A detailed analysis of the bombs used at the Boston Marathon and during a firefight between the suspects and law enforcement shows how closely the bombmakers followed instructions from the digital al Qaeda magazine “Inspire,” according to a government document obtained by NBC News.
The unclassified report from the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center found that the pipe bombs allegedly thrown from a car by Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev during last Friday’s chase through Watertown, Mass., resembled the design described in “How to Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom,” an article in the first issue of the English-language magazine. At least one of the Watertown bombs used an elbow pipe wrapped in black tape, as discussed in “Inspire.”
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“The use of elbow pipes specifically is unique,” states the report, “and rare in other extremist and anarchist literature.”
“How to Build a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom” also provided instructions on how to build bombs with kitchen pressure cookers. The bombs detonated at the marathon on April 15 were constructed from pressure cookers, as was a bomb authorities say the suspects threw at police during the Watertown shootout...
According to the TEDAC analysis, the pressure-cooker bombs also match the “Inspire” designs in their use of spherical shrapnel and gunpowder from fireworks, as well as the possible use of Christmas tree lights as an initiator...
Team Obama (which sadly includes the nation's press) refuses to acknowledge the obvious; namely, that terrorism is being inspired, promoted, justified, and directly enabled by radical Islam. In the case of the Boston Marathon murderers, liberals are deliberately ignoring the connections to al Qaeda as they emphasize that the Tsarnaev brothers acted alone.
What would they need to see the connection? A W-2 form? A team photo?
Certainly, one of the primary strategies being applied by Islamic jihad is individual action -- assassination, arson, stealth bombs, suicide bombs -- but it is individual action that is tied together by the arrogance, intolerance and lethal violence taught by extremist Islam all over the world.
It is the very nature of the thing that terrorism comes not in organized military campaigns (generals conducting battalions of professional soldiers into battle) but in single crimes designed to create havoc and fear among the targeted population, retribution for imagined wrongs, and death. But these single crimes are intimately linked by the motives and methods of Islamic jihad.
It's the ideology, stupid. And the fact that President Barack Hussein Obama, Attorney General Holder, the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, and most of the American media obstinately, irrationally refuse to admit this only paves the way for more violence.