I was at lunch with some people I had known for a long time when the word about the discovery of the mail bombs hit the news. Apparently no one there knew about it because it was not brought up as a subject. Had it, I’m sure some would have suggested the “false flag” theory that the Democratic Leftist Libs were sending the bombs to themselves to gin up enthusiasm for their side because the timing is suspect with the election coming up in less than two weeks, after all aren’t they the party of death; and then the other side would rebut that saying that it had to be a Conservative Republican who was consumed with the belief that the Democrats were evil intent on destroying America by having open borders which would flood our country with Middle East types intent on our destruction.
So the battle goes on and an atrocious incident brings out the venom with one side blaming the other. I have to think the FBI will be able to tell us who is behind this plot. One clue which will be examined first, I have to think, is whether the bombs were meant to explode. If not, you’d have to think that this was a political false flag stunt. For who would go to the trouble of assembling fake bombs and directing them to almost a dozen prominent people associated with the Democratic Party if the intent was not to harm them other than someone looking to make the Dems look like victims hoping that would help them in the election?
I suggest the first thing to know if the bombs though loaded had an explosive device attached to them.
Aside from that at this point two things are certain: whoever did it has great malice in his heart whether a true attempt or a false flag; and, the environment in America is such that something like that happening is not surprising nor is the reaction that it provoked.
The toxic environment is caused by Trump who preaches hate of the media and of the opposition party. This is his shtick. For over a year now we have listened to the theme which he tweeted on February 17, 2017: “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” Why then wouldn’t someone target CNN with a bomb when over and over again this person hears Trump telling us the enemy is right here in front of us and certainly not in Saudi Arabia, Russia, North Korea or China.
Our enemy Trump tells us is our fellow Americans who report the news who are intent on destroying America. Yesterday, among his many divisive tweets, yes yesterday, the day after the packages with what appeared to be bombs were discovered, Trump tweeted: “A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News. It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!” Or else what? More bombs will be sent.
How can anyone think this is not throwing fuel on the simmering resentment his followers have toward the media? Do we really need Trump continuing to feed his frenzied followers more reasons to hate at this time? Don’t they recognize how much his feigned angry rhetoric has brought about a great division among Americans?
His words of hatred about Democrats are well-known. He suggested they funded the cavaran. He said: “You don’t hand matches to an arsonist and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob and that’s what the Democrats have become. They would turn our country so fast into Venezuela.” Then he adds it all together suggesting: “Today’s Democrat Party is held hostage by left-wing haters, angry mobs, deep state radicals, establishment cronies, and their fake news allies. ” Not to be outdone by himself he states: “Every single Democrat in the U.S. Senate has signed up for the open borders, and it’s a bill, it’s called the ‘open borders bill.’ ” As you know there is no such bill.
He preaches continuing hate with his “lock her up” chants against Hillary Clinton; his extolling of violence “Any guy who can do a body-slam … he’s my guy;” and his ongoing angry mob-type rhetoric riling up his folk.
That’s not to come to an answer as to who sent the bombs but it tells us clearly that Trump has created the environment into which those bombs, real or not, could be sent. If the FBI has its act together we should be hot on the trail of the suspect(s) right now. Since no one was killed or injured in this latest Trump brouhaha it will be interesting to watch it play out.
Of course, there is the outside chance a Russian operative was behind the packages. Isn’t its Putin’s desire that Americans weaken their country by fighting against each other? Isn’t that why he has such fondness for Trump?