Possible Pipe bomb explosion/attack in NYC

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  1. KnightBrolaire

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    this has not been a good winter for my investment real estate.

    hope everyone is ok. Just glad i'm not there right now. Used to take the bus back up to providence and back every weekend.
     
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    "The suspect, Akayed Ullah, had burns and wounds to his body when the NYPD responded around 7:20 a.m. EST. Ullah is currently alive and in custody and was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he is being treated.

    When asked if the suspect mentioned ISIS, NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton said the suspect “did make statements, but we’re not gonna talk about that right now.”

    It was reported that the male suspect is originally from Bangladesh, lives in Brooklyn and has been in the U.S. for seven years.

    The Port Authority Bus Terminal has since been re-opened. And, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is now investigating the explosion."

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    FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force is currently helping investigate.
     
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    FFS!

    I'm so glad no one was seriously hurt.
     
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    Not that looking in the mirror does you any good and I was no Hillary Clinton fan, but she had tackling online recruitment for ISIS near the top of her anti-terrorism priorities and I haven't seen any indication of DJT taking that threat as seriously.
     
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    some scary shit. that's two attacks very close to each other.
    the last one with the truck drive happened right down my street.
     
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    footage of the detonation
     
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    Last I heard injury count was up to 4, but the death count was, mercifully, at zero.
     
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    it was reported that the bomb detonated early. if it had actually gone off in the middle of the crowd at rush hour....
     
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    Agreed - though, downtown Manhattan even at 7-7:30 or whenever it went off is pretty busy. I suspect not only did it detonate early, it failed to fully detonate or detonate in the manner it was supposed to.
     
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    Looks like that could have been very bad. I guess it's lucky in some way, in the grand scheme of things.

    What goes through these people's minds?! I simply do not understand the idea of being so pissed off at the world or whatever to blow yourself up with a bomb and make tons of other people miserable along the way.
     
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    It's like that guy that was driving the truck down the sidewalk. I walked that crosswalk every day. an hour later and it would have been much worse.
     
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    Not a ton more is out, but the attacker was from Bangledesh, entered the country on a chain visa in 2011, and it seems he was inspired by the Islamic State's call to commit terrorist attacks in the US, though based on the timeline it seems far more likely that he was radicalized here, rather than came here to attack. IS-linked groups are claiming this was in retribution for Trump formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

    Still, we don't have much to go on, publicly, yet.
     
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    Why do these groups even bother to claim responsibility for attacks gone so "wrong?"
     
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    I'm not sure, from their standpoint, they HAVE gone wrong. The primary purpose of terrorism isn't to kill; the primary purposes of terrorism are to spread fear, to incite anti-Islamic sentiment in the west and fan the flames of a religious war, and to prompt western governments to become more repressive and curtail civil liberties. A "botched" attack does just as good at that as one with a higher body count.
     
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    It sounds like he blew his parts off.
     
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    So...If he martyred his penis with a bomb, are the 72 virgins using it right now, or will it just be waiting in heaven with velcro when he gets there?
     
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    Yeah, keeping them out of the US to begin with wouldn't have thwarted stuff like this.
     
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    I wish the injury/death count was one: The asshole trying to pull this garbage.

    NOTE: Anyone that wants to shame me for some reason over this guy trying to kill people and me wishing he was the sole injury and death can save it.
     
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    I believe Tawhidi warned about "hot radical spots" in NY, and apparently no one listened/gave a shit.
     
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