“It’s not what you know it’s what you can prove.”
-spoken by Alonzo Harris, in the movie “Training Day”
When it comes to courtroom show-and-tell, less is more.
After analyzing all the videos, collages, and, finally, transcripts from the trial, that was my conclusion. Somehow, I was never able to see that which various sources said proved, in so many words and pictures, this or that theory.
My belief in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s innocence was and is founded on the heavy-handed and often clearly criminal behavior of the FBI, law enforcement and prosecution in this case. That and the fact that when all was said and done, no evidence was ever presented in court that pointed to Dzhokhar.
But all that changed when a link to the following article appeared on my Twitter timeline: “Boston Bombing: The Official Story Proves Dzhokhar is Innocent – A Photo Essay” by Scott Creighton for the website “Before It’s News.”
I was shocked to find that not only did the author clearly prove the article’s title but he did so on Monday, April 22, 2013, the date the article was published. If you don’t count the day of the actual bombing, that’s seven days after the bombing occurred!
Seven days – the same amount of time it took God to create the world…
Pretty amazing – given the fact that the feds are obviously still trying to figure out what happened while simultaneously claiming to have already done so with enough “evidence” presented at trial to send Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death row for the crime.
While the FBI may have initially asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspects, the defense obviously seems to feel no such need. While they argue about juror bias and the influence of their Facebook accounts, they could be taking an article like the one written by Mr. Creighton, enlarging and mounting the pictures from the article to be admitted into evidence in the next trial, and preparing a very clear narrative that would not miss the mark or include such statements as “It was him.”
I am retyping the entire article within this post and inserting the pictures Creighton used, fearing that once I draw attention to its existence, this article will disappear from the internet faster than you can say “Collier’s cruiser.”
BOSTON BOMBING: THE OFFICIAL STORY PROVES DZHOKHAR IS INNOCENT – A PHOTO ESSAY by Scott Creighton (Before It’s News)
You don’t need conspiracy theorists. Just take the Feds at their word and you’ll see it.
If you believe the official story of what happened on April 15th at the finish-line of the Boston Marathon, then you have to know that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is innocent of the charges leveled against him. You cannot avoid it.
According to the new official story (remember the “Bag Men” story that was fed to the New York Post officials?) Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went down to the finish-line of the Boston marathon carrying bombs in their backpacks and planted them in two locations about a block apart and then hung around and watched the carnage unfold.
They claimed they had video proof of at least one of them, Dzhokhar, dropping his bomb and an eyewitness who saw Tamerlan drop his at the feet of the witness while making eye contact with him and walking away.
They then, according to the story they have video evidence of this, hung around, watched the carnage only to slowly walk away from the scene.
That is the official story. And that story proves Dzhokhar is innocent. And if Dzhokhar is innocent, more than likely, so is Tamerlan. Let me show you why.
1. Circumstantial but based on hard evidence.
First of all, the Feds have produced neither of the two videos they claim to have showing 1. Dzhokhar planting a bomb and 2. them hanging out watching the aftermath then slowly walking away. In fact, the evidence we have suggests a totally different story. The new story about all of this drops any mention of those two videos down the memory hole.
The second thing to remember is the fact that the FBI pretended to need our help to identify the two men while the entire time their own field offices had been in steady contact with the boys for at least two years. The FBI has come out since and admitted their involvement with the boys and several congressmen are asking how they “dropped the ball” on this one. The FBI is avoiding answering congress’ questions.
I have found evidence to suggest that they were in fact being handled by an FBI confidential informant and I believe that fact is likely to come out very soon. The congressmen are starting to ask for the FBI’s files on these boys. Family members, even the one trying to help the Feds, suggest that they were being manipulated by “mentors” which is standard operating procedure for the FBI’s domestic terrorism task force. In fact, it appears from the official photos of the boys, they were indeed waiting for quite a while in front of a restaurant in the area to meet someone… someone who told them to be there. Someone who deliberately put them in the wrong place at the right time.
As damning as all of this is, the connections to the boys, the artifice of not knowing who they were, their being brought there by someone… as damning as it is, it’s primarily circumstantial. Though that is not to say it does not qualify as potential evidence in a court of law, it is not hard physical evidence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s innocence.
Not to worry, the official story itself provides that.
2. Hard evidence.
The new narrative is that one of the victims, Jeff Bauman, identified the older brother Tamerlan as being the one who placed his bomb down at Jeff’s feet while making eye contact with him and then he walked away. He said he had a dark ball cap and glasses and that is Tamerlan in the photos.
Honestly, that story is ripe with wrong. Were anyone to do that to you would you just stand there next to the backpack waiting to see what happened? I doubt it. But take him at his word (and remember, the FBI has teams trained to illicit the kinds of witness statements they need). And also remember, they claim this information came to them on Wednesday, while Jeff was still heavily drugged.
But let’s take them at their word. After all, it is their official story and thus the one some of the people in this country accept as gospel.
Jeff was injured in the first explosion, the one closest to the finish line. Of that there is no question. That means the bag that was dropped there was Tamerlan’s bag. Let’s look at the evidence.
First, their bags respectively – Tamerlan has a darker colored bag while his younger brother is carrying a light grey bag.
If you take the FBI’s recounting of Jeff’s statement at face value, then that means Tamerlan’s bag is the one, from the official evidence of the crime scene:
You can make the argument that this is a lighter color than Tamerlan’s bag and you can also wonder why it is that it seemed to have audio cable in it as if it’s just one of the techie’s bags from the set-up of the finish-line PA system or TV cameras. You can make that argument, but for the sake of suspended disbelief, let’s say it is indeed Tamerlan’s bag and the bag the bomb was in when Jeff lost his legs. We’ll give the official story a mulligan on that one.
If that is the dark bag carried by the two brothers, over next to the site of the first bombing, then the only bag left to be at the scene of the second explosion is the one being carried by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. And indeed, that is the official story.
This is where it gets interesting.
Here is a picture of what is being hailed as an image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “dropping” his pack which had the bomb in it.
What you see is not a man “dropping” a bag. What you see is a man CARRYING a bag while walking by. Notice, right above the girl’s shoes you can see the bottom of the bag, it is suspended in the air, not touching the ground. Look at how it’s suspended at an angle. It’s being carried by the strap, the right strap, in his left hand. Look at how he is moving past the people, on his way somewhere. And more importantly, look at where he is in relation to the iron grate and the metal security fencing. These facts will be important in a second.
Also note the light color of the pack as consistent with the image from before.
There is an image that is not circulated that much anymore because it tells a very different story than the official one. The image below shows the moments after the second bomb detonated and the location of several key pieces of evidence including what is claimed to be the bag that was carrying the second bomb.
This is an important image because it clearly shows the blast pattern of the explosive which was placed in front of the fence beside the mailbox, as you can see by the locations of the fence and other debris just after the blast. There is no question where the detonation took place. In fact, a bystander has recently given an interview claiming his life was saved by the mailbox. If the bomb had been placed behind the fence and behind the mailbox on the sidewalk, no bystanders could make that claim, only runners.
But leaving that for a minute as it goes to witness statements and this is about hard evidence, let’s get back to the evidence.
Remember this pic?
This bag is in the exact location of where the bomb had to be placed. It is a large enough bag to hold a backpack and a pressure cooker, though it is not clear if the second bomb was actually made with a pressure cooker. But look at the location and then look at this.
We can see from the blast wave of the explosion that something close to the detonation blocked the blast at a single point and forced more of the energy onto the sidewalk and down the street. That would be the mailbox. Look again at the location of that bag.
I am not saying that bag was the bomb. It may have been, but I am saying that bag is in the location the bomb was detonated. It went off IN FRONT OF THE FENCE and BESIDE THE MAILBOX.
Part of one section of fence is wrapped around the mailbox. The other section is blown back into the crowd and on the sidewalk as you see. Were the bag to be partially under the fence as appears in the photo of the bag in front of the fence, that could easily be the result.
That is NOT the location the Feds claim they show Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “dropping” his pack. Had the bomb gone off where he was and where that image shows him CARRYING his pack, then the fence would have been blown into the street.
Now, let’s look at the evidence of the pack itself.
As the image above shows, part of the pack was found in the street. Shape charges inside the pack would have done that if it was placed on the street side of the fence. This is a close-up view of the bags side by side. Remember, the dark bag owned by Dzhokhar’s older brother has already been accounted for in the official story. So the only bag left is the light grey one carried by him.
The remains of the bag was apparently photographed near it’s original position on the street, laying closer to the large white line you can see above. It is a dark colored bag like many others seen by unofficial investigators on the web being carried by various people (some of whom are there on an official basis.)
Here is an official image which puts the bomb’s pieces right there on the grate as shown in the image of the bag in front of the fence but not where they claim Dzhokhar dropped his bag.
Lastly, this grisly photo of the blast scene.
So as you can see, the official story clears Dzhokhar.
But let’s continue.
Remember that I told you the official story was they had a video of these brothers standing around watching the carnage before slowly and calmly walking away and that they have not produced that visual evidence as of yet and seem to be walking that story back?
Check this out:
His right arm is down, straight down, while his left arm is carrying something – he is CARRYING HIS BAG.
The bomb has gone off and he is fleeing like everyone else and apparently he is carrying his bag.
Here’s my point:
The official story itself does not prove these brothers set off those bombs. You don’t need the “conspiracy theorists” to tell you that. All you have to do is look at the evidence they themselves provide. Consider all the dishonesty they have displayed thus far and their own evidence.
I have been asking for someone to show real evidence of Dzhokhar’s involvement, his guilt. I believe this article and the pictures are that real evidence. But instead of proving Dzhokhar’s guilt, they prove just the opposite! And these images are not grainy like the ones we saw in court. They are not taken from a football field away like the ones we saw in court. The author does not rely on overly-wordy explanations like what we heard in court.
It angers me that Dzhokhar’s defense team did not put on any defense at all with images and investigative journalism like this in existence only seven days after the bombing.
It angers me that many in this country are so easily duped, believing a story as preposterous as the one creditted to Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the bombing: believing he would be so stupid, believing that in this post 9/11 world, he would actually stay standing next to a backpack that, according to his own claim someone had just put down and walked away from after locking eyes with him. It angers me that not only did the government use Jeff to spread that ridiculous story about Tamerlan, but they then did not even call Jeff as a witness to tell it at the trial. If you think about that fact alone… it is painfully obvious this is just another government lie that the defense sat back and did nothing with. Whether Tamerlan was on trial or not, Jeff Bauman should have been called as a witness because the accusations against the deceased brother affected those against the one who is still very much alive.
It angers me that the government threatened the defense not to resist conviction.
It angers me that the defense gave in to fear and intimidation.
It angers me that they are obviously still being controlled by it. Oh, they look busy, filing motions and arguing about Facebook accounts but I believe it is no more than the appearance of defending their client.
When the attorney God chooses to defend Dzhokhar comes on the scene as a type of Biblical David, he (or she) will take this case and run with it, unafraid of threats from the FBI or anyone else doing the government’s dirty work. I guarantee it.
I can imagine such an attorney responding to FBI threats like this:
“You come here and threaten me and my family and my career because I have taken this case… Thus sayeth the Lord:
“No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.” Joshua 1:5
“In righteousness you will be established; you will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; and from terror, for it will not come near you. If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you.” Isaiah 54:14-15
“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.
“Those are not just Bible verses, gentlemen, they are the promises of a living and active, all-knowing and all-powerful God to whom I belong. The Bible also says it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
“You come to me with threats. I come to you with promises – promises from the God of Heaven who knows your every thought and deed and Who is present even now in this very room.”
And that would be the end of that meeting…
The battle to exonerate and free Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is not just a legal battle. It is a spiritual one as well. I take comfort and courage in knowing that “Greater is He that is in me (us) than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
God will have His way in this case and in Dzhokhar’s life. All those called to help Dzhokhar will walk in His Divine guidance and protection. You can be sure of it.
We already are.