Who Is “Cowboy Hero” Carlos Arredondo?

 

"Cowboy" Carlos Arredondo

“Cowboy” Carlos Arredondo

From Wikipedia: Anti-war activist Carlos Arredondo, photographed by Andy Carvin at the January 27, 2007 Iraq war protests in Washington DC.

My how things change when one puts on a cowboy hat for the TV.

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Some argue that he is “the most interesting man in the world”:

This dude has been around the block, has he not? I mean he has been featured in many news articles going back to 2004. He caught himself on fire, for Christ’s sake.

“My husband almost killed himself in grief,” his wife says. “The day [the Marines] came to tell us Alex was dead, he poured gasoline all over himself and all over the inside of [their] car and lit it on fire. He survived … physically.” ~ Mélida Arredondo

He is an anti-war protestor that waves American flags, honoring soldiers (seems like a disconnect of sorts to me). He has ties to Ted Kennedy. He has been featured in videos and numerous articles on the web. Also, illuminated with one sentence from Wikipedia is this nugget:

Arredondo and his wife Melida both spent time as inpatient psychiatric patients.

~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Arredondo#cite_note-10

Just as DC Dave and I pointed out in yesterday’s post about Bruce Mendelshon’s many interviews and seeming hero focus, this guy also has been featured in the same way. And now he is being touted as a hero. But what if he was acting? What if the guy in the wheelchair is a fake? Wouldn’t that make Carlos some sort of fake, as well?

Here is the problem I have with Cowboy’s story. It don’t really add up time-wise, nor by his actions, as James at the Memory Hole Blog explains in this fabulously illuminating post called The Unlikely Antics of Boston’s “Cowboy Hero”:

The photos taken that day of the overall scene and Arredondo’s activities therein suggest that he went about his purported heroic exploits in a much more time-consuming–and perhaps somewhat less noble–fashion.

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Arredondo can be seen here on the left waiting by the fence before donning his hat and springing into action as the wounded lay before him. Bauman appears to be behind the black woman dressed in dark pants, white shirt and red jacket

Rather than rushing to assist the man who allegedly lost both his legs, as we are told he “instinctively” did by the Washington Post, Arredondo now pauses here to attend to the fencing. The official casualty count of 264 injured cannot be readily demonstrated in these photos, unless perhaps a far greater percentage of casualties could be evidenced where the second bomb detonated further down Boylston Street and away from the finish line.

Rather than rushing to assist the man who allegedly lost both his legs, as we are told he “instinctively” did by the Washington Post, Arredondo now pauses here to attend to the fencing.
The official casualty count of 264 injured cannot be readily demonstrated in these photos, unless perhaps a far greater percentage of casualties could be evidenced where the second bomb detonated further down Boylston Street and away from the finish line.

Here is another shot of Arredondo still far more preoccupied with the fencing and scaffolding than the injured and maimed.

Here is another shot of Arredondo still far more preoccupied with the fencing and scaffolding than the injured and maimed.

With the fence finally dismantled  Boston’s “Cowboy Hero” now has his back entirely turned away from the fallen.

With the fence finally dismantled Boston’s “Cowboy Hero” now has his back entirely turned away from the fallen.

Arredondo the Boston Cowboy Hero is seen here continuing to wrestle with the scaffolding.

Arredondo the Boston Cowboy Hero is seen here continuing to wrestle with the scaffolding.

As Arredondo assists with the fencing, a severely maimed Jeff Bauman is left unaided on the ground.

As Arredondo assists with the fencing, a severely maimed Jeff Bauman is left unaided on the ground.

Arredondo the Cowboy Hero now appears to be leaning against the scaffold framework and possibly partaking in another slight breather.

Arredondo the Cowboy Hero now appears to be leaning against the scaffold framework and possibly partaking in another slight breather.

Meanwhile no one is assisting the severely injured Jeff Bauman.

Meanwhile no one is assisting the severely injured Jeff Bauman.

Army Reservists are among those who appear to assist Arredondo the Cowboy Hero in his struggle with the scaffolding, while the injured and maimed continue to be left unattended.

Army Reservists are among those who appear to assist Arredondo the Cowboy Hero in his struggle with the scaffolding, while the injured and maimed continue to be left unattended.

Here the fencing and scaffolding are wholly removed. Yet Arredondo has still not proceeded to assist Mr. Bauman. Further, while the entire area is swarming with uniformed emergency medical personnel, the would-be severely injured and traumatized Bauman is left unattended. A high resolution version of the photo above shows the precise time on the overhead timers for the marathon (over the road) as 4:12:06. This is 2 minutes and 23 seconds after the blast (timer reading 4:09:43 at time of blast). This is a very long time for the many bombing victims with reportedly lost limbs and devastating shrapnel wounds to be left unattended while potential responders who have been presented as unyielding and chivalrous defenders of the massacred struggle with fencing.

Here the fencing and scaffolding are wholly removed. Yet Arredondo has still not proceeded to assist Mr. Bauman. Further, while the entire area is swarming with uniformed emergency medical personnel, the would-be severely injured and traumatized Bauman is left unattended.
A high resolution version of the photo above shows the precise time on the overhead timers for the marathon (over the road) as 4:12:06. This is 2 minutes and 23 seconds after the blast (timer reading 4:09:43 at time of blast). This is a very long time for the many bombing victims with reportedly lost limbs and devastating shrapnel wounds to be left unattended while potential responders who have been presented as unyielding and chivalrous defenders of the massacred struggle with fencing.

The series of photos suggests how it will be several more minutes before Bauman is taken to the ambulance. Why is it that proper medical personnel in the interim didn’t attend to the grievously wounded man? Perhaps this is nothing a dramatic photo shoot couldn’t take care of.

Boston’s Cowboy Hero Arredondo adjusts his hat as he finally locates and rescues Jeff Bauman, prior to accompanying him in the wheelchair.

Boston’s Cowboy Hero Arredondo adjusts his hat as he finally locates and rescues Jeff Bauman, prior to accompanying him in the wheelchair.

The last photo which shows the timers is where they are being removed (why?). The time shown is 4:14:26 which is close to five minutes after the blast. In this photo Arredondo may be seen bending over where the injured lay, yet he is mostly obscured.

Thus in contrast to mainstream media’s account of Arredondo’s heroism, it appears that five minutes transpired before Boston’s Cowboy Hero escorted Bauman to hospital.

CCTV video capturing Arredondo’s valorous gallop to the ambulance with Bauman suggests that more than one take may have been necessary to produce the desired shots, including one with an awkward interruption midway through after Bauman unexpectedly lost what is left of his lower appendage.

CCTV video indicates at 3:05 that Arredondo escorted Bauman to the waiting ambulance–over six minutes after the ordnance detonated.

And finally a key photograph successfully captured that will strongly imbue the severity of the Boston Marathon bombing into the public mind.

And finally a key photograph successfully captured that will strongly imbue the severity of the Boston Marathon bombing into the public mind.

In summary, in spite of there being ample personnel attending to the wounded at the bombing, and despite apparently having both legs blown off, Jeff Bauman was left completely unattended for at least 2 minutes and 20 seconds.

Then, after going so long without attention it is not even medical personnel who attend to him. He is instead in the care of a civilian in a cowboy hat who, after several more minutes, puts him in a wheelchair to wheel him to an ambulance. Why didn’t medical personnel take over at some point in time?

Why didn’t the ambulances go to the actual scene where the injured lay?  If the police vehicles can come and go, then why couldn’t the ambulances?

Is Carlos Arredondo really the hero US news media portray him as? Are such news outlets perhaps perpetuating a misconception? Did Arredondo really jump the fence and rush to assist Bauman? Or was this perhaps a contrived scene where Arredondo fulfilled a particular predetermined role? Was the apparently maimed man who would later play a key role in identifying the Tsarnaev brothers as the alleged evil culprits deliberately left unattended for a photo shoot? Why otherwise would Bauman be ignored by everyone including his valiant rescuer for so long?

Moreover, why have the major and even certain alternative media failed to forthrightly examine what appears to be an increasingly curious and implausible event?

 

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36 thoughts on “Who Is “Cowboy Hero” Carlos Arredondo?

  1. We might be reminded that our current secretary of state, John Kerry, first came to our attention receiving an inordinate amount of media attention for a peace activist. Later he would play a leading role in the abandonment by our government of hundreds of POWs. See http://www.dcdave.com/article5/100303.htm. He played a minor supporting role in the cover-up of the murder of Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster. See http://www.dcdave.com/article2/990207.html. Most recently, he stood in mute acquiescence as a University of Florida student was tasered for asking him an embarrassing question at a public forum. See http://www.dcdave.com/article5/081019.htm. One must be wary of these over-publicized peace activists. Consider who’s doing the publicizing.

  2. Washington–Newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said today that he is in full support of the Congress spending 666 million dollars to move the White House to Israel.

    “On a personal level, since my last name is really Kohn, making me one of the ‘Chosen,’ I am excited to learn about this exciting development that will give a tremendous boost to my true homeland, Israel,” said Kerry speaking to reporters at a friend’s Bar Mitzvah.

    My brother Cameron, who converted back to Judaism, is beside himself with this news and my darling wife, Theresa, who’s also a ‘Tribe’ member, is so happy she’s dancing the Hora!”

    “Moving the White House to Israel is long overdue. We can save the American taxpayer great sums of money by having the White House in Israel, since that will cut down on the number of trips various department heads take to the ‘Promised Land.’

    http://careandwashingofthebrain.blogspot.com/2012/12/congress-votes-to-move-white-house-to.html

  3. Believe it or not, I’ve actually met Mr. Arredondo in person. He had a tent set up next to the Code Pink tent which was protesting the war in Sept. ’07. He seemed like a sweet, sincere, very passionate man, but also someone who was driven by his compulsions. He kind of corralled me into his tent and had me read the last letter his son sent him from Iraq. Imagine the type of guy you meet at a party or a bar who has such a miserable story and seems so desperate to be heard you’d feel like a total jerk to get away from him, but he has absolutely no clue you don’t want to listen to his life story at the moment. I got the feeling he wasn’t quite playing with a full deck and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he were a victim of mind control or something. Here’s a video of him to show you what I mean.

    • I must say that losing one’s son to the illegal and immoral wars of aggression, based upon lies and subservience to Israel’s directive would cause me to be pissed off and maybe lost a portion of my mind.

      The fact that he and his wife both spent time as patients in a psychiatric hospital has brainwashing written all over it. I wonder which hospital it was.

      • I don’t know if this is one, but a vast number of screne tests by aspiring actors has been accumulated over the past decades. People are given a scenario and told to ad lib a role in it. So they come across as sincerely anguished: they are acting their hearts out hoping to get a break in show business, with all its allure. Some have recounted being sexually abused, which gives the establishment leverage over the lives of many innocent individuals. Now that understanding is growing of the links of Hollywood to the ‘intelligence agencies’ and the phony staging of many news events, the utility of this huge bank of false–however sincere appearing–’testimony’ is threatened. Never underestimate the degree to which evil is organized in the world.

  4. No drop of blood? Along the way? Not even a drop? Small? Would you cauterized the femoral in the same place the bomb? Is not bled during that time? Or faint?? Sir? Had the force to apply the tourniquet or prosthesis was holding the wound and bleeding?

  5. crisis actors .org is based in denver , new home of the cia, all crisis actors are fema approved and study at vision box acting school..strategic operations inc create” hyper reality ” combat experiences..many dhs drill incorporated the zombie theme and use fake blood and body parts.

  6. Has anyone noticed….there is part of a foot in the bottom left hand corner of the 6th picture in the series of pictures. Girl in red coat and black shirt with the blue logo. There is a man’s shoe at her left hand and part of a foot….you can clearly see the toes in front of the shoe. Bottom left corner. Bauman’s maybe?

  7. Let’s consider wifey’s comments a little further:

    ““My husband almost killed himself in grief,” his wife says. “The day [the Marines] came to tell us Alex was dead, he poured gasoline all over himself and all over the inside of [their] car and lit it on fire. He survived … physically.” ~ Mélida Arredondo”

    Anyone actually believe this?

  8. I see no scars of the type associated with BURNING ONESELF WITH GASOLINE!!!! How many even survive this, let alone as fully functionally physically as he appears.
    BTW, CluesForum offers great insights into this fake event with no deaths or injuries.

    • Doing a quick search online for them I found references to “theatrical agency” and “government consultant”.

      Nothing to see here…
      ;-)

    • Nice catch Bob. Very observant. The more eyes we have watching them the more we will see. Theatrical agency that does gummit consulting? Curiouser and curiouser folks.

    • I saw this at http://www.metroprenuer.com…from Columbus Ohio…Posts Tagged ‘Scott Ihrig’
      IM Creative eager to work with local businesses after relocating from NYC

      Scott Ihrig and Shannon Morrison literally put the I and M in IM Creative, an event design and production firm that prides itself on creating integrated and interactive in-person experiences that reverberate long after they’re over. IM Creative works with corporations, governments and non-profits,…It continues but we get the drift. Reverberating interactive experiences? I’d say they did a bang up job…no pun intended.

    • Another curious aspect of the BFF is why did those people rush in and tear the hell out of the barriers in front of the ‘bomb’ blast? There’s no need to do that unless the medics ask for a path to be cleared to remove patients and since right at first, no medics were there, it doesn’t make sense to destroy a crime scene, unless you needed it to be destroyed and wanted to create the impression of more damage.

  9. No matter what is real why is no one calling Bauman the biggest dumbass ever for watching a suspicious guy set down his backpack and walk away? Shouldn’t Bauman be apologizing to all the people who lost limbs because he is oblivious? Seems a normal person would be like “damn! I’m such an idiot! If only I had…” His behavior is not normal…

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  13. The Tsarnaev brothers did not do this, unfair that Tamerlan is gone and Now Dzhokhar is being blamed… This ‘hero’ guy i don’t know. Something tells me he is just another of those actors, Jeff is an amputee actor. Open your eyes america!

  14. You fucking rednecks are unbelievably pathetic. The South always is at the bottom in “ed-ju=macation”. Sad group of defecated matter.

      • Yeah, as I seem to recall the “South” tried a war against better educated men who were better fighters as well. That didn’t end so well “fer y’all” now did it. As far as the old motto ” The South will rise again !” Just try it and the Northern Yankees will march down and kick your asses again !! LOL

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