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  • Austin bombing suspect, 24-year-old man, dies as police close in, chief says

    03/21/2018 3:34:11 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    American-Statesman ^ | 3-21-2018 | Tony Plohetski
    5:10 a.m. update: The suspect in a string of bombings in Austin is dead, interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley confirmed early Wednesday. Investigators identified several leads but the case really broke in the past 24 to 36 hours, Manley said. The chief described how authorities tracked down the suspect’s vehicle to a Round Rock-area hotel. Police began following the suspect’s vehicle, and as SWAT approached, the suspect detonated a bomb in the car, Manley said. The name of the suspect, described only as a 24-year-old white man, has not been released, pending notification of his family, Manley said. Although...
  • Deadly Austin bombings were ‘meant to send a message,’ police chief says

    03/18/2018 7:16:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | MAR 18 2018, 9:36 PM ET | TIM STELLOH
    A deadly string of unsolved bombings in Texas this month was "meant to send a message," though Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said Sunday, but he didn't say what that message was. Manley said at a news conference that he hoped the bomber was watching and would "reach out to us before anyone else is injured or killed." "We want to understand what brought you to this point and listen to you," Manley said. The plea came as local and federal authorities increased the reward for information leading to a conviction in the bombings, which killed two and injured two...
  • Package explosion at East Austin home leaves one dead, one injured

    03/12/2018 7:08:18 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 61 replies
    CBSAustin.com ^ | March 12, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Police say a package exploded at a home in east Austin on Monday morning, killing one person and injuring another. It happened in the 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Drive, north of E. MLK Blvd.
  • Police: "Similarities" indicate link in deadly Austin package explosions (3 bombings so far)

    03/12/2018 11:10:58 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 99 replies
    CBS News ^ | Last Updated Mar 12, 2018 1:57 PM EDT | By CRIMESIDER STAFF CBS/AP
    Police in Austin say "similarities" between two deadly package explosions in Texas' capital city this month lead them to believe the incidents are related. The latest incident, reported Monday morning, killed a 17-year-old boy and wounded a woman, Austin police chief Brian Manley said. The boy died at the scene and the woman in her 40s was taken to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries after the explosion at the East Austin home before 7 a.m. In an earlier incident March 2, Anthony Stephan House, 39, was killed when a package exploded at his northeast Austin home, CBS affiliate...
  • The Deadliest School Massacre in American History Is a Bombing...from 1927

    02/15/2018 1:25:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    In the aftermath of Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, politicians and pundits alike are using the tragedy as an opportunity to push for gun control legislation and demonize anyone who opposes such laws as evil, inhuman monsters solely motivated by NRA lobbying dollars. Given the immediate climate of scaremongering, it's worth pointing out that to this day, the deadliest school massacre in United States history was committed not with a gun, but a bomb.On May 18th, 1927, the last day of classes at the only school in the small town of Bath, Michigan was interrupted by a deadly...
  • Chuck Schumer would like bomb detection at bus and rail hubs

    12/17/2017 7:20:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 17, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    The fumblewear bomber may have experienced one of the classic fails in terrorist society, but he’s clearly having an impact nonetheless. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is pushing a sense of urgency in getting some sort of bomb detection system in place in the nation’s mass transit hubs such as bus and rail stations. This is an understandable, if reflexive response to an attempted terror attack and if it could be implemented both safely and effectively I’m guessing most of us would be willing to at least give it a look. But can it be done? (Associated Press) Screening...
  • How Pope Francis Helped An Unrepentant Terrorist Get A Presidential Pardon

    02/13/2017 4:05:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 13, 2017 | Maueen Mallarkey
    On January 13, Robert González Nieves, archbishop of San Juan, revealed Pope Francis’ role in Barack Obama’s pardon of terrorist mastermind Oscar Lopez-Rivera. Speaking from the Cathedral of San Juan, Nieves announced that although the Holy Father made no public statement of his involvement, he had indeed worked behind the curtain on behalf of the unrepentant, bloody-handed Lopez-Rivera. The archbishop was pleased to say: “I know that there have been efforts made through diplomatic channels. The pope is very aware. We are grateful to the Holy Father for his support.” Papal complicity in this politically charged act received little notice...
  • Pressure cooker bomb injures South Korea university professor

    06/14/2017 4:57:57 AM PDT · by blueplum
    UPI ^ | 13 June 2017 2:34pm | Elizabeth Shim
    June 13 (UPI) -- An engineering professor at a prestigious university in South Korea was injured after being burned by a pressure-cooker bomb found in a package left outside his lab room. The Yonsei University professor had found the box at the door of a fourth-floor laboratory on Tuesday morning, Yonhap reported. {snip} The explosion prompted an evacuation. An investigative team of more than 70 police officers and forensic scientists were dispatched to the site. Large nails that filled the device did not scatter outward because the explosive did not completely detonate.
  • MSNBC’s Malcolm Nance Nominates Trump Tower Istanbul for ‘ISIS Suicide Bombing’

    04/19/2017 5:33:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 18, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In an absolutely shocking tweet late Tuesday afternoon, MSNBC’s Counter Terrorism Analyst Malcolm Nance stepped up and suggested that ISIS bomb a Trump property in Turkey. “This is my nominee for first ISIS suicide bombing of a Trump property,” he tweeted in response to another one asserting that President Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s election win for corrupt reasons tied to his tower.
  • The Palm Sunday Bombings are Part of Islam's Religious War

    04/10/2017 6:40:46 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Frontpage ^ | April 9, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Islamic terrorists have a history of targeting Christians on religious occasions. The Palm Sunday bombings in Egypt are part of a pattern.  Here's Boko Haram in Nigeria in '11. Nigeria's Christmas from hell began around 7:30 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church in Madalla, a suburb of the capital Abuja, just as worshippers spilled outside from the popular service. "A man with a motorbike dropped a bag just outside the church," a church member told TIME. "One of our officials went to check what was in the bag and at the same time he reached it — that was when there...
  • Forty-Four Dead Christians: Islam’s Latest Victims

    04/10/2017 5:34:09 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Frontpage ^ | April 10, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Egypt’s Christians started Holy Week celebrations by being blown up today.  Two Coptic Christian Orthodox churches packed with worshippers for Palm Sunday mass were attacked by Islamic suicide bombers; a total of 44 were killed and 126 wounded and mutilated. Horrific scenes of carnage—limbs and blood splattered on altars and pews—are being reported from both churches.   Twenty-seven people—initial reports indicate mostly children—were killed in St. George’s in Tanta, north Egypt.  “Where is the government?” yelled an angry Christian there to AP reporters. “There is no government! There was a clear lapse in security, which must be tightened from now...
  • Fire in the Night - The Weathermen tried to kill my family

    10/04/2008 10:05:25 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 62 replies · 3,845+ views
    City Journal ^ | 4/30/08 | John M. Murtagh
    During the April 16 debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, moderator George Stephanopoulos brought up “a gentleman named William Ayers,” who “was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol, and other buildings. He’s never apologized for that.” Stephanopoulos then asked Obama to explain his relationship with Ayers. Obama’s answer: “The notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was eight years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn’t make much sense, George.” Obama was indeed only eight in...
  • Civil liberties organization representing bombing suspect [NY/NJ]

    09/26/2016 9:05:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 26, 2016 6:59 PM EDT | Josh Cornfield
    The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday began representing a man accused of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey and injuring more than 30 people. After judges in both states denied attempts by public defenders to represent Ahmed Khan Rahami, a lawyer for the organization’s New Jersey chapter entered a notice of appearance in his case in federal court in Newark on Monday. Rahami has been hospitalized since he was caught following a shootout with police in Linden last week. He has not made an initial court appearance. …
  • The Bag That Foiled a Second New York City Terror Attack

    09/20/2016 12:53:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Michael Daly Michael Daly 09.19.16 11:13 PM ETSeptember 20, 2016 | Michael Daly Michael Daly 09.19.16 11:13 PM ET
    If the Chelsea bomber had packed his second pressure-cooker IED in a less eye-catching bag, two men might not have removed it—and it might have killed dozens at an open-air restaurant. Had the bomber chosen a simple black or solid hue wheeled suitcase, the two men who happened by might not have even noticed it sitting on a dimly lit patch of pavement on the uptown side of West 27th Street. “They might have just walked right on by,” a high-ranking cop said on Monday. But the wheelie bag the bomber left had an eye-catching pattern whose multi colors included...
  • THE WASHINGTON COMPOST: Suspect in N.Y., N.J. bombings arrested after shootout; ‘no indication’ o

    09/19/2016 4:47:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    THE WASHINGTON COMPOST ^ | 09/19/2016 | Renae Merle, Matt Zapotosky, Amy B Wang, Mark Berman and Ellen Nakashima
    ELIZABETH, N.J. – Authorities said they apprehended Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old wanted in connection with weekend bombings in Manhattan and Seaside Park, N.J., after a shootout Monday with police officers. The bloody incident capped off a frantic 72-hour period in this region and beyond, marked by the dual bombings, a stabbing spree in Minnesota and then, Sunday night, the discovery of still more explosive devices at a train station here. Even as the widening probe into the bombings continued across this region, authorities sought to reassure residents that the the bombings and additional explosives appeared to be the work...
  • Ahmad Khan Rahami 'Directly Linked' to NYC and NJ Bombings, Feds Say:

    09/19/2016 2:23:10 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Chelsea Patch ^ | 9/18/2016
    Ahmad Khan Rahami 'Directly Linked' to NYC and NJ Bombings, Feds Say: UPDATES Rahami and two cops were wounded but alive after a shootout Monday. De Blasio: "We have every reason to believe this was an act of terror." By Marc Torrence (Patch National Staff) - September 19, 2016 3:22 pm ET NEW YORK, NY — Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, the lead suspect in this weekend's series of nonfatal bombings in New Jersey and New York City, was taken into custody Monday morning following a bloody shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey. Two police officers were injured in the...
  • Trump predicts ‘more and more’ bombings because U.S. leaders are ‘stupid’ (“weak” on immigration)

    09/19/2016 2:16:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/19/16 | Dylan Stableford
    Donald Trump says there will be “more and more” bombings like those that occurred in New York and New Jersey over the weekend because the country’s “stupid” leaders have been “weak” on immigration. “It’s a mess, and it’s a shame,” the Republican nominee said in an interview with “Fox & Friends” Monday. “I think this is something that maybe we’ll get — will happen perhaps more and more all over the country because we’ve been weak. Our country’s been weak. We’re letting people in by the thousands, the tens of thousands.” Trump pointed to President Obama’s recently announced goal to...
  • New York attacks LIVE: ISIS terror fears grow amid search as key suspect hunt launched

    09/19/2016 5:52:45 AM PDT · by libstripper · 77 replies
    Daily Express [UK] ^ | Sept. 19, 2016 | Patrick Christys and Siobhan McFadyen
    FIVE people have been detained after a bomb attack in New York while a New Jersey train station has been evacuated and a bomb went off at a charity run organised by the US marines.
  • Obama stays silent on Chelsea explosion but talks election

    09/19/2016 6:10:40 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 30 replies
    NY POST ^ | September 19, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama’s motorcade passed through 23rd Street, the location of Saturday night’s bombing, and slept in Manhattan Sunday night — but he still hasn’t made any public remarks on the attack in Chelsea. Instead, Obama’s first stop in New York City Sunday night was at the Gramercy Park home of restaurateur Danny Meyer and actress Audrey Meyer to attend a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Obama talked about the importance of this election — “the most important election of our lifetime” — and discussed why he believes Clinton is failing to run away with it. “[T]his should not be...
  • Breaking: Five Men In Arab Garb Detained in New York En Route to Airport – *Update* More Bombs In NJ

    09/19/2016 1:10:06 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 81 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | September 18, 2016
    UPDATE 1:30am – Explosion in New Jersey terminal while bomb squad robot was inspecting a backpack containing “numerous devices”. It was NOT a controlled detonation. Thankfully no-one was hurt, area previously evacuated. ... According to New York Senator Marty Golden, media and eye witnesses, five men dressed in Arab garb have been stopped, and detained, by the FBI. ♦ They were heavily armed in the SUV according to the FBI who also said they discovered bomb making equipment ♦ Police and FBI said that three pipe bombs and two smaller explosive devices were found in Elizabeth, NJ (5 devices) ♦...