Boston Marathon suspect Sunil Tripathi in a Che Guevara t-shirt? Update: Not a suspect, says NBC

Editor’s note: Please see the update at the bottom of this post. NBC now reports that Sunil Tripathi is not a suspect.

Even before Sunil Tripathi was named on police scanner traffic late tonight as one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects  being hunted tonight following the MIT shooting and Watertown gunfight, social media users on all sides of the political spectrum were buzzing about a photo of him in a Che Guevara t-shirt.

If Tripathi is indeed guilty of the barbaric terror of the past week and bloody night, that t-shirt is the least of our concerns.


On Friday morning, NBC reported that missing Brown University student Sunil Tripathi is not a suspect in the Boston bombing. See updates here for the latest.

  • loara71

    yes found everything on you tube……..

  • jpcrotser

    Let’s not jump to conclusions. Just wait until the investigation is complete. Besides, it’s the Boston Globe. How reliable are they again?

  • Pat Collins

    JayZ wears Che clothing.

    • mrparker1

      He’s a stupid prikk. Che Guevara so scared the poor campesinos in Bolivia, they turned him over to the military.

  • Das Veritas

    A Che Guevara shirt? Someone better call Hot Topic and tell them the shirts they’re selling are inspiriting terrorists!

  • PatriotRG

    rich kids wana be lefty revolutionaries – in the mold of bill Ayers …so this the weathermen with a tan – except better at killing innocent people. The lefty media are ohhhhhhhh so silent. Imagine if they were right wing extremists – the lefty media would be having orgasms.

    • JZ

      Check your history. Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground never targeted innocent people. Right-wing domestic terrorists, on the other hand, have killed thousands of innocent people over the years.

      • falling321

        There are FAR more left wing idiots who feel violence is the answer to everything than there are right wing idiots who resort to violence. The only reason you THINK there are so many right wingers doing things like this is because as soon as something like this happens the media immediately starts telling you it HAD to be a right winger and as soon as it turns out to be a left winger, as it almost always does, they say nothing…so you are left with the impression that there are more right wing nuts than left. It just isn’t true.

        • John

          Maybe we’re just misunderstanding him. In the minds of the Far Left, no one who is not actively allied with them is innocent.

          During the Greek civil war of 1946, the Greek Communists came calling and demanded support from my family. They refused to come out in support, so the Communists did two things: they burned down the family home, and they kidnapped two of the women. They took them up in the mountains and held them hostage for an entire year to try to exert pressure. To my family’s credit, they never gave in.

          And this is only what my mother had told me. According to my cousin the family historian, the Communists did a lot more than that.

          It’s important to understand their mentality. There are no “innocents” in their pursuit of The Cause.

          • Peter Erik Bensen

            God Bless you and your family.

          • mountainaires

            That is completely true; the leftist philosophy is “The ends Justify the Means.”

          • falling321

            Perhaps, but I must admit that it does get a bit old being told that conservatives like myself are violent people simply because we defend the 2nd amendment and that if I don’t admit it, some left winger will come to my home and torture me until I either die or admit that it is the truth! Joe didn’t say that, but far too many of them have said that and worse! And they don’t even seem to recognize the hypocrisy of what they are saying!
            I’m the first to say there are violent idiots on both sides, but if I were going to put money down on one side or the other being guilty after a violent event, I’d lay my money on the left every time…and know I’d come out far ahead in the long run!

        • mountainaires

          Well, I’m old, so I remember when all Americans were appalled at political violence–even Democrats. Unfortunately, now the Democratic Party has been taken over by the leftist revolutionary mindset; the Democrats are now the party of extremists.

      • PatriotRG

        How full of sh*t can you be ? So Bill Ayers didnt target security guards ? Police Officers ? Federal Buildings ? Being a crazed lefty moron you would consider those people guilty – right ?

      • Walter Hefty

        Wat? You think that the men guarding the Brinks truck and the responding police officers were ‘guilty’?

        You, sir, are too stupid to be on the internet. I’m going to have to ask you to step away from the internet connected device.

      • PatriotRG

        The Boston terrorists are yours – own them – proud ?

      • American Avant Garde

        ^ you want to do a body count kid?

      • PatriotRG

        surviving Terrorist when caught – probably end up working at Columbia or Berkeley in a few years with tenure – teaching American kids like Dorn. As lefties like you Joe will fight hard to get them off the death penalty

      • ThorOdinson

        “Thousands”? Do you have any numbers to back that up, or are you just making up figures, as usual? And you do realize, right, that left-wing regimes have murdered over ONE HUNDRED MILLION people? The inevitable result of left-wing terrorists like these guys. They take power and prove to be just as murderous afterwards as they were before.

      • mountainaires

        They bombed people’s HOMES you nitwit. They definitely targeted “innocent people.” And, clearly, your thinking is twisted, since it’s against the LAW TO BOMB ANYONE. God, leftists are just so SICK.

        • Brian Geary

          The leftists are going to use this as a reason to get more American troops killed. Obama and his socialist pal Netanyahu want to bankrupt America and love watching American soldiers die.

      • NM156

        Joe Stalin has Timothy McVeigh beat by a factor of 100,000.

      • Smurfet

        Name all these right wing domestic terrorist please

      • Jillane Kent

        Oh really? What were their victim’s names? Right wingers have killed thousands? Please provide the links, Joe.

    • Walter Hefty

      Ernesto Lynch/Che Guevara (half-Irish) was never a citizen of Cuba. He was also a ‘rich kid’, even went as far as to get a medical degree (before becoming a Communist murderer).

      • PatriotRG

        Agreed – He was from Argentina – wealthy family – typical. I never mentioned Che by the way. One of the kids one on the run was wearing a t shirt of Che – a bit like that idiot JZ

    • mountainaires

      This entire fantasy of the left is just so disgusting; and now, the truth will out. It is the LEFTISTS who are the violent ones, the “extremist” ones.

      • PatriotRG

        that was always a given -the lefty media will pivot – watch. We the right fight an uphill battle the left own the media.

      • PatriotRG

        demonizing them is not the way to beat them – the object of the exercise is to destroy them politically , intelligently on the merits of the argument with logic not turn in to crazed ideologues like them!

      • Austerity Sucks

        These comments show just who the true “patriots” are.

        The people trying to turn this into a leftist vs. right-winger game are the most unpatriotic useless pieces of trash in the country.

        When our nation is under attack the last thing you should be doing is pointing fingers across partisan lines. Disgraceful.

    • Austerity Sucks

      this guy is innocent you fking a$$holes.

      it was chechen muslims who did this attack.

      grow up right-wing idiots.

      • PatriotRG

        First of all – the left have always been in bed with the Islamists – so if anything Islamist are idols of the left.

        Nice try commissar – but you aint getting away with it.

        Second the whole world knows now its now chechens, we all have tvs. So other than swearing what have you contributed ?

        • Austerity Sucks

          I’ve contributed more by not going around blabbing about “leftists” being responsible for this.

          You’re a complete idiot for playing this left-right game when our nation is under attack by islamists.

          • PatriotRG

            The left are in bed with Islam – this morning we just knew they were not white now we know they are Ialamists – which people like you love- Fort Hood = Work place violence ? really ? Giving them civilian trials ? really ? Sounds to me Islamists and the lefty lawyers are sooo in bed together.

          • PatriotRG

            America is under Islamist attack AND under left wing attack . The left are the enemy within.

          • Austerity Sucks

            you’re sad, pathetic piece of sh*t

          • PatriotRG

            That hurts – I thought we were friends

        • Bill Khosby

          You mean when we overthrew the islamic government in Afghanistan? When the PDPA progressed womens rights from non-existance? When they promoted state atheism? When they removed the islamic symbols and colors from state emblems and buildings? When we fought al-Qaeda in Kurdistan? When we were killed in Pakistan and Afghanistan by the Taliban? Communists oppose islamic fundamentalism, just as we oppose all type of religious fundamentalism. But what can one expect from a history revising crackpot such as yourself?

          • PatriotRG

            I never mentioned communist – I said politics of the left. Big difference between cappuccino drinking lefties like you with their apple phones and communist conscripts fighting Afghans. Nice try. crackpot…i like that at least you didn’t use the R word

      • Brian Geary

        Oh please. We are being manipulated into believing it was “Chechens” by Obomber and his overlord, Netanyahu. Think it’s just a coincidence that Obummer went to Israel recently and Netanyahu was excitedly saying that now he knows Obama will go to war in Iran for him?? Think it’s just a coincidence that Americans laughed at Marxist Netanyahu’s little cartoon bomb with the redline, and now, suddenly, we have been hit by a “terrorist” who is said to be Muslim? (Talk about revenge). And what a coincidence that one of the terrorists resembles Sunil Tripathy, an Indian Jew who went missing last month and has been seen in a Che Guevara tee shirt? Odumbya and Netanyahu are Marxists (Israel is as socialist a country as they come) and both are manipulating us to get into a war for their socialist goals.

  • Scott Carroll

    Well looks like the Left Stream Media that was salivating at the prospect of these bombers being some sort of right-wing extremists fired another blank. Better luck next time guys! I’m prepared to go out on a limb and predict that a Brown University student in a Che tee with a name like Sunil is probably not a member of the local Tea Party Chapter. Call me crazy.

    • Holler

      Really? I thought the tea party was a diverse organization?

    • Jaxon Brandt

      There’s been psychopaths who are left-wing and psychopaths who are right-wing. Political beliefs do not affect how fucking crazy you are. I’m pretty liberal and my buddy is pretty conservative, neither of us are going to go kill people for disagreeing with our opinions. You know why? Cuz we’re not psychotic.

      • PatriotRG

        I am right wing and I do have left wing friends – I totally agree with you. The thing is you are a normal human for thinking the way you do. Extremists on the left and the right do not think in a normal human way.

        • mountainaires

          I feel sorry for you; you should learn to choose your friends more wisely. Extremists on the left do not think in a normal human way; and their echo chamber in the leftist media regurgitate their spew all over the place constantly. Who immediately writes articles about a hideous bombing in which an 8 year old boy is murdered and FANTASIZES about the perpetrator being a political opponent? They are sick people on the left–yes, you David Sirota!

          • Ron Tanase

            Got that right.

          • Harry A

            he can’t be friends with someone who happens to be liberal? is that seriously were we’ve come as a country? and your suggesting that extremists on thr right think in the human way? so timothy mcveigh was a normal thinking human? extremists are extremists and @PatriotRG:disqus was correct.

          • PatriotRG

            Not all leftist are morons like Sirota. Powers for example is an intellectually honest lefty. I disagree with her but at least she is no hypocrite.Like Beckles or Mathews etc..

            Sirota is everything the lefts accuses us the right for being – intolerant racist etc etc. Sirota is all those things. Sirota has accomplished his mission you and I now know his name. He is a narcissistic effeminate poor excuse of a man.

            I disagree with everything leftists say and do- But i do not vet my freinds politics so they can be my freinds.

            For example my brother in law ill informed lefty Michael Moor loving fool. Hates rich people. He is always out of work broke borrowing money – from me.

            But I like him. I am human

          • Harry A

            somehow we reached the stage where we are suppose to drag politics into every realm of our life. i can disagree vehemently with liberals on this issues, doesnt mean i cant enjoy watching a football game with one.

      • mountainaires

        Oh, please. Tell it to Bill Ayers, k? Tell it to David Sirota & Michael Moore, both salivating over the fantasy that the bombers were right wingers. The ugliness comes from the left, which repeatedly spews the most vile bile imaginable constantly about the right. I used to be a Democrat; I can’t be associated with that political party ever again. The ideologues on the left are sickening.

        • Jaxon Brandt

          I don’t think it’s the idealogues on the left or the right that are sickening, it’s extremism. Extremism in any form is perverted and disgusting. Honestly, I don’t even know what political party the Westboro Baptist Church belongs to because at the end of the day, all that matters is that they’re sick fucks. If you label it one way or another, you’re simply giving into hatemongers like Bill Ayers, David Sirota, Michael Moore, etc. And yeah, I’ll call them hatemongers cuz when all you want is for someone to blame another side, you’re still spewing hate.

        • Dr Feelbad

          Sirota didn’t salivate over anything. He was making the point that it would be safer for all of us if the Boston bombers were white Americans, because white Americans don’t get blamed as a race when one of us does something wrong, unlike muslims, arabs, blacks, etc. If the bombers weren’t “white” then their entire race would be blamed. Its obviously true, given all the hate directed at completely innocent muslims ever since 9/11. And now the Chechen community feels like it has a target on its back because the bombers came from their minority group. Can’t you understand how scary that is? I guess not — belonging to the privileged white race blinds many of us to the dangers minority groups face when one of “them” does something bad. The spin is strong here.

    • PatriotRG

      totally agree – oddly though Sunil is a Hindu name not a Muslim name. I could be wrong on this though. I think these two (one dead!) are political rather than Islamists – at a guess – rich mummy daddy MIT anarchist type – trust fund terrorists. Holly wood will love em

    • AJ

      I don’t remember anyone ever salivating at this prospect. It was listed as a possibility along with radical islamists, and no extra emphasis was placed on either.

      • Brandon

        “I hope they are White” was preeeety much the call…I will not do your work for tyou but I can point you in the right direction MSNBC CBS NBC oh yea and your president “It is Tax Day” and It was Patriots Day”

    • Anyoldnamehere

      Um…you are aware that the police haven’t named any suspects, right? Your overenthusiastic attempt to sing to the world, “HA HA! My prejudices were right and yours were wrong!” might still backfire on you. And either way, anybody who’s singing that song right now (whether on the left or right) just sounds like a d-bag.

    • Austerity Sucks


      happy now? stop playing partisan games while our nation is under attack by islamists you useless fat f*ck

    • Sons Thunder

      Looks like Twitchy is fine with putting up pictures of innocent people. Obviously the group that mocked CNN for some bad reporting wanted to believe the bombing was the work of a leftist.

      I think Sirota’s article was moronic but, unlike the editors of this site, at least he’s honest.

  • WinstonCDN

    Thank me for pointing that out on Twitter….

  • Joe Raines

    It matters left or right, this is terror, and can come from any faction. WTF is wrong with people, they still killed, and they committed an act of terrorism and we have dealt with similar instances in this country and who knows why they proceeded to do what they did?

  • Martin Adamson

    Students eh? Smart career move, planting nail bombs is a well-established short track to tenure.

    • falling321

      Sad but true in the Age of Obama.

  • Wolfman

    Domestic Terrorists ?

    • Harry A

      could be wrong but i think sunil tripathi is American.

      • NM156

        No, not really. Not many Tripathi’s in the Middle American HS yearbook.

        • Harry A

          tripathi grew up in pennsylvania, i dont know what your trying to say about there not being a lot of tripathis in middle america high school.

          • NM156

            Third World foreigners with dual citizenship, whose origins in the US go all the way back to the 1990s don’t exactly have a lot of stake in this country.

          • Harry A

            this article was about Sunil Tripathi who in fact an american born and raised, not just since the 90s. nice try tho.

  • chrissy

    Pretty sure the guy in the Che t-shirt and the name of Sunil is NOT a Constitution loving white anglo protestant Bible thumping American.

  • TeekeeMon

    #2 White hat bomber dude is not “Che Shirt” dude…

    Are #TCOT and #Twitchy wingers ready to eat crow again?

    • NM156

      So what?

  • Allison Foster

    I better screen cap this while I can. This is not the suspect. Michelle Malkin is just one big fat fail.

    • Guest

      I better screen cap this. You are a moron.

      • Allison Foster


      • Allison Foster

        Screen cap this too: Actual suspect is Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev from Turkey or Chechnya, as reported by Pete Williams from NBC, that liberal media using those facts you hate so much. Y’all have fun discussing a missing kid in his t-shirt.

  • Harry A

    i hope this is the right guy, because if not there have been some pretty horrible things said about sunil tripathi tonight.

  • Mike Michaels

    I knew this had to be an OWS scumbag,

  • NM156

    His dad must one of those super-genius visa holders that we need millions more of.

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    this is how we are raising kids in America now. From public schools who won’t teach pride in America, to colleges that are filled with left wing professors, and all along the way the influence of the MSM and Hollywood liberals blasting their b.s. on the television.

  • Guest

    who cares what #2 has to say…..he is just a liberal. find him with the crosshairs

  • Belinda E

    He is not the suspect. Bombers are brothers.

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  • fishydude

    What better way to blend in on a college campus than to celebrate a mass murderer. College professors love mass murderers as long as they are commies. That means they live nearly all of the mass murderers throughout history.

  • Bruiser78

    Anyone wearing a Che shirt deserves an ass-whippin anyways

  • tzayad

    I’ve been seeing responses from people now saying that the right is being paranoid about the left, or that the right is now politicizing this. Or that they are defending the left in the wake of developments. I’d like to know why they were silent while the main stream media was blaming the right…..

  • TeekeeMon

    Boston Bomber BREAKING Update:
    Michelle Malkin and Team Twitchy deeply disappointed that missing student wearing “Che” t-shirt was not also taken into custody or killed….

    Baked crow will be served at a memorial service to honor yet another dead speculative wingnut conspiracy.

  • TeekeeMon

    My Innocent Brother Was Made Into a Bombing Suspect:
    Sunil Tripathi’s Sister Speaks

  • Kent R. Atkinson

    Truth be told,La Maglalang is more than likely behind all this, in retaliation for both the People Power overthrow of Marcos and the unconscionable persecution of her benefactor and enabler,Uncle Rupe. Plausible,no? Maybe there was some yellowcake mixed in with the skyflakes and polvorones.

  • WinstonCDN


  • Another Libertarian Communist

    Just the last five years, huh? Okay, I’ll see your Loughner, Holmes and even Dorner (though pigs are hardly liberal and crazy isn’t confined to one end of the political spectrum, I’m feeling charitable) and raise you Scott Roeder, Jim Adkisson, John Bedell, Wade Michael Page, Joseph Stack, James Von Brunn, Kevin Harpham, Francis Grady, David McMenemy, Matt DeRosia, Bobby Joe Rogers, Byron Williams, Daniel Cowart and Paul Schlesselman, Hal Turner, Frederick Thomas, Dan Roberts, Ray Adams, and Samuel J. Crump.

  • NM156

    Nah, even the NRA disagrees. They were too psychotic to hold political views or hold views on anything at all, and whatever views they held before the onset of schizophrenia was most likely typical of college kids.