Richard saw all the Losties “die” in 1977, or did he?
Remmember that on season 5 Sun came to Richard, showed him the picture of the DI with Jin included on them (among the rest of them), then Richard told her that he saw them all die. My conclusion now after season’s 5 finale is that he saw them die cuz the H-bomb went off. But I have a mayor problem with this, specifically with the relationship of Richard and Sawyer: they know each other from all the way in 1974, when Sawyer told him that in 1954 they told the Others to burry the H-bomb. Now, afterwards they kept seeing each other till 1977 they brought Ben to be saved (and Sawyer was on the island for 3 whole years so I imagine they know each other for quite some time now). Finally, they have seen each other since 2004, when the plane crashed, but if time line theory is correct, then Richard knew Sawyer since 1974, not 2004, and when they crashed on the island, he saw the same person that he knew from the DI in 1977.
My question is: WHY IS RICHARD NOT SURPRISED TO SEE THE LOSTIES ALIVE AFTER THE H-BOMB (OR WHATEVER RICHARD THOUGHT KILLED THEM IN THE PAST?). Why did Richard answer to Sun that he did know the losties from the DI back in 1977 and that he saw them die? See my point anyone?