Skip to comments.A Short Recent History of Pressure-Cooker Bombs
Posted on 04/17/2013 5:54:12 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
A technique commonly taught in Afghan terrorist training camps is the use/conversion of pressure cookers into [improvised explosive devices], the bulletin warned.
That bulletin cited several plots from 2002 to 2004 to use pressure-cooker bombs in France, India and Nepal. But more recently there have been at least three other instances of would-be terrorists in the West, all of them Islamic radicals, in possession of pressure cookers for reasons that seemed not to involve having friends over for dinner. One was an Army private linked to the 2009 Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, who had reportedly been taking bombmaking tips from al-Qaedas short-lived (literally) online magazine Inspire and had various weapons and explosives along with his cooking pot. (The magazine reportedly recommended pressure cookers as explosive devices.) A 2010 suicide bomber in Stockholm had rigged a pressure-cooker bomb that failed to detonate. And as a newer DHS warning about the kitchen devices noted, the failed 2010 SUV bomb in New Yorks Times Square was a pressure-cooker device containing 120 firecrackers. The same DHS memo refers to a March 2010 bombing with a pressure cooker at a Western Christian aid agency in Pakistan that killed six people.
Counterterrorism officials are surely well aware of these facts and studying any related leads. But its important to bear in mind that the ability to make these bombs is hardly unique to al-Qaeda and its sympathizers. Members of at least one prominent white-supremacist website have shared terrorist tips from Inspire, which one called highly recommended reading. Pressure-cooker bombs are also discussed in detail on this anarchist site, which describes how to build what is affectionately known as a HELLHOUND.
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While this guilty White Supremacist site has linked and described how to make such, where is the actual evidence that someone from this group actually followed through on it?
Holds more than a pipe, easy to use, no tools required, readily available and looks less suspicious...only makes sense that those with limited resources would use them.
“White Supremacist site”
Translation: FBI honey pot.
Most of all, can build pressure before exploding.
Ban pressure cookers NOW!
Or, at least a five day waiting period for buyers of pressure cookers to have time to “cool off”.
Write your Congresscritter!
That characteristic allows for a fuller burn of black gunpowder (available in fireworks) and tokes your effective explosion up to what you could get with the far more expensive and generally unavailable substitutes.
Probably right. I think most FBI major busts are stings that are initiated in entrapment.
There are many other devices that cal also be used to covert a slow moving detonation into a supercharge explosion.
plus any innocuous boiler part such as an expansion tank or a water well pressure tank.
I actually heard the words spoken on the news yesterday.
“Who really uses these pressure cookers anyway?”
I'm in deep pooo... we've been trying to get into home canning...
Mythbusters are right wing terrorists?
What’s next? Water heater nukes?
no explosives, so it would be undetectable by dogs.
This actually makes the gun grabbers even more ldicrous than they already are.
Sure we can ban guns. That will force crazies to start using bombs.There are all kinds of bombs , probably the easiest a jar of gasoline with a rag in the top.
Bombs can be made out of anything that will explode and we can find those items in most kitchen cabinets.
Not very portable, plus it took a long time to apply the needed pressure.
They will use non suspicious devices, maybe even counterfeit soft items but remade using thicker walls.
I see a grim future of this just getting worse and worse, all the while the anal retentive law enforcement agencies get a non stop message from the POTUS of no don’t do that because its politically sensitive etc.
Obama has basically negated everything to fight terrorism while replacing all key positions of the government with those supportive of a progressive empire.
The answer to pressure cooker bombs.... Background checks, and regulation and register. Pressure cookers are evil.
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