So the bomber who sent those three explosive packages this week wants our counter terror measures to cease. Huh. The mail bombs, mailed to DHS's Napolitano and the Maryland Governor, ignited when they were opened, singeing the fingers of two state workers. The Napolitano package wasn't opened, and was discovered when it began popping and smoking. It emitted "a brief flash of fire" before extinguishing itself.
Two of the packages, one at a state building half a block from the State House in Annapolis and another at the Department of Transportation, exploded after employees opened them. One of the packages was addressed to Gov. Martin O'Malley, the other to the Secretary of Transportation.
The bomber is just following the Obama lefty line of 'thinking' that if you piss the jihadis off, then they will come after you. Just as Imam Rauf contemptuously warned us that the jihadis would explode if we didn't build the Ground Zero mosque: "It's my duty as an American Muslim to stand between you, the American non-Muslim and the radicals trying to attack you." Yeah, right. Just like this guy.
Funny how they keep the motive of the bomber from the newscycle until Saturday. Who are they protecting?
WASHINGTON – First, fiery packages sent to top officials in Maryland were opened, revealing an angry message complaining of the state's terrorism tip line. Then, a mailing addressed to the nation's homeland security chief ignited with a similar flash of fire and smoke at a D.C. postal processing facility.
While authorities have not said if the latest parcel contained a note, they did say the three packages were alike. The targeting of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano also seemed to echo anger expressed by the mailer of the first two.
Napolitano launched a nationwide "see something, say something" campaign in July, and her recorded voice can be heard in Washington-area subway stations, reminding commuters to report suspicious behavior. The program expanded last month to include more than 230 Walmarts across the country.
The Maryland packages had an explicit message, railing against highway signs urging motorists to report suspicious activity by calling a toll-free number. The message read: "Report suspicious activity! Total Bull----! You have created a self fulfilling prophecy."
Authorities fear there could be more packages.
"We've got to make sure we go after this person and get them off the street and get them behind bars, because these kinds of things are very, very dangerous," Maryland State Police Col. Terrence Sheridan said. "We just don't know where this person is going with this. We don't know who it is. We don't know what they're thinking right now."[...]
In Maryland, the packages ignited when they were opened, singeing the fingers of two state workers. At the D.C. facility, the package wasn't opened and was discovered when it began popping and smoking. It emitted "a brief flash of fire" before extinguishing itself, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. No one was injured.
The D.C. package was addressed to Napolitano, according to a department official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of an ongoing investigation. The parcel ignited in northeast Washington about 2:45 p.m.
The earlier packages, addressed to O'Malley and to Transportation Secretary Beverley Swaim-Staley, have been taken to the FBI lab in Quantico, Va., for forensic analysis, and Lanier said the D.C. package would also be sent there.
The Maryland mailings were opened within a 15-minute period Thursday at buildings 20 miles apart. Mailroom employees around the state were back at work Friday, and they had pictures of the packages and were advised to be vigilant about anything suspicious.
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