Once again, the FBI's got itself into the bomb-supplies business -- but just like Wile E. Coyote's ACME, what they sell doesn't actually work.
This time, they found a man from Bangladesh who wanted to blow stuff up and were only to happy to set him up. As is so often the case, it was Target: NYC, with the Federal Reserve Bank his immediate aim, since it seemed easier to hit than the Stock Exchange. (And we wonder why Mayor Bloomberg seems paranoid? The FBI's settin' people up to bomb his town! But you think he'd fret more about ANFO than NRA.)
While you have to wonder how far any of these clowns would get without J. Edgar Hoover's kids "helping," the successful outcome is that yet again, something didn't get exploded. (And for the record, I am very much in favor of keeping malefactors from blowing up persons and property.)
Also, Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia. And that's the part that kinda frets me.
(Summat related, the short film Me And The Big Guy. Sounds interesting.)
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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