Tuesday, January 10, 2006

 

Bomb defused at Starbucks

Bay City News is reporting that a Bomb was defused at Starbucks on Van Ness.

SF Indymedia is already discussing it.
okay, seems fairly convenient...in the post-round-up of environmental activists lull, police discover an explosive at, -- cliche of cliches! -- a starfucks.and calling it an IED? used to just be called a homemade bomb...it's like they want any reason to hype this up like it was a bomb that just killed 50 little kids by calling it a term that is explicitly used when referring to the iraq war. i doubt it even rated a cherry bomb.

watch each others backs...there will be mass raids on anarchist spaces following this "discovery." way to easy for them. be prepared.
In other words, like every other terrorist activity, this is all part of a covert government/police operation. Cliche of cliches indeed!

This will be an interesting one to watch.

Comments:
calling it an IED? used to just be called a homemade bomb...it's like they want any reason to hype this up like it was a bomb that just killed 50 little kids by calling it a term that is explicitly used when referring to the iraq war.

That just shows their ignorance. The war in Iraq my have popularised the term IED, but it's long been the official term for such a device in American military and law enforcement circles. I own a book on bomb squads published in 1999 that uses the term, and defines it as

a bomb made from commonly available items (e.g., pipe bomb).
 
Thanks JIC.

There is now a similar comment on the SF Indymedia page which states:

IED is an acronym for "improvised explosive device". It refers to any 'home made' explosive device, versus a factory made munition. For example, Claymore mines and hand grenades would not be considered IEDs. Pipe-bombs would be.

In other words, the terminology is quite correct and the comment appended to the Indymedia article is clutching at any argument (howsoever weak) to try and support a conspiracy theory. Fairly typical really.
 
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