You know, I don’t want to jump to conclusions here, because that would make me too much like Matt “Right-wing But Rarely Right” Drudge. But if the car bomber was a white guy in his 40s who didn’t know the difference between ammonium nitrate and plain old fertilizer, I’m thinking it’s gotta be a Beck Patriot who was trying to water the tree of liberty … with the blood of random Times Square tourists.
I mean, it’s just their kind of logic:
Law enforcement officials offered a more detailed description of the makeup of the failed car bomb found in Times Square on Saturday night, and said they were reviewing surveillance footage that showed a white man who appeared to be in his 40s walking away from the area as he looked over his shoulder and removed a layer of clothing.
Raymond W. Kelly, the police commissioner, said the materials found in the Nissan Pathfinder — gasoline, propane, firecrackers and simple alarm clocks — also included eight bags of a granular substance, later determined to be nonexplosive grade of fertilizer, inside a 55-inch-tall metal gun locker.
The bomb, Mr. Kelly said, “would have caused casualties, a significant fireball.” He added, “I don’t think we can label it at this time crude or not.”
Let’s see: wrong kind of fertilizer. Shut-off propane tanks. Someone who’s not all that bright, or good with details? Maybe I’m wrong.
Maybe it’s just a Limbaugh listener.
Nachum at Free Republic thinks otherwise:
To me, it sounds like a liberal charade to take the heat off Barack and put it on the tea partiers.
Brilliant thinks someone’s being framed:
They are going to hang this failed bomb on some fat, white guy who was allegedly seen at a Tea Party rally. The construction of the device was so botched it seems almost like a set up and some sad nutter was talked into driving it to Times Square. I know, you think I wear a tin foil hat to bed, but I really don’t trust our present government.
Yes, the rest of the freepers are insisting the perpetrator must be a white man who’s a convert to Islam.
I swear to God, I do not Make. This. Stuff. Up. I don’t have to.
UPDATE: I have to admit, I had second thoughts when I saw that the alleged suspect didn’t have a beer belly. Now officials are saying the plot appears to have international ties.