Saturday, January 9, 2010

Bomb - explosive, firearm, and WMD

An indictment has been returned against Flight 253 "underwear bomber" Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab... He is charged with six counts:

1. The attempted use of a WMD.
2. The attempted murder of 289 individuals ("within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the U.S.")
3. A willful attempt to destroy and wreck an aircraft.
4. Willfully placing a destructive device on an airplane that would be likely to endanger its safety.
5. That he "knowingly used and carried a firearm" in furtherance of one or more crimes of violence, and,
6. That he "knowingly possessed a firearm" in furtherance of one or more crimes of violence.

.... all of which he will be found guilty of and put away for a very long time. Per the law his bomb is considered an explosive device, a firearm, and also a weapon of mass destruction. As observed in the April 2008 blog entry, 'WMD ain't what they used to be...', the term "WMD" is cheapened by its promiscuous and indiscriminate use...

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