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13 Responses to “Thermal video and photos of Boston bombing suspect, hiding in boat”

  1. What is that blast at 1:46?

    • Spikeles says:

      Flashbang

      • SamSam says:

        Are you sure? It’s a bang, a spray towards one side, a gust of hot gas wafting off, and what looks like pooling liquid.

        Is it not possible than it was his attempted suicide?

        I guess if it were, it would no longer be a question about whether or not he did try to commit suicide, so I guess it’s obvious to those who know what to look for. My first reaction was that it was a gunshot, though.

  2. Boundegar says:

    If they used that X-ray texture pack on my Minecraft server, they would be so banned.

  3. mattdidthat says:

    Looks like that boat has been in the backyard drydock for a while. Here it is on Google Maps.

  4. Jonathan Roberts says:

    This is where they should have brought in the drone strike. Here we have a high profile enemy combatant in a confirmed location. There is always the chance that some property could have been destroyed and some other people in that area could have been killed or injured, but these people shouldn’t really have been in the combat zone in the first place – they could be collaborators if they are adult men or trainees if they are boys. It would be a good chance to show the world that innocent lives are valued as highly on US soil as they are elsewhere.

  5. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    I do like FLIR cams(and wish that they were cheaper on ebay, damn does photography get expensive if you want to go further than the near-IR that cheapy CMOS will handle); but isn’t this one of those ‘Oh boy, your heroically expensive and sophisticated technology has managed to draw exactly the same conclusions that the guy who followed the trail of blood to his boat and looked inside already drew considerably earlier, would you prefer a medal, a cookie, or a medal-shaped cookie?’ situations?

    There are applications for which such IR cameras are extremely powerful, and are either far faster or simply Just Plain Better than competing options; but this particular instance looks like a thick layer of sci-fi vision over what was already a triviality.

  6. Singe says:

    Did they capture him with a robot arm? (YES NERDS I TECHNICALLY MEAN A ‘WALDO’)

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