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Old 20 March 2018, 21:02
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I'd like to see one of those professional package thieves who steal from people's doorsteps take one home.
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Old 20 March 2018, 21:26
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Apparently the last one was actually an incendiary device and the ATF doesn't think it's tied into the other 6 devices.
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Old 20 March 2018, 22:14
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To expand on gavin's comment about bomb making being very easy, as a 14 year old I got a WWII copy of a Technical Manual regarding munitions, read it, and in pretty short order we were making tennis ball can Claymores that were wicked effective, very high-order stuff, using only a cheap weed killer and a common kitchen pantry item.

As dumb as we were as kids, we were wildly successful bombers (nobody ever got hurt, and no property was ever damaged other than our cardboard test targets and a few tiles in the Officer's club pool that somehow or other shook from a depth charge late one night)

So simple even a kid can do it.
There is a tremendous difference between what you describe and carrying out a public bombing campaign. Can idiots make bombs? Yes. Can they make a bomb, select a target, get the bomb to the target and successfully detonate it without being observed? (Not to mention various complexities in initiation) Sometimes, sure. Can they do it repeatedly over time? Maybe less likely? Keeping the bomb design simple does not negate the other work that goes into the attack. Look at German terrorist groups in the 80s. Chock full of engineers, but the usually did dry runs without the main charge.
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Old 20 March 2018, 22:17
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Just curious if anyone has researched the dates of the explosions and if they hold any significance. March 2nd, first bomb, is Texas Independence Day. Not sure if all detonated on intended times/days but closely to the second March 12th bombing is March 10th which is UBL birthday. Didn't look at other dates but the start date was curious. FWIW.

Also, a Reddit user claimed he was the bomber and had a bit of a dialogue but claimed "My intention is not to kill people. I am doing this simply because I want to watch the world burn" and likened himself to the zodiac killer.
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Old 20 March 2018, 22:59
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Authorities saying device was two Arty Sims.

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Old 20 March 2018, 23:00
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Can they make a bomb, select a target, get the bomb to the target and successfully detonate it without being observed? (Not to mention various complexities in initiation) Sometimes, sure. Can they do it repeatedly over time? Maybe less likely? Keeping the bomb design simple does not negate the other work that goes into the attack. Look at German terrorist groups in the 80s. Chock full of engineers, but the usually did dry runs without the main charge.
On one side of the coin, the individual(s) ability to evade authorities leads me to believe that the attacker(s) have some type of training. On the other side of that coin, with the over abundance of information readily available, in addition to the over-dramatization of LE capabilities on TV, it wouldn't be far-fetched to think that somebody intelligent couldn't figure it out on their own.

I'm not a big fan of the fact that some are beginning to point the finger at somebody in the LE/Military/Veteran community. I really hope that it's not the case...I think we can all agree that the attacker(s) don't fit the normal profile of more recent terrorist attacks.
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Old 20 March 2018, 23:10
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Ted Kaczynski had zero training and evaded capture for 17 years.
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Old 20 March 2018, 23:17
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Now they have a couple of Congressmen from that area releasing info that they got from LE...info that probably doesn't need to be released.

As Massgrunt alludes to, a solitary bomber, not linked into like-minded folks, using OTC items, is hard to track down. Traditionally they are either 1) turned in by family members, i.e. those people that do actually "know" them, and start to ask themselves if "Weird Uncle Bob" might be the bomber, or 2) caught when they make mistakes.
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Old 20 March 2018, 23:39
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Unabomber was a different day and age. Different tactics, too.
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Old 20 March 2018, 23:51
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Unabomber was a different day and age. Different tactics, too.
How so? Sure, there are more surveillance cameras and better connectivity now, but, beyond that?
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Old 21 March 2018, 04:31
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Local media in Austin is stating that a suspect in the bombings has been shot. They also released these photos.

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Old 21 March 2018, 04:32
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Old 21 March 2018, 05:53
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Looks like shitbird is dead, now we'll find out more about background and motivations.

Most folks aren't going to live in the woods like the unabomber and not have internet, phone and a large footprint....no way someone like this avoids 500 feds with countless devices to monitor and wildly expensive tech tools unless they were seriously dedicated.
Glad he's dead, efficient end to his idiocy.

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Old 21 March 2018, 06:15
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Apparently, the suspect blew himself up as he was being cornered.

Just another asshat coward.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/21/us/au...ons/index.html

Well done LE and all who contributed to his deserved demise.
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Old 21 March 2018, 06:17
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Good job LE! Let's hope he ate a few federal 9mm or one if his inventions didn't work out.
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Old 21 March 2018, 06:40
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Congrats to the LE effort for running this douchenozzle to ground. I'm interested to see what his motivations end up being.
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Old 21 March 2018, 06:50
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Congrats on the LE community, they are not paid enough to do this stuff .........
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Old 21 March 2018, 07:20
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Bye, bye douchebag. Looks like somebody dimed him out - good on that person too. 24yo - is that 'Generation Tide Pod' or 'Millenial'?

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Old 21 March 2018, 07:24
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In the video where he is dropping off the packages LE says he is wearing a disguise. Don't know about that because its not clear. What is clear is that he is wearing gloves.

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Old 21 March 2018, 08:52
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In the video where he is dropping off the packages LE says he is wearing a disguise. Don't know about that because its not clear. What is clear is that he is wearing gloves.

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