Skip to comments.HVEs Target Veteran's Memorial In Coos Bay Oregon with IEDs (news/vanity)
Posted on 09/23/2013 9:47:24 PM PDT by logi_cal869
I've embedded a bit of my own analysis in the comment below. Excerpt:
In a statement released on Friday by local police officials, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward for information regarding one bombing and one attempted bombing in Coos Bay, Oregon, by a person or persons unknown and unidentified by investigators. (snip)
On the evening of August 22, an IED detonated at the base of the Mingus Park Vietnam War Memorial. While the memorial was damaged from the blast, there were no casualties attributed to the bombing.
On September 3, an unsub placed an IED inside the Prayer Chapel at Second Street and Commercial Avenue in Coos Bay.
The FBI will pay up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) left at a Coos Bay outdoor recreation area and at the Prayer Chapel in Coos Bay, Oregon.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
The official shared information in an email that indicated most American IED attacks were small: Homemade fireworks, childish pranks and other such non-terror related activities.
The article goes on to state that half of those were simple 'incendiary devices'.
To the public, the term "IED" connotes visions of terror; I think that is the intent. The latter article also contains this quote from a White House report released in February: "To better meet the IED threat at home, we will seek to incorporate lessons learned abroad,. I, for one, would like to know what lessons on military COIN interdiction are to be incorporated here at home, as the FBI already has it's IED Megalab, the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) at Quantico, Va.. Combine that with HSA, NSA...well, you get the point.
In my humble opinion, the media are being used to fuel public fear of what has always been a facet of our free society for reasons on which we can speculate at length, but seems aimed within.
(maybe I'm in left field; that's the news and that's my rant for the night)
Attacks like this are becoming more and more common, induced by liberal media hate.
But, you aren’t allowed to say that. Only Tea partiers and Christians are capable of such violence, according to that same media.
IED just means “improved explosive device” as opposed to a manufactured device such as a mine. IEDs can even be manufactured devices used in unorthodox ways, such as using a cannon shell warhead in a fixed emplacement. So, unless the bomber was specifically using, say, demolition charges and was trying to demolish the memorial, or was using a claymore to try to kill folks, then he used an IED.
You’re probably right, though, that the article uses IED specifically to raise the spectre of terrorism.
I remember the days when a person even thinking about doing such a thing in Coos Bay would be on crutches the next day, walking on them in a week.
Infernal Explosive Democrat
Actually it means Improvised Explosive Device,, as in homemade.
sorry, that was an autocorrect failure. I did mean “improvised”.
Improvised explosive device.
I should of scrolled down before I posted, sorry heh. I got a laugh because I had a mental image of some moslem idiots trying to improve an explosive device.
Does your deug bite?
FBI.gov: “SEEKING INFORMATION” (SNIPPET: “On August 23, 2013, an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated at the base of the Mingus Park Vietnam War Memorial in Coos Bay,Oregon. On September 3, 2013, a second IED was left at The Prayer Chapel in Coos Bay, Oregon.
This device was disrupted before it detonated. Although it is not known at this time whether or not the same person or persons is responsible for both IEDs, the FBI is investigating these two incidents jointly with the Coos Bay Police Department and the Oregon State Police. The Coos Bay Police Department has released a sketch of a man who was seen in the area of The Prayer Chapel shortly before the second IED was found.”
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