Yes, whatever happened to that investigation? Why is it taking so long to find the person on camera dropping pipe bombs off at two different locations near the US Capitol on January 5th.
Here is what a blogger called Techno Fog is saying (hat tip: Cathy):
The DC Pipe Bomb Suspect
What is the FBI hiding from the public?
It has been over five months and the FBI still has not apprehended the hooded suspect who placed pipe bombs near the RNC and DNC headquarters in Washington, D.C. on the evening of January 5, 2021.
The FBI’s latest wanted poster provides photographs and few identifying characteristics of the suspect:
There are, however, some curious omissions in the FBI’s description. By now, we assume the FBI (if it has done a thorough investigation) has the suspect’s height, approximate weight, and shoe size.
Why not disclose that information to the public?
Continue reading and see the informative photos where Techno Fog describes how to get more information on the suspect. Then this:
Why keep the suspect’s identifying information under wraps?
A couple possibilities. First, the FBI’s investigation is probably further along than any of us know. They’re collecting data on purchases of the suspect’s Nike Air Max Speed Turf and the timers, etc. used to make the pipe bombs. From that data they cross-reference travel, locations on 1/5/2021, height, shoe size, etc.
Second, maybe there’s something else to this story. The FBI has always been sensitive to its public perception and controls information to serve that purpose. For example, the FBI has never been forthcoming about its agents’ involvement with terror suspects.
Or, consider whether the pipe bomb investigation would cut against the politics of January 6. I take no pleasure in skepticism of the FBI, but this is a reputation the FBI has earned.
Either way, this outside observer can’t help but notice that one group of targets – those who entered the Capitol Building on January 6 – are pursued in the public sphere more aggressively than the person who set out pipe bombs the night before.
It could take YEARS to find the perp!
Oh great, a former FBI bomb specialist told NPR back in April, the most recent report I’m seeing, that it could take 10, 15, 20 years to get an indictment in a bombing case.
NPR reports that the FBI is doing “gait analysis.”
Check out the video here. What do you think? Does it look like a woman to you?
What We Know About The Suspect Who Planted Bombs Before The Capitol Riot
More than three months after the U.S. Capitol riot, a bomb-maker remains on the loose.
A majority of the public’s attention has been focused on the hundreds of people who have been charged for their role on Jan. 6. But the night before, someone committed a different crime: The person placed two explosive devices near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., and that person is still at large.
The FBI released a substantial amount of information [not enough for Techno Fog—ed] in an attempt to drum up leads from the public, and the reward for information about the suspect is now $100,000.
Here’s what is known: The suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a COVID-19 mask and expensive sneakers — Nike Air Max Speed Turf with a distinctive yellow logo. Sometime between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., the suspect placed one pipe bomb on a park bench near the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee and another behind the Republican National Committee headquarters.
Doug Kouns spent 22 years in the FBI and focused on counterterrorism after the Sept. 11 attacks, and he said that the suspect made a concerted effort to hide their identity. “You can see the person’s wearing gloves. They seem to be familiar with the area. They probably know there’s cameras here and there and have really just covered their tracks,” Kouns said.
While the suspect’s motive is unknown, former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund testified before Congress that he believes that the devices were planted as a possible diversion ahead of the events the following day. “We were dealing with two pipe bombs that were specifically set right off the edge of our perimeter to, what I suspect, draw resources away,” he said in a congressional hearing. “I think there was a significant coordination with this attack.”
Despite all the resources that federal law enforcement has at its disposal, it has not yet been able to make an arrest in this case. “I would say it just takes time,” Black told NPR. “You know we’ve had investigations, bombing investigations … where it would be 10, 15, 20 years before someone was indicted.”
I’m in the camp with Techno Fog. Why is this taking so long?
Finding the potential bomber would go a long way to show that it was either a diversionary tactic that was coordinated with events that unfolded the next day, or that the bombs were the work of an isolated nut (anarchist!) who wanted to create more chaos and further taint Trump patriots.
Just more evidence that the FBI isn’t doing its job, or worse, its investigation into the events surrounding January 6th is politically driven.