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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-12-06 03:58 AM
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68. Did you see this article?
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-08-10-explosiv...

Two things are of interest. Paragraph 2 quotes an FBI bomb guy saying a terrorist bomb is no guarantee of bring down a plane. He says the placement of the bomb is the determining factor. I agree to a point, but more importantly it would be the quantity of material used. I differentiate between an explosion and rapid combustion. The difference is considered to be based on the speed of the shock waves. A Molotov cocktail does not cause a detonation for instance.

Scroll down to the header "Assembly not easy."

The oxidizer has to be refined. Peroxide from a drug store would have to be distilled to greater purity or strength. It wouldn't work in the diluted form available. Again, for these ingredients to be effective in bringing down a plane, a relatively large quantity would be needed. Maybe up to a gallon!

I doubt that any of the arrestees will ever be charged. They're dead meat however if the search warrants produce quantities of the items listed as there would be no other reason to possess the stuff.
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