“Here is what we know: It was intentional, it was a violent act, it was certainly a criminal act, it was a bombing — that’s what we know,” he said on Sunday, flanked by law enforcement officials at Police Headquarters in Lower Manhattan. “To understand there were any specific motivations, political motivations, any connection to an organization — that’s what we don’t know.” – New York City Mayor Bill Deblasio, September 19, 2016
Those darn Southern Baptists are at it again. Or, perhaps it was the Amish.
The New York Post reports that
New York police say they’re looking for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection with the Chelsea bombing over the weekend.
Also on Monday morning, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday the bombs found over the weekend have similarities, suggesting “there might have been a common linkage.”
Cuomo said the investigation is ongoing, and he “wouldn’t be surprised if it zeroes in on a particular individual, today even,” and he “wouldn’t be surprised if we found a foreign connection to the act.”
The intense investigation into the weekend bomb blasts in New York and New Jersey is leading authorities to signs of a possible terror cell in those two states, law enforcement officials told CNN Monday.
The ongoing investigation, which includes two bombs in New York City and devices in two cities in New Jersey, has given authorities leads on specific people who are urgently being sought.
Also on Monday morning, a federal law enforcement official said BBs and ball bearings were among the pieces of metal that appeared to be packed into both pressure cooker bombs in New York.
One of those devices exploded on 23rd Street, but the fact that it was partly under a metal trash container may have diminished the force of the blast.
The latest developments came just hours after a backpack containing multiple bombs was found Sunday night near an Elizabeth, New Jersey, train station, according to the FBI and the city’s mayor.
[The following was posted on Twitter from the FBI’s Newark Office:
“There was a suspicious package with multiple improvised explosive devices this evening at the Elizabeth Train Station in NJ. #Elizabeth”]
The backpack had up to five devices, Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage said. It was found around 9:30 p.m. in a wastebasket outside a neighborhood pub, about 500 feet from a train trestle. The two men who found the backpack thought it might contain something valuable, but they alerted police when they saw wires and a pipe on the devices, the mayor said. No cell phones or electronic timing devices were found, Bollwage said.
There is no indication yet that the latest incident in Elizabeth is connected to the bombing in a New York City neighborhood Saturday night that injured 29 people and the explosion from a garbage can near a charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey. In that incident, investigators discovered three pipe-bomb-type devices wired together. Only one exploded, and no one was injured.
Bomb technicians sent a robot to examine the devices in the backpack in Elizabeth. As the robot was doing so, one of the devices detonated.
“The robot that went in to disarm it, cut a wire and it exploded,” Bollwage said.
The remaining four devices in the backpack will be transferred in protective cases to a local site and then will be taken to the FBI laboratory at Quantico, Virginia, Bollwage said.
Police checked all garbage cans in the immediate area, but found no other suspicious items.
I would post the President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama’s response, but Scooter hasn’t said a mumblin’ word about this obvious Radical Islamic Terrorist Attack, once again happening in our Sovereign Nation under HIS watch.
Liberals in power, like Obama and DeBlasio somehow believe that if they choose to ignore the reality of Radical Islam, it will go away.
I learned a long time ago that ignoring a bully does not make him go away.
Ask the bully twice my size in 7th grade, who stopped picking on me after I hit him with the thick ends of my 2S (Tom-Tom) drumsticks right between the eyes, dropping him like a rock. I didn’t get in trouble way back then, though, because the Assistant Principle, when I told him what happened, sent me back to class laughing and proud of the fact that I had stood up for myself.
So why doesn’t the President of the United States of America, identify our enemy as Radical Islam, and forcibly deal with them, before they “deal with us”?
When Barack Obama, Jr. was 3-years-old, his parents divorced. Obama only saw his father one time after that. Dad moved to Kenya and his mother married an Indonesian man, Lolo Soetoro. From ages six to 10, Barack Obama, Jr., attended a private school for well-off Islamic families in Jakarta.
Obama once said in a New York Times article posted March 3, 2007:
“I was a little Jakarta street kid,” he said in a wide-ranging interview in his office (excerpts are on my blog, http://www.nytimes.com/ontheground). He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them.
Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”
So, why have Modern American Liberals, in the MSM, and holding Public Office, been so afraid to call Muslim Terrorists, Muslim Terrorists?
Is it because of that heinous practice, known as Political Correctness?
Does Michael Moore get thrown out of All-You-Can-Eat Buffets?
We’ve all been a victim of it. And, it’s not just the Liberals who practice it.
A couple of years back, a young Libertarian lady, who just happens to be Black, had posted an article in a Facebook Page for Conservatives and Libertarians, featuring Patti Davis, the Liberal (and crazy) daughter of Former President Ronald Reagan. Davis had come out as the moral arbiter of some issue, and I pointed out that she was not fit to be the “moral arbiter” in any situation, as, to torque off her Dad, and make a political statement, she had posed topless for the cover of Playboy in 1994 with a black guy, standing behind her, cupping her…umm…chest.
Both the young lady and her husband, who happened to be white, jumped on me, like I was some sort of RAAACIIIST, because I stated the obvious.
Times were different, back in ’94. Just as they were different back in the 70s, when Bud Yorkin and Norman Lear created All in the Family, starring the great American actor, Carroll O’Connor. The misadventures of Archie Bunker and his family could not be a hit today. Our “tolerant ” Modern American Liberals would not allow it. And, the lessons learned from that ground-breaking television series would be lost.
As these barbarous acts continue to unfold before the eyes of Americans, we hear and read from some of this “Me, First Generation” that there is not any difference between American Christianity and Radical Islam. Quite frankly, that’s like saying that there’s no difference between Mister Rogers and Ted Bundy (look them up, children).
In Islam, the way to “walk with God and escape his judgment on that final day of judgment” is through ‘falah’, which means self-effort or positive achievement. The faithful must submit to God and follow all of his laws as found in the Koran. Judgment day in Islam involves some sort of measurement of what the believer has done wrong and what they have done right. And, even then, you might not be let into heaven if Allah decides you’re not good enough.
This is the direct opposite of Christianity, the chosen faith of our Founding Fathers and 75% of Americans today.
Now, I am not saying that every Muslim is on a jihad against “the infidels”.
When Christians become “radicalized”, we want to share the testimony of what God has done for us through His love, with everyone we meet. We get involved in our local church and we become better fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, and American Citizens.
When Muslims become “radicalized”, they want to “kill the Infidels” in the name of “Allah the Merciful”.
In the case of the Chechen Muslim brothers who bombed the Boston Marathon, their immersion into Radical Islam led them to “kill the infidels” that horrendous day.
In the case of the barbarians of ISIS, it has turned them into doppelgangers of the Nazi Butchers of Dachau.
And, in the case of Ahmad Khan Rahami, it has caused him to go on a murderous bombing spree in heavily populated areas of New York and New Jersey “in the name of the Prophet”.
At this point, I and the overwhelming majority of Americans, who actually care about our country’s future, are waiting for somebody to stand up to the bully known as Radical Islam, and hit him square between the eyes, as I did my bully, all those decades ago.
We just need a President willing to do it.
I pray that we get one in November.
Until He Comes,