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Boston Bombing Victim in Iconic Photo Helped Identify Attackers

Minutes before the bombs blew up in Boston, Jeff Bauman looked into the eyes of the man who tried to kill him.

Just before 3 p.m. on April 15, Bauman was waiting among the crowd for his girlfriend to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon. A man wearing a cap, sunglasses and a black jacket over a hooded sweatshirt looked at Jeff, 27, and dropped a bag at his feet, his brother, Chris Bauman, said in an interview.

Two and a half minutes later, the bag exploded, tearing Jeff’s legs apart. A picture of him in a wheelchair, bloodied and ashen, was broadcast around the world as he was rushed to Boston Medical Center. He lost both legs below the knee.

“He woke up under so much drugs, asked for a paper and pen and wrote, ‘bag, saw the guy, looked right at me,’” Chris Bauman said yesterday in an interview.

Those words may help crack the mystery of who perpetrated one of the highest-profile acts of terror in the U.S. since the 2001 assault on New York City and the Washington area, one that killed three people and wounded scores.

While still in intensive care, Jeff Bauman gave the FBI a description of the man he saw, his brother said. Bauman’s information helped investigators narrow down whom to look for in hours of video of the attack, he said.

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You are a tool of disinformation

There IS a tourniquet on one of his legs at least. His hair is singed, his face is dirty, and the guy in the cowboy hat is CLEARLY holding the mans artery pinching it closed.

In other photos you can see the man in the cowboy hat in the middle of the crowd helping, and he said himself he only helped the man who lost both legs. Seems quit logical that you wouldn't be able to see a man laying on the ground in the middle of a crowd of people helping him.

And it was reported that he was the very first person to the hospital.


I don't trust the government with my life but some things are just obviously true. Seriously what is wrong with you conspiracy nutcases. Yes there are conspiracies but not EVERYTHING is a conspiracy.

I'm really ashamed of what has become of the minds of so many of you. Not only have you lost the ability to think critically and develop your own thoughts but you are now radicalized into believing that the entire world is a lie.

If I believed God would help us I'd ask him to right about now.

What a creep!

I have seen you working hard to get rid of our 2nd amendment over the last few days. You are the epitome of disinformation. Your are a ghost who wants to be a spook.

This time don't give us Barabbus!

What are you talking about?

This has nothing to do with the second amendment. I own guns, I belong to the GOA. I encourage everyone to own a gun.

You're just a nutcase whose been brainwashed into thinking EVERYTHING is a conspiracy.


I'm not the one making up stories based on nothing more than photos.

How many of you with your alternate theories were there at the bombing? How many of you examined evidence first hand? How many of you interviewed witnesses?

What none of you seem to understand is that police investigations are not public events unless they need your help. Turns out they identified their suspects and released photos because they needed our help.

Believe it or not but your alternative theories are based on NOTHING.
You have lost your minds and you'd rather attack those who are fighting for liberty in the real world.

A man lost both his legs! His bones were sticking out! Another man was holding his artery! And you freaks actually have the audacity to claim it is fake! Go bake to your video games and leave the real world to adults.

You are a fake! Your theories make the DP look like an insane asylum.
You are disgusting and an asset to those who want to take our rights.

Yup, complete hoax

Baumann's legs not really blown off. Not really in the hospital. No such guy, it was just an actor, fresh from his gig at the Newtown cry-fest.

About a year ago, I would read prisonplanet and infowars, but they've become worse than useless as Jones spirals into madness. Less credible than the Daily Kos at this point.

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.

Agree with you

This is an actor in Hollywood horror movie make-up.

Comments from two witnesses: ralph hornsby

"Almost every photo I have seen with blood is doctored.
I'm not saying it is not real, but the red color of the blood in many of the pictures is a bright, bright red. I work with blood every day and I know the color of blood from the instant it comes out to degraded and old. The color has been messed with."


"As a medical practitioner of 25 years experience, these pictures of "gore" are pure Hollywood props. The same blood and limb amputation memes are seen in recent Hollywood releases e.g. "Small Apartments" 2012 (Franklin dismembers his landlords corpse)."

And the victim still conscious? Really? Evacuated in a wheelchair and not in a stretcher? Am I supposed to believe this? Why all the press coverage of this macabre scene? To shock and convince the people that this was real?

Here is another review of this wound, compared to a real victim - very GRAPHIC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KamUgbo59nE

If we can find 1 actor, we must assume there are more, and that the whole operation is staged.

Holy hell...

believe what you want. Everyone else knows you are reaching for anything to prove the government was behind this. Not bad people... no... there are no bad people, except for those that work for the government. The blood and bones... those COULDN'T be real, because there was NO bomb. Are your ears and eyes sweaty from putting your hands in and over them? They must be drenched because you are so far away from the truth. One day something bad may happen to your family, and I pray to God that people do not mock them, do not try to discredit the pain and misery they are going through, and that they really do get the bastards who may do this to your family. Because THAT is justice. Justice isn't some idiot behind their computer claiming, "it was the government! Look! Fake blood! Look! Crocodile tears! Look! they were laughing!" My GOD you people really do make me sick.

-Matthew Good

color of blood

The blood seen, when flushing an aorta, while doing aortic replacement graft, is BRIGHT RED (oxygenated). Just like the bright red blood seen on the concrete. Blood drawn for arterial gasses is also bright red. Venous blood (de-oxygenated) is very dark and little redness seen, by me. But, being red-green colorblind, the arterial blood is, still, visible to me as red! Venous blood looks brown, to me.

I did 21 years of general surgery. I, also taught, as a lab assistant, in gross anatomy lab, (of the medical school that I attended) during my graduate school. Any claim that this did not look real, is absolutely ridiculous!

Michael G Langley, MD retired

Still conscious?

I've never been in a firefight but why don't you talk to a military vet who has been. Just because you lose your legs doesn't mean you automatically pass out.

Also, BLOOD IS RED!!!! Go find a package of hamburger that looks brown. Open it to the air. In minutes the brown blood will become more and more red. Why? OXYGEN!!!!

Wheelchair instead of stretcher? Whatever works. The ambulances were still arriving and the medical tent had more wheelchairs than stretchers. Use your brain.

You nutcases have no grasp of reality.

Whats you comment to the video I posted?


How's this for a response?

The guy who made the video is a moron.

First of all, the "Real Victim" was injured by what type of bomb? WHo knows, the moron never says. Different bombs, different wounds.

Second, the cameras are at different angles. In the photo of the "real victim" the wound is in bright sunlight directly pointing at the camera. Jeff's wound is hanging downward obscured by shadows.

The moron who made the video has absolutely no grasp of reality, has never witnessed human mutilation first hand and has no idea what he is talking about.

You nut jobs like to complain about MSM, with good cause, but yet take every whack jobs conspiracy theory as absolute truth without every using your own brain to analyze the information yourself.

Third, Jeff Bauman is a real person, who worked at a real place, with real family, and real coworkers, and real people that know him and knew him to have two working legs.

WAKE UP!!! Stop being a dis-info slave!!!

I know it might be easier to believe that these things don't really happen here, but guess what, they do. Welcome to reality.

Dis-info slave

Yes! That looks very much like a wound from a low velocity, fireballing, flesh destroying shrapnel bomb. The explosion wasn't strong enough to shatter bone, it severed the foot at the ankle and stripped the flesh, and burned the bone and flesh. A high explosive-powered weapon (large rifle or ordnance) has no fireball and there is much more energy which can shatter bone.

Alex Jones spirals into madness--why do so many people follow him? I've been disgusted for years by hopelessly hyper-partisan Republicans and Democrats. Now we face a new form of hyper-partisanship in which everything that happens anywhere is a psy-op, that we live in a physical world "Matrix."

Get a fucking grip, people. Don't wreck the Daily Paul with insanity.

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.


You people are sick

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Proof because the F.B.I. says

Proof because the F.B.I. says so or Jeff's brother? Chris admits his brother was interrogated by the F.B.I. under heavy sedation. Anyways, the description is generic enough to fit a number of people in the crowd. Sunglasses even. I'll wait for Jeff to recount his awful experience after he recovers.

That is prudent to wait for

That is prudent to wait for the words from Jeff's mouth, but the FBI doesn't have to give you every shred of evidence before they go after a suspect.

so finally a bit of proof,

that it's these 2 guys that the fbi are claiming

The Bloomberg description may

The Bloomberg description may not be accurate given it's Bloomberg.

The Saudi National in the white cap near the light post where the 1st bomb went off in this image, third in a series of images down circled in red near fence and light post, Is that the 1st bomber? Remember, these images were taken at different times.

that guy in the blue jacket has been cleared already

Has been in the news

Neither of these men were involved.

The guy in the blue jacket has been cleared, as has the guy in the white hat next to him (his coach). They are not suspects.


I'll wait to hear the story

I'll wait to hear the story direct from Jeff.

If it was one of them, they had to have had a black backpack

inside their gray or dark green/faded black one. The backpack they show blown up is a dark brand new black.

You need to adjust the colors

You need to adjust the colors on your monitor. THe guy in the black cap has a black backpack with grey trim. That grey trim piece they show in the photo of the exploded bag matches exactly to one of the trim pieces seen in the stills of him carrying the bag. Look at it again, you will see it.

BTW the creepy guy with the bag on his arm with the trim running down the straps that everyone says match the exploded bag, they are wrong. That isn't a strap seen in the exploded bag photo and the trim isn't the same shape.

The bags are a match, look again.

Which scene was that?

Was that the first scene or the second scene bomb blast?

I think it's the guy they are rolling out in a wheelchair with

both his legs blown off below the knee.