As we and others reported on Wednesday, a number of prominent liberals received what has been described as suspicious packages with potential explosive devices. Naturally, leftists and their media allies instantly blamed Trump and his supporters without any evidence. Others, like Rush Limbaugh, wondered if the packages are part of a “false flag” by desperate Democrats.
One of the packages was delivered by courier to CNN. As Twitchy reported, Navy veteran and former bomb disposal officer Tom Sauer posted a thread on Twitter in which he dismissed the “device” as “silly looking.”
“A few observations from a former bomb disposal officer (i.e. Me),” he began.
“1. Proper pipe bombs don’t have wires connected to both ends. That’s dumb.
“2. You can find timers / remote control receivers WAY smaller than whatever that white box is. A proper timer would best be stored inside the pipe, making it fully encapsulated. That thing is just silly looking.
“4. ‘Hoax Devices’ are FAR more common than real ones. In which case, we should ask ourselves what the motives of the ‘bomber’ are and ‘who benefits?’
“3. Bottom Line: Whoever made that wanted it to be painfully obvious to anyone and everyone that it’s a ‘bomb.’ This is nearly the same as a bundle of road flares wrapped together with an old-timey alarm clock ticking away.”
2. You can find timers / remote control receivers WAY smaller than whatever that white box is. A proper timer would best be stored inside the pipe, making it fully encapsulated. That thing is just silly looking.
— Tom Sauer (@thomasbsauer) October 24, 2018
3. Bottom Line: Whoever made that wanted it to be painfully obvious to anyone and everyone that it's a "bomb."
This is nearly the same as a bundle of road flares wrapped together with an old-timey alarm clock ticking away.
— Tom Sauer (@thomasbsauer) October 24, 2018
In other words, Twitchy said, “we’re not dealing with an explosives expert here.”
One person claimed to be a retired mail carrier and told Sauer that such packages would have never made it to their intended targets thanks to training received by postal service employees.
Tom, I am a retired mail carrier& I am telling U even the stupidest mail carrier would not have delivered these packages Suspicious package isolation is drilled into our heads weekly and these packages are BLATANTLY suspicious, it's like they took a page out of the DMM (po regs)
— kgrape (@peace4all333) October 25, 2018
Furthermore, who puts a TIMER on a MAIL BOMB?
What, you calculated the exact time it would take the UPS to deliver the package, then the time it would take the target to open the package, and then 10 seconds after that????
This is the work of Wile E. Coyote, Genius.
— Laz A. Mataz (@MrLazamataz) October 24, 2018
I would wonder why a timer is there at all? Wouldn't you have something designed to go off on opening?
— RocksEm (@RocksEm) October 24, 2018
So, their primary purpose was not to kill? That leaves are long list of other purposes – scare, provoke, publicise, mislead, distract.
— Katz (@ozkatz) October 24, 2018
The bombers were either too inept to succeed in exploding any of the bombs, or perhaps they were not intended to explode. Perhaps they were just intended to sow terror.
— The Rombach Report (@club_ed8) October 24, 2018
This is essentially the argument Limbaugh made on Wednesday. These “devices” weren’t intended to injure anyone — they were designed to be discovered.
Some said the “timer” used on the package delivered to CNN wasn’t a timer at all, but a simple LCD clock:
— A simple mind (@simplemindqsall) October 25, 2018
this isn't even a timer, its a cheap car clock (available from Amazon), that doesn't even have an alarm circuit on it. I'm not a bomb expert but even I know the device would need an alarm for a trigger. https://t.co/oqLRx5a1qz
— I AM THE MILITIA (@Basic_Problem) October 25, 2018
Then there was this argument:
Whoever took the image of the bomb on the CNN work desk wasn't running away in fear. Wouldn't most people run from a bomb? A brave photographer maybe? Or someone who knew it wasn't going to blow?
— Terri Wright (@FreeThinkingUS1) October 25, 2018
Why did they open the envelope and take a photo? They weren’t concerned it would explode, or they knew it wouldn’t? Never have ever seen evidence photographed and tweeted when it could blow.
— Conservative Chick is A Nationalist (@ConservativeCh6) October 25, 2018
More and more, it appears this incident may very well be something designed to sow discord and perhaps garner sympathy for Democrats.
October surprise? Or October hoax? You decide.
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