When is it Okay to Build a Dirty Bomb at Home?

This article appeared in the Bangor Daily News, and given the subject matter, I expected the same information to appear in other media outlets, such as CNN, Reuters, AP, etc.

This is deadly serious stuff. A cache of radioactive materials suitable for building a dirty bomb was found in a home in Maine.

The report posted on the WikiLeaks Web site states that “On 9 December 2008, radiological dispersal device components and literature, and radioactive materials, were discovered at the Maine residence of an identified deceased [person]…”

It says that four 1-gallon containers of 35 percent hydrogen peroxide, uranium, thorium, lithium metal, thermite, aluminum powder, beryllium, boron, black iron oxide and magnesium ribbon were found in the home.

Also found was literature on how to build “dirty bombs” and information about cesium-137, strontium-90 and cobalt-60, radioactive materials. The FBI report also stated there was evidence linking [the man in question] to [extremist] groups…

[His wife], 31, told investigators that her husband spoke of “dirty bombs,” according to the report, and mixed chemicals in her kitchen sink. She allegedly told police that [her husband] subjected her to years of mental, physical and sexual abuse. She also said that [he] was “very upset” when Barack Obama was elected president.

Holy flurking schnit! This is exactly the kind of sleeper-cell, enemies-among-us scenario that we’ve been afraid of for years. This is the perfect opportunity for all those people who have been warning us about immigration and porous borders and people-who-don’t-look-like-us and they-hate-us-for-our-freedoms to stand up and shout, “You see?! I told you so! It has happened!”

Can you believe this article never mentioned “terror” or “terrorism” or “terrorist”? Despite the makings of the dirty bomb and the ties to the extremist group and the wife being beaten and treated poorly? Just the poor treatment of the wife, alone, demonstrates that this fellow is not One of Us, but a throwback to an earlier, less-enlightened time, perhaps the seventh century.

Surely this enemy of America, this man who has no respect for human life, this man who planned and schemed and worked to kill Americans indiscriminately can be called a terrorist.

Surely the major news sources will be all over this explosive story.

But no. Because the man in question is not an illegal immigrant, an immigrant from the third world, a taxi driver who doesn’t speak English to our satisfaction, a polygamist, an Arab, someone who speaks Arabic, or even dark-skinned. His name is James Cummings. Ergo, not a terrorist.

The bright side is that he is no longer among the living, as his widow shot him dead a couple months ago.

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You may be reminded of that other non-terrorist, the guy who manufactured Ricin and had it in his hotel room in Vegas, Roger Von Bergendorff. It didn’t take authorities long at all to determine that his Ricin fetish was not related to terrorism. I mean, all they had to do was look at the guy.

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