First there were three pipe bombs wired together in a dumpster in New Jersey. The police had stopped the 5K race that was taking place for a charity for Marines and police because they found an unattended backpack at the scene. That backpack was not a threat, but they searched the area and found the devices. The race was canceled and no one was hurt.
Then in St. Cloud, Minnesota, a Muslim man went on a stabbing spree… he stabbed eight people before being shot by police. He was wearing a private security firm uniform and had been ranting about Allah. He asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he started slicing and dicing people. There are reports online that he has an ISIS connection.
Then in Manhattan last night, a bomb went off injuring 29 people. Three hours later and four blocks away, a pressure cooker was found with wiring and a timing device. Another device was found at 3 am. De Blasio says the attacks were intentional, but he won’t call them terrorism. Sure looks like terrorism to me.
From Allen West:
Col. West often says he doesn’t believe in coincidences. It’s difficult to look at the facts about what just happened in New York and New Jersey yesterday and not agree.
The Daily Mail reports, at 9.30am on Saturday, a pipe bomb exploded shortly before the Semper Five Run at Seaside Park, New Jersey.two additional unexploded pipe bombs were also found in a garbage can near the event 5km run in New Jersey. Seaside Park is approximately an hour and a half south of Chelsea in Manhattan.
Then, as we reported lated last night, approximately 12 hours later, a “suspected IED” exploded in a dumpster in Chelsea, injuring 29 people, thankfully none with life-threatening injuries.
The NYPD Special Operations Unit reported finding what may be a second explosive device, which was not detonated, at about 11 p.m. Eastern Time.
THat’s now five. Are there any others we haven’t yet found?
JUST IN: NYPD investigating possible “secondary” suspicious device on 27th St between 6th and 7th Avenues. pic.twitter.com/kHzJxquwTd
— ABC News (@ABC) September 18, 2016
The second device was later described by officials as a “pressure cooker” bomb, similar to the homemade explosive devices used in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
I also wonder if the attempted hit on a police officer in Philadelphia yesterday is connected somehow. Seven people were shot including two officers. The suspect and one victim died. There are also rumors out there that the shooter is either connected to Black Lives Matter or ISIS. There were celebrations on ISIS channels after the shootings.
I agree with people on social media here… there’s no way these events aren’t connected.
Are we looking at a wave of terrorism here? I guess we’ll see what happens today. But it is not comforting in the least to feel like all of America is now a Jihadist battleground and bombs could go off literally anywhere at any time.