Just ransom explosives, and random loud bangs coming from his pickup. Happens every day. Perfectly ordinary, perfectly random. Nothing to see here. “Arkansas Man Arrested in Smyth Co. for Possession of Explosives,” from WSET.com, November 27 (thanks to Pamela Geller via JW):
Smyth Co.,VA- An Arkansas man was arrested, and charged with multiples [sic] counts of manufacturing and possessing explosive devices after a traffic stop in Smyth County.
In other news:
He knew what he was doing: “American Grocers shipped so much stale merchandise that the company bought paint solvent by the barrel and set up assembly lines to wipe out the old labels to make room for the phony dates.” So what was his intent? Just to make a profit? Or to cripple the military in Iraq as well? Does anyone know? Does anyone care? After all, we have seen cases like this before, although details remain elusive.
Around 10:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving State Trooper L. J. Testerman was traveling through Chestnut Ridge Road and Grubmore Road when he observed someone throwing some type of bottles out of a black Ford Ranger pickup. Moments later the trooper heard a loud bang come from the pickup.
Trooper Testerman stopped the pickup truck on Chestnut Ridge Road. After a search of the vehicle the officer found explosive devices.
21-year-old Emad Hatem Abdullah of Little Rock, Arkansas was arrested, and taken to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Abingdon where he is being held on $5,000 bond.
Abdullah has been charged with one felony count of throwing a missile at a vehicle and four counts of manufacturing and possessing an explosive device….