Reported Boston Explosion Suspect In Custody, Is A Saudi National

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Update from Bloomberg: Boston Police says no suspects are in custody. Could it be that even the venerable NYPost got something wrong? Or is the Boston PD merely making a distinction between someone in custody (i.e., arrested) and someone guarded as a possible suspect? We should find out soon.

Just a brief blurb at the NY Post for now (which may have been overzealous in reporting the number of casualties earlier) but for what it's worth:

  • Authorities ID'd a suspect in marathon bombings - he is being guarded in Boston hospital.
  • Authorities have a identified a suspect, who is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital with shrapnel wounds.

Unclear how much credibility to assign to this, but that's what is being reported. We will provide more info if and when we see it. Some more via twitter, where we learn that according to CBSNews, police have surveillance video a person bringing multiple backpacks into the area 20 or so minutes before the explosions.

The NY Post has released more, such as the nationality of the suspect: Saudi.

Authorities have confirmed to The Post that they have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

 

The suspect — a Saudi national who suffered shrapnel wounds in today's blast — is currently being guarded in a Boston hospital.

 

A law enforcement source confirmed to The Post that 12 people were killed and nearly 50 were injured in today's blast.

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Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:40 | 3452499 CalibratedConfidence
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can't be much worse than "NYSE flooded under three feet of water"

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:52 | 3452597 Precious
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Can hardly wait for the Jim Carrey backpack video.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:53 | 3452636 ACP
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Can't wait until Obama's dual Confiscation and Spending Bill.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:58 | 3452676 Troll Magnet
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A Saudi national??? Shit... Time to go after Syria then!

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:58 | 3452685 ParkAveFlasher
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Get me Jim Willie on the phone, stat.

He's been intoning that the House of Saud would fall and the petrodollar along with.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:04 | 3452710 Precious
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Well it sure wasn't Haamid Ade Zaid, the Easter Bunny Bomber.  He's still in jail.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:08 | 3452745 Stackers
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Bob, we're reporting wide spread raping, looting and billions dead

you've seen raping and looting ?

No Bob, but we are reporting it.

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/103840/who-to-blame

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:28 | 3452933 Boris Alatovkrap
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Drive-buy Media is no scruple, report anything (but truth).

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:37 | 3453000 Manthong
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Saudi? Sounds like a perfect patsy.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:00 | 3453128 Pinto Currency
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Gov's conspiracy theory was that 911 was work of Saudis and they then mounted invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Using same approach, we can now expect retaliatory attack on Iran for Boston bombings.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:42 | 3453467 mjcOH1
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"Gov's conspiracy theory was that 911 was work of Saudis and they then mounted invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Using same approach, we can now expect retaliatory attack on Iran for Boston bombings."

Might be a decent plan if the Saudi came from a training camp in Iran. If he was from an Afghani training camp or Tora Bora somebody better start explaining though. After $1trillion or so down that shithole they should be able to keep a lid on Afghanistan at least, with troops on the ground.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:43 | 3453491 BeaverFever
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If a passport flew out of his wallet unscathed, then it must be the Saudi.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:07 | 3452751 Ness.
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Who's kidding who here?  That brown guy has been in custody for months.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:13 | 3452791 ACP
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Boy the MSM will be on conference calls all night to figure out how to spin this one.

"A Saudi, inspired by right-wing extremism..."

 

Edit: Wow, that was quick!

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/boston-marathon-bombing-041513

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:19 | 3452875 eatthebanksters
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Two questions:  How did he get into the country....if through the Mexican Border the immigration bill might be dead and will Napolitano's prospects for keeping her job, and, 2.  Did DHS waste valuable resources buying more bullets that cold be used in the Iraq war in 30 years and bying approx. 3000 APC's that could have been applied to tracking down terrorists?  Time will reveal all...

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:30 | 3452946 Boris Alatovkrap
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Terrorist is slip in with refugee from War with Oceana!

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:37 | 3453006 CH1
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Time will reveal all...

Well, maybe 50 or 100 years will reveal all, but you can bet that everything you see tonight and tomorrow will be approved somewhere in DC first.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:41 | 3453743 jonjon831983
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Dunno, something like this: "DHS questioned over decision to let Saudi passengers skip normal passport controls"

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/20/decision-to-extend-trusted-traveler-program-to-saudi-scrutinized/

 

ASSUMING the suspect was responsible.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 08:13 | 3455549 Tompooz
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His visa was fast-tracked on request of the CIA.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:21 | 3452876 eatthebanksters
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Two questions:  How did he get into the country....if through the Mexican Border the immigration bill might be dead as will Napolitano's prospects for keeping her job, and, 2.  Did DHS waste valuable resources buying more bullets that cold be used in the Iraq war in 30 years and bying approx. 3000 APC's that could have been applied to tracking down terrorists?  Time will reveal all...

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:38 | 3452998 prains
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My question is;

did he detonate a chicken with the flu? god help us if he did

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:51 | 3453096 Theosebes Goodfellow
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Que Chris Mathews blaming Sarah Palin in three, two, one...

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 06:24 | 3455361 Go Tribe
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They had that story printed and ready to roll, like public figure obits.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:44 | 3453060 ziggy59
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Saudi Arabia And China Team Up To Build A Gigantic New Oil Refinery – Is This The Beginning Of The End For The Petrodollar?
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/saudi-arabia-and-china-team-...

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 21:37 | 3454379 hivekiller
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Just a warning to the house of Saud not to think about trading anything but dollars.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:15 | 3452819 smlbizman
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i'll start here....so it wasnt saddam? it wasnt osama? it wasnt quadafi? it wasnt castro? its not the gitmo guys? its not the guy with the fire carckers in his shoes? it wasnt the guy that they plotted, supplied all fake weapons and explosives to ?....so who, who god dammit is it? assad? armandhammerdidajad? the pakistani hat wearing guy?....is it a gang of jealous hoverround slobs that hate marathon runners?..is it the fucking freedom thing again,(i thought we fixed that)? .....tell us comcast, disney, time warner, jay carney, tell us please....

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 21:34 | 3454356 Bicycle Repairman
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Lee Harvey Oswald.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:16 | 3452843 Longtermnotreally
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Some terrorist attacks have actually been perpetrated by terrorists, but they are quite rare

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:39 | 3453016 prains
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yeah like; S&L's, Enron, MF Global, Lehman, B Sterns, AIG, 911 it's getting "rare(er) by the day

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:17 | 3452858 Muddy1
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There goes the open borders, immigration reform vote.

 

BLAME BUSH

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:18 | 3453646 SmittyinLA
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You're presuming the US Senate has shame or common sense or even good judgement, I assure you they have none of those traits. 

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:21 | 3452892 Kayman
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No reason to waste this great opportunity to shut down all oil pipelines from Canada and increase our imports from Saudi Arabia- our true and faithful friends.

Good thing the Koran teaches deception as balm for the soon-to-be slaughtered.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:59 | 3453151 Tzanchan
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Can you say Kitman and Taqqiyya, on our way to Dhimmitude???

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:32 | 3453290 ronaldawg
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Obama at 3:13 p.m PST - mobilized first responders - still do not know who did this or why - make no mistake we will get who did this - bla, bla, bla

Vapous asshole.  All platitudes - no information - just a bunch of hot air.  Bostonians will pull together.... etc.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 20:19 | 3453922 augustusgloop
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Horrible, horrible for the people in Boston. Tax Day? Either it will appear to be / or actually be a homegrown anti-government terrorist & pave way for greater drone patrols, erosion of civil liberties. 

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 20:39 | 3454017 Bobbyrib
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I wonder if a Saudi princess funded this one, you know like 9/11..

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:58 | 3452677 Precious
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It's inconceivable it would be a Saudi.  You mean those gentle people who flew planes into the twin towers?  Nah.  

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:59 | 3452689 Troll Magnet
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You sure about that? Because the last time I checked, the biggest beneficiaries of 9-11 are the Jews and Israel. Just sayin'.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:00 | 3452701 Magnum
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mossad fingerprints all over 9/11, they did it according to many.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:29 | 3452931 Troll Magnet
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but but but didn't they find some mooslim's passport that survived the pulverization of twin towers?  

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:49 | 3453097 gmrpeabody
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Didn't take long for the trolls to show up...

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 18:19 | 3453315 Troll Magnet
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Shalom Shalom, Bitch!

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:58 | 3453138 Theosebes Goodfellow
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~"...they did it according to many."~

What kind of happy horseshit is that? So enough innuendo makes things so? What, pray tell, are you smoking? Because your disconnect with reality is now complete. Congrats.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:51 | 3453100 Tzanchan
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wtf a newbie troll who keeps 2x posting...

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:50 | 3453101 Tzanchan
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Biggest beneficiaries of 9-11 was Halliburton all defense contractors, Bush, Cheney. Israel was a BIG TIME loser cuz Sadd-am was their best friend against the Mullahs. When W decided to buy it after breaking it, poof no WMD's no more Sunni dictatorship over a hostile country thats 60% Shia next door. No more obstacles to Greater Persia. If we had balls we'd cut a deal with the Shia, overrun Iraq, the House of Saud with them. Also Kuwait and divvy it up. And have a window inserted in yer stomach so u can see cuz yer head is so far up there...

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:04 | 3452722 NotApplicable
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Why would you ever believe that non-pilots can fly planes with such stunning accuracy?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:12 | 3452806 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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You mean my whole fallacy's wrong?

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:51 | 3453109 X86BSD
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News flash! Flying a plane is not that hard once it's in the air. Your aiming for a pretty big target. Go fly xplane for a month and then reexamine your question.

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 19:45 | 3453768 Ident 7777 economy
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+1 Touche

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 17:14 | 3452817 Urban Redneck
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It can't be a Saudi, since the all-knowing, ammo hoarding, bull dyke of DHS says the Saudis deserve an express line at US Customs because they pose even less of a threat of terrorism then even those war-mongering Swiss nationals...

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