Though frankly you ought to be pretty petrified no matter where you are.
Via Gateway Pundit, there are “foreign-speaking men” in Missouri making mass purchases of cell phones…
Using those phones for triggers for bombs is the operative point here. Why? Here’s why…
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several Missouri law enforcement agencies have notified the FBI about a large amount of cell phone purchases from area Walmarts.
Now, another incident has some people wondering if we are in danger of a terrorist attack in our area. A large number of propane tanks have been reported stolen from several locations is Independence and Lee`s Summit.
At the end of November, a BP gas station in Lee`s Summit reported 18-20 propane tanks stolen from the outside cages. That same night the CVS on Southwest 3rd Street reported the exact same crime.
Two weeks later, the CVS on East 23rd Street in Independence was hit, and 28 tanks were stolen from that location.
Sources within law enforcement say they received an urgent safety email about the propane thefts.
While there are several ways those tanks and cell phones phones can be used, in this climate, terror attacks are always a consideration.
Retired FBI agent Michael Tabman says it is up to law enforcement to investigate and try to connect the dots.
Apparently a bomb made out of a propane tank using a cell phone as a trigger is not the optimum construction if you’re looking for a mass casualty event.
Then again, here’s what a propane tank can do when it goes off…
You look at that, and it’s not the kind of explosion that by itself would do a tremendous amount of damage. Unless you packed the casing around it with something like nails or ball bearings, that is, and then you’d have something like the Boston Marathon bomb. But if you placed a device like that in a crowded place, and particularly one that was enclosed, it could absolutely be a terror weapon.
And because of the high likelihood of the police running something like this down using security cameras, etc., if these purchases and thefts are related to jihadist terrorism (or some other kind of terrorism for that matter) it isn’t out of the question to think we’d find out very soon what the people behind them are up to.
Hopefully there is another explanation for what’s happening in Missouri. But if you’re living there and you’ve got a feeling of dread after what’s on the news, you are entirely justified.