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October 28, 2018

Just Like The Fight For Civil Rights The Victims of The Bomber are Being Blame "Because Republicans Don't Do This Kind Of Thing"

Before authorities apprehended suspect Cesar Sayoc in connection to the series of mail bombs, the case prompted all sorts of speculation and conspiracy theories. The bombs were all sent to high profile critics of President Trump
"It is a high probability that the whole thing is set up as a false flag to gain sympathy for the Democrats," said talk radio host Michael Savage, "and to get our minds off the hordes of illegal aliens approaching our southern border."
"Republicans just don't do this kind of thing," Rush Limbaugh said on his program. "Remember every mass shooting there is, the Democrats in the media try to make everybody think right off the bat that some Tea Partier did it, or some talk radio fan did it or some Fox News viewer did it. Turns out it's never, ever the case. Not one of these bombs went off. And if a Democrat operative's purpose here is to make it look like, 'Hey, you know, there are mobs everywhere, the mobs are not just Democrat mobs.' " 
Federal officials have declined to talk about the potential political motivations, but the criminal complaint connects Sayoc with a pro-Trump twitter account and photographs of him have begun to surface holding "Make America Great Again" signs at a political rally. He was arrested in a van covered with anti-CNN images and pro-Trump decals.
In a news conference announcing the arrest, Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged Sayoc, "appears to be a partisan." He said a motive will be determined as the case goes forward. 
The conspiracy theories flying around before the arrest hearken back to another era in American history — the 1950s and '60s — when bombs were a tool of political intimidation. 
"Terrorism is nothing new"
During that time, Birmingham, Ala. was known by another name: "Bombingham." 
Jeff Drew grew up on a street called Dynamite Hill — so named because many black family homes were bombed for moving into the predominantly white neighborhood.  
"It would push the furniture off the floor and break the windows," Drew said. "And scare us all to death. So terrorism is nothing new to this part of Birmingham, Alabama. We experienced it firsthand."
There were more than three dozen unsolved racially motivated bombings in Birmingham during the Civil Rights era — mostly houses and churches. A frequent target was the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, leader of the Birmingham civil right movement.
And Drew says there was a pattern after the attacks. Authorities, including then Birmingham Police Commissioner Bull Connor, would accuse victims of planting the bombs.
"That's the most inhumane thing you could think of," Drew said. "Who would bomb their own house?"
But that rumor was widely circulated in white circles says Diane McWhorter, who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Birmingham Civil Rights movement called Carry Me Home.
"The understood motive was that blacks were bombing their own churches and buildings in order to raise money and get publicity for the movement," she said.
She says it was repeated publicly by politicians, including Alabama's segregationist governor, George Wallace. Other common theories were that the bombings were ordered by Martin Luther King Jr., or were part of a communist plot, or were orchestrated by the FBI. 
"It was repeated so often — I mean I grew up hearing this from my own father — that, you know, I think they started believing it," she said. "And part of the reason they were able to believe it was that, until the 16th Street Church bombing in September of 1963 when four young girls were murdered, there had been no real fatalities." 
Even after that deadly Ku Klux Klan attack, police at first zeroed in on the church's black janitor as a suspect.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch wrote a trilogy documenting America in the Martin Luther King Jr. years. He says conspiracy theories were rampant across the South as African-Americans pushed for equal rights. 
"It shows the lengths that people will go to not to acknowledge something that they don't want to believe," he said.
For instance, what happened in Mississippi during Freedom Summer in 1964. 
"Three of the civil rights workers were kidnapped by a sheriff's posse of Klansmen and murdered and, because the bodies weren't found, Mississippi officials denied that that segregationists could have done this crime," Branch said. "First of all, they said there was a hoax. Sen. James Eastland even told that to the president on the phone."
"Jim, they got three kids missing down there. What can I do about it?," President Lyndon Johnson said on a recorded call
"I don't know," Eastland replied. "I don't believe there's three missing. I believe it's a publicity stunt."
Thriving conspiracy theories
Branch says polarizing times — then and now — lead to an ideological climate where conspiracy theories thrive. 
You hear it today on talk radio, and on social media sites where people have speculated that Democrats are behind the suspicious packages, in order to generate sympathy in the upcoming mid-term elections. 
"Trying to play this blame game and shifting blame somewhere else is just a low point of where we've gotten into this country in our political conversations," Branch said.
Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama is a former U.S. attorney who prosecuted the Birmingham church bombers. 
"We are living in a time where words matter just like they did back in the '60s," he said. "There were so many things that happened then based on the empowerment that public officials like George Wallace gave. Do people not understand what it takes to kind of tone down the rhetoric to make sure that things like this don't happen with some deranged fool out there who wants to try to hurt people thinking that he's got the O.K. to do it?"
Jones says he's confident law enforcement will find the truth behind the mail bombs.

October 26, 2018

A Road Manager for an all-male striptease show Arrested and Charge With The Unexploded Bombs

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A man who had worked as a road manager for an all-male striptease show has been arrested after a spate of bomb scares across the US.
Authorities say Cesar Sayoc - who was arrested in Florida on Friday - is the prime suspect in the case of a mail-bombing campaign aimed at high-profile US figures critical of President Donald Trump.
Recent days saw a dozen suspected live explosive devices sent to top Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as individuals outspoken against Mr Trump, such as actor Robert De Niro.
None of these suspected explosives detonated, and no one was injured.
On Friday, federal officials arrested Mr Sayoc outside an auto-parts store in Plantation, Florida, just north of Miami.
He was identified after his fingerprint was discovered on a package sent to Congresswoman Maxine Waters, officials say.
What is Cesar Sayoc's criminal record?
Law enforcement said Mr Sayoc is 56 years old and resides in Aventura, Florida.
In 2002, he was arrested for making a bomb threat in Miami-Dade County, and received one year of probation for the charge.
Mr Sayoc has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1991 in Broward County, according to clerk records. He was arrested, aged 29, on a theft charge.
In May 2014, he pleaded guilty to charges of grand theft and battery arising from a shoplifting arrest at Macy's department store, court documents indicate.
During his one year of probation, he petitioned the court to be allowed to continue travelling, arguing that it was necessary for his job as a "road manager for a variety of travelling male revue shows".
Documents show he worked for "Chippendales, International Gold Productions, Cesar Palace Royale Burlesques show" and that he had the "potential to earn between $100-$200 a day.
"This has been significantly cut back since been [sic] on probation because of travel restrictions," his petition describes.
"His desire is to be able to continually tour," the petition says. It does not indicate whether his request was successful.


October 25, 2018

Bombs Sent to Democratic Leaders and Critics of Trump From ExPresidents to Civilians Like De Niro


Police officers in the TriBeCa neighborhood of Manhattan near the scene where a pipe bomb addressed to the actor Robert De Niro was found.CreditCreditDrew Angerer/Getty Images
By William K. Rashbaum, Alan Feuer and Richard Pérez-Peña

Two additional pipe bombs, one addressed to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and the other to actor Robert De Niro were found in Delaware and New York City, law enforcement officials said on Thursday, the latest in a wave of similar devices sent to several prominent Democrats who have been the rhetorical targets of President Trump and other right-wing figures.

A law enforcement official said the envelope and printed address labels on the package sent to Mr. De Niro were similar to those on explosives sent to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others, and an X-ray showed it contained a similar device resembling a pipe bomb.

“This appears to be from the same sender,” the official said.

None of the devices have harmed anyone so far, and it was not immediately clear whether they could have actually exploded. It was also uncertain whether they were the work of one person or multiple people.

The United States Postal Service records images of mail that comes into its system. Officials searched those images overnight and found several other suspicious packages, a law enforcement official said. It was not immediately clear how many they discovered.

The device sent to Mr. Biden was found at a U.S. Postal Service facility in Delaware, a law enforcement official said. Similar to the one sent to former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., the envelope was misaddressed and was being redirected to the return sender written on the mailing label, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman. Another package was also discovered at the same facility, a law enforcement official said, but it was not immediately known who it was address to.

Security personnel at Mr. De Niro’s company, TriBeCa Productions, discovered the package about 5 a.m. and called the New York Police Department, whose bomb squad responded, officials briefed on the matter said. It was removed about 6:30 a.m. and taken to the Police Department’s range in the Bronx for disposal.
Targets of Potential Explosive Devices
At least nine suspicious packages have been discovered since Monday.

Hillary Clinton
Chappaqua, N.Y.
George Soros
Katonah, N.Y.
John O. Brennan
Robert De Niro
New York City
Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Maxine Waters
Barack Obama
Maxine Waters
Los Angeles
Eric H. Holder Jr.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Sunrise, Fla.

A device intended for Mr. Holder was misaddressed and sent to Ms. Wasserman Schultz's office because her name was on the return address. | By Jugal K. Patel and Joe Ward
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York said Thursday that an “eagle-eyed security employee” at TriBeCa Productions noticed similarities between the package and photos of envelopes that were discovered on Wednesday.

They have featured half-a-dozen first-class postage stamps on manila envelopes lined with Bubble Wrap and bearing return addresses with the name, misspelled, of Ms. Wasserman Schultz, who was once chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. The mailing labels were computer-printed.

[For a country already on edge, the attempted attacks marked an unsettling turn ahead of the midterm election]

Some packages, including the device delivered to CNN’s offices in New York, arrived by courier, a law enforcement official said. Mr. de Blasio said that the authorities did not know whether that meant the sender of the devices lived in the New York area.

“We certainly don’t know whether they are here or elsewhere in the country” Mr. de Blasio said on CNN on Thursday morning. “There is somebody by definition who is a serial bomber, yes, and a terrorist.”

In anticipation of additional packages being found on Thursday, the Police Department has deployed additional officers outside news media offices and elected official’s offices, Mr. de Blasio said.

Early Thursday, swarm of police vehicles and ambulances on standby choked the streets of the TriBeCa neighborhood just a block from the Hudson River. The police closed off several blocks around the building that houses the film company and Mr. De Niro’s restaurant. Flashing blue and red lights from dozens of patrol cars and SUVs cast a harsh glow on the faces of puzzled commuters arriving for work at the offices of Citibank a block away.

The device sent to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was found at a U.S. postal service facility in Delaware, a law enforcement official said.CreditDavid Swanson/The Philadelphia Inquirer, via Associated Press
Mr. De Niro, like the other recipients of packages, has been an outspoken critic of Mr. Trump. During the Tony Awards ceremony in June, he gave a speech in which he attacked the president with an obscenity, and a video of his comments was widely shared on social media. 

On Wednesday, President Trump at first denounced the attempted bombings, saying at the White House, “We have to unify.”

[After the bomb scares, President Trump tried bipartisanship, then blamed the media]
A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News. It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!

But at a nighttime rally in Wisconsin, he took a more pointed tone, criticizing the news media and Democrats even as he asked Americans to “come together in peace and harmony.”

And on Thursday morning, the president did not address the bombings directly, he blamed the media on Twitter for the “anger we see today in our society.”

Federal, state and local investigators in New York, Washington, Florida and Los Angeles are involved in the widening case, which has not resulted in any injuries but has sent a shock through the nation’s political and media establishments.

The first bomb was found on Monday at the home of George Soros, the billionaire advocate of liberal causes, in Westchester County, north of New York City.

On Wednesday, officials revealed that similar devices, all contained in manila envelopes, were sent to several people, including Mr. Obama, Mrs. Clinton, and Representative Maxine Waters of California — all Democrats.

Another bomb, addressed to John O. Brennan, a Republican and a former C.I.A. director, was sent to the offices of CNN in Midtown Manhattan. And yet another was sent to Eric H. Holder, Jr., the attorney general under Mr. Obama, but because it was addressed incorrectly, it went to the return address on the package — the offices of Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat and former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

August 23, 2016

Boy Part of ISIS Wave of Attacks in Turkey is Disrobed of Explosives in Kirkup

~You might find video graphic~
 Guards carefully remove vest full of explosives from boy’s chest

The boy was part of a wave of Islamic State attacks on the city of Kirkuk. Kurdish officials apprehended him in a Barcelona Lionel Messi jersey, and said he burst into tears when initially questioned by a security officer.

The video shows Kurdish police carefully holding the boys arms apart as they carefully remove the explosive belt full of shrapnel from underneath his shirt.

Hours before the boy’s arrest, an ISIS suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shiite Mosque, wounding three. At the same time, one of the boy’s accomplices blew himself up near a checkpoint, but did not hurt any one else. “There is a dangerous campaign tonight against Kirkuk,” a Kurdish security official told Rudaw news after the arrest.

The boy told Kurdish intelligence officials he was kidnapped by ISIS fighters in Mosul, and that the terrorists had forcibly strapped the bomb to him. Intelligence officials indicated the boy’s story may not have been a ploy to avoid punishment by security forces.

The boy’s arrest came just 24 hours after another ISIS child soldier between the ages of 12 and 14 blew up a bomb at a Kurdish wedding party in Turkey Saturday, killing 50 people and wounding nearly 70. Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan indicated the boy may have been wearing a remotely-controlled suicide belt.

The suicide bombing wave in Kirkuk is likely an attempt to weaken Kurdish resolve as preparations continue for an assault on the city of Mosul. ISIS seized Mosul in 2014, and it is the last major city inside Iraq that it fully controls. The U.S. plan to encircle Mosul, relies heavily on Kurdish Peshmerga forces, who have proven to be the most militarily capable force inside Iraq.

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February 5, 2016

One Passenger Missing and a Gapping hole on the PlaneWhere Passenger Sat

There is one passenger missing and I believe is the same passenger who most’ve had an 
explosive device with him. I think is a matter of time wether we find out wether it was 
a bomb or an electronic device which could have exploded accidentally.  The following report was originally posted at  and  AFP

One passenger is missing after a blast on a commercial airliner that ripped a hole in its fuselage shortly after take-off from Somalia's capital, the airline said Thursday.
"All passengers except one disembarked safely after aircraft landed at the airport," Daallo Airlines said in a statement. "Investigations are underway to ascertain the cause of one missing passenger."
Aviation experts and the pilot who landed the plane safely in Mogadishu after the explosion on Tuesday have said they fear the blast was a bomb. There has been no official confirmation of the cause of the explosion.
In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 photo, a hole is photographed in a plane operated by Daallo Airlines as it sits on the runway of the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia. A gaping hole in the commercial airliner forced it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu's international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said. AP Photo© AP Photo In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 photo, a hole is photographed  It was not clear if the missing passenger had been on the plane and was potentially blown up in the blast -- or sucked out through the ragged hole ripped in the metal -- or if there was some miscounting with the list of those on board.
Photographs showed a large hole -- about a metre in diameter -- just above the engines on the right wing, with streaks of soot on the plane.
"Two passengers have been reported to have suffered minor injuries and they were taken to the hospital for treatment," Daallo added.
The airline operates flights across Somalia and the wider Horn of Africa and Gulf region.
Somalia's government has said the blast was believed to be caused by a problem with the air pressure.
"The flight was approximately 15 minutes in the air when the incident happened which caused a hole in the fuselage," Daallo added.
The airline said the "incident is currently being investigated" by the Civil Aviation Authority in Mogadishu, as well as a technical team from the aircraft's owners.
The Serbian pilot has said he thought the blast, which ripped the fuselage from inside to out, had been an explosive device, according to reports in the Serbian newspaper Blic on Wednesday. 
Pilot Vladimir Vodopivec, 64, told a friend he thought it was "a bomb", without giving more details.
Vodopivec added that the blast did not damage the navigation systems, and while cabin pressure was lost, he was able to guide the plane back safely to land at Mogadishu airport.
Aviation safety expert Xavier Tytelman said Wednesday he had compared images of the blast with photographs of previous explosions, and it had all the appearances of a bomb.
It was not caused by any issue of pressurisation, he said, for the blast ripped the metal outwards.
Explosion on a Somalia airliner: Graphic showing the flight of commerical airliner that landed safely back at the Somali capital Mogadishu after an explosion on board© Provided by AFP 

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