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Half Ton of Bomb Material Stored a Few Miles from the White House (By ABC news team)
ABC News Blogs ^ | September 08, 2006 | Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz

Posted on 09/08/2006 5:28:21 PM PDT by indcons

With virtually no questions asked, an undercover ABC News team was able to purchase a half ton of one of the world's most dangerous bomb-making materials and move it into a storage shed only a few miles from the White House and the U.S. Capitol.

Despite its use in the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building, there are still no federal laws restricting the purchase of ammonium nitrate, a chemical fertilizer, widely sold at farm supply stores.

The ABC News undercover team made the purchases, in cash, at farm supply stores in North Carolina and Virginia and were never once asked for any valid ID.

Legislation requiring buyers of ammonium nitrate to be registered by the federal government have been blocked by the agricultural industry, according to the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Congressman Pete King (R-NY).

The results of the ABC News investigation are "a wake-up call that the American people and the Congress needs," King said. A law requiring sellers to record purchases has passed King's committee and is awaiting a vote by the full House.

Brian Ross' full investigative report will air Monday on World News with Charles Gibson and as part of an ABC News Special Report on the fifth anniversary of 9/11. (10pm EST/9pm Central)


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: North Carolina; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; abcdisney; abcnews; antiamericanism; drivebymedia; enemedia; explosives; makingitup; newsmanufacturing; pathto911; proterrorist; sensationalism; sweepsweek; waltdisney; waltsrotatingcorpse; waronterror; waronterrorism; wot; yellowjournalism; zogbyism
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"...half ton of one of the world's most dangerous bomb-making materials" = ammonium nitrate
1 posted on 09/08/2006 5:28:22 PM PDT by indcons
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To: indcons
Brian Ross never ceases to amaze me. White House, WHITE HOUSE, WHITE HOUSE!!!
2 posted on 09/08/2006 5:29:27 PM PDT by msnimje (What part of-- "DEATH TO AMERICA" --do the Democrats not understand?)
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To: indcons
...ABC News team was able to purchase a half ton of one of the world's most dangerous bomb-making materials and move it into a storage shed only a few miles from the White House...

...and I'll bet they were just itching to use it.

3 posted on 09/08/2006 5:30:20 PM PDT by infidel29 ("The Democrat Party is like a mule. It has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity.")
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To: indcons

ABC report: 1/2 ton of ammonium nitrate and 10 tons of manure.


4 posted on 09/08/2006 5:32:07 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Ever learning . . .)
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To: infidel29

Agreed...my thoughts too. I am sure they'll use this as a basis for several "news" stories on how "Pres. Bush hasn't made America any safer since 911").


5 posted on 09/08/2006 5:32:31 PM PDT by indcons (FReepmail "indcons" to get on/off the Military History ping list)
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To: indcons

Yep - fertilizer - where did they buy it? ABC has the manpower to pbuy one bag at a time across the country and ship it all to DC.

So what? There are many types of bombs that can be made from ordinary materials - untraceable.


6 posted on 09/08/2006 5:32:44 PM PDT by TimesDomain (When a judge declares himself "MASTER", you become his "SLAVE")
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To: indcons

Another Brian Ross exclusive!


7 posted on 09/08/2006 5:33:15 PM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: indcons

I wonder why the DHS didn't threaten ABC's license before this report ran?


8 posted on 09/08/2006 5:34:00 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: indcons

Fertilizer. Next week ABC will by 10,000 pints of hydrogen peroxide and move it within visual range of an airport.


9 posted on 09/08/2006 5:35:02 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: indcons

Storage shed as in mini warehouses? What does their lease say about that?


10 posted on 09/08/2006 5:35:22 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: indcons

While I agree that buying large amounts should require a permit or some kind of oversight, it is still fertilizer primarily.


11 posted on 09/08/2006 5:35:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: indcons

Gasoline is fairly dangerous too. Time to restrict sales of this dangerous bomb making material too.


13 posted on 09/08/2006 5:35:57 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: infidel29

I couldn't agree with you more.


14 posted on 09/08/2006 5:36:09 PM PDT by ladyinred (Leftists, the enemy within.)
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To: indcons
nothing new here folks...ABC has been making "BOMBS" for years..anyone seen their programming, or seen ratings?


Doogle
15 posted on 09/08/2006 5:37:19 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF 69-73...."never store a threat you should have eliminated")
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To: indcons

That just makes me fell so safe, knowing our government is on top of things like this.


16 posted on 09/08/2006 5:37:21 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: indcons

Well gee, are they surprised? Afterall it is the liberals who don't want to step on anyone's rights you know. They have a right to buy bomb material and store it close to the White House doncha know!


17 posted on 09/08/2006 5:37:32 PM PDT by ladyinred (Leftists, the enemy within.)
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To: indcons
To call ammonium nitrate "one of the world's most dangerous bomb-making materials" is yellow journalism.

Of course, journalists are not scientists or engineers. Ammonium nitrate is actually one of the world's safest bomb making materials.
18 posted on 09/08/2006 5:37:52 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: indcons

Brainstorming for terrorists


19 posted on 09/08/2006 5:37:56 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: cripplecreek

And as fertilizer it has been prilled which would make it very dificult to use, as is, in an explosive device.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


20 posted on 09/08/2006 5:38:15 PM PDT by alfa6 (Taxes are seldom levied for the benefit of the taxed.)
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To: indcons

Oh brother. (Rolling eyes.) Aren't you the brave ones.


21 posted on 09/08/2006 5:38:26 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: indcons
Half a ton. That's...a thousand pounds? That's ten 100 pound bags of fertilizer bought in various places and brought together in DC? Do I have that right?

Are they aware that you can drive a car right into the city? Do they know that people just walk around in our nation's capitol?

22 posted on 09/08/2006 5:38:51 PM PDT by prion (Yes, as a matter of fact, I AM the spelling police)
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To: indcons

I was wondering whether it was fertilizer or gasoline. And what does this prove? Nothing.


23 posted on 09/08/2006 5:40:20 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: indcons

Despite its use in the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building, there are still no federal laws restricting the purchase of ammonium nitrate, >>>>


LOL, and after 9-11, there are still student visas, open borders to both the north and south, the military is not being used to protect our borders despite the constitution mandating it. only 2% of our cargo is scanned and searched, old people are forced to be searched at the airports while dark males go right on by. Chemical companies, tanker trucks and tanker cars are not monitored or have enough security... etc...... no surprise from me.


24 posted on 09/08/2006 5:41:15 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, geese, algae)
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To: prion

How did they buy it? Where did they buy it? This story is a bomb; typical bombastic reporting from the bombs at abc.


25 posted on 09/08/2006 5:41:31 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: marktwain

In this case, journalists aren't journalists either. This ABC News team simply seems to be the advance guard for usual suspects - Bin Laden and co.


26 posted on 09/08/2006 5:41:39 PM PDT by indcons (FReepmail "indcons" to get on/off the Military History ping list)
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To: popdonnelly

This is pretty sad that they were able to do this. There SHOULD be outrage. People in this forum are WAYYYYYY to easy to just take up for whoever. This needs to be investigated and there needs to be better safeguards.


27 posted on 09/08/2006 5:41:59 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: indcons

Having drawn heavy (and unfounded) fire for "The Path to 9/11", I assume this is ABC's way of being "fair and balanced".


28 posted on 09/08/2006 5:42:07 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: alfa6

Gee, I hope they never find out that it's stored in maintenance sheds on school grounds all over the country as well.


29 posted on 09/08/2006 5:42:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: indcons
I've got news for ABC nightly news....no one much watches you......especially now that Charles Gibson is the anchor....his left loon attitude toward America can be felt when he reports. The slant is easily identified. And as much as they'd like to think people buy into their crap hook line and sinker...they once again are mistaken and out of touch...with the real America. [it appears they've convinced their selves the 2004 election was just a fluke]
30 posted on 09/08/2006 5:43:30 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: silentknight
People in this forum are WAYYYYYY to easy to just take up for whoever.

I'm guessing you ate paste in grade school.

31 posted on 09/08/2006 5:45:10 PM PDT by prion (Yes, as a matter of fact, I AM the spelling police)
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To: popdonnelly

Seems to have been only the fertilizer. As somebody pointed out upthread, 1/2 ton=approx. 1000 pounds.

Will ABC try to use TATP or RDX the next time around? Guess one can never put such nonsense past them. What irritates me the most is that ABC goes around playing this cloak and dagger stuff while refusing to stand up to the truth re: the clintonistas and 911.


32 posted on 09/08/2006 5:45:14 PM PDT by indcons (FReepmail "indcons" to get on/off the Military History ping list)
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I'm outraged by the timing of this report,I want hearings,congressional investigations,all golf courses should be shut down immediately!

I going to mow my lawn now,but I'm still outraged!

33 posted on 09/08/2006 5:45:28 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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If they hadn't been able to purchase the fertilizer, they'd be doing a story on how Big Brother government intrusion is preventing farmers from make a living.
34 posted on 09/08/2006 5:46:09 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: popdonnelly

Bingo!!


35 posted on 09/08/2006 5:46:11 PM PDT by indcons (FReepmail "indcons" to get on/off the Military History ping list)
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To: indcons
LOL... Hey, Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz,

What makes you think that the evil and dastardly Karl Rove isn't aware of your little scheme and is just waiting for more evidence before he busts you and Rhonda for your little plot?

Brian and Rhonda, Do you hear America laughing at you?

36 posted on 09/08/2006 5:46:19 PM PDT by RJL
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True-the prills design makes it hard to use as an explosive, but not impossible.

If the OK City Bombers had used explosive grade AMFO, the damage would have been much worse. The fertilizer/diesel mix they used did not detonate at its full potential.


37 posted on 09/08/2006 5:46:29 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: Doogle

LOL...excellent comment


38 posted on 09/08/2006 5:46:51 PM PDT by indcons (FReepmail "indcons" to get on/off the Military History ping list)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

And do you know how many gallons are stored in containers within 3 miles of the White House? I shudder..... with laughter.

What possible difference could it make how close they can store the stuff to the White House? Any real terrorist would store it out in the middle of nowhere and build the bomb out there. They wouldn't try to produce the bomb within 3 miles of the white house, since they would still have to drive it in close enough to cause trouble.


39 posted on 09/08/2006 5:47:43 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: indcons

This JUST In.

Material capable of killing every man, woman and child on earth found to be pumped underground the White House and Capitol Building....

Experts say that someone has installed a system to transport this liquid underground, away from prying eyes, into the very halls of power. The President has not commented on this obvious breach of security, and the failure of the Bush administration to address the glaring security holes post 9-11.

Chemical analysis shows that the dangerous liquid in question is Di-Hydrous Oxide - which, if inhaled in sufficient quanities leads to certain death. It is thought that the large quanities being piped into the facilities were to insure a massive dose could be administered sufficient to kill anyone.

Stay tuned to this station for more crucial updates.


40 posted on 09/08/2006 5:47:43 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: indcons

I would presume this moonbat/ABC staffer is against the Patriot Act, GWB version; so what is his point exactly? That what he is against is not tough enough??


41 posted on 09/08/2006 5:48:15 PM PDT by citizencon
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"half ton of one of the world's most dangerous bomb-making materials" = ammonium nitrate".




OHMYGOODNESS, how will I ever explain all the nitrates in my chicken coop!
Non nuclear explosives are nothing more than combinations of fuel, and oxidizers. The only difference between a mess of chicken poop and a bomb is one of intent. Do a search on "guanadine nitrate", a really cool scientific term for seagull poop bomb making material. I reckon that goat poop will do as well.
The Southland fought most of the War of Northern Agression using nitrates mined from bat caves, and urban chamber pots. I am sure this gave my great grandma a great deal of pleasure, every time she took a leak! Worst cussword she ever uttered was "Carpetbagger"!


42 posted on 09/08/2006 5:50:12 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (MAY I DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, BUAIDH NO BAS)
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Yep - fertilizer - where did they buy it?......

Here.

The Real Logo of the Democrat Party

43 posted on 09/08/2006 5:50:23 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: TimesDomain

I'm surprised they had to buy any at all, they're all so full of it themselves.


44 posted on 09/08/2006 5:52:18 PM PDT by fishergirl
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"...half ton of one of the world's most dangerous bomb-making materials" = ammonium nitrate


Pure ammonium nitrate is hard to get most of it is 10-17%and the rest of bag is inert filler so without knowing exactly what they got if yard fertilizer big to do about not much.
45 posted on 09/08/2006 5:52:26 PM PDT by mouser (run the rats out its the only hope we have)
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To: indcons

This report consists of a lot of fertilizer, and I don't mean ammonium nitrate.


46 posted on 09/08/2006 5:52:55 PM PDT by Sloth ('It Takes A Village' is problematic when you're raising your child in Sodom.)
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Hi I'm Brian Ross of ABC News and I'd like to buy some bomb making material to place near the White House as part of our 911 expose` of government security. Can you fill this list for me?

I don't doubt that is exactly what happened, he should be arrested for doing so since his intent was clear.

47 posted on 09/08/2006 5:53:46 PM PDT by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese, that why I don't sing.)
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To: silentknight
This is pretty sad that they were able to do this. There SHOULD be outrage. People in this forum are WAYYYYYY to easy to just take up for whoever. This needs to be investigated and there needs to be better safeguards.

It says the material is stored a few miles from the White House. Even the biggest non-nuclear bomb America has in it inventory is pretty much harmless from a "few miles" away.

Once again the press is trying to create news and they're looking pretty stupid in the process.

I wish they'd go back to blowing up pick-up trucks, it was way more entertaining.

48 posted on 09/08/2006 5:54:08 PM PDT by RJL
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To: kinoxi

H2O2 by the pint is mouthwash and not an oxidant - about as dangerous as H2O


49 posted on 09/08/2006 5:54:18 PM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: ironpuppy

LMAO, that is soooo funny.


50 posted on 09/08/2006 5:54:29 PM PDT by fishergirl
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