Our prayers today for the people of New York City, jolted by an explosion last night from a device inside a dumpster, outside a building in the Chelsea neighborhood. Fortunately, there were no fatalities, although at least 29 people were injured. A pressure cooker bomb like the ones that went off at the Boston Marathon was also found a few blocks away, but was safely removed by the bomb squad. This all came just hours after someone set off a pipe bomb in a garbage can on the Jersey Shore, shortly before a charity race to benefit Marines and US Navy sailors was to begin. At this writing, all that’s known about the NYC explosion, according to Mayor DeBlasio, is that it appears to be intentional and there is “no evidence at this point of a terror connection to this incident.”
Right, three people in the NY-NJ area all had old bombs to get rid of and threw them into dumpsters and garbage cans at the same time. We shouldn't assume that's coordinated terrorism. Maybe some people are just too zealous about keeping the East Coast tidy.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo served in the Clinton Administration, and he proved that he learned at the feet of the master by admitting that the bombing in Manhattan now being celebrated by ISIS was “an act of terrorism,” but claiming “it’s not linked to international terrorism,” so “it depends on your definition of terrorism.” He added that “we were really lucky that there were no fatalities this time." Considering the people currently in charge of our immigration and anti-terrorism policies, that’s one thing we can all agree on. Read more here:
Hillary Clinton has denied reality so much that she’s reached the point where she can’t even keep her denials straight from one sentence to the next. Last night, she slammed Donald Trump for unwisely leaping to conclusions by calling the explosions in New York and New Jersey “bombs” before having all the facts. She apparently didn’t recall that in her opening statement just seconds prior to that, she had said, “I’ve been briefed about the bombings in New York and New Jersey, and the attack in Minnesota.”
By “the attack in Minnesota,” she was referring to the man who stabbed eight people with a knife at a St. Cloud, Minnesota, shopping mall before being shot and killed by an off-duty cop. He reportedly mentioned Allah and asked one victim if they were Muslim before stabbing them. Also, a state-run Islamic news agency called him a “soldier of the Islamic state.” But the police chief declined to call it terrorism and said his motive was still unknown.
Yes, we mustn't leap to conclusions. He might have just been a victim of poor motor skills. Just like the pressure cooker device planted in a New York dumpster might not have been a “bomb,” it might have just been someone throwing away a pressure cooker in frustration over his inability to make rice without causing an explosion.