White terrorist leaves bomb in Asheville airport

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  1. Fisherguy

    Fisherguy Well-Known Member

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    Once again a white terrorist strikes and America follows a close "lone wolf" script, unless they ignore the event entirely, as happened here. This is one terrorist Trump won't be Tweeting about. Or condemning an entire religion.

    Major news outlets were remarkably quiet after last Friday's arrest of Michael Christopher Estes, who planted an improvised explosive device in a North Carolina airport and later admitted he was "preparing to fight a war on U.S. soil." That this homegrown terrorist slipped past major media outlets has some critics crying foul over the media's double-standard for terrorists who don't fit the popular image and narrative of what a "terrorist" looks like.

    On Friday, October 6, just before 1 a.m., a man dressed in all-black walked into the Asheville Regional Airport and set down a unattended bag, as security footage shows, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    "Based on a review of the video, the individual walked near the entrance to the terminal, went out of sight momentarily, and was then seen departing the area without the bag," the criminal complaint read.

    After a police dog sniffed out what was presumed to be explosive material, authorities at the airport closed the concourse and the street leading to the airport.

    Inside the bag authorities found a cocktail of ammonium nitrate, fuel oil, and a Mason jar full of shrapnel — a common design of explosive device, as the FBI attested in the affidavit. This bomb design has been used "in a number of terrorist-related incidents around the world," the criminal complaint continued. "When [ammonium nitrate and fuel oil] comes into contact with a flame or other ignition source it explodes violently. Nails or ball bearings are often items added to the device so as to increase the devastation inflicted by the explosion."

    A timer revealed that the bag was set to explode at 6 a.m. the following morning, and would have unleashed immense damage on travelers.

    Critics suggest that the incident received little attention because the alleged terrorist, Michael Christopher Estes, did not fit the profile of a terrorist that feeds sensationalist and scaremongering headlines. Indeed, Estes was both white, and not a Muslim.

    The profile of Estes is politically relevant, as President Donald Trump often jumps at the opportunity to declare violent acts "terrorism" solely because of the profile of the perpetrator. Trump has also ignored or washed over acts of terrorism when they are perpetrated by right-wing and/or white suspects. Likewise, Trump has used fear of terrorism as a justification for banning travel from Muslim-majority nations.

    "Sorry if it sounds like you’ve heard this story before," wrote The Intercept's Shaun King. "I’m as tired of writing it as you are reading it, but you know good and well that if Estes was a young Muslim — hell, if he had ever even visited a mosque in the past 25 years — that Trump would be tweeting about him right this very moment to tout how essential a Muslim ban is for American safety."

    "His actions aren’t an indictment of his whole faith, political outlook, and race. White people aren’t, thanks to Estes, suddenly labeled terrorists or seen as a threat to American safety in the way that would almost certainly happen had it been anybody other than a white man," King added.

    https://www.salon.com/2017/10/11/a-...e-national-press-and-some-activists-cry-foul/
     
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    "No one noticed when a white man planted a bomb in a North Carolina airport last week. Media double-standard?"
    Interesting & sad, it's certainly news worthy.
     
  3. Fisherguy

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    You can bet he's another white nationalist. But America expects this sort of thing almost on a monthly basis.
    Our white nationalist party uses the same techniques as ISIS, because they work.
     
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    It's a wonder this guy wasn't caught up by the NSA's illegal surveillance dragnet ... He must not have aligned himself with the GOP during the last election cycle.
     
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    Those damn bombs. Look what they caused
     
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    Estes fits the textbook demographic of a Trump voter.

    Enough said. :salute:
     
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    I would say that Estes was a victim of child abuse......
     
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    i didn't read it but where does he establish his white supremacist terrorist agenda?
     
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    In case the OP's source isn't good enough for some of you:

    Apparently the jail calls him a "Native American," which is a bit odd. In any case, that seems like a terrorist motive to me.
     
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    yeah, that's one heck of a major player, that good old white nationalist party. What are they up to, like almost 27 members by now?
     
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    The only Estes I ever knew were native Americans.
     
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    Check the American Nazi Party rolls, and then the Klan. And then the militias. For starters....
     
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    Try reading a little American history.
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    I visit about 5-10 news websites plus a couple news aggregation websites daily and didn't hear of this. Spooky.
     
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    I didn't know Billie Sol Estes......
     
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    whoa whoa whoa you can't lump militias in with nazis and the klan.
     
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    it sounds catalonian spanish to me
     
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    Bombs should be illegal..............wait...........nevermind.
     
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    I can just imagine the flaming and hate spewing if you wrote from you and your comrades " the dangerous darkie ". Your racism and hate for whites is venomous.
     
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    Wow you guys are seriously hard up on skin color and political affiliation, what is wrong with you?
     
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    How many people were killed?
     
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    At the very least, we should have background checks for bombs.
     
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    Well thank God you put the guy's race in the thread title! Your indoctrination into Obama's identity politics and anti-white mentantility is complete. You should be getting a BLM t-shirt in the mail as a prize any day now.
     
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    What does this have to do with skin color?
     
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    Ooooh, scary
     
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