Fire Brns wrote:
Fantastic Idea wrote:Your sentence structure is misleading. You should work on not presenting your opinions as facts so much.
I didn't think I had, they were simple observations.
And being educated is one thing but having hands on experience is another. With concern to the al-queda bomb manual, how many people have successfully cooked a obscure dish after looking up a recipe online? It takes a few tries to get it right.
I don't understand your statement. Do you think that foreign terrorists are the only people who make bombs? Did you see my earlier post containing links to domestic bombers? Once again, you are presenting your opinions as facts. Observations by you personally = anecdotal data. You don't know how well I can make an obscure dish I looked up on the internet (or, in my world, one of my cookbooks. This is a basic and traditional way of learning how to cook things, and lots of people get their recipes right the first time. It's amazing.)
Basically it's kindof driving me nuts that people are so unaware of the fact that Americans make bombs! Americans terrorize each other! Safety is not guaranteed and it's ignorant to think that Americans don't know how to build or use bombs. They need to be taught by the brown people, and not Uncle Jerry, in the barn?
Fire Brns wrote:Fair enough, crude is a relative term. Personally though from all the bombing accounts I have dug through in the past I don't generally consider a bomb that "successful" unless it kills around 15 people. Authorities are saying the devices were in trash cans, it's more likely they were close to the ground by being pushed down by trash or to remain hidden; trying to make a device specifically for maiming and not murder seems immensely more difficult.
Now this does interest me. You don't consider a bomb successful
unless it kills around 15 people. Where did that number come from? Did you just arbitrarily decide on it? Is this a standard for some kind of record keeping for the AP or DHS or something? If not, then I'm glad we are establishing what you think words mean.
The point of terrorism isn't just to cause damage. It's to cause fear. That's why it's called that. If you've got two bombs that detonate, a great many of us, myself included, are going to stand very still and wait for the next bomb. Some of us just keep waiting with our systems on high alert.
How many people does the bomb have to terrify and keep indoors for you to consider it successful? How many businesses destroyed?
An incendiary bomb goes off in an abortion clinic early in the morning and nobody is around, do the women with appointments still show up that day?
Uh also I'm guessing the bombs were pressure cookers, not made in pressure cookers
because I've never heard of a bomb needing to be slow cooked before detonating. Seems like a bad idea.