― Tim Burton
Anonymous said: Dzhokhar was an avid skateboarder, and the night before the Monday bombings he cruised down Norfolk Street toward the house. A neighbor and family members were on their porch, and one called out a greeting and complimented him on his skateboard about 10:30 p.m., He answered something like, “Yeah, thanks,” she said.--from Washington Post. This might explain the vaseline.
Um I guess I’m not skateboard savy. Is Vaseline used often in that sport? There’s really a million uses for Vaseline and given that he was a 19 year old guy at the time…well lol you get the point. Hell maybe he has really dry skin lol…it’s hardly a smoking gun but damn if everyone hasn’t turned it into that as if the criminal uses for it are common knowledge.
the problem is that when his friends went to his dorm, they didn’t say “oh, he’s a skater, let’s leave the vaseline here”, they took it because they somehow knew vaseline was used for bomb making.
Anonymous said: I think I missed the turn off to the road to Waltham. Can you explain how everything is leading there? I dont see it. Those that were at the scene said the bodies were killed in different rooms. Could two guys have done that by themselves? I think when you are dealing with a powerful drug cartel, you live with danger. Anyone could have killed those guys.
Anyone could have killed those guys, but Tamerlan (and Ibragim) are the people being blamed for it. Whether they are guilty or not is yet to be known, but I do believe whether guilty or innocent, the Waltham homicides were being used to manipulate Tamerlan. I still believe he may have been an informant or felt pressured by the FBI and it’s possible that circumstance may have led to Tamerlan’s decision to retaliate.
The defense believes that Tamerlan’s participation in those murders may have had a profound effect on Jahar. This is why they are trying to get information about the investigation of the Waltham triple homicide and the interrogation of Ibragim Todashev. If they can get proof that Tamerlan was involved in the murders that would be a very important part of their defense strategy to prove Jahar was manipulated by his older brother and felt compelled to participate in the BMB.
From Doc. 233: As for the Waltham crimes themselves, it should be added that Tamerlan’s having committed a gruesome triple murder—and having included a “close friend” among the victims—would powerfully support the inference that Dzhokhar experienced his older brother as an all-powerful force who could not be ignored or disobeyed.
Could two guys have done that by themselves?
This has always seemed highly unlikely to me. A couple of months ago we found out that Matanov lived with Todashev on Sept 11, 2011. What does he know about the murders? Is there someone else who might have some information?
If the mysteries surrounding the Waltham murders ever come to light, a lot of questions related to the BMB will be answered.
It’s possible depending on the circumstances. These guys might have been high at the time or taking a nap, completely caught off guard.
Anonymous said: It's obvious Steven is using his friendship for a excuse to get out of trouble.
Are you referring to his saying “I smoke weed every day because my best friend is the bomber”? I think mentioning his friendship with Jahar will make things worse for him. And if it turns out the gun is the same one used to kill Sean Collier…
I think that giving the feds more info on Jahar can lessen his punishment. A sort of deal.
Anonymous said: So what do you think this Stephen kid is in for? Do you think he is a part of the Tsarnaev kill kill plot?
lol, I don’t think he’s any sort of co-conspirator with the Tsarnaevs. I do think his history with Jahar will be relevant and useful to the prosecution. He can probably provide evidence that Jahar was not the innocent little angel who was being manipulated by his bullying, older brother.
It was brought to my attention last night that Robel and Stephen both lived in an apartment building right next door to the infamous Mobil station on Memorial drive. Coincidence? I’m not sure what to make of that.
That’s interesting. That Mobile station was probably a place Jahar had been to more than once. Maybe even the type of place where they didn’t ask for ID, or where they knew they accepted cash or credit after a certain time.
Anonymous said: I don't think jahar considered anyone a "best friend",I think he was so isolated mentally that it was kind of dumb when Stephen silva said he smokes weed because his best friend is the bomber. Jahar never tweeted about Stephen or anything
Maybe Stephen saw their relationship differently.
And I have a feeling that Stephen was smoking weed every day (or close enough) before the BMB. As did many of Jahar’s friends. As did Jahar himself (before he stopped in early 2013, and I’m not sure that it stuck).
Anonymous said: The feds and pros must be on a high after Aza's conviction, so now they're hot to capture someone new in this case and stir up a little more hatred against DT, if that's possible. They had to say he was a close friend of his. Basically they have nothing on this guy associating him to the bombing or anything else, but since he was a close friend of DT's they'll invent something. They won't be happy until every person who ever had contact with the brothers are in jail. Who's next, the landlady.
At this rate I don’t think anyone is safe…I mean if they’re following a guy around for a year with a drone just to arrest him for deleting his browser history and taking Jahar and Tamerlan out to dinner is weak as hell. I mean does that earn someone a place in solitary confinement because that’s where he is. It’s all just mind games and it’s sick that this kind of crap can be allowed to go on unchecked. Talk about an abuse of power
Or Jahar was just hanging out with all the wrong kind of people. His childhood friends have not been in any sort of trouble as far as I know, like Junes and that other kid, but it’s the ones he met when he was older and troubled that are getting caught. One bad guy goes down, and the rest are soon to follow.
Anonymous said: So Stephen silva knew the tsarnaevs??? Did he give them the gun on the night Collier was killed,or did he give it to them previously before the bombings and everything?
Stephen knew Jahar at least, and so did his twin brother Steven (whose idea was it to name twins Stephen and Steven???). We have yet to learn when he gave the gun to the Tsarnaev brothers, but if that was the gun used to kill Sean Collier, Stephen is in deep shit.
How many more are in this tangled web?
In the movie, Benny & Joon, Joon gets 2 goldfish and names them Stephen and Steven. The movie was released in 1993. So if these twins are 21 (graduated from High School the same year as Jahar who was born in 1993), it makes sense. lol.
Anonymous said: I can imagine tamerlan being so stupid and getting angry over really dumb shit,I feel like if I were jahar I would just laugh at him all the time because he was so stupid. Tamerlan was all muscle no brain
Question for those on the tag:
Do you think Tamerlan was stupid? Why or why not?
Here’s what I had to say about the subject.
I think Tamerlan was intelligent, but didn’t know how to apply it. I feel that some people are very smart, they go crazy.