The Unlikely Antics of Boston’s “Cowboy Hero” 173

Carlos Arredondo has been widely praised by an array of corporate news media as among the most valorous figures of the Boston Marathon bombing. He was “heralded as a true American hero,” the International Business Times gushes, having allegedly “risked his life to help the victims of the two explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon.”[1]

>>>>>WARNING: POTENTIALLY DISTURBING PHOTOS<<<<<

A resident of Bangor Maine who tragically lost his son in the Iraq War in 2004 and thereafter turned to peace activism, Arredondo and friend John Mixon were at the Boston Marathon to support participants running in honor of Maine’s fallen Iraq War veterans. Following the blast, the two say they crossed Boylston Street and began tearing down the snow fence and scaffolding to get to the bombing victims. “Arredondo vaulted it and tried using his clothes and towels to stanch the victims’ bleeding but they were hurt too badly,” Maine’s Portland Press Herald reports. “Both men helped get one of the spectators, missing both legs, into a wheelchair that race medical staff had brought. ‘I kept talking to him. I kept saying, “Stay with me, stay with me,” Arredondo said.”[2]

Followers of the story will recall that while in the hospital and through a narcotic-induced stupor Bauman uncannily came to and provided a stark recollection of the  Tsarnaev brothers as the bombers. “He woke up under so much drugs [sic], asked for a paper and pen and wrote, ‘bag, saw the guy, looked right at me,’”Bauman’s brother Chris told Bloomberg.com.[3]

In the above photo Arredondo is seen allegedly holding onto an artery as he helps rush Jeff Bauman to an awaiting ambulance. Newspapers report “After jumping the security fence to help on Monday, Arredondo rushed to help the young man whose legs were so badly damaged. He asked the man his name – Jeff Bauman – and then told him, “Stay still. The ambulance is here.”

The Washington Post ran an even more sensationalistic account that wholly excerpted Arredondo’s efforts at moving the fencing and scaffolding:

Carlos Arredondo ran across Boylston Street, jumped the security fence and landed on a sidewalk smeared in blood. In front of him, two women lay motionless. Another woman walked around in black-powder smoke, looking down at the fallen bodies. “Oh, my God,” he said she repeated, dazed. “Oh, my God.” Arredondo had been a Boston Marathon spectator, carrying a camera and a small American flag. He dropped the flag. He took four pictures — focusing on a young man crumpled on the sidewalk. The man had a blank expression, and a leg that was only bone below the knee. Then Arredondo put the camera away. He asked the injured man his name. “Stay still,” he remembered saying, in accented English. “The ambulance is here.”[4]

There’s a major problem with the above scenario. The photos taken that day of the overall scene and Arredondo’s activities therein suggest that he went about his purported heroic exploits in a much more time-consuming–and perhaps somewhat less noble–fashion.

This CCTV video at 2x indicates that at exactly 3:05 Arredondo commences his valorous gallop with Bauman to the waiting ambulance. This is over six minutes after the initial ordnance was detonated.[5]

What exactly was Boston’s “Cowboy Hero” doing in the interim as Mr. Bauman lay suffering on the nearby sidewalk?

Arredondo can be seen here on the left waiting by the fence before donning his hat and springing into action as the wounded lay before him. Bauman appears to be behind the black woman dressed in dark pants, white shirt and red jacket

Rather than rushing to assist the man who allegedly lost both his legs, as we are told he “instinctively” did by the Washington Post, Arredondo now pauses here to attend to the fencing.

The official casualty count of 264 injured cannot be readily demonstrated in these photos, unless perhaps a far greater percentage of casualties could be evidenced where the second bomb detonated further down Boylston Street and away from the finish line.

Here is another shot of Arredondo still far more preoccupied with the fencing and scaffolding than the injured and maimed.

With the fence finally dismantled  Boston’s “Cowboy Hero” now has his back entirely turned away from the fallen.

Arredondo the Boston Cowboy Hero is seen here continuing to wrestle with the scaffolding.

As Arredondo assists with the fencing, a severely maimed Jeff Bauman is left unaided on the ground.

Arredondo the Cowboy Hero now appears to be leaning against the scaffold framework and possibly partaking in another slight breather.

Meanwhile no one is assisting the severely injured Jeff Bauman.

Army Reservists are among those who appear to assist Arredondo the Cowboy Hero in his struggle with the scaffolding, while the injured and maimed continue to be left unattended.

Here the fencing and scaffolding are wholly removed. Yet Arredondo has still not proceeded to assist Mr. Bauman. Further, while the entire area is swarming with uniformed emergency medical personnel, the would-be severely injured and traumatized Bauman is left unattended.

A high resolution version of the photo above shows the precise time on the overhead timers for the marathon (over the road) as 4:12:06. This is 2 minutes and 23 seconds after the blast (timer reading 4:09:43 at time of blast). This is a very long time for the many bombing victims with reportedly lost limbs and devastating shrapnel wounds to be left unattended while potential responders who have been presented as unyielding and chivalrous defenders of the massacred struggle with fencing.

The series of photos suggests how it will be several more minutes before Bauman is taken to the ambulance. Why is it that proper medical personnel in the interim didn’t attend to the grievously wounded man? Perhaps this is nothing a dramatic photo shoot couldn’t take care of.

Boston’s Cowboy Hero Arredondo adjusts his hat as he finally locates and rescues Jeff Bauman, prior to accompanying him in the wheelchair.

The last photo which shows the timers is where they are being removed (why?). The time shown is 4:14:26 which is close to five minutes after the blast. In this photo Arredondo may be seen bending over where the injured lay, yet he is mostly obscured.

Thus in contrast to mainstream media’s account of Arredondo’s heroism, it appears that six minutes transpired before Boston’s Cowboy Hero escorted Bauman to hospital.

And finally a key photograph successfully captured that will strongly imbue the severity of the Boston Marathon bombing into the public mind.

In summary, in spite of there being ample personnel attending to the wounded at the bombing, and despite apparently having both legs blown off, Jeff Bauman was left completely unattended for at least 2 minutes and 20 seconds.

Then, after going so long without attention it is not even medical personnel who attend to him. He is instead in the care of a civilian in a cowboy hat who, after several more minutes, puts him in a wheelchair to wheel him to an ambulance. Why didn’t medical personnel take over at some point in time?

Why didn’t the ambulances go to the actual scene where the injured lay?  If the police vehicles can come and go, then why couldn’t the ambulances?

Is Carlos Arredondo really the hero US news media portray him as? Are such news outlets perhaps perpetuating a misconception? Did Arredondo really jump the fence and rush to assist Bauman? Or was this perhaps a contrived scene where Arredondo fulfilled a particular predetermined role? Was the apparently maimed man who would later play a key role in identifying the Tsarnaev brothers as the alleged evil culprits deliberately left unattended for a photo shoot? Why otherwise would Bauman be ignored by everyone including his valiant rescuer for so long?

Moreover, why have the major and even certain alternative media failed to forthrightly examine what appears to be an increasingly curious and implausible event?

Notes

[1] Connor Adams Sheets, “Meet Carlos Arredondo,” International Business Times, April 15, 2013.

[2] David Hench and Glenn Jordan, “It Was All Innocent People, Just Defenseless,” Portland Press Herald, April 17, 2013.

[3] Asjylyn Loder and Esm E. Deprez, “Boston Bomb Victim in Photo Helped Identify Suspect,” Bloomberg News, April 19, 2013. 

[4] David A. Farenthold, “Boston Marathon Bystander Carlos Arredondo Says He Acted Instinctively,” Washington Post, April 16, 2013.

[5] Further, the same CCTV video suggests that more than one trip may have been necessary to produce the desired shots, including one involving an awkward interruption midway through after Bauman may have lost a lower appendage. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3A8JDqHhUD4#!

-James F. Tracy and Andrew Whooley. Mr. Whooley is an independent researcher originally from New Zealand who resides in Perth, WA, Australia.

173 comments

  1. I think the characterization of Arrendondo is harsh; and it is unfair to make such assessments based on still shots.

    Here is a video, apparently unedited, that shows the initial blast a 4 seconds.

    At 1:16 Arrendondo is already over the scaffolding, and moments later seen helping while the camera man is still saying “Oh my God”.

    If the cameraman is still grappling with the ongoing aftermath minutes in as he films; wouldn’t it be fair to grasp that Arrendondo, an untrained person, would have moments of assessing a difficult and chaotic situation?

    It is likely that Arrendondo, within the chaos, was just trying to figure what to do next to help in whatever capacity was needed.

    If his story is as he related it, he found Mr Bauman, and tried to stop the bleeding until a first responder could arrive. Personally, I cannot imagine a more helpless feeling.

    I have witnessed first hand how differently people react in a crisis. The brain first denies, then processes until there is a mental shockwave.
    At that point, some leap to action while others stand paralyzed. And it is usually those that seem most “unlikely” who actively respond.

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    • He took pictures of the victims. What kind of human takes pictures of bombed people? …right before he “helps” them?
      You probably have not seen the video where he proudly shows the reporter the gory images that he caught?

      I want to be very clear about what I am about to say to you…totally unambiguous: If anyone takes pictures of a human suffering they are dead in every conceivable way. They are not human. If anyone defends the actions of a ‘human’ taking pictures of dying people then that person is dead as well.
      Words of loving advice.
      Be very, very careful who and what you bond with.

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      • And yet you are analyzing those same “pictures of human suffering”. So what exactly does that say about you?

        Your words betray you.
        When you start, as you say, “bonding” with an agenda, your critical thinking goes out the window.

        I don’t have a dog in this hunt. Nor am I taking a side. I am just weighing the evidence.

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        • Chelsea I believe you may be bending the stick too far here. What I find of intrigue especially with regard to this Youtube clip you’ve provided that was also circulated far and wide, was that while the videographer gasped, “Oh my god! Oh my god!” on the soundtrack he arches the camera upward-and-away-from the victims on the ground, thereby documenting very little apart from sporadic above-the-waist shots of those moving around on the opposite side of the fence.

          Further, Arredondo was certified with some first response training via the Red Cross in 2011, according to his identification tags which he curiously had on his person and displayed in media interviews shortly after the bombing. Trouble is that he was obviously in the way of and thereby likely endangering the life and welfare of Mr. Bauman given that there were without question more-than-competent paramedics available on the scene.

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      • @James, Well, if I am to bend the stick too far in any direction, I would rather lean to a more empathetic analysis.

        I would suggest that you put yourself in the same situation. This is all of two minutes after a bomb blast. Two minutes….Heck it will take me two minutes just to type this comment for heaven’s sake!

        People are human beings, not machines that go into action. Was Mr Arrendondo in the way of first responders? Perhaps. Has he exaggerated his own role in the scenario? Perhaps. It just appears he did what he knew to do. If he fell short of everyone’s expectations….oh well.

        As far as Red Cross training, I think you must have more faith in that organization than do I.😉

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      • Chelsea in the Morning…….. taking pictures of humans dying or in extreme trauma at the TIME of the event …when assistance is of the utmost priority…..is completely different than examining photos of a supposed event. I do not enjoy looking at gore or examining such imagery but feel compelled to examine the evidence in order to authenticate the event. My husband was to attend the Marathon with a friend who had qualified for the run…so this event was a little too close to home for us.
        How you could equate my actions with those of the supposed Cowboy Firefighter Doctor Priest leads me to believe that you either have few critical skills in discernment or that you do have a “dog in this hunt”.

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      • @Jamie,
        First, let me start by saying that I am glad your husband did not attend the marathon and he s safe and well.

        I am not surprised that you are offended by my comment as I mirrored your own comment back at you.

        I found your guilt laden warning extremely offensive with because a “you must be for us or you are against us” attitude is unproductive and you also assigned a motive to me that is blatantly ridiculous.

        I am not going to exchange tit for tat with you.
        I participate in this forum because I like the analysis and the freedom to weigh the facts and decipher information. I will not always agree, but
        I don’t fault anyone for disagreeing with me.

        I sincerely see this particular analysis from a different angle, and I respect that we simply differ in opinion.

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      • Chelsea…you are participating in “tit for tat”. I am going to explain why I first posted a response to you,

        “I think the characterization of Arredondo is harsh; and it is unfair to make such assessments based on still shots. ”

        I was in no way making an “assessment” of Arredondo based on “still shots”. I have first hand experience in the loss of a child to the Iraq “War” so I can understand Arredondo’s motives a little better than those who have not shared in the same experience. Arredondo’s past actions speak of a highly disturbed and narcissistic individual…possibly just a condition of extreme immaturity.

        Watching the many videos of Arredondo, in regards to the Boston Massacre Part deaux, I am struck with his inane and irreverent actions when he, personally, has had the experience of tragic loss of a loved one. His actions speak volumes of his level of maturity and many people have a very difficult time with discerning reality over fiction…..actions over words. He held a dime store flag throughout the process of rescue. He struggled to remove a fence while people were reportedly dying. He took pictures of people without their limbs…supposedly without their limbs.
        I asked my 22 year old son if he would want someone to take pictures of him after a bomb blast and he looked at me as if I were insane to even ask such a question. I asked him again if he would like people to see him in such a way and he said that there is no way he would want someone to be taking pictures of his blown up body.

        Demented, callous, soulless creatures that could do such a filthy, cowardly thing. If someone took pictures of my son, lying on the ground in his own blood, his body blown to pieces, I would find this person and create for him the very living hell that he created by taking those images.

        I know what it is to have a child blown up by an IED….do you, Chelsea in the morning?

        In your above statement you seemed to take personally the assertion that Arredondo is a fraud and I found this rather tragic. I am in no way offended by your comments to me, or about me, personally but about the subject matter in question. This is not about “for or against”, “us or them” but about clarifying thoughts and actions of the Boston “hero” and I do have the ability to discern reality over fiction.

        ” I participate in this forum because I like the analysis and the freedom to weigh the facts and decipher information”

        Your above statement implies that what the media reported is evidence of “facts” and this is exactly the mindset I was alluding to in my response to you. We should be weighing evidence.

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    • Chelsea, your comments would hold true for most people, but Arredondo stated that he’s a member of the Red Cross Disaster Team.

      First, do you agree that would require someone have training? And second, do you think the Red Cross training includes throwing a double amputee into a wheelchair and moving him away from the available EMTs, who could possibly save his life?

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      • Thank you Regina for your reply.
        I have no way of knowing what this man’s training entailed.Did he have training as an EMT or was he part of team that handed out water in a disaster? I just don’t really have that information.
        Based the the information I have and based on the video I have seen, it appears that he was doing his best in a bad situation. So in all fairness, I am not going to assign fault.

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  2. Maddow’s ramping it up –

    I love her obvious chain-yanking when she states things along the lines of ‘right now these people claim the White House bombed the Boston marathon’. lol – that’s one I Hadn’t heard yet!

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    • I’m not too sure what you ‘loved’ about this? I believe that one of the many goals of these recent events are to paint all who question the ‘official narrative’ as crazy and dangerous. In other words, we can’t let them continue to spread their toxic lies online, and/or they need to be rounded up so they don’t do any more harm. It is essential that they stop the free flow of information, and the best way to do that is to convince the naive public that ‘conspiracy theorists’ are medically unstable, hate-filled domestic terrorists that are a threat to the nation.

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      • poor choice of words – because I don’t watch television and rarely view news clips, I’m always amused when I see how consistently they lie. But you’re right…there are many who think this garbage “informs” them, and that is a true shame. Thanks for calling that out –

        Back in the days of good public education (50+ years ago) my grade school had a program similar to today’s “Red Ribbon Week”, where the entire school takes part in a course of study, specific to each grade level. The difference was that this had nothing to do with drugs – it was called “Don’t Buy It” week, and the content was about modern advertising. We were taught how colors were used to trigger emotion – music, voiceover methods, all sorts of tricks that were used to make people believe they Needed to have a certain product. Probably among the most valuable lessons in my life – I wish they still taught this.

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  3. Cultural creep: Military/industrial/pharmaceutical complex; terrorism; terrorist threats; suspension of Posse Comitatus; militarization of community police; DHS; TSA, crisis management; crisis actors; gun confiscation; stockpiling of homeland arms and ammo; trafficking in arms, drugs, human sex slaves; imposition of martial law…

    I think I see a trend here. We are not talking about a failed Third-world state.

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  4. corrected name here

    Marzi says:
    April 27, 2013 at 11:14 am

    The combination of the cowboy hat and flag are particularly hick and gives a bad name to real cowboys who might be patriotic, now that Carlos has established his crisis actor bona fides. In Times Square there’s the naked cowboy in his underwear who has more credibility, as he’s playing himself.
    Meanwhile the DWTS announcement and the artificially happy interview already given with Adrianne are reason enough to not watch and let their ratings slip. Losing a foot is serious business, not a time for sweet delirium, which may have been pharmaceutically induced.

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  5. I’ve been exploring the role of Israel in the US Homeland Security sector as it may relate to the Sandy Hook incident and the Boston Marthon bombing. There is much evidence to suggest that Israel may hold significant, and inappropriate, influence in our “homeland” security affairs.

    It is interesting to note that immediately after the Sandy Hook attack it was announced that Obama would make his first Presidential trip to Israel… which he did in January 2013. Then, immediately after the Boston Marathon bombing, it was announced that Chuck Hagel would make his first visit to Israel as Secretary of Defense.

    If you’re watching the US-Israel relationship, the dance this week of the Obama administration trying to outfox Israel’s attempts to force/embarrass it into another Middle East conflict has become so transparent… it would be comical if not so serious. It is my hope Hagel and Obama can keep deflecting Israel’s outrageous pressure (The United States should take the lead: http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/26/world/meast/syria-civil-war/?hpt=hp_t3). From the comments on recent new stories, it appears American sentiment is on the side of letting Israel pursue should they wish.

    I’ve been wondering if these absurd media stories we’ve been seeing are somehow strong-arm attempts to engage the U.S. further in the Middle East.

    This week, Israel claimed it had “photographs of victims” of chemical attacks in Syria. I think, by now, even the White House is aware you can not trust photographic or video “evidence.”

    A great article to read for background on the Israel-Obama relationship: http://nationalinterest.org/article/israels-fraying-image-8378.

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    • …when Beck’s drama started, my first thought was that he was being brought out to do a little pre-emptive finger pointing before too many people picked up on the Israel/Zionist connections here. The Israeli police “assisting” with the investigation, the fact that the brothers were taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center instead of the nearest hospital, and placed in the care of an Israeli surgeon, quotes like this from Boston Mass administrators:

      “Conn said his staff was better prepared because a few years prior, Israeli emergency medical experts traveled to Boston to help upgrade the hospital’s disaster response plan.

      “We obviously have a limited experience of explosions in an urban area,” Conn said. “The Israelis unfortunately have this [kind of experience] and I’m very pleased that we went through that orientation and additional training.”

      “It’s worked well today,” he added.”
      http://www.theworld.org/2013/04/israeli-doctor-paved-the-way-for-emergency-response-in-boston/

      I think we all agree that most mainstream news articles are scripted for the masses, but I’m Certain this story is getting close oversight and guidance. Reporters write/say what they’re told – obviously, they’re being told to clarify stories using the words israel/israeli in a benevolent way.

      Why? Is/Was this intended to create empathy for Israel (bombings), as a prelude to invading Iran?

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  6. The combination of the cowboy hat and flag are particularly hick and gives a bad name to real cowboys who might be patriotic, now that Chris has established his crisis actor bona fides. In Times Square there’s the naked cowboy in his underwear who has more credibility, as he’s playing himself.
    Meanwhile the DWTS announcement and the drugged artificially happy interview already given with Adrianne are reason enough to not watch and let their ratings slip. Losing a foot is serious business, not a time for sweet delirium.

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  7. I spent most of yesterday reading Medical Journals trying to grasp some insight into just how serious and life threatening blast or force amputations really are. I know there is a lot of discussion about femoral severing but in most of the journals there is emphasis that damage is much more extreme including venial severing, muscle tearing, nerve damage, extreme alterations in body temperature, extreme levels of pain and how a person can lose their life to irreversible shock…etc…

    I did find this quote very interesting:

    “The femoral artery is a very large artery. When it’s severed, you bleed profusely. You lose consciousness and die within minutes,” said Dr. Anthony Manoukian, Maui County medical examiner.

    Then I found this Medical/Military pdf dated Jun 18, 2011. Its quite lengthy but if you go down to pg 18/19/20 you will find some interesting data on pre-hospital care and risks to the victim.

    http://www.armymedicine.army.mil/reports/DCBI%20Task%20Force%20Report%20(Redacted%20Final).pdf

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    • Solana Beach, CA 2008: A great white shark bit through both legs of a swimmer, not severing them, but causing deep puncture wounds. The victim was brought to shore by accompanying swimmers, yet died within minutes of the attack due to femoral-artery blood loss. It seems very unlikely that Jeff Baumann could sit up and be conscious for any length of time after suffering such devastating injury to both his legs. The shark-attack victim was only able to blink a few times while being towed to shore, after which he lost consciousness entirely and could not be revived by CPR or any other means.

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  8. The Zionist/Illuminati/Globalists have gone mad. If Obama accepts Israeli intel that Bashar Al-Assad used chemical weapons against the insurgency in Syria – and moves to take out Assad – I’m moving to Iceland. Nine out of ten times, any event that benefits the corporations, banks or Israel (globalists all) is a hoax. The closing of the small airports signals to me that Obama is going to war against the 1% – those airports are used primarily by private jet owners – Saudi Princes, the British Royals, Bankers (terrorists all). I think Obama may be on the fence, if he decides to fall in with the globalists – we will have to resist in order to retain our liberties and constitutional rights. — After all of this hoax, part-hoax, no-hoax – it’s bad no matter how you cut it – I’ve felt Christ calling to me or stirring in my heart again. He’s telling me to pray for the Jews that they might be at peace, contented and willing to share the land with the Palestinians and look out for their interest as if they too were chosen.

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    • I fear you are 100 percent accurate in your analysis.

      I hear, in what you linked to, exactly what is happening to my country.

      Henry Ford believed it too, and wrote at length about this.

      “Morris” on YouTube talks everyday about this.

      “Brother Nathaneal” talks each week about this.

      Anthony Lawson speaks to this in their videos.

      All “hate mongerers?”

      The speak with intelligence, evidence, and use logic to make their points.

      I don’t want to believe this is true.

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  9. I am a Peace Officer in Southern California assigned to the Detective Bureau for about the past five years. I have investigated several murders and other crimes of heinous nature. I have learned over the years to remain objective during the course of an investigation and not allow myself to be swayed in one direction or the other until I have worked through both sides of the story, which believe me, is much easier said than done. Clearly there are two sides to this story, and the MSM propaganda machine has been running at a fever pitch to churn out the false reality being swallowed up by the still blind masses. When I initially read of Professor Tracy’s claim that the bombings may have been a complete hoax, like most, I blew it off as implausible without taking five seconds to check the evidence, but I have since found my wayward objectivity, and have spent several hours taking a closer look at the available photos of bomb area one, as well as other relevant information. It’s 0200 right now and I would not be up writing this if I had not been blown away by the enormous inconsistencies in the photos, as well as by the fantastic peace Professor Tracy put together destroying the MSM’s false narrative of their ‘Cowboy’ hero. This is a lot to process, I certainly have been swayed, but I need to spend more time deciphering the available evidence before I upgrade from run of the mill ‘false flag’ to mind bending ‘Hoax.’ Either way, we are facing pure evil that will stop at nothing to bring this country to its knees for the purpose of bringing the New World Order to its feet. The ultimate goal is global tyrannical governance, which cannot and will not coexist with a free and patriotic America. What will you do? Will you lay down or will you stand up and fight for what you know is right? God help us…

    In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. -George Orwell

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  10. The lies and truth revisions are starting to pile up in drifts. How about that hold-up of the convenience store and the shootout with Tamerlan (the older one) that killed him? All lies…lies, lies, lies.

    See for yourself: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001ZqMimsMnQrVyrLhD-lqy9mzQp3TAFFgz7RV1SgnA8m_IsYDDjGQAhm7pnFb9MZz8EkmrkvkKCQLMgrOrAUpE8Oce9-lqpZSzqvU1tG_-WlAdZdViL1iKPLAsfQwiok5Y4LMbpyj-7UHHsDZnNzsOIzggNXW9nm0FZlr9k4JC97o2VwOPDpzyUQ==

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  12. The scariest part of all this is what are these psychopaths going to do next? This is now wide open all over the web and here in Vancouver hit our mainstream FM Pop radio station 104.9 with DJ Kid Carson. I am sincerely concerned on what they are about to unleash to take focus off Boston, as they did with Sandy Hook.

    Godspeed.

    Rick

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    • What I have come to realize, Rick, is that those in supposed positions of power feed off of our 1) ignorance and 2) fear. As soon as we can eradicate the former the latter cannot take root.
      Safe journey to you as well….

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  13. Has anyone seen the video “Dust in the Wind”??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvOyyoCoV6A

    A man is shown throwing a bag filled with dust over the heads of the act…I mean victims. Was he throwing lime on them to speed up the process of decomposition? Or just setting the scene?

    Really, I cannot stop laughing at all of the comments on this particular thread. I cannot seem to stop laughing at the complete inanity and chicanery of these infantile people who nest at the top of that pyramid.

    For some odd reason I can hear this —–>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D5Sa2Yq-2g ——-whenever I watch anything from the MSM. It will take an extraordinary snake oil salesman to get me to buy any of this excrement.

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  14. Not enough spurting blood for the wound severity…Insulting to my intelegence as usual. A planned, staged bombing.

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  15. Professor James Tracy has been right about not going along with the main stream media lies and the deception of the establishment.

    Here is an interesting link to further prove that the material posted here is valid:

    http://www.therebel.org/stone/610920-smoking-gun-fact-boston-bombings-was-staged-dhs-document-to-prove-it

    Thank you Professor Tracy for your courage that enabled you to stand up for the truth on behalf of citizens of the world.

    People like you are a blessing to the world not just to your university.

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  16. Where is the ACLU when they are really needed? An entire city shutdown for a 19 year old! How many innocent American homes were illegally swatted? What effect did this military takeover have on all the precious children? Big cities such as Chicago have hundreds of murders every year, suppose they figure their lives are less valuable than those in Boston.

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  17. ~~~ Professor Tracy, I have a question?
    (feel free to shout out, class =)

    Do you know if anyone has ever successfully argued that they can’t obtain a fair trial due to excessive internet exposure?

    *********
    moving right along…because this is directed at a new demographic (the nesara/dinar crowd), I expect this is meant to be the next round of fear porn:
    Rogue Nuke Threat – americanholocaustcoming.blogspot.com

    note: my spidey-sense tells me that all the low-level contacts are acting Genuinely on what they believe is true intel. I don’t question the blogger, or her Source, or anything she’s done in the past. Although I always raise an eyebrow at posts that suffer from terminal fontitis…and rarely make it through more than 3 paragraphs. I guess there are people who actually Work a font that hard – still….if it’s meant to be alarming, it’s failing with me.

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  18. Funny how you keep removing comments from this page that explain in perfect detail what actually happened and why your assumptions are completely off base.

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  19. It occurs to me that “crisis actors” may be a legitmate academic subject in media studies. There must be half way honest journals around, one that would accept a paper on, say, “Crisis actors in the Television age.” or something perhaps more tarted up schcolarship wise.
    We have observed the movement of actors into the political arena–Reagan, Swarzchnegar, etc– ( I really have to learn to spell some day) and the evolution of real sports figure, etc in advertising, has provoked the reverse, the evolution of media figures in reality narratives.

    Legitimating crisis actors in academic discourse– while not incidentally protecting your ass from further academic harassment– might give you, and us, some academic company, and enrich the field with new talent.

    Should writing such an article be feasible and useful, however, I insist that you give credit to the ‘commenter Mark.’ Or commenter anone for that matter. It is important to legitimate commentors as well, since they provide evidence and insights that are achieved in no other way by no other truth source.

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    • Perhaps this is simply an extension of the theatrical phenomenon from the political to the civilian sphere, thus further negating the possibility of people’s genuine interaction and self-determination.

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    • That’s Schwarzenegger–a real brain-teaser. But his place in power politics is even more convoluted. He was pushed into the governor’s house by a curious recall of Gov. Gray Davis in a murky sting operation. Californians seem easily duped, nurtured on Hollywood fantasy from birth. They wanted a real cool guy to run the state. Recently, Mark Dice and Alex Jones ran a survey in CA asking if citizens would support a NAZI style takeover to save the planet. Most who signed the petition were convinced out-of-hand that it sounded like a responsible position. Who knew???? Movements start on the coasts and move inland, like haute fashion.

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  20. One real bomb and one fake bomb, it appears. They may have over-estimated what the real bomb could do in the dead and maimed siblings and another missing foot or two. As for the guy that the cowboy helped wheel out in a wheel chair; I think that was part of the drill and fake (based superficially on the leg-less guy not bleeding out, not being attended to, being taken out in a wheelchair, and his resemblance to a maimed US Vet.)

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  21. At :30, the 1st ambulance-type vehicle arrives.

    At :50, the 2nd ambulance-type vehicle arrives.

    At 2:30, the 1st one leaves.

    At 3:00, the 2nd one leaves.

    After they leave, at 3:10, cowboy and the wheelchair crew come out of the crowd near the center of the screen, heading to the bottom of the screen. They are not trailing blood. They stop to adjust the fake leg, getting ready for their photo op. This is over three minutes in, at double speed. So, over 6 minutes after the explosion, after the ambulances leave, this guy with his legs supposedly blown off gets rolled out in a wheelchair.

    (At 3:05, another “victim” is unloaded from the black van into a wheelchair.)

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    • Great vid.

      The “ambulance-type” vehicles are police vehicles, the word ‘police’ can be seen on the bonnet of the van in this photo:

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      Ambulances do not attend the scene, in spite of being parked just down the road, in spite of the road being clear, in spite of the horrific injuries we are told the victims received….

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  22. Regarding that video above that says Bauman was pushed twice through the scene….those 2 wheelchair people do not look the same to me. The 2nd wheelchair person has a long dark left leg/pant hanging down. And it looks to me that it wasn’t that the R leg, fake or not, that was falling off, but that shreds of something….tendons, cloth, whatever, were getting caught up under or in the wheels as pictures do show strands of the unknown were swinging around. The guy in the yellow green jacket shoved that stuff back up. All that aside, I still believe this was a planned attack which the PTB knew about and probably planned.

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    • Perfectly possible that cloth or something else obstructed movement or that at least EMT guy thought it did. Look at 03:14 to 03:16 in the above video to decide. Compare it with the first picture cited above. EMT guy’s hands look like they are clutching something bigger than the few pieces of hanging cloth, clearly photographed. The hanging cloth does not appear to obstruct in any way. Yet EMT guy could have determined it did.

      None of this will tell us why the wheelchair was used at all, the close up photographs showing what they show (e.g., cowboy hat guy tearing fence down while victim lies unattended), or anything else. If you isolate the 2 seconds of video and consider nothing else you can’t conclude anything. But why would you, unless you really, really wanted to.

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  23. Excellent vid – supports the evidence that one bomb was real, one fake. Points out that “bauman” has 4 fingers, shows prosthetic harness

    thanks PlasmaBurns

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    • The redhead has been of much interest to me. Its seems she broke position once to turn back and talk to someone(cowboy man perhaps?), and then returned to her semi-fetal position as if someone said:” not yet, not yet” Of course It could be the stills I have seen are not in the correct order. Who found this picture of her with Bauman in the video?

      Arredondo however seems like he may have been “turned” at one point. I read that he had quite an “incident” with some government folks after finding out his son was killed in Iraq. Perhaps he thinks he is truly helping end our wars, by helping to defeat those who killed is son. As a veteran I am sorry for his tragic loss. However if he is reading this, I would implore him to think about what he is doing and blow the whistle about what he knows of the first bomb scene.

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  24. Not drawing any conclusions on anything else, but the “awkward interruption” evidenced on the CCTV time lapse is clearly, upon consideration of the associated photographs, the wheelchair getting a bloody (?) towel stuck in the right front wheel. As the CCTV footage continues, the towel remains in the street. the failure to consider such evidence does damage to other rational considerations.

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    • From an interview with Arrendondo,

      “When he saw the extent of Bauman’s injuries and the rapid loss of blood, he knew Bauman needed his help the most. He ripped up a sweater and used it to try to stop the bleeding from Bauman’s legs and immediately got the attention of a woman with a wheelchair.

      He placed Bauman in the chair and began pushing, but the fabric he used as bandages kept getting caught in the wheels. Arredondo took matters into his own hands, literally, throwing off the fabric and pinching closed an artery on Bauman’s right leg – the image of humanitarianism seen around the world. ”

      Apparently you have seen the video evidence to back up his statement.

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      • I wouldn’t say so, CM. A very clear picture above shows ems guy is running behind the wheelchair while cowboy hat guy runs ahead, holding the said artery. Later, after chair is stopped to make adjustment (seen in video), ems guy is running ahead.

        There is no visible sweater in this photo. There is no clear bleeding in any video/photograph. There is a small rag beneath the wheel, which the above “concerned citizen” (I always smell a freemason when I see someone called that) notes is “clearly” the reason the wheelchair was stopped. I guess that’s possible. But the hand movements of ems guy look like something is being placed back on, not wrapped back around. So maybe they took a dirty rag that had been caught in a wheel and placed it on wheelchair guy. This is explicable like cowboy hat guy tearing the fence down is. Watch the hands.

        I agree that the video is inconclusive. But it’s there and it contributes to an overall case if proved legitimate (how does a video like that make its way to the net?). We may also note that a photographer with a teal jacket appears on the roof below the camera when the wheelchair makes its departure from the scene (something that hasn’t been explained either, i.e. rolling a man away like that would probably kill him, no?).

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      • ChelseaMorning,
        The only video I had seen is the time lapse from YouTube. I downloaded it so that I could run it at any speed and scrub it forward and back. It is very clear that as the wheelchair is stopped and whatever all adjustments are made, that something like a white cloth remains in the street in that location after the wheelchair proceeds. I couldn’t see how to post a photo here, but I’m looking at one of the two dramatic close photos of the wheelchair which I found online. It has what appears to be about a 4-foot long red-stained white cloth touching the street at both ends and the right front wheel of the wheelchair in the middle. If it is a sweater, it is a very thin sweater. I will post the very clear picture if someone can tell me how to do so.

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      • It was difficult to find this photo online again!

        http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/292101/slide_292101_2340784_free.jpg?1366062186000

        purchasing: I’ll retract my statement that “clearly” this is the cause of stopping the chair. Reasonably, though, it is — when considering the time lapse video, the above photo and the statement ChelseaMorning posted. The event should be studied very carefully, given the long history of false flags and the identifiable issues so far that do not add up. The answers, however, are not as obvious as some present them to be (though the stopping of the chair seemed clear to me – but their may be another plausible explanation.) I hate to see this investigation headed in the wrong direction. This event is not as obvious as others. Yet.

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      • @Concerned Citizen.
        He likely was referring to a tshirt or sweatshirt that had been ripped up, and just couldn’t find the right word in English to express at the moment.
        It appears it was getting caught in the wheels just as he stated.

        @Purchasing.
        I don’t really think it is reasonable to expect every movement or action in a chaotic and tragic situation to be perfectly rational or even logical; and sometimes the brain moves faster than the body. It is shortsided to make sweeping judgments without factoring in human imperfection. Human beings are flawed. I know I have a few flaws. How about you?
        And BTW, I have family who call themselves “concerned citizens” group. There is no freemasonry in my family, just po’ white folk.😉

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  25. Another great post, and great comment as well by Poppy. It helps to subvert the media truth about Bauman’s fingering the brothers, and expands the circle of crisis actors. Sooner or later it may well be possible to definitively identify a crisis actor in his past life, hopefully Bauman, and leave authoirty naked of their media story.

    If the American people understand emotionally as well as intellectualy that not only what American power tells them but it shows them as well is fake, a people’s consensus will form over time that will confront American power. And this is essential to slow or stop the police state being imposed, or to overturn it.

    The crisis actors initiated as central at Sandy Hook, and continued at the Marathon bombing, is a two edged sword. They may be effective in the short term, but they may well be utterly corrosive of delusive power in the long term.

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    • Give me a freaking break! Actors? Are you kidding me? You folks take a series of photos or clips from a shaky video and think you can say with certainty what transpired?

      Can you see what you are suggesting? That all of these people are somehow cooperating in a live, on-camera hoax? That they perform their roles flawlessly, convincing both police, marathon attendants, national guard soldiers and many others? Are you kidding me?

      The man had his legs blown off, there is no doubt. He may have seen the bomber or he may be associating another person with the bomb.

      How about getting the video showing the younger brother headed west away from the site? Gather all the evidence and consider it very carefully before the jury casts its verdict.

      Not until you have a chance to review everything and taken the time to interpret all of it, will you have done your job properly. Removing snippets from here and there and allowing other media sources to do the review for you will only cause more confusion.

      Put yourself under his hat and see what you would have done.

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      • Well Dave – personally, I think these people are simply doing a job…a job that involves perpetuating a hoax. Work isn’t easy to come by these days –

        You haven’t read much on this blog, have you? This is a pretty informed group, and just because we don’t post every single thing we read, little gets by without analysis. And before you accuse us of acting as a jury, check out a mirror and see if you can spot the guy making the judgments?

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  26. I don’t think Jeff *is* pushed down the road twice. I think it’s two different people. But it surely does look as if something comes off at the point his entourage comes to a halt. Pity we don’t get a better view.

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  27. Think we have a “Jessica Lynch” wannabe. As I recall, Ms. Lynch finally convessed to the PR campaign surrounding her capture and valiant rescure, which gave substance and moral authority to the pointless Iraq invasion.

    Is that a posse comin’ up over the hill, Tonto?

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    • so you reckon cowboy guy rushed amputee guy off in a wheelchair … then returned to struggle with some important fence fixin’?

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    • “How can we be sure that the fence-adjusting pictures weren’t taken AFTER the rescue?”

      The photographic and video evidence is conclusive, it is irrefutable that the fence and scaffolding were removed first.

      Unlike with the media stories about this “hero”, you are not being asked to believe anything on good faith, the evidence has been presented, not misrepresented

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  28. One could do no better than to simply repeat what appears at the top of each of these columns:

    “Our disinformation program will be complete when everything the American public believes is false.” -William Casey, CIA Director 1981-1987

    Any questions?

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  29. “Won’t it be obvious if I keep holding the flag in my hand while I’m trying to work with the fence?”

    “How many times do we have to go over this? It’s all about demographics. We’ll have one demographic wheeling the chair, one demographic being the hero who ID’s the evil Muslim, and your demographic who will be wearing the cowboy hat.”

    “A cowboy hat? But I live just outside of Miami. Nobody wears a cowboy hat in Miami. You sure people are going to buy this?”

    “Look. We didn’t bust you for setting the government vehicle on fire, remember? This is the payback we talked about. Consider us even now.”

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    • Roll on the floor laugh my femoral artery off!!!!!!! Thank you for the ‘behind the scenes’ dialogue.
      Now all we need for background music is Lee Greenwood’s “I’m Proud to be an Amurikin”………

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      • Yes. Thank you. You and I, and surely a host of others, are seeing the same ridiculousness in all the images Dr. Tracy is making available.

        My fear is that this blog is too persuasive and convincing. On the American Association of University Professors article, James received a not too subtle threat about losing his paycheck. They may be incompetent, but they’re still powerful.

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  30. In the first 2 and half minutes, of this cowboy wrestling with the fence, it is apparent that he is holding a flag while simultaneously trying to “get to the victims”…supposedly to valiantly assist the injured and maimed…..while determinedly holding onto his dime store flag.
    Now those are the actions of a true “Patriotic Hero”! ….. and no less wearing an iconic symbol of “Americanism”…the cowboy hat. (******blinking rapidly here******)

    Again, as with Sandy Hooked, there are a myriad of bizarre and anomalous behaviors that scream “fraud”. I have had two C-sections performed in my life and can tell you that you do NOT smile for days after being cut open…yet, Bauman was photographed in the hospital, after having both legs blown clean off, smiling from ear to ear. Really? Would he not be sporting some type of concussion from such an intense blast? A blast that blew his legs clean off? Would he not be showing signs of PTSD and shock from losing both of his legs???
    He looks, for all intents and purposes, to be totally at peace with his traumatized body. Friggin’ surreal!!!
    Maybe I am just too attached to my legs and need to just let go of any fear or shock of possibly living without them! Who believes this shite?

    I can remember falling face first on an icy pond when I was a young child and suffered a concussion that caused me to black out for hours. When I awoke I can remember being severely nauseated and in extreme pain. I blacked out again until the following day and can remember being miserable for days suffering with this swelling of my brain….but, not Bauman. He is alert and so alert that he can look off to the side to see what other people are doing as he is being wheeled to an awaiting ambulance.

    What a trooper! He can focus on his surroundings as his cowboy savior fondles his femoral artery!

    Liars, frauds, deceivers, charlatans, carpet baggers and scalawags are they all.

    I suppose that we can use this blatant insanity and three ring circus act as a future lesson in creating a different world…one that does not include the toddlers getting hold of the matches.

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    • If you want to see another “smiling from ear to ear” fake amputee from the boston marathon check out the photo of this woman, Adrianne Haslet-Davis:

      This would have to be the fastest physical and emotional recovery from an amputation ever.

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      • “Hey, everybody! I’m Adrianne and I got my leg blown off in the Boston Marathon! Look! I can raise my nub this high!” poses for the camera man…who really cannot believe that he takes pictures of traumatized people with limbs blown off for a living…but continues to snap that shutter….again and again and again at one false flag event after another…..prostituting himself for fiat currency.

        Significant other beams with pride at the notoriety Adrianne will experience from being a ‘vicitm’. Adrianne tells the reporters, “Being a victim is cooool! Like….I never would have thought I’d be shopping for a peg leg buuuut….I heard that United Way is taking donations for it right now!”

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      • Thank you, thank, thank you, Andrew, for providing the link to Adrianne’s nub. No swelling, no ptsd, no pain, no anger…..just smiles. Insane.

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  31. I watched Arendondo being interviewed on tv.. alongside a lady who had helped, They both gave an indepth interview about how they helped the injured. I took everything in, until a pause in the interview and the lady said.. ‘ He is still in shock, he is shaking’.. or something on those lines and I started to think critically and it passed through my mind they were both acting, she also mentioned another friend who had gone off to the second explosion, and worriedly stated she didn’t know what had happened to him… ( as if he was caught by the second bomb).. but then I though if he had hurried off to the second explosion it would have already gone off, so he wouldn’t have been injured by it.. It made no sense. Arendondo was also holding a USA flag or some flag and mentioned the blood stains.. He was seen on video with the man without legs and I thought then….’ something seems set up’…. I read some where the photo of him in hospital does not fit the man in the wheelchair tall and thin with curly hair…Hospital man was more full in face and stockier. Can anyone verify this?

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    • Poppy – was that “lady” by any chance the red-haired woman noted in my video post from PlasmaBurns?

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      • Regina Ive found the clip its now on you tube, Aredondo and the lady – she has long hair brownish in her 40’s or 50’s brown rimmed glasses, lots of rings on her fingers.. they don’t say her name, but the fella she is worried about -who went to check the second explosion was named as John Nixon, if I heard correctly. Aredondo actually states he saw legs and arms off !

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      • ahhh – Poppy, “lady” would be his wife Melinda. oic

        This really is bad – they make sure to show all the blood (a little on his shirt sleeve), they mention something that isn’t mentioned much….that the cell service was shut down (!)…the reporter is a wreck too, and keeps making bomb noises – jeez.

        truly ‘Bad Cinema’ =)

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      • On this video clip of Carlos, I’m seeing something weird. At about the three minute mark, the background seems to ‘flex’ like maybe it’s a green screen. Does anyone else see that?

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    • This man A. He is the First Aid trained to help of what ? Fences ? Taking pictures ? Taking care of bloodied flag ? And to keep his hat and his clothes very clean ,with no stain whatsoever ? Completely composed to provide comprehensive interwievs ? I believe firmly now in that MAGIC dust ….

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  32. Damning evidence. But I guess that fence really needed taking care of. It’s the cowboy way.

    I don’t want to be divisive, but we should also note that the patriot news sites are conveniently avoiding this evidence. I’m sure they’d be pointing out the dramatization of this event if the cowboy had instead been cast as the villain.

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    • Those “patriot” sites have really fallen in line, haven’t they? I think that was the intent behind the media fingering them first – accuse them, then throw out the token “muslim mastermind” so they’ll rally behind ‘proving’ it wasn’t “a white guy”. And who better to launch that than Glenn Beck – protector from the caliphate. I see he made the rounds on fox last night –

      All in one week we’ve been fed the standard islamophobia and Syria’s undocumented WMD. The scoundrels need money to finance the police state – they’re determined to get a war going one way or another, as they need to fire up that revenue stream.

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      • Honestly, I become suspicious when Glenn Beck is even mentioned. I was thinking more of the sites that included mention of actors during previous false flags, but that now have nothing to say outside of talk about “the brothers.”

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  33. If the hoax is ever officially admitted to, which I doubt, it will all be presented as a necessary frame up job to “stop them before they could do what they really wanted to do, which would have been far worse”

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