Bomb disposal expert raises serious questions about devices sent: ‘just silly looking’

Bomb disposal expert raises serious questions about devices sent: ‘just silly looking’
Package received by CNN

As we and others reported on Wednesday, suspicious packages containing explosive devices were sent to a number of prominent liberals. Those addressed to members of government were intercepted as part of the natural screening process.

Although the investigation into who sent the packages has just gotten underway, leftists and their media allies have already decided without any evidence whatsoever that Donald Trump and/or his supporters are behind these deadly acts of terrorism.

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).

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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.

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.

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?’

One person who identified himself as a retired mail carrier responded to Sauer’s Twitter thread with the advice that such packages would have never made it to their intended targets thanks to training received by postal service employees.

It must be re-emphasized that at this point we have no concrete answers to the identity of the person who sent these devices or to what his political affiliation was (if in fact this was a politically motivated act). All we can gather from Tom Sauer’s comments is that the maker of these explosive devices was either incompetent or deliberately constructed devices that were destined to fail in the event they reached their destination.

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Joe Newby

Joe Newby is an IT professional. He has written for Conservative Firing Line, Examiner, NewsBusters, and Spokane Faith and Values.

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