The media are very curiously silent about this, don’t you think? I shudder to think how many people could have died on one of our national holidays, the one where we honor the great American of non-violent political action:
FBI: Bomb found on MLK march route
Device reportedly had remote control detonator; incident described as ‘domestic terrorism’
SPOKANE, Wash. — A backpack found along the route of the Martin Luther King Jr. march in Spokane contained a bomb “capable of inflicting multiple casualties,” the FBI said Tuesday, describing the case as “domestic terrorism.”
The FBI said the Swiss Army-brand backpack was found about 9:25 a.m. PST on Monday on a bench at the northeast corner of North Washington Street and West Main Avenue in downtown Spokane.
Aiming to blow up people marching in an MLK Day parade. Now there’s the sort of soul I’d be very tempted to do violence to. Wow.
Workers initially reported the suspicious package to Spokane police. The march was slightly re-routed and delayed.
Television video on “The Rachel Maddow Show” showed the backpack sitting upright on a metal bench backed by a waist-high brick wall. In the interview with Maddow, Spokesman-Review reporter Clouse said sources told him the device was placed to direct the blast outward toward the marchers.
“The three contract workers in the area who were there are unsung heroes,” the FBI spokesman said.
Have we become jaded? Or has the Loughner shooting overwhelmed us all? This is terrible, troubling news.