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Wed Apr 17, 2013, 10:01 AM

The Boston Feeding Frenzy Begins

Without a hint of regret, concern for accuracy, or substantive research, the nation's least substantive paper, the USaToday, announced that an article published by Al Qaida two years ago was entitled, "HOw to make a bomb in the Kitchen of your Mom." It included shrapnel and an explosive substance. "Would be bombers, the article said, should use gloves to prevent their fingerprints from being found on the bomb fragments. . ."

Gee, USA, nice job. Convict a group, make people worry about a threat that probably does not exist, and ignore any research into WHY those folks may not like us very much. They hate us for our freedoms? Hardly. After Patriot, most of our rights are now MIA.

But, it gets worse. I have collected a odd group of books in my studies for writing a novel. One of them came from the US Army, circa 1963. In the section on how to create improvised explosives, it also recommends using a pressure cooker, "where lethality can be maximized by gluing ball bearings, sharp metal, and similar objects to the side, before adding" the explosive.

1963

US Army

Pressure cooker

Improvised explosives

Let's review the public facts as to who, why, how:
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Except for the how - a kitchen pressure cooker.

Ergo,

It HAS to be Al Qaida!


it may be. It may NOT be. Let's rely on our experts, on investigators, and on the need for people to brag after a successful criminal event. Then, we can talk about who did what and why.

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cali Apr 2013 #1
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ChairmanAgnostic Apr 2013 #4
cali Apr 2013 #6
flamingdem Apr 2013 #3
MineralMan Apr 2013 #5
nebenaube Apr 2013 #7

Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 10:02 AM

1. Could you post a link to the U.S.A. Today story?

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Response to cali (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 10:05 AM

2. Wish I could. it showed up on my iPad version

but their intertube version seems not to carry it. I will keep looking.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 10:26 AM

6. thank you

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 10:06 AM

3. It's not just the pressure cooker, it's that homegrown terrorists haven't used it

so they are seeing it as more of a signature of foreigners.

Personally I haven't heard that either theory is being pushed over the other.

Both are up for consideration.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 10:08 AM

5. My local paper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press published

a diagram of how a pressure cooker bomb is made this morning. Very clever of them, for sure. I can't believe the stupidity of some newspapers. Why show people how to do it?

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 10:34 AM

7. The same reason

 

They published a front page article about a decade ago with seven different recipes for making meth.

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