Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bombings of MD state buildings

Two packages have exploded in buildings owned by the State of Maryland. Initial reports are that two employees suffered minor injuries.

Who knows what will shake out of the investigation, but I'm going to make a few assumptions. First of all, that there are no more bombs. The simultaneous explosion of the bombs suggests that if there were additional packages, detonation on the additional ones would have already been attempted. Secondly, that the target was specific agencies of the State of Maryland. Federal government, police forces, and other states are not involved in this terrorist attack.

This suggests that this is an instance of rightist domestic terrorism. As far as I know, no international terrorists have a grudge with the state of Maryland. One target was Maryland governor Martin O'Malley (D). The bomb which detonated in the Annapolis building was addressed to him. The other package exploded in the mailroom of the Department of Transportation. My guess is that someone really doesn't like the Maryland DMV.

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