Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mike Chase - Witness for the Defense

in the case We the People vs. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 

 source: Salem News

Mike Chase (left) and Dan Marshall were at the Atlantic Fish Restaurant, which is just beneath the Forum, their patios being separated by a planter. The photo is taken one hour before the blast, at Atlantic Fish. 

Mike Chase was so close to the bomb that he was blown off (apparently, he was lucky not to be seriously injured). His account makes it possible to narrow down the epicenter of the second bomb pretty well. Between him and the bomb, there was only the said planter.

The following link and snapshot are taken from the side bar of the main article. Mike Chase pinpoints his position very exactly as being under the light at the border between the two restaurants, i.e. he was very close to the buildings.


Here ist the complete article. I've highlighted the most important parts.  


DANVERS — By chance, Danvers High soccer coach Mike Chase and his friend, Danvers High custodian Dan Marshall, found themselves with family and friends at the epicenter of the second Boston Marathon bomb blast Monday afternoon.

It started as a glorious day with great company, Chase with his wife, Dena, and Marshall with girlfriend Lauren Gibbs of Gloucester, standing out at a high-top table with a prime viewing spot of the race in front of the Atlantic Fish Co. on Boylston Street.

But it did not end that way.

“It was a great day up until that point,” said Marshall, who ran into Chase by chance at the Beverly train station and told him where they were headed to watch the marathon. They didn’t see each other again until they met up at the restaurant.

Chase later helped an off-duty Lynn firefighter carry a severely injured young boy to an ambulance 30 yards from where the second bomb went off.

Marshall tended to 8-year-old Martin Richard, the Dorchester boy who was killed in the blast and who has become the face of the tragedy. Bill Richard, the boy’s father, is a 1988 graduate of Salem High. The boy’s mother and little sister were also injured in the bombings.

“It’s extremely sad,” said Marshall, 32, who graduated Danvers High in 1998, a year behind Chase, 34. “It’s extremely sad, but I don’t know what happened. I just sprang into action. He was the first one I saw, and I sprung to him. I wish I could’ve helped more.”

Marshall said he and Chase are not heroes. “We did what we had to do.”

Chase described the first blast as taking place about 75 yards to their left. He was on the phone with his brother trying to direct him to the restaurant. Seconds later came the second blast, a white flash, then a bang, which Chase described as a loud, high-pitched scream followed by silence. He was blown back. He said he was lucky to be standing next to a 21/2-foot-tall planter.

“That’s the only reason my legs didn’t get blown off,” Chase said.

He jumped on top of his wife and Marshall’s girlfriend to cover them while waiting for the smoke to clear. He then moved them to an alcove at the front of the restaurant. He remembers screaming into his cellphone for his brother, in town for a Bruins game, to “get out of the city!”

Inside the restaurant, he found that his sister-in-law, Taylor DeLuca of Danvers, and her boyfriend, Andrew Bartlett of Gloucester, were safe. Marshall’s sister, Jackie Marshall of Danvers, and her boyfriend, Steve Foss of Salem, along with another relative, Kellie Marshall of Danvers, were also at the restaurant and escaped unscathed.

Back outside, Chase could not find Marshall but saw off-duty Lynn firefighter Matt Patterson helping a 6-year-old boy who had his leg blown off below the knee. Patterson motioned for Chase to give him a hand. Chase took off his belt and used it as a tourniquet on the boy’s leg.

The two decided to carry the child to an ambulance about 30 yards away, with Chase applying pressure to the boy’s leg. He said the boy was awake and alert, and he held the boy’s hand. A man who Chase assumes was the boy’s father was there holding his 11-year-old son. Chase asked the father to cover the boy’s eyes. Once they got to the ambulance, Chase had the father sit the boy down on the curb, and he sat with him and tried to answer all his questions while the father went to the ambulance.

When the father came back, Chase headed back to where the second blast had occurred. That’s where he found Marshall, who had removed his shirt and was working with others on an injured boy, who Chase later found out was Martin Richard.

Chase moved some metal barricades so the injured could be brought to the ambulances and passed some backboards forward.

When it became clear there were enough “professionals” there, they moved away. They spoke with a Boston police and went to find their family and friends. Mike’s brother, Brad Chase of Danvers, and his wife, Jen Chase, a nurse, were waiting at Massachusetts General Hospital, and they jumped in a car and headed to Salem Hospital, where Chase learned he had a ruptured eardrum and a concussion. Otherwise, they were all OK.

“Just a really tough day,” Chase said, “but we will do what we do to get through it.” Chase said he hopes the little boy he attended to pulls through.

Many people have been reaching out to Chase, including his own father.

“He was shocked like everyone else, but he was very proud of me,” Chase said.

Chase, 34, almost became a police officer and had once attended the reserve police academy. His father is retired Danvers police Chief Stuart Chase, now the chief in Wolfeboro, N.H.

Chase spent six years on the reserve list in Danvers but suffered a blood clot in his lungs after knee surgery in 2004. Because he had to take a blood thinner, he was not eligible to become a police officer. In November 2006, when a Danvers ink and paint plant exploded, Chase, who lives not far from Danvers High, saw the fireball and tried to head to the scene to help.

On Monday, Marshall, who works for the town’s Department of Public Works as a custodian, had been at the barricade along the course looking for a college friend who was running the race. Marshall, who said he has run three marathons in San Diego, had wanted to run in Boston this year, but an injury sidelined him. He thought the first blast was fireworks or muskets of Revolutionary War re-enactors, and the second blacked him out momentarily. Then he sprung into the thick of things, taking off his belt to use as a tourniquet and giving his two shirts to others.

“It was so split of the moment,” said Marshall, who also suffered punctured eardrums and a concussion. “Some of the stuff I saw, you just phase it out while you are helping.”

If he can find a charity to join, he plans to run Boston next year.

“I’m hoping to,” Marshall said.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Heather Abbott - Witness for the Defense

in the case We the people vs. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

source: Ottawa Citizen

Heather Abbott lost a leg in the Forum explosion. She was waiting outside the restaurant to come in and was blown inside by the blast, through the doorway. It is impossible that the mailbox was the epicenter of this blast.

Here are two of her accounts (there are probably more):

She was injured by the second bomb, which went off in front of the Forum restaurant on Boylston Street. She was waiting in line with friends to get into the bar after taking in a Red Sox game, which is a Patriot's Day tradition for the Newport, R.I., resident. She and friends had come up by train from Providence.

After hearing the first, nearby explosion, Ms. Abbott immediately thought it was a terrorist attack—something she said leaves her leery of returning to the marathon or other crowded venues again. The next bomb went off quickly. Ms. Abbott, last in line among her friends, was on the floor as people scrambled to the back of the bar.

"I felt like my foot was on fire," she said. "I knew I couldn't stand up."

She wondered who could answer her cries for help in the chaos, but she was rescued quickly by several people. One, Matt Chatham, a former linebacker with the New England Patriots, helped carry her outside. They have talked since, and Ms. Abbott plans to meet him in the future.


Abbott was at the back of the long line, waiting as bouncers checked ID's, when the first blast went off. Unlike many, she knew exactly what it was.

"I felt like I was watching the footage on 9/11," said Abbott, who works in human resources for Raytheon Company in Portsmouth, R.I.

Abbott was scrambling to get off the sidewalk when the force of a second blast blew her through the restaurant doorway.

After she'd regained her senses, she tried to stand, but her left foot felt "as if it were on fire." Unable to find her friends in the smoke and confusion, she called out to the panicked crowd.

"Somebody, please help me," Abbott shouted as people scrambled for the rear exits, not knowing whether there were more explosions to come. She'd begun to give up hope when a woman walked up and began dragging her toward the door, quietly reciting a Catholic prayer as she tugged.

"Hail Mary, full of grace...," the woman intoned.

The woman had pulled Abbott a few feet when a burly man stepped in, picked her up and carried her out the back door into an alley. She would later learn it was former Patriots linebacker Matt Chatham.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Where was the epicenter of the second bomb?

Was it on the patio of the Forum restaurant in front of the entrance - or between the mailbox and the little tree at the roadside (which seems to be the actual state of the official narrative)? Judge for yourself.

These pictures are snapshots from the first seconds and minutes after the second explosion. They are authentic and unredacted. Maybe they don't belong to the material that is deemed to be credible to FBI Special Agent in Charge DesLauriers, but frankly, I don't care. I have added the URLs for copyright reasons.














Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Second Bomb Exploded on Forum Restaurant's Patio

False Flag Attack proven - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev innocent

Opposed to what many believe, the recently enacted criminal complaint against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev doesn't prove his guilt. Just to the contrary, it proves that he did not plant the second bomb at the Boston Marathon.

The complaint provides us with detailed data about his whereabouts on Boylston Street, and there is no reason to assume that these data are not correct. Here's the crucial excerpt:

The complaint is very clear about Tsarnaev's position when he dropped his knapsack: he was on the sidewalk, among the spectators of the marathon. The fact that the opposite camera shows the knapsack at his feet implies that he was not standing in the second or third row behind other people, closer to the restaurant, but pretty close to the metal barrier, as emphasized by the complaint.

The second bomb however exploded right on the patio of the Forum restaurant. This is at least what the restaurant's website says:

There are several sources confirming the explosion on the patio:

And while many restaurants along Boylston Street were severely damaged by the explosions (Eater has a running list), one restaurant in particular stands out: the second bomb exploded on the patio of Forum, injuring guests and waitstaff as well as runners, and severely damaging the restaurant.

Down the street, Lynne Douglas of Columbia heard the first explosion as she ran down the right side of Boylston — within a block of the yellow band with "FINISH" lettered in blue. She saw the smoke rise, but she and the other runners nearby kept moving.

Police officers lining the road were alert but didn't seem too concerned. Her first reaction was that it was a gas explosion.

Seconds later, directly to her left, another explosion on the patio of the Forum restaurant sent something — she doesn't know what — straight into her leg, cutting her skin. "At that point I knew it was bombs," she says.


Boston's Forum restaurant on Boylston Street was at the epicenter of the tragedy, with the second of two bombs exploding on their patio. Several guests and staff members were injured in the blast, and the restaurant sustained extensive damage.


In the days after the attacks the exact position of the bomb underwent an intriguing metamorphosis: now the bomb has allegedly not exploded on the patio, but outside the patio. But this is an obvious cover-up.

First: which of these sources is the most trustable? Certainly the restaurant owners themselves who clearly state on their website that the bomb went off "right on our patio". Note that the patio is distinctly separated from the sidewalk by a small fence. Note also that the restaurant owners certainly would have preferred to say "near our patio" to "right on our patio" for image reasons, i.e. this is no inconsiderate wording.

Second, pictures of the second explosion clearly show that its epicenter was not at the metal barrier at the roadside, but closer to the buildings - look at the flames:

Additional evidence comes from Callie Benjamin, an employee of the restaurant, describing that people were blown onto the stairway inside, blocking her way downstairs. It seems impossible that an explosion at the barrier could have caused this, considering the crowd between the barrier and the restaurant.

"It sounded like a cannon or something," Benjamin said. "We didn't know what it was. An employee went to another window to see if something exploded and all of the sudden the second explosion went off and the windows shattered."

As customers began to panic, Benjamin yelled at them to stop running. She ushered them through the kitchen, down the back stairs and into an alley.

After that, she went to check on the main-floor dining room and patio. The explosion had blown people onto the main stairway, keeping her from getting there, but she saw the damage it caused. "There were a lot of people lying on the floor covered (in) glass and blood, a lot of glass and blood," Benjamin said.

After being blocked at the stairs, Benjamin saw her manager and an owner running down the back stairs. She asked what she could do to help and followed them to the basement.


The distance between Tsarnaev's position and the epicenter of the explosion may be small, only 3 to 5 meters, but it's sufficient to prove his innocence because it was certainly not his bag that caused the blast. Even FBI Special Agent In Charge Richard DesLauriers stated on April 16 (two days before he presented the suspects) that both of the pressure cookers were inside dark-colored bags or backpacks.


The video material shows clearly that Tsarnaev's knapsack was light-colored. On the April 18 press conference Special Agent DesLauriers didn't mention the shape or colour of the bags with one word.

Many people ask themselves why the video with Tsarnaev dropping his bag is not being published and are getting suspicious. Well, we have at least some descriptions what can be seen here, for instance by Massachussetts governor Deval Patrick:

“It does seem to be pretty clear that this suspect took the backpack off, put it down, did not react when the first explosion went off and then moved away from the backpack in time for the second explosion,” Mr. Patrick said. “It’s pretty clear about his involvement and pretty chilling, frankly.” Mr. Patrick said he hadn’t viewed the videotape but had been briefed by law enforcement officials about it.


Patrick describes how Tsarnaev took his backpack off, put it down and then moved away "in time". What Patrick doesn't say is that the backpack exploded - not to mention Tsarnaev's spunky carelessness, leaving the place just seconds before the bomb explodes.

Even the complaint doesn't claim that the video shows Tsarnaev's knapsack exploding. Instead, it seems to conclude ex negativo that this item caused the explosion because there's no other suspicious device visible:

However, considering that a lot of spectators were standing on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant, and that the bomb might have been placed underneath a table or chair on the patio it is of no surprise that the explosive backpack is not visible.

Either way: the world needs to see the video from the opposite side of the street to judge whether it was Tsarnaev's knapsack that exploded or some other device. The fact that the video has not been published yet raises suspicion that authorities have something to hide.

It is evident that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was misused as a scapegoat: whatever his knapsack contained, and whoever told him to place it in front of the restaurant - he was not the second bomber. A classical cover-up.

I do avoid any speculation about who was behind the attacks and undifferentiated "the government did it" theories. But Dzhokhar Tsarnaev certainly didn't do it.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Boston Bomb Searching Drill - A Working Hypothesis

Hypothesis: A "bomb searching drill" was staged during the marathon.

A part of the "Civil Support Team" of the National Guard (CST) plays the role of the "badies": about ten guys with backpacks containing some sort of harmless explosives to make some smoke etc., just enough to be realistic. Their task is to walk around and find a suitable place and moment to put down their backpack, i.e. without attracting attention and not easy to find for the dogs.

The task of the Boston police is, of course, to find the bombs before they go off.

Now either two of the CST players were traitors - or someone replaced the loads of two backpacks without telling the CST guys.

Remind the meanwhile famous pictures with the two CST guys standing in the middle of the road after the bombings. They are obviously not trying to hide who they belong to. They also are certainly aware that they are pursued and still observed by hundreds of camera eyes. In other words: they certainly are not behind the terror attack. They look pretty perplexed. They were playing a game, but now the game has turned into a catastrophe. That's also the reason why they're not helping: they're waiting for orders how to proceed with the game.

And then the CST SUV arrives, the "badies" abort the game, gather at the car and move away.

But who replaced the loads of the two deadly backpacks? This is another question, and it cannot be answered yet.