Thursday, July 14, 2005

Honest, Officer, I Just Got A Few Stumps To Get Out...

It seems like there's no shortage of bomb-making ingredients in the U.S. How comforting. From ABC News:

From 2001 to 2004, more than 16,000 pounds of high explosives were stolen from construction sites and demolition companies, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Equally as alarming, more than 60,000 pounds of blasting agents like ammonium nitrate -- the same chemical used in the Oklahoma City bombing -- were stolen, as well.
The New York City Police Department created a special undercover unit to try find out how easy it would be to make a bomb.

"We've been able to go out and purchase the materials for a bomb, do it legally, and put it together and again detonate it," said New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Building the bomb was easy to do and cheap, he says.

Cheap and easy? A new career for Fixer, perhaps? (wink)

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