Are the FBI’s Main Suspects Innocent?

The FBI – as well as Internet sleuths at Reddi and 4Chan – have analyzed photographs from the Boston marathon to help identify the terrorists.

Suspicion originally focused on these guys … 24-year-old Yassine Zaimi and  17-year old Salaheddin Barhoum:

http://i.cdn.turner.com/dr/teg/tsg/release/sites/default/files/assets/9postcover.jpg

Zaimi and Barhoum are both Moroccan immigrants.   Zaimi graduated from Revere High School outside of Boston, and Barhoum – who works at Subway – is currently a student at that school.  Barhoum calls Zaimi his “track coach”.

Zaimi looks scary in the photo above, but other pictures of him and Barhoum make them look harmless:

http://i.cdn.turner.com/dr/teg/tsg/release/sites/default/files/assets/9samadams.jpg

They both vigorously deny that they are the bombers, and have turned themselves in to investigators in order to clear their names.

ABC News reports:

Federal law enforcement sources told ABC News they are no longer seeking information about Barhoun or the other man in the photo published in the Post.

UPDATE: Jack Shafer does a yeoman’s job shredding the awful reportage at the Murdoch-owned NY Post: Shameless paper in mindless fog.

Category: Really, really bad calls, Think Tank, War/Defense

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8 Responses to “Other Boston Terror Suspects Turn Themselves In … Appear Innocent”

  1. barbacoa666 says:

    I think these are the guys in the NY Post photo as suspects, not FBI suspect #1 and #2

  2. kurtwestphal says:

    murdoch appears to have no conscience, he encourages or actively tolerates poor reporting and he’s ruining the WSJ.

  3. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    What really bothers me about this aspect of this horrible event in Boston…

    Mr Murdoch is looking here in the US to .reduce our ability to view the news that He does not want us to see.

    Why isn’t Fox News up in arms about this apparent attempt to suppress the news we need to see?

  4. Moss says:

    Shameless….anything to sell a paper and make a buck. I hope these young men get a good lawyer and sue the bloke for defamation. Why do these people still have a license? Have they even issued an apology?

  5. VennData says:

    When is scary-looking immigrant Murdoch finally going to turn himself in?

  6. BennyProfane says:

    Agreed, but, CNN is being dragged down into that hole.