Craft Silent About Role in Boston Bombing

Christopher Bollyn — bollyn.com April 11, 2014

Were these two men seen using ear-phones and carrying large black backpacks near the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon working for Craft International? One thing is certain: Craft does not want to answer this question. Click to enlarge

This is a very relevant question because one of them seems to have left his black backpack behind as he runs from the scene of the bombing. After the bombing, the FBI said that both bombs had been packed in black backpacks. Click to enlarge

The men were part of what appears to have been a team of men involved in some sort of tactical activity. Why would Craft not want to address the question whether these are their employees, or not? Click to enlarge

This is the man who seems to have left his backpack behind, as can be seen in the photo of him running away without his backpack. The photo also has the caption, "Hey bro, where'd your backpack go?" Click to enlarge

Is this what happened to his missing backpack? Was he part of a team of real terrorists?

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15, 2013, there were allegations made on various websites that employees of Craft International LLC of Dallas, Texas, had been involved in some unexplained activity near the finish line.  The men wore tactical outfits similar to those worn by Craft employees.  I decided to contact Craft and ask them if their employees had been involved at the Boston Marathon.  After several attempts by email and phone, I have not yet gotten a response, yes or no.
The following are the emails that I sent, first to Craft International, then to their parent company, Hayman Capital, which shares the same address:
Press Question about Boston Bombing
April 7, 2014
Craft International, LLC
2101 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, Texas 75201
To: info@thecraft.com, training@thecraft.com
Dear Craft International,
I am a journalist asking questions for the purpose of an article to be published. The questions I am asking herewith are for that purpose.
After the Boston Marathon bombings last April there were numerous photos seen and allegations made that employees of Craft International had been seen near the finish line of the marathon. These men suspected of being Craft personnel were dressed in tactical clothes and caps similar to those worn by Craft employees.
My questions: Was Craft International LLC, any of its employees, or any company affiliated with Craft International LLC involved in any activity near the finish line during the Boston Marathon last April? Was any person connected with Craft International LLC involved in any operation in Boston during last year’s Boston Marathon?
I have attached a couple photos of people who are said to be Craft employees or in some way affiliated with the company. Are the two men connected in any way with Craft International LLC?
If they are, can you identify them?
With many thanks,
Christopher Bollyn
Failing to get a response from Craft International, I turned to their parent company, Hayman Capital:
Press Question about Boston Bombing
April 8, 2014
To: ks@haymancapital.com
Dear Mr. Smith,
I am forwarding this question to you because Hayman Capital is connected to Craft International. Can you address this question?
Many thanks,
Christopher Bollyn
I then called Craft International to follow up but did not get through because my phone does not reveal its number, so I called Hayman Capital, which is the financial hedge fund that is run by J. Kyle Bass who is the financier behind Craft International. Craft and Hayman share the same physical address in Dallas.
I spoke with Kent Smith, managing director of Hayman Capital, who told me that he had seen my email but could not comment on it and told me to call Andy Jent, who is the CEO of the company.
If the answer to my questions were a simple “No”, why would it be kicked up to the CEO? I sent the question by email to Mr. Jent:
URGENT Press Question about Boston Bombing
April 8, 2014
To: aj@haymancapital.com
Dear Mr. Jent,
I am a journalist with a few questions about the allegations that Craft personnel were involved in the Boston Marathon last April. I am forwarding these questions to you because of the relationship between your two companies. Kent Smith advised me to direct my questions to you.
With many thanks,
Christopher Bollyn
I did not get a response, so I resent my question the next day:
Fw: URGENT Press Question about Boston Bombing
April 9, 2014
To: aj@haymancapital.com
Dear Mr. Jent,
Will you be able to respond to this question? The question is whether Craft personnel were involved at the Boston Marathon last April?
Thank you,
Christopher Bollyn
I called Mr. Jent on Friday, April 11, and left another message on his voice-mail.  Why would Hayman Capital and Craft NOT answer these questions, if they were not involved in some activity during the Boston Marathon bombing?
Sources and Recommended Reading:

Craft International, LLC, BusinessWeek profile, April 11, 2014 (Note: Chris Kyle has been deceased for more than one year.)
investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp

“The Boston Bombings – ‘Terror is Theatre’” by Christopher Bollyn, Bollyn.com, Updated April 26, 2013
www.bollyn.com/the-boston-bombings-terror-is-theatre/

“In the Crosshairs” by Nicholas Schmidle, The New Yorker, June 3, 2013
www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/06/03/130603fa_fact_schmidle

Taya Kyle vs Craft International (court documents), December 23, 2013
www.scribd.com/doc/193328224/Taya-Kyle-v-Craft-International

“The Legend of Chris Kyle” by Michael J. Mooney, D Magazine, April 2013
www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2013/april/the-legend-of-chris-kyle-02

“Why Widow of Famed Sniper Chris Kyle Is Suing Executives at the Company He Started” by Liz Klimas, TheBlaze.com, Dec. 26, 2013
www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/26/why-widow-of-famed-sniper-chris-kyle-is-suing-executives-at-the-company-he-started/

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