If the bomber is truly a Trump supporter, why does he persist in sending out dud after dud?

If the bomber is truly a Trump supporter, why does he persist in sending out dud after dud?
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Today, an eleventh suspicious package was intercepted by authorities, followed soon after by a twelfth. The packages were addressed, respectively, to Sen. Kamala Harris and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

Both packages were similar and appearance to the previous ten. Both were manila envelopes to which were affixed labels printed in capital letters using the same now-familiar sans-serif font. Inside each was the same amateurish-looking pipe bomb.

The news reports failed to specify whether these latest bombs were duds, but at this point any reasonable person who has followed the developments of the past several days would be surprised if they weren’t.

All of which brings me to the title question: Why would a supporter of the president go through the same motions twelve separate times, following a very distinct pattern, if his goal was to do genuine harm to the president’s most vocal opponents? And if that is not the goal, then what is it? If it is to “send a message” to Democrats, as some on the Left have speculated, then why do this on successive days?

Finally, carrying out these threats so close to Election Day can only serve to win sympathy for Democrats.

Which could be the motivation behind a false-flag operation, carried out by one or more Democrats. It would enable them to deflect some of the criticism they have been receiving for condoning, if not advocating, acts of harassment and violence against Republicans.

This theory would also explain why all of the devices have been defective.

Just saying.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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