Skip to comments.In Bombing At OU Stadium There Are More Questions Than Answers
Posted on 10/10/2005 1:12:42 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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I'm wondering if the TATP he blew up with was originally intended to just be the primer in a bigger ANFO bomb
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!).
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.
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.
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.
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
"...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,
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.
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