May 4, 2010

New York car bomb: What happened?

Posted: 02:11 PM ET


Filed under: Terrorism

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Smith in Oregon   May 4th, 2010 3:05 pm ET

This man appears to have been under the watchful eyes of the FBI and various federal agency's sometime BEFORE this ignorant individual attempted to blow up a SUV in Times Square.

How long before? He was already on a travel watch list. How did he get on that travel watch list?

LIKELY when he got his hands on those firecrackers. Laypersons generally do not realize the extremely tiny amount of flashpowder which is federally allowed in a firecracker vs an explosive device which the federal agencys describes and severely punishes anyone that has mere grams of flashpowder in a paper tube or firecracker which exceeds the tiny legal amount of flashpowder.

OK, so the moment he built or 'obtained' those M88 Silver Salutes he was either ON a active watch or just prior to that he was placed ON a active watch. Faux M88 do exist which contain the legal amount of tiny flashpowder which is the same as a small single firecracker. No way and NO HOW would that rupture the propane tanks nor even approach the shock needed to detonate the Ammonia Nitrate. They are more like a party popper joke and its entirely likely the M88's found in the van were the real items very much like M80's cannon crackers.

I wouldn't be surprised if a FBI agent sold this ignorant man those M88 Silver Salutes which set all of this into motion. It certainly wouldn't be the first time a federal agent hasn't suggested a act of terrorism be conducted to see what response they get out of a dupe.

IKHAN   May 4th, 2010 3:54 pm ET

Hi Larry,
we all breathe a sigh of relief with the disaster averted & the perpetrator in custody. No mercy for a person who has no qualms in killing innocent people.

However the Attorney General was off the mark when he said that these people are after us because of our way of life. We are at war with Al Qaeda & the Talibans as are other countries in that region with us. Our forces are there eliminating them,Pakistani military is getting rid of them on a daily basis. That gives those criminals in Afghanistan & their affiliates operating in Pakistan to recruit people to their cause.
The sooner we have a strategy to put an end to the ongoing wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, pull out & find a political solution instead, the better prospects for us to eliminate terrorism I violence.

IKHAN   May 4th, 2010 3:58 pm ET

while on the subject of terrorism.
Whats going on with the Hutaree ( Christian Soldiers) militia members under rial.
I believe they are to be set free.
The charges against them are: rebellion against the govt & plotting to use weapons of mass destruction against fellow Americans. Don't these charges carry any punishment/
Any fellow blogger with some legal back ground to shed light on this?

Smith in Oregon   May 4th, 2010 4:01 pm ET

Wow, US Dept. of Justice is now claiming Billy Bob's 5 gallon propane tanks are 'weapons of mass destruction'. The fertilizer is a non-issue.

What's next fingerprint everyone that fills up their BBQ propane tank?

Arabic appearing people with Propane tanks go to this line, all others go down the blue line?

Is the heavy gestapo boots of US Dept. Justice and its appendages of nefarious agency's moving to biometric photographs of everyone filling a gas can, propane tanks in the future for facial recognition databases?

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