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Old 12-12-17, 04:26 PM
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NYC terrorist bomb made from sugar and Christmas tree lights kills zero people

I wasn't aware that sugar was a high explosive. Too bad Mythbusters never tested that one.

But seriously, I'm glad no one got killed.


https://nypost.com/2017/12/11/port-a...-battery-cops/

Port Authority bomb was made of Christmas lights, sugar and a battery: cops

December 11, 2017

The Port Authority bomber fashioned his crude explosive device out of pipe, a battery, sugar and Christmas-tree lights, following instructions in an online Islamist propaganda publication, law-enforcement sources said.

The homemade weapon, allegedly strapped to Akayed Ullah with Velcro and plastic ties and hidden under his jacket, went off underground near the Port Authority Bus Terminal at around 7:20 a.m. Monday.

But the bomb was apparently a bust — and did not properly detonate because it was poorly constructed, sources said.

If it had worked, it could have caused serious destruction.

“Fortunately, the device he had didn’t function as he intended,” a senior law-enforcement official said.

Instead, the blast seriously injured just Ullah himsef, and left three others with only minor wounds.

The accused bomber, sources said, got the explosive recipe from reading Inspire magazine — al Qaeda’s Web-based English-language publication, founded by the late American Islamist Anwar al-Awlaki and called “the Vanity Fair of terrorism.”

The Internet has proven to be a powerful tool for terror organizations seeking to radicalize and recruit young men in the United States. A study of 129 American militants found that 101 frequently download and share extremist propaganda.

“Militants in the United States today become radicalized after reading and interacting with propaganda online, and generally have little or no physical interaction with other extremists,” the group wrote in a September report.

Many other attackers also got their bomb-building instructions from the slickly-produced Inspire, which features an “open-source jihad” section.

Manhattan resident Jose Pimentel was busted in 2011 after constructing a pipe bomb per Inspire’s instructions, which featured a detailed how-to across eight pages in one edition.
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Re: NYC terrorist bomb made from sugar and Christmas tree lights kills zero people

Enjoy.

TLDR: It's flammable like coffee creamer and sawdust is flammable. So it probably wouldn't have worked if it was packed into something like a pipe bomb.

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Old 12-12-17, 06:11 PM
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Re: NYC terrorist bomb made from sugar and Christmas tree lights kills zero people

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Enjoy.

TLDR: It's flammable like coffee creamer and sawdust is flammable. So it probably wouldn't have worked if it was packed into something like a pipe bomb.

Thanks for teaching me something new!
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Tis' the season for a delicious sweetened bomb.
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This. God love you New York!

The audio of transit workers alerting the police sounds like every other time I've ever heard a transit worker in NY speak. Like they're bored and irritated.
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Re: NYC terrorist bomb made from sugar and Christmas tree lights kills zero people

Originally Posted by Draven View Post
Enjoy.

TLDR: It's flammable like coffee creamer and sawdust is flammable. So it probably wouldn't have worked if it was packed into something like a pipe bomb.
Also, Mythbusters tested the coffee creamer. It was one of the biggest explosions they had. It was unexpected too, the team had to run for cover.
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I’d replace “People outside of NYC” with “Media outside of NYC”. Nobody outside of New York gives a shit about this either.
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Yeah, I'm in Chicago and I was laughing as I saw this moron writhing on the ground after his dud burned him
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I’d replace “People outside of NYC” with “Media outside of NYC”. Nobody outside of New York gives a shit about this either.
I'm sure there's at least one person in DC who gives a shit and is looking to expand the Muslim ban list.
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