Former Special Agent D. Vincent Sullivan who was also head of the FBI’s behavioral Analysis Program and I teamed up to write the book Body Language of Terrorists which we highly recommend especially during these days of terror. The book tells you how to recognize terrorists and those who are involved in nefarious and malicious acts.
In the book we tell you about the terrorists body language, facial language, voice patterns and speech communication patterns which are red flags that these people may be up to no good. Our research is based on countless hours of studying the body language behaviors and speech and voice patterns of numerous terrorists from Chechnya’s Doku Umarov to the 911 bombers to the homegrown terrorists, to the Underwear bomber, the Shoe Bomber, and others to numerous to name.
For the past few days we have been doing a great deal of national media discussing the findings in our book and analyzing the body language of these two Boston terrorists.
In this blog we will share our findings about these terrorists based on the FBI’s video’s and photos of now deceased 26 year old Tamerlan and now captured 19 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
This surveillance photo of Tamerian is very revealing. It shows that he is wearing a heavy jacket which was not weather appropriate.It was also buttoned or zipped up when the weather did not warrant it. The jacket is also is oversized. You can tell by the sleeves and by the waist that it is a bit large for him. Oftentimes terrorists will wear bulky clothing in order to hide something like weapons. Her he is carrying the bomb backpack and he is patting his abdominal area. This is often seen when terrorists wear suicide vests, which was the case with Tamerian.
Tamerian has now opened his jacket exposing his tee shirt. There seems to be a dark vest-like garment under the tee shirt which was the suicide vest as was discovered after he was killed by police in a shootout. He is trying to be inconspicuous and also disguise his identity with sunglasses and with the bill of his hat covering his face.
His brother Dzhokhar is seen following him wearing a white hat with the bill in back, exposing his facial identity, He is also clutching his mid section and continued to do so throughout his walking in back of his brother. Terrorists have often been seen clutching their mid sections when they are trying to conceal a weapon, which was the case with Dzhokhar.
Note that these two terrorists are walking single file. This behavior was also seen with the 911 terrorists. They do this to disguise the fact that they are together but their single file approach is actually a red flag that they are indeed together.
Numbness, Anger, Fear and Anxiety are the 4 types of emotions which are often exhibited on terrorist’s faces. Numbness may be due to drugs as was the case with the Mumbai terrorists. Anxiety can also occur in their body language manifested by excess movements of the arms and legs and rapid speech patterns.
Gilbert Junior who is an auto body repairman reported to the press that Tamerian was very agitated and anxious as he demanded to have his car back even though the work on it wasn’t finished. He remarked that his anxiety displayed in his body movements were in marked contrast to his demeanor at other times.
When the 19 year old brother in the white cap walks in back of his older brother you see him looking to the right and then to the left as though he is concerned about anyone noticing him. This behavior is often seen in terrorists.
The FBI Photos of these two brothers reveal facial nuances which many terrorists can exhibit. Once again we see the slack jaw and slightly opened mouth of Tamerian now wearing a black hat and sunglasses to disguise and hide his appearance . Tis facial expression may also indicate the fear he is experiencing as his autonomic nervous system has taken over his body functions.
In contrast there is a mask-like smile on the face of his brother Dzhokhar. We saw a similiar facial expression on the Mumbai bombers. Dzhokhar has no concern about disguising himself as he wears his cap backwards and weears no sunglasses. Perhaps there is some arrogance displayed by this behavior. Perhaps he believes at this point he will not get caught.
There have been many comments from family members and friends that these two young men were very bright an they were good boys. Those who knew the young men were shocked that they could ever be involved in such a nefarious act. But this is not at all surprising. There were many young Somalian men in their late teens in Minnesota who were excellent students and who were headed to Ivy league schools upon graduating from high schools. But they took a trip to a Jihadist training camp after being recruited and brainwashed and they returned to the US with the intention of committing acts of terror.
Thank goodness Anwar Alawaki is no longer alive as he was one of the top recruiters of young men to encourage them to carry out exactly the same acts that these two Boston terrorists did.But there are other Alawakai type recruiters who prey on confused young men like Tamerian and Djhokher.
It was revealed by Tarian’s aunt that he dropped out of school. Obviously his boxing career wasn’t doing as well as he expected . He committed a huge sin for a Muslim man as he had premarital sex and a baby , now age 3, with his Portuguese girlfriend . He was conflicted and lived a conflicted life. So he sought refuge in Al Qaeda which fueled his hatred towards a country and it’s people that gave him every opportunity for freedom and to make a success out of his life. Now he has no life. he is dead.
WARNING – GRUESOME PHOTO:
While this photo shows gruesome body language , it shows the brutal shocking reality of what can happen to someone who becomes a terrorist. In our view, all potential terrorists need to see what can happen to them if they succumb to the influence of others and try to carry out terrorist acts. There is no place in heaven for them and they will never meet up with the 72 virgins. There is only agonizing pain and death as it was for the once promising Tamerian. Now his body language shows the horror of his being a lifeless corpse riddled with bullet holes and livor mortis as his blood poured to the surface of his skin.
His 19 year old brother was also riddled with bullets. This once promising student who wanted to be a doctor is now being treated by doctors in an attempt to save his life so that he can provide more information about who was behind this bombing tragedy.
Who knows how he will emerge from his surgeries. He will have a lifetime of pain and torture from his injuries and from his upcoming trials. Massachusetts does not have the death penalty. So at 19 he will never again see the light of day. He will never experience the freedom that this country offered him. He will never live his dream of becoming a doctor.Even though he may still be breathing, his young life has ended just like his older brother’ s life has ended.