A friend of mine who retired from the USAF a few years ago SWEARS those explosions were claymores and not pressure cookers based on (1) the sound of the explosions, (2) the directional blood spatter, and (3) the appearance of the big cloud of smoke churning out of the explosion area. He told me he's seen a lot of explosions in the time he was in and said it was absolutely a claymore and that those two Chechen brothers were patsies.
That is not my belief. I don't have that man's experience in ordinance. I can hear the difference between an AR & an AK though, with the AK having a very distinctive sound.
Based on my perception, it's as if someone has turned on a "terrorism" switch with the ricin notes to go along with this event. This is exactly like the period around 9/11. Could the ricin letters be sent from a person with U.S. security interests? Quite possibly. Seemingly, they never can find the senders of these "care packages". I don't think it takes a genius to grow castor oil beans, dry them, grind them into powder and throw them into an envelope. It's not as if these packages have a charge designed to cover the room in a mist of ricin aerosol upon opening the packaging and any Joe Smith with half a brain in America knows those are going to be screened anyway, and knows the only outcome is going to be government telling the media, the media reporting it and a predictable response from the American people of fear.
So maybe you're right, friendly.
The complete inaccuracy and false information put out by our media makes this event seem a whole lot like 9/11, and I am fairly confident at least one important key component in both of these events is factual, and that is "Team America" had information that they did not act on - that they should have - before these events occurred.
I would argue that 9/11 was an attack that was intentionally not stopped, but that's another discussion (air space control issue).
Congress is reportedly giving the FBI a grilling regarding this information that Russia (reportedly) gave the U.S. back in 2008 (according to RT news - other news outlets are suggesting more recently). Russia says watch this dude (the older brother) because he is a radical Islamist. FBI says ok, whatever and doesn't watch the guy.
I can guarantee you we are going to see a lot more urban area lock downs in the future for reasons that I find clearly obvious from a resource and security strategy perspective. You won't find much happening out here in the sticks because there are simply less people in the sticks, although GMOS are rampant here in the middle of the country and in my opinion, that is state sanctioned bio-terrorism, plain and simple. I guess its acceptable if it serves the government's financial and population reduction interests. Ditto for oil spills - with whole areas of Arkansas under lock down - INCLUDING THE AIR SPACE ABOVE THEM!
This security crap is overblown and overdone. There are hundreds of cop and robber events that happen every day and this one was no different. I find it difficult to believe that this guy had home-made hand grenades on him. More than likely, the cops made that story to cover their use of issued ordinance that seems more military than the public will stand for, but I suppose I could be wrong.
One thing I am 100% confident of is that there are liars in the government. They will lie to the people and it is 100% sanctioned all the way around. It's bullshit, but the American government wants to present a certain image to the American people so they can remain in power. A nice shiny image that is becoming more and more difficult to support as the money keeps getting blown on these "needs" of the inhabitants. The lights will eventually go out here. It may be a while, but its something you can lay your money on. This country is not immune to the resource problems facing humanity.
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