An IED – Improvised Explosive Device – isn’t a complicated thing to build. In fact, looking around the place I’m living in now, I can think of about 100 different ways to blow things up. So, I have to ask:
Where the hell are all the IEDs?
Post-9/11 we, as a people, were told that there were a countess number of so-called “sleeper cells” in America. There were so many of these sleeper cells that all of the law enforcement agencies in the United States didn’t have the manpower or legal strength to combat this threat.
Six years later the FBI has arrested less than a dozen suspected members of “sleeper cells” and not a single IED – which could be linked back to an organization like Al-Qaidea – has been found. So, why is that?
Maybe it’s a matter of actually getting into the country. After all, we have increased airport security, right? Well, only if you believe Fox News. Just so you know, I boarded a plane in Detroit with a metal switchblade in my pocket and a bottle of clear liquid (water) in my backpack – and all of that was because I had forgotten they were with me.
No, it’s not an increase in airport security, that’s for damn sure. Maybe it’s because a proper explosive device is difficult to make? Well, there’s a little thing called the Anarchists Cookbook still floating around the Internet. Despite its inaccuracies (if you were to follow some of the recipes to the letter, you would die), it depicts how easy it is to make something that can harm humans. Gas + Fire = Boom.
IEDs are difficult to make? Absolutely not.
US security is as stupid as it has ever been, and IEDs are easier to build than some “assembly required” desks.
So where the fuck are the IEDs?
[tags]IED, Improvised Explosive Device[/tags]