Thursday, January 20, 2011

Domestic US Terrorism Targets MLK Parade in Spokane

[An official familiar with the case has said the bomb left along a Martin Luther King Day parade route in Spokane, Washington had a devastating potential to inflict a number of casualties. In an Associated Press article, the official is quoted as saying "They haven't seen anything like this in this country," and "This was the worst device, and most intentional device, I've ever seen."

Thankfully, a city worker noticed the bomb before the parade marched past the device last Monday. When law enforcement officials saw a wire coming out of the package the bomb squad was called and the parade was re-routed. The bomb squad was able to defuse the bomb, and now officials are discovering the sophisticated nature of the device. The device was designed to be detonated remotely through something akin to a garage door opener. Shrapnel was also strategically placed in the package to cause more injuries after to anyone within the blast range.

The FBI has said the time and location of the device are inescapable, leading them to believe there was a social or political agenda behind the attempted attack. The FBI has called the attempt an act of "domestic terrorism."

Despite the gravity of the story, the mainstream has paid relatively little attention to the story...]

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