Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $87,408
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 99%!! Less than $600 to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: bomb

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • DOD official: Abdo could have made two bombs

    07/28/2011 11:55:41 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies ^ | July 28, 2011
    A Department of Defense official tells CNN's Barbara Starr that a search of the hotel room found Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo had enough to make two bombs. The ingredients included gunpowder, shotgun shells, a pressure cooker, 18 pounds of sugar used to enhance the explosion and Christmas lights to be used as a timer. At the surplus store Abdo bought a uniform and asked to have Fort Hood patches sewn on.
  • Americans for Tax Reform evacuated after bomb threat

    07/25/2011 12:40:41 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/25/11 | Alex Pappas
    Staffers at Americans for Tax Reform, the anti-tax group run by conservative activist Grover Norquist, evacuated their building Monday morning after a bomb threat was called in, according to authorities. A spokesman for the Washington D.C. police department, Anthony Clay, confirmed to The Daily Caller that officers from the explosive ordnance division were called to the building that houses the organization’s D.C. offices shortly after 9 a.m. The employees have since been allowed to return to work, another officer told TheDC from the scene. No explosives were found, the officer said. Police had shut down 12th Street in Washington near...
  • CIA Vet: Israel to Bomb Iran Later This Year

    07/18/2011 3:20:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 18, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Nuclear Iran? Not on Bibi's watch- Retired CIA officer Robert Baer -a man with extensive Middle East experience- made the claim yesterday on KPFK (LA) that Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister are "planning to bomb Iran this fall". Alas, Mr Baer is clearly dead-set against the kind of beating Iran will need to be dealt ("But yer honor... he needed killin'!") if these apocalyptic ogres in Tehran are ever to be contained... so take his pacifist-alarmist tone with a fistful of salt- same bit you get from Farrakhan, actually. Baer's angle appears to be "warning" us that Israel will be "dragging us" into another...
  • New Tone… Top Democrat Indicted For St. Louis BOMBING (Video)

    07/07/2011 7:21:09 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 9 replies ^ | 7/7/11 | Jim Hoft
    The democrat hid his identity behind balloons after planting the bomb. Democratic strategist and bomber– Milton H. “Skip” Ohlsen III. (P-D) Top local democrat Milton Ohlsen III was indicted today for planting a bomb in a parking garage that injured a local attorney. FOX 2 reported: A former Democratic political operative has been indicted by federal authorities for allegedly planting a bomb in a CLayton parking garage in 2008. The bomb went off, seriously injuring a Clayton attorney. Police believe he was not the bomber’s intended target. Milton Ohlsen iii nicknamed “Skip” is well known to law enforcement. He’s also...
  • Iranian weapons in Iraq increasing, more lethal

    07/07/2011 2:25:10 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 7/7/11 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The top U.S. military official says weapons flowing from Iran into Iraq are becoming more lethal and sophisticated, just as Washington and Baghdad are negotiating whether American troops will remain in the country beyond the years end.
  • China's debt bomb

    06/28/2011 10:53:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/28/11 | Katie Benner
    China's debt bombBy Katie Benner June 28, 2011: 10:41 AM ET As the world watches the Greek credit crisis unfold, a Sino-debt disaster is brewing halfway around the world. Jim Chanos, the hedge fund manager who is famously shorting China, told Fortune late last year that the country was "embarking on something unprecedented." He was referring to the massive construction boom that has been underway for years, and that was supercharged by a 2008 stimulus package that pumped four trillion yuan ($586 billion) into the economy. In his opinion, the speculative bubble in real estate would end in a big...
  • Where is the outrage? After earlier failure, jihadists succeed in using eight-year-old girl to

    06/26/2011 9:47:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/26/11 | Marisol
    The world breathed a sigh of relief that Pakistani jihadists had failed in their attempt to use nine-year-old Sohana Jawed to carry a bomb in an attack that would have killed her. Now, Afghan jihadists tried, and this time, it worked. Perhaps this was a copycat attack; in any event, Sohana's case is no longer an anomaly, but part of the jihadist playbook in the region. Where is the outrage? As with yesterday's hospital bombing -- which reportedly hit a maternity ward the hardest -- all of Afghanistan, and indeed all of the Muslim world ought to be furious. If...
  • Chicago man arrested, accused of air threats in Boston

    06/25/2011 10:18:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 25, 2011
    Massachusetts State Police officials say an Illinois man has been arrested, accused of making threats to security personnel at Logan International Airport in Boston before boarding a Chicago-bound flight. The state police say in a statement officers were called to a Southwest Airlines security checkpoint at approximately 5:35 p.m. Saturday following a report that a man was making threats to Transportation Security Administration workers. Officials say the man said he had “guns and bombs” in his checked luggage, specifically an AK-47 machine gun and hand grenades.
  • North Korea Tests 'Super-EMP' Nuke

    06/20/2011 10:09:45 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 103 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 09:05 AM | Ken Timmerman
    North Korea’s last round of tests, conducted in May 2009, appear to have included a “super-EMP” weapon, capable of emitting enough gamma rays to disable the electric power grid across most of the lower 48 states, says Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA nuclear weapons analyst and president of EMPact America, a citizens lobbying group. Samore, who handles arms control and non-proliferation issues, warned that “additional strong sanctions will be imposed on the North with the support of Russia and China." North Korea’s nuclear tests have been dismissed as failures by some analysts because of their low explosive yield....
  • BREAKING NEWS: Bomb Threat on Aircraft at Reagan National Airport

    06/19/2011 11:35:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 6/19/2011 | BJLife Staff
    BREAKING: Officials are on scene of an aircraft that landed at Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC after a bomb threat was made against the aircraft. Details are still sketchy, however, sources tell that a K-9 unit has detected a suspicious bag on board the aircraft. The aircraft and area around it has been evacuated. More information on this story will be posted on when received.
  • 'Bomb factory' man gets 30 years in prison

    06/13/2011 5:30:11 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies ^ | 13 June 2011 | Kristina Davis and Greg Moran
    SAN DIEGO — The man who hoarded bomb-making materials in his North County home, turning the rental into a virtual “bomb factory” before it was burned down last year, was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison. George Jakubec, 55, received the mandatory minimum sentence for the two felony charges he pleaded guilty to — carrying a firearm during a bank robbery and during an attempted bank robbery. The U.S. Attorney’s Office dropped several other felony counts related to the explosives in exchange for his admissions to possessing the cache of dangerous chemicals, detonators and other bomb-making materials found...
  • Bomb Blast in China May26th 2011

    05/28/2011 7:11:55 AM PDT · by XuShu · 48 replies
    China | 2011-05-26 | XuShu
    This is my first post in Freerepublic. 2 days ago a big event happened in China, a man made 3 explosions in a city in central China. His house was confiscated by the government 10 years ago, and the compensation was very very low. After 10 years negotiation with the government, there was no result. And finally he decide to end the story with his own way. Here is the detailed report by BBC What I'm willing to talk is about the reactions of the people all over China towards this event. As usual, there was no report for...
  • Blasts near Jiangxi government buildings kill 2, injure 6(angry peasant gone postal?)

    05/26/2011 7:00:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Shanghai Daily ^ | 05/26/11
    Blasts near Jiangxi government buildings kill 2, injure 6 Created: 2011-5-26 16:56:44, Updated: 2011-5-26 17:02:50 Two people were confirmed dead and six others were injured in this morning's serial explosions in east China's Jiangxi Province, the local government said. Explosions went off at three different locations in Fuzhou City between 9 am and 10 am, near the city's procuratorate office, the Linchuan district government and the district's food and drug administration. Police wrapped up search and rescue outside the Linchuan district government office this afternoon and retrieved one body. One of the four people who were seriously injured at the...
  • Peshawar blast injures two foreigners (US Consular Vehicles Attacked)

    05/19/2011 9:52:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 3 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-20-11 | BBC
    Two foreigners are among seven people who have been wounded in an explosion in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say. Initial reports said a roadside bomb hit an armoured vehicle in which the foreigners were travelling. The blast rammed it into an electric pole. A passer-by was killed in the attack, police said. Pakistan has seen a spurt in violence since al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was killed earlier this month. Al-Qaeda and its Pakistan Taliban allies have threatened to avenge the 2 May killing by US commandos.
  • Oops. Bomb at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was only a drill

    05/19/2011 2:30:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | May 18, 2011 | MARY LYNN SMITH
    With their guns drawn, police surrounded a man who reportedly was trying to get through security at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a bomb in a carry-on bag. It was a drill, but the trouble was no one had told the cops, who thought it was real. ... The routine drill conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began about 2:40 p.m. last Thursday, when a man with a fake bomb in his bag attempted to get through the security at checkpoint 2, which is near the United, American and U.S. Airways airlines ticketing counters, Hogan said. The screener...
  • Jihadi Admits plotting to Bomb Federal Courthouse in Illinois

    05/11/2011 5:46:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 5/11/11 | pamela geller
    Apparently the mainstream media is listening to Ground Zero Mosque radical Rauf and maintaining the blackout on jihad in American and 'round the world." Terrorist admits plotting to bomb federal courthouse Jim Kouri A homegrown terrorist, Michael C. Finton, aka “Talib Islam,” pleaded guilty yesterday to attempting to bomb the federal courthouse in Springfield, Ill., in September 2009 and was immediately sentenced to serve 28 years in prison, according to a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police's Terrorism Committee. At a hearing Monday in East St. Louis, Illinois, Finton, 31, a U.S. citizen and resident of...
  • DART Restores Service After Bomb Threat

    05/07/2011 4:32:46 PM PDT · by quegley · 4 replies ^ | 5 7 2011 | JONATHAN BETZ
    DALLAS — DART resumed rail and bus service at Mockingbird Station late Saturday afternoon after a suspicious package forced evacuation of the transit center and an adjacent movie theater as a precaution. Earlier on Saturday afternoon, witnesses reported seeing a suspicious person getting on and off DART trains at several downtown stations. He was carrying a large duffel bag and a large box and had been offering to pay people to help him move the items.
  • St. Francis man finds live missile in bathroom wall

    04/12/2011 5:46:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | April 11, 2011 | By JOHN RONDY
    A week after she and her husband found a live bomb from the Korean War era in a bathroom wall of their home, St. Francis resident Sally Ann Wittman says the discovery now seems almost unreal. Wittman’s 70-year-old husband, William, was doing some remodeling on a portion of the bathroom wall on April 5. Wittman was pulling out old insulation when he felt something in the wall, his wife said. “I heard him say, ‘Oh my God, what the heck is this?’” Sally Ann, 60, said. “I walked in, and he was standing there with this thing in his hands.”...
  • Suspect in California Synagogue Blast Arrested in Ohio, Source Says, After FBI Alert

    04/11/2011 8:24:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2011 | Mike Levine & AP
    A suspect in the blast outside a California synagogue last week has been arrested in Ohio, two sources told Fox News, after an FBI alert said the man had fled east. The suspect, a 60-year-old transient named Ron Hirsch, is said to have boarded a New York-bound bus on Thursday, the day of the incident, the FBI said. He is wanted in connection to the explosion near Chabad House Lubavitch of Santa Monica. A source familiar with the investigation said Hirsch was arrested in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and it may have stemmed from a tip from the community may, but...
  • Deadly Blast Hits Belarus Subway - +8 killed, many injured

    04/11/2011 11:56:01 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 16 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | April 11, 2011 | RFE/RL
    A rush-hour explosion at a subway station in the center of the Belarusian capital has reportedly killed at least seven people and injured dozens more. The blast occurred at the Kastrychnitskaya (October Square) station in downtown Minsk, not far from President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's offices. There was no immediate indication of whether the explosion was an accident or an attack. A man who gave only his first name, Henadz, told RFE/RL's Belarus Service that he was unsure whether the explosion had struck a train or the platform. Lukashenka has ordered an emergency meeting with officials later tonight. 'Pillars Of Fire' An...