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In Bombing At OU Stadium There Are More Questions Than Answers
Nebraska State Paper (.com) ^ | October 10, 2005 | Jack L. Allen

Posted on 10/10/2005 1:12:42 PM PDT by LibertyRocks

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To: UNGN
Aluminum Nitrate might make a pretty cool bomb, I don't know. But I do know it was Ammonium Nitrate that he tried to buy.

I'm wondering if the TATP he blew up with was originally intended to just be the primer in a bigger ANFO bomb

51 posted on 10/10/2005 5:16:03 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor
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To: UNGN
Aluminum Nitrate might make a pretty cool bomb, I don't know

Sprinkle a bunch of aluminum powder into your ANFO and it will increase the force of the bomb, and make a much more exciting fireball as well. So would iron, even iron oxide (rust!).

52 posted on 10/10/2005 5:17:03 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: newgeezer
At any rate, I fail to see how calling it a suicide is some sort of a "mystery." Perhaps I'm missing something.

Because the term "suicide" is being used to deflect attention from the possibility that it was part of what was intended to be a Islamakazi attack. Even possibly no kind of suicide at all, but rather a straight up terrorist attack, using improvised explosive devices, plural, in which the perps intended not be around when the devices went BOOM.

53 posted on 10/10/2005 5:23:59 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: MeanWestTexan
I would presume shrapnel, if present, would have broken said windows. The lack of shrapnel --- from an otherwise obviously smart (National Merit Scholar) kit ---- indicates "mere" suicide or premature explosion.

It's also reported that the bomb contained a directional device, or shaped charge effect. It's possible, and even likely, the bomber was on the side away from direction that constituted the main direction of the explosion. There's still be enough impulse to to tear the bomber apart, but most or all of the nails, or ball bearing or whatever, would go the opposite direction.

54 posted on 10/10/2005 5:29:49 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: pepperdog
Me too, this is the first I've heard of a Palestinian. Wonder where that came from.

Give the guy a break. He's writing from Nebraska. Pakistani, Palestinian. Some Islamic country starting with "Pa". :) OTOH, maybe one of the other roommates reported, but not confirmed, AFAIK, may have indeed been a Pali.

55 posted on 10/10/2005 5:46:02 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: F15Eagle
And in NYC in 1991, the NYC police spokesman said there was "no evidence of a wider conspiracy than a lone gunman" (parphrased) after Rabbi Kahane was killed by El Sayyed Nosair.

And there is no evidence that a Coptic Christian family that was ritually murdered according to Qu'ranic procedure was killed by Muslims, even though they had had death threats against them by Muslims for defaming Islam

56 posted on 10/10/2005 6:33:46 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor
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To: SauronOfMordor

yep, that was another one


57 posted on 10/10/2005 8:05:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1st John 5:4-5, 1st John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1st Timothy 2:5)
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To: Redbob

"...Hinrichs attempted to buy aluminum nitrate from a Norman feed store. Aluminum nitrate was used in the bombs at the Oklahoma City federal building..."
Ah, that would be ammonium nitrate...

The reporter flunked chemistry.
you say potato, I say potaughto,
you say tomato, I say tomaughto,


58 posted on 10/10/2005 8:36:01 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet (If not now, when?)
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To: El Gato

Very possible (although shaped charges are tricky --- have dealt with them in the oil field (making perforations is casing); they are not for amateur --- perhaps this proves the point!)

But we would know if there is shrapnel or not.

"Holes in trees" sounds like insects to me. I've seen shrapnel's effects. It tumbles and weaves and wobbels. It tears stuff up -- it doesn't leave clean holes (although, in fairness I have never seen ballbearing shrapnel).

And, you know, it's all ballbearings these days.


59 posted on 10/11/2005 6:54:01 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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