Homemade Bombs Target Six High Profile Political Figures
Here we go again, ladies. I found another big thing.
Some psycho sent a pipe bomb to both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Yup, like how you see movie plots about those poor schizophrenic souls that think the government is after them so they retaliate in a literally explosive way. Now it’s happening in real life.
Here’s the timeline. On Monday (Oct. 22), an employee of billionaire George Soros opened a package and found a pipe bomb covered in black powder. He took it to a wooded area near the Soros home and promptly called the police. Thankfully, the bomb never went off and Soros wasn’t even home.
On Tuesday (Oct. 23), another homemade bomb was found during the mail screening for the Clintons at their Chappaqua home in New York. Again, no one was injured and the bomb was dealt with by the bomb squad in that area.
Then on Wednesday (Oct. 24), four more bombs were found. Talk about the next big step. One was found during the mail screening of Barack Obama, Democratic Representative Maxine Waters, and another at the CNN Manhattan headquarters where everyone in the building, including the shopping mall and the Whole Foods in the basement area, was forced to evacuate. At CNN, the package was found addressed to John Brennan, former CIA director.
The last bomb was found in Florida at the offices of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But what’s interesting is that a few of the bombs found had the return address of Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Now, obviously she’s not the one doing this. But you can agree that this all seems extremely odd. While the investigation is still ongoing, we do know that all of these targets are Democrats and both John Brennan and Maxine Waters have even openly spoken out against Trump.
Trump’s son has responded to the situation on Twitter saying, “As someone whose family has directly been the victim of these mail threats I condemn whoever did this regardless of party or ideology. This crap has to stop and I hope they end up in jail for a long time.”
The story behind this is that last month, Trump’s ex-wife Vanessa received a letter filled with powder. She had to be hospitalized for nausea and coughing but a man has already plead guilty to this incident, so I don’t think it’s related to the bombs. Also, you know, it wasn’t a bomb.
We don’t know who the suspect is or if the FBI have any leads. We also don’t know what this person’s MO is. Do they want to harm people or are they just looking for some entertainment to get them through the week? Does it have something to do with political parties and are we dealing with an extremist?
These are just things to think about until I find out some more info. As always, I’ll keep digging.
Cover image via The Washington Post
Disclaimer: I got my news from Vice News, New York Post, and The Guardian.