Monday, April 15, 2013

Confusion: Is Saudi National Suspected In Boston Marathon Bombing?

April 15, 2013 - EXCLUSIVE ANALYSIS - The New York Post reports that federal law enforcement officials suspect a Saudi Arabian national in today's Boston Marathon bombings. He is described as a 20-year-old man and is now "under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital." The New York Post says that Fox News earlier reported that the suspect "suffered severe burns" and schrapnel. However, says The Post, "It was not immediately clear why the man was hospitalized and whether he was injured in the attack or in his apprehension. The man was caught less than two hours after the 2:50 p.m. bombing on the finish line of the race, in the heart of Boston."

Photo: AP
STRANGE DENIAL: Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis held a late afternoon press conference to say that his department is not holding a suspect in the case of the Boston Marathon bombing.

“There is no suspect in custody,” Davis told reporters this evening, reports the Washington Examiner.

Keep in mind that Davis's denial may not mean much. Why not? Notice that the New York Post report said that a  Saudi man was "under guard." That is not the same as under arrest. Also, a "person of interest" is technically not a suspect. Plus, the reports said that it was federal law enforcement, not local police, that was guarding a Saudi national.

So for Comm. Davis to say that they have "no suspect in custody" is not the same as saying that they have officers stationed near the Saudi person of interest while he is being treated for injuries. In other words, Davis's "denial" was not a denial of having a person of interest who is a Saudi national.

The LA Times also reported that a Saudi man was being questioned.

"A federal law enforcement official said authorities were questioning a Saudi national who was taken to a Boston hospital with injuries," said the LA Times. "The person was not identified as a suspect."

Ah ha: As I noted, the person was not called a suspect by the authorities. Furthermore, those authorities are federal and not the local police. In other words, Comm. Ed Davis can deny having a suspect all he wants. His denials, however, are irrelevant to any suspect or persons of interest of federal law enforcement.

Earlier in the day, Leftie "journalists" Wolf Blizter and Chris Matthews speculated that "anti-tax groups" may have set off the bombs in Boston. He had no evidence or good reason to believe that such was the case. Of course, "anti-tax groups" is code for "Tea Party," "conservatives," and "right wingers." Needless to say, plenty of others on the Left jumped to accuse patriotic Americans for this heinous act of terror in Boston. It would have been nice to hear Boston Police Commissioner Davis deny having any Tea Partiers in custody.