Texas under fire…

Three explosives detonated in Austin, one in San Antonio at a FedEx facility…

And last night, an incendiary device…

Timeline, HERE.

Except this ‘string’ of events doesn’t make sense from a profile or M.O. if you will…

Historically, bombers don’t change ‘techniques’ in mid-stream. From public information, the first two were on people’s porches, and exploded injuring/killing people.

The third, was outside and ‘possibly’ used a tripwire,apparently had ‘shrapnel’ embedded. Technique change one…

The fourth, in a FedEx facility, specifics unknown, but first one ‘shipped’. Technique change two…

The fifth, an incendiary. Technique change three…

Now I’m NOT and expert, don’t play one on TV, etc. But having said that, I’ve been through a brief or three, and have done bomb searches in another life… My ‘guess’ is one original bomber, and at least one or two possible copycats.

If that is true, this one is going to be a PITA for law enforcement and the bomb squads. And who knows if it’s going to spread. If I didn’t order something, and know it’s coming, you can bet I’m NOT going to open any package that I receive out of the blue.

Another think¬† folks might want to think about is that Amazon boxes, FedEx, UPS packages are pretty damn easy to ‘duplicate’ or reuse. Just sayin…

Stay safe out there, please!

Edit- He offed himself last night, HERE.

Comments

Texas under fire… — 7 Comments

  1. Ah yes. Agreed. But one of them is dead. And so is the school shooter thanks to the resource officer. Score 2 for the good guys.

  2. The bomber is reported to have blown himself up. The Devil take his soul.

  3. I have thought that as well. Either this guy had a huge ego and wanted to test the limits, or there are others involved. Either way..at least one of them is toast apparently.

  4. I also am not a detective or explosives expert, but I thought the change from planted bombs to a trip wire to mailed packages odd. As it turned out the incendiary device was some sort of WW II relic that someone found in a basement or something.

    Considering how tricky it can be to make explosives without blowing oneself up, we’re lucky he was caught quickly.

    Motive? Who knows? The only things that I want to know is that he acted alone and that all of his devices are accounted for.