In the earliest hours of the aftermath of the bombing of the Boston Marathon, the public was asked to be on the lookout for possible suspects. Dutifully the public obliged with a deluge of photos and videos collected on phone cams until they were told by the FBI to refer only to photos of the Tsarnaev brothers that were released by the FBI. One early suspect who came to notice was Abdul Rahman al Harbi, a young Saudi national who was reportedly injured at the first bomb site. http://www.opposingviews.com/i/politics/foreign-policy/war-terror/abdulrahman-ali-alharbi-saudi-student-injured-boston-marathon Al Harbi’s questioning and subsequent clearance by the FBI and the Dept of Homeland Security raised eyebrows and questions. A visit from the first Lady did nothing to allay suspicion about this Saudi boy who, according to official sources, was a suspect, then a person of interest, then of no interest at all. An unscheduled meeting between President Obama and the Saudi foreign minister at around the same time as the first Lady’s visit added fuel to the speculative fire. http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/041813-652517-boston-bombing-timeline-suggests-obama-saudi-coverup.htm According to a DHS official, “The level of coincidence required for the Saudi kid Ali Alharbi to be at the Boston Marathon at the time of the bombing and near the finish line where the bombs went off is staggering,” So, even by the admission of a DHS official, this is a highly unusual coincidence to say the least. This coincidence is even more staggering given al Harbi’s ties to the US government’s sworn enemy, Al Qaeda. http://shoebat.com/2013/04/17/innocent-saudi-has-ties-to-several-al-qaeda-terrorists/ Further, upon being questioned on al Harbi’s detention and subsequent release, Head of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, was alternately evasive and inconsistent. http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/abdul-rahman-ali-alharbi-saudi-national-and-person-of-interest-in-boston-bombing-to-be-deported-napolitano-wont-answer-question-93866/. The fact that Al Harbi’s name appears in the White House guest book quite a few times could also be put down as another in this growing list of coincidences. http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/2013/04/24/saudi-national-ali-issa-al-salimi-al-harbi-visited-white-house/ Speculation was further fuelled by the appearance of al Harbi at the President’s Fourth of July celebrations. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/10/was-contentious-saudi-national-at-white-house-4th-of-july-celebration-for-military-families-see-the-pictures/. This appearance was at odds with news of al Harbi’s deportation, Recent reports have emerged that al Harbi was not, in fact, deported but is still living quietly in Boston.
This is certainly a fascinating series of coincidences, but the Saudi trail does not stop at al Harbi. In the early search for suspects, another man came to the attention of eagle eyed cyber sleuths. Among the hired operatives sighted at the Boston Marathon was one man with a black backpack exactly matching the bags alleged to have been used in the bombings. http://www.activistpost.com/2013/04/private-military-contractors-under.html This man was clearly an operative and fled the scene of the first bombing with his colleagues. There has been much speculation as to who these men were and what part they played in the events surrounding the bombing. Recently, photos have emerged of a bodyguard in the employ of Saudi prince al Waleed bin Talal al Saud.
This Saudi bodyguard bears a striking resemblance to the operative sighted at the marathon shortly before the first blast and afterwards, fleeing the scene without his backpack. This newly emerged coincidence raises further questions in relation to the Saudi connection to the Boston Marathon bombing. To date these are questions without answers and we are left to wonder…
What mean these random, strange events?
They surely are coincidence……!
UPDATE on the SAUDI BODY GUARD: Apparently, there is one more coincidence. The Saudi bodyguard also bears a striking resemblance to a member of a National Guard Civil Support Team. It appears that the men believed to be Craft International operatives are in fact members of the National Guard’s Civil Support Team (CST) The operative pictured at the marathon who resembles the Saudi bodyguard could be one of members pictured in CST team photos.
High resolution image of CST present during the running of the Boston Marathon. http://states.ng.mil/sites/MA/News/PublishingImages/2012/04/120425_CST.jpg
The presence of CST at the marathon raises as many, if not more, questions than the presence of Craft International. CST teams are generally response units who are sent in after an event. According to the press release by the National Guard, this team, along with others, were present DURING the running of the marathon. Why were they there? There can be only two possibilities; A credible bomb threat or a drill. Both of these possible scenarios have been consistently denied by authorities involved in the marathon and subsequent investigations into the bombing. But I guess that’s another blog…..