Skip to comments.Boston IED bomb devices with ball bearings are used by terrorists in Afghanistan
Posted on 04/16/2013 2:33:27 PM PDT by tellw
The two bombs that killed three people and injured at least 176 at the Boston Marathon on Monday were made from six-liter pressure cookers crammed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings and stashed in black backpacks, police sources revealed today.
The cruelly-designed bombs have 'frequently' been used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, according to a 2010 Homeland Security Department pamphlet - hinting at the origins of the bombers behind the worst terrorist atrocity in the U.S. since 9/11.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Pakistani Tea Partiers!!! I knew it.
Must have been Right-Wing Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan people then.
Chris Matthews, Peter Bergen, Michael Moore go to hell.
Don’t jump to any conclusions. Just because it walks like a duck, has a bill and quacks like a duck, doesn’t mean it is a duck.
Pray for America to Wake Up
This is breakthru data because most other groups stuff their bombs with nerf balls and noodles.
Over the dead bodies of 5000 Americans,
the undocumented BenGhazi Hussein Obama
made “peace” with his people.
As a result, there are only the pieces
of these 140 Americans left.
The MSM will now do their role: PR Reps for Corruption.
Whoever did this may have been trained in Afghanistan, but is not necessarily Afghan.
Plus, there is lots of information out there on how to make IEDs.
I wonder if these were typical WalMart cookers or if they were imported?
American MSM is going to hold off on reporting this because they can’t figure out how to keep up the “TEA Party is behind this” narrative at the same time that they’re reporting that this type of bomb is used in Afghanistan.
Looks like the work of an motivated, diligent but unskilled amateur based on al Qaeda cookbooks. A pro can simply drive up to any skyscraper in a McVeigh-style U-Haul with fuel-oil explosives, park, detonate the bomb with a cell phone call and kill hundreds, if not thousands, depending on the amount of destruction wreaked on the building.
I don’t get how you can profile based on the use of ball bearings.
It’s the same premise as Claymore mines. If you want to cause large amounts of maiming besides the blast, you add things that will turn into shrapnel.
All it proves is somebody is really sick and wanted to kill and incapacitate as many people as possible.
We can’t put too much into the use of shrapnel. Form follows function, so any man-portable bomb intended to cause mass casualties is going to have shrapnel.
The pressure cooker angle is more interesting. That is getting into the tradecraft, and it isn’t something that I think the average basement mad bomber would reach for first as a vessel. Selection of firing train components, initiating mechanism, etc., all tend to form a sort of ‘signature’ of a bomber. Once they find a formula that works for them, they tend to stick with it, making incremental, evolutionary changes to the design.
OTOH this knowledge is passed on, nowadays through web pages and forums that almost anybody may have access to and so elements of the design could be copied by people far removed geographically and ideologically from the original bomb builder. I have no doubt that Timothy McVeigh’s design was inspired by, copied from or directly taught to him by middle eastern devices. The tamping to direct the blast, etc. was an indicator for me.
Let us not forget the trips that his alleged co-conspirator Terry Nichols took to the Philippines. It may not have been (just) for sexual tourism. He may have made contact with JI types who taught him the ropes. I don’t know that angle was ever explored in the investigation because it ran counter to the Clinton administration’s meme that Rush Limbaugh was responsible.
I wonder what "President" Hussein learned, when he was in Pakistan as a young man.
If you were Achmed Fookin Mohamtard, would you fly to the U.S. luggin two pressure cookers from Achmed's (not the same Achmed) Kitchen Wares, or you just pick up a couple at WalMart?
How would that jerk Chris Matthews feel if every time a mass killing took place, the MSM mussed it must be a 'Catholic organization' behind it...
Or how would CNN feel if other "news' outlets speculated the monsters might be 'the gays' again? Every time - and every time wrong...
Conservatives in this country are afraid one of these times the killers will get away - and the MSM will be ready and willing to hurt us.
How does one get a pressure-cooker to explode? What was the explosive?
I assume the terrorist didn’t have a long electrical cord for it, with a pot-roast cooking on the sidewalk....
Ever notice that Usama's followers were silent when he was killed. Cuz....he was retired and useless!!! That fort was their idea of Senior Housing.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.