted to interrogate them AND I also mocked people who automatically assumed they were guilty. Literally the worst thing that I said before that was 'Well it seems to be the most compelling cased made by the internet forensic crowd'. It's insulting to be called a racist where there is not a single whiff of racism anywhere there.

I have been posting on this website for almost 10 years with the same username (can't remember the username I was using before that, very few posts and forgot the password, which lead to this one).

To all those who accused me of racism, I've asked to bring me a single example of racist things I've said and I would personally asked to be permabanned if that was the case. I brought this up hundreds of time, and no one ever produced a single quote of me saying something racist.

It's these bullshiat accusations (not just against me, mind you, but everyone who was saying that the crowd-sourced forensic toward those two seemed compelling, which includes the friggin MSM) that piss me off.
 
2013-04-18 03:13:28 PM  
006deluxe:  Mr Guy: Tatsuma: I said that the crowd-sourced made a compelling case for them, and that's about it
You're technically correct, and that's the best kind of correct legally.
Tatsuma: I am not sure what I should be apologizing for.
Well, you could start by saying you may have jumped to conclusions when you kept posting images a guy standing around in a crowd having clearly left his backpack at the scene of the detonation when he was A) not wearing what the FBI said the suspect was wearing B) not moving quickly through the crowd to place the first bag and move to the second location, as the FBI describe the video, and C) still holding the backpack in front of him in the last shots of him, disputably.
You asked why you got stuck in the center of the controversy, but you know exactly why.  It's for not letting go of these guys as likely based on crowd sourcing when it should have started to become obvious they weren't wearing the right thing, or doing the behaviors we're looking for, since literally the only solid thing the FBI has told us about the Lord and Taylor is the bomber came to the first detonation site, planted it, and left immediately.  These guys aren't doing that, aren't wearing the right color clothes, and were only ID'd by the media as suspect because people like the Reddit crowd and you kept insisting it was conclusive that they were in the right place (which they weren't) and with the right kind of bag (which they didn't seem to have) that they left it (which they didn't seem to), and that the FBI was looking for them (which they aren't).
We're mocking you for the same reason we mocked CNN.  You reported other people's incorrect claims loudly and repeatedly, and feel like it's sufficient to cover your conscious that you were merely repeating the words of others.
I believe his words in the thread yesterday were "Case Closed" in regards to these two young men.

Not amused
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-18 03:14:11 PM  

Tatsuma: Again, definitely not throwing my money on this one, just saying that they made a good case


Yeah, you saying they "made a good case" because it confirmed your prejudice clearly isn't pitchfork-waving or anything.
 
2013-04-18 03:14:17 PM  
if you are going to bomb the boston marathon, you don't stop for a photo opp:

http://www.reddit.com/r/findbostonbombers/comments/1cl3cj/blue_track su it_guy_identifiedends_up_being_a/
 
2013-04-18 03:14:21 PM  

Tommy Moo: ruta: When did the FBI ask the armchair detectives to comb through the instagram evidence and identify suspects?

Immediately after the event. It was one of the first public statements they issued.

http://www.startribune.com/nation/203171481.html?refer=y


FTFA: Law enforcement agencies pleaded Tuesday for the public to come forward with photos, videos or any information that might help them solve the twin bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170 a day earlier.

That's a request for information to be delivered to law enforcement agencies, not a deputization of every wanker with a connection to the internet to become Junior FBI Agents, comb through photos, circle their own suspects of choice and then share their "evidence" on social media so the poor saps covered in MS Paint arrows can be tried and lynched in the court of public outrage.
 
2013-04-18 03:15:18 PM  

Tatsuma: Well this is completely false and this is what I find the most insulting. I am not the one who came up with those pictures


You're the one who said that the pictures confirmed what the FBI was looking for, when it is demonstrably true that it isn't.
 
2013-04-18 03:17:24 PM  

Tatsuma: How did these two end up with their brown faces splashed all over the world? Do we even need to ask?

Apparently we need to, because you seem to think it was based in racism: it was not. It was based on where they were and what they were doing and the fact they appeared to be leaving a bag exactly at the spot where the explosion happened.

Another of the suspects identified by Reddit looks like he's a white male in his 50s. Once again, this has nothing to do with color, race or religion, only with suspicious behavior, standing very near to where the bombs went off, and carrying bags.


Now, if you suggest to Tatsuma that the guys in the photo could be Sephardic Jews, he will not react very kindly.

Even though it doesn't matter what the race, color or creed of the suspected bomber(s) is (are).
 
2013-04-18 03:17:50 PM  

wingnut396: darth_badger: [static.prisonplanet.com image 583x1024]

[static.prisonplanet.com image 620x640]

[static.infowars.com image 600x337]

Navy Seals "undercover" thanls to Infowars.

Just thought I'd throw that in the mix too.

Heh...

Wearing unit hats and fatigue style cargo pants is a hell of a way to stay undercover.  Further, one thing SEALs are sure not know for is physical fitness and the desire to excel at personal fitness challenges.  I can assure they also never run in a world class marathon or support their friends or teammates that would never run in such an event.


But that is not as much fun and creative.
 
2013-04-18 03:20:01 PM  
www.shape.com

the guy with the red and white stripes appears to have a black backpack.
 
2013-04-18 03:21:29 PM  

Tatsuma: Not point defending yourself and pointing out where you're being misquoted/not even quoted when accused when you've always been convicted in the eyes of some. Well played, internet & irony of life. Over and out.


i.imgur.com

Tatsuma: After I decided to leave this thread, I thought 'You know what? Maybe these people are right, in the sense that I sounded too convinced that these guys might be guilty, when I didn't think so, just that reddit made a compelling case.' I went back to reread the thread. If I was wrong, I could after all apologize.


FFS, THE THREAD ISN'T ABOUT YOU.
 
2013-04-18 03:23:20 PM  

Maud Dib: Aarontology: Tatsuma: , America will once again stand united and proud and reject hatred for whatever group the attackers belonged to,

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

Woulda been better with a sparkly eagle.

[media.tumblr.com image 247x270]


Oh I am stealing that.
 
2013-04-18 03:23:51 PM  
A good rule of thumb is to just wait for the FBI press conference in which they divulge what information they're able to release without compromising a fair trial, but I'm kind of old fashioned that way.  I don't want to hear about high level sources blah blah blah.
 
2013-04-18 03:24:10 PM  
Why would a guy who's about to drop off a bomb in a backpack have other supplies stored in the side pocket? Seems like something you would only do if you were planning on wearing the backpack all day, and not just carrying it to a bomb site and ditching it. It's almost as if, oh I don't know, there was no bomb in that guy's backpack at all, and he was just out enjoying the day with everybody else and had extra stuff with him in case he needed it.
 
2013-04-18 03:24:28 PM  

hobnail: Giltric: darth_badger: [static.prisonplanet.com image 583x1024]

[static.prisonplanet.com image 620x640]

[static.infowars.com image 600x337]

Navy Seals "undercover" thanls to Infowars.

Just thought I'd throw that in the mix too.

Another group is claiming Chris Kyle faked his death and those are all people from Craft International or something.

Hey, to continue a conversation that we started yesterday about those two...
I don't think they're undercover anything.  They could be security, but I think they would be either much more or much less obvious.    I mean, yes, UCs tend to stick out, but they stick out because they're trying to be subtle and failing.

Anyway, maybe they were watching the race?  There's a photo where they're both on their phones (with backpacks intact) and it appears to have been taken after the explosions.  If they were working I would expect to see them tending to the wounded.  If they were perps, they wouldn't still have their backpacks.


Could be a backpack full of radiation detection equipment....could be any number of groups they might belong to.
 
2013-04-18 03:27:07 PM  
Is this thread a scandal yet?
 
2013-04-18 03:27:13 PM  

Tatsuma: I stated multiple times that those were based on CNN/crowd-sourced forensics and we should wait until the FBI spoke on the subject to take them as concrete, though, so even then I realized that this might very well be wrong, so in light of that, I apologize for repeating these incorrect claims, because we should know better than to take instant reports at face value, especially given the level of effort I have put into correcting biased reporting during conflicts in the Middle East.


Tatsuma: Literally the worst thing that I said before that was 'Well it seems to be the most compelling cased made by the internet forensic crowd'. It's insulting to be called a racist where there is not a single whiff of racism anywhere there.


You've got a right to be offended for being accused of racism.  I was trying to be careful not to make that mistake, although I think you are stripping your own quotes out of the context of the overall narrative.  You are right, you were careful to report everything second hand.  The impression we've all gotten is that you were also careful to bring those claims up quickly over, and over again, after people pointed out discrepancies between the individuals you were posting and the individuals being looked for.  At that point, people used their own stereotyping to decide your apparent eagerness to believe the crowd sourcing was racially motivated.  I agree that's not fair to you.

If it turns out these guys were even remotely involved, I'll be more than happy to publicly apologize for calling you out.
 
2013-04-18 03:27:24 PM  
static.prisonplanet.com

Obviously that's The Punisher.

images.huffingtonpost.com
 
2013-04-18 03:29:23 PM  

Ker_Thwap: A good rule of thumb is to just wait for the FBI press conference in which they divulge what information they're able to release without compromising a fair trial, but I'm kind of old fashioned that way.  I don't want to hear about high level sources blah blah blah.


It's one thing to share tips with the authorities.

It's quite another to go online and try to convince everyone else that your analysis is top-notch, confirmed and "case closed."
 
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