I debated long and hard about telling you all about this stuff. Even asked one of the mods for an opinion on if I should or not. In the end I decided
it was better you know than not. Hopefully/God-willing none of us will ever have to use this information. So here's goes.
Under no circumstances should anyone touch or move an object that may be an explosive – no matter how much you think you know about bombs. This
should only be undertaken by bomb squad or EOD or other highly qualified personnel!
No, I'm not going to teach anyone how to make a bomb. But with the resurgence of terror groups like ISIS making threats against the West. There are a
few things you should know to keep you and your family safe.
Excerpt from a bomb awareness training seminar for first responders.
If you walked into a home on a routine call and noticed that all the metal in the house; utensils, doorknobs, and hardware were all rusty would
you know that this is a strong indicator of a chemical reaction from preparing a bomb?
As seen in the Boston bombing, pressure cookers, have replaced schedule 40 pipe as the packaging of choice, but there in Iraq bomb makers learned to
hide their IED is some rather ordinary everyday things, things that belonged. Things like concrete curbs and K-rails. Don't limit yourself to looking
for the obvious, like a backpack, shopping bag or box.
Still...Any suspicious object --- an abandoned bag/suitcase with or without visible wires, a gas canister, or even a shopping bag should require an
immediate evacuation of the area and notification of said suspicious object to the proper authorities. That's right from the manual !
The suicide bomber vest is constructed by making a wooden mold on to which is placed the shrapnel content(Nails, bolts,, ball barrings, door
hinges etc). The (usually) plastic explosive is then rolled over the shrapnel like a layer of dough. This content is placed into a vest and is
That too is from the manual but just as often a vest can be something as simple as a black-powder filled pipe bomb in a jacket pocket. Six of those
seems to be the magic number for suicide bomber but things change so Don't assume!
You can view an Al Qaeda training video Here
Before we move on, keep in mind the double bomb is kind of a new standard. As seen in Boston, one bomb is used to lure in rescuers, or herd victims
into a kill zone. That’s when they set off the second bomb.
Typically a lone bomber on foot carries an explosive charge that ranges from 11-29 lbs. for a vest or a bag.
That's not much and to give you a comparison lets take a quick peek at the ATF Car Bomb Table and see just how much explosive is needed to increase
the kill zone. (Table is based on the use of ANFO)
the very first car listed has 500 pounds of explosive and creates a kill zone of 100 feet. That's 50 times more explosive than carried in a vest and
to increase that kill zone to 125 feet... it requires twice as much explosives, 1000 pounds!
So vests and bag bombs are only good for a few yards, and the bad guys know that. But they have a rather nasty way of hedging the effectiveness of
their smaller packages.
It was very early, 2001, 2002 in Israel when some very evil bomb maker discovered the main ingredient in rat poison is an Anticoagulant.
Anticoagulant is a fancy doctor word that means it stops your blood from clotting. In other words you just keep bleeding, even from minor wounds. (In
a hospital they will treat your with a factor VIII clotting agent, same stuff they give to hemophiliacs). This too is par and parcel right out of the
Al Qaeda training video. We've seen this, “Rat Poison Bomb” in IED's there in Iraq. They coat their shrapnel in rat poison so that even a minor
wound has the potential to make a victim bleed out, usually internally. It was also used in the 2011 Seattle bombing by a home grown nut job skinhead
Most combat medics are aware of that nasty trick. But it's not part of the normal training curriculum for first responders here in the west. And that
is what I really wanted to talk you all about.
TPTB keep a tight lid on this rat poison deal to the detriment of all,,, If first responders are not given all the facts they need to save lives we
are all the poorer for it. Add to that, emergency medical personal, Paramedics, nurses, doctors, are going to have their hands full with multiple
trauma cases. Where the walking wounded might be left out in the ER waiting room for hours. A victim of a Rat Poison Bomb might bleed out in that
waiting room before anyone realized what was going on.
No I'm not giving away any state secrets here. The bad guys already know all about it. But now you know too; and forewarned is forearmed. So if you or
anyone you know finds yourself a victim let your doctors know about Rat Poison Bombs. In fact I suggest you take it a step further and forward a copy
of this thread to your local firefighters and police. So they too know about this subject. For them there is a great deal of info available from DHS
and ATF. I've never looked but I'm pretty sure treatment is well covered, esp by the doctors in Iraq and Israel.
Rat Poision Ingredents
Also, During the past two years, the United States Air Force’s Force Protection Battle lab (FPB) has managed a project that has resulted in a blast
visualization tool that is simple to use, produces results quickly, and displays the product in a 3-D graphic representation.
This product is called the Force Protection Planner (FPP) is used to determine Perimeters and blast distances between security fences and key
buildings. Besides security it also lets first responders know how far to stay back.
So the tools are there, now we just need to get the word out.
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