We don’t like the bombs,
the bombs that go boom


Jun 14, 2023 | Podcast

a firey explosion of a vehicle borne improvised explosive device

Bombs are scary. You can’t shoot back at an explosion or talk it into surrendering or leaving you alone. But you can learn ways to spot the bad guy’s device before it does its thing. In today’s episode, Jim and Mike delve into some basics of the hows, whys, and wheres of improvised explosive devices to help you develop a risk picture based on likelihood and severity.

Just like there are certain weather conditions that are likely to breed hurricanes or other severe storms, we’re currently experiencing social weather, both globally and at home, that’s creating favorable conditions for bombers. There are enough angry people, with enough information, and ample opportunity to make things explode. Tune in for some info on what to look for. (Hint: It’s not a bundle of red sticks taped to an alarm clock with an “ACME” label.)

Brian Wells – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Brian_Wells
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umar_Farouk_Abdulmutallab
The Bombs, Bombers, and Bombings of Los Angeles by Michael Digby – https://amzn.to/3J7ROKn
Greenwich Village Townhouse Explosion – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwich_Village_townhouse_explosion
October 2018 United States mail bombing attempts – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_2018_United_States_mail_bombing_attempts
Bath School disaster – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disaster
Harvey’s Casino Bombing – https://www.fbi.gov/video-repository/newss-harveys-casino-bomb/view

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