So, according to 'sources' the Three Named Terrorist-of-the-Week used home-made nitroglycerin for the bomb that rocked Nashville. LINK
Oh my god.
The Feds ain't even trying anymore.
It's obvious to me they don't give a fuck anymore and'll throw any bullshit out there.
OK... my rationale?
Some folks got into my initial analysis of the "how" and "whut" of the makeup of the bomb. Bracken stopped by, hell, I must have been the only 'freeblogger' open on Christmas. That was the single largest number of hit here in one day ever. Try 12490. Used to take me MONTHS to hit those numbers...
My Thanks BTW. If I hadda dollar... jes' sayin'...
So anyways, I guessed a combo of ANFO and Blackpowder. Blackpowder 'cos the accessibility, it's currently -available- unlike rifle and pistol powder in quantity, and it's cheaper...$25 a pound as opposed to $40-50 a pound... BP is still available whereas it's nigh on unobtainium for other powders unless yer willing to pay a mad premium. I got lucky and stocked up before the current insanity and still have primers, BBs, brass and powder to use... I know a LOT of reloaders who don't, but every time I've gone sniffing around Bass Pro and even on line, the BP is always in stock, hence my analysis.
Case in point:
Ain't much rifle or pistol powder available at all... leastways in quantities to make a huge Ka-Boom.
So a couple of folks wanted to tear apart my ideas, which I'm cool with
I mean hell, it's on the Internet, why wouldn't it be true?
My analysis was based on cost, ease and accessibility.
That and post-blast damage from the 'operational-immediate' post blast pictures.
As well as my IED/VBIED experiences both during and after said-explosions.
Anywho... so now they're trying to tell us Homeboy bought a bunch of precursor chemicals
Using his credit cards
However, the next part is where I throw the Bullshit flag and HARD
OK, there's crazy, and then absolutely bugfuck nuts
I'm crazy. I know I am. Hell I make flammenwerfers for fun, profit and hell, Why not?
But home made Nitro?
Lets just say that I like living a bit too much. I also like all my fingers just where they are. Home made Nitro is one of the big no-no's of the chemistry world. I'm not going to go into detail too much, it's all out there on the Intahrwebz for you to look up, and if y'all are stupid enough to fuck around, y'all gonna find out mighty quick just how dangerous and crazy that shit is.
There have been cases of guys working AT Dupont... the chemical company? Blowing theyselves up by accident while on the job. Professional Chemists blew theyselves up in a laboratory setting fucking around with Nitro. No ONE sane makes homemade nitro. Looking at it makes it irritable. Shit... so even if he made a pile of it, I mean shit... doubt he mixed it up there on the spot on the street... and transporting it pre-made? See above "irritable" becomes "agitated" which becomes "pissed off" which equals your carcass spread allllllll over the place suddenly and unexpectedly.
So call me highly doubtful of this particular bullshit.
But it does start to point towards what they really want
Which is banning the online sale of 'stuff' that can be utilized
Lock that shit down now
I can see it coming.
Bulk purchases of what -used to be easy- to get
So in the future IF something goes >Ka-BOOM< they can track it back to Point-of-Purchase
And fry everyone involved
Which means the black market is gonna start thriving
More than it already is
Stay tuned... see if'n I'm wrong. The idea that it was having to do with cutting off comms?
but ultimately, Occam's Razor holds true.
More Later I Remain The Intrepid Reporter