Tuesday, December 20, 2005


While I was at reading comments at Little Green Footballs, I followed a link to this very disturbing story. It involves the theft of 400 lb of high explosives and 2500 detonators from an engineering firm in New Mexico.

The theft is one of the largest reported cases from a facility in the United States in the last decade ending 2004. During that time, a total of about 1,000 pounds was reported stolen from government facilities in 14 reported incidents. It is unknown whether there is any connection to terrorism.
A special agent at ATF said the incident was unusual because such high-powered material was targeted.
The missing material could potentially make numerous bombs.

I say let's assume it is terrorism until we knew for sure. I'm sure it wasn't taken by the Boy Scouts.

Update 12:28 PM World Net Daily includes a link to a more complete report in the New Mexico Channel News. But Get this:

Gov. Bill Richardson, who learned of the theft Sunday night, recommended not jumping to conclusions about public safety.
He said there is the possibility the explosives were taken simply so they could be sold.
"We don't think there is a threat to New Mexico, we think it may be somebody trying to make a profit or somebody that has a mental problem, but we don't know, so it's important that we move fast," said Richardson.

Even if they are only to be sold, who will be buying them? The Salvation Army perhaps?


Blogger Daniel Levesque said...

hmmmm, I think I smell a bombing coming. That is, unless we find the guys who did this first.


10:54 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

This shouldn't surprise anyone. Same state that had weapons labs give up nuke secrets to the Chinese. Worse, the state rewarded the head of those labs by making him governor: Bill Richardson.

I'm a native New Mexican and I have to admit this is one of the most ass backwards states in the union. That's what decaded of Dem control gets ya!!!

4:55 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Chris, you ought to try Michigan sometime.

5:19 PM  

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