UPDATE: NYC Bomber Caught Thanks to Thieves; Chris Hayes’ Twitter Gun Meltdown

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A little bit of happy irony helped justice on its way today. It turns out that the secret allies of the police in their search for Ahmed Khan Rahami, the alleged terrorist responsible for bombings in New York and New Jersey this weekend, were ordinary, decent…criminals (not pictured above).

The online news source DNA Info (“New York’s leading neighborhood news source”) reports that in two separate incidents, thieves snatching bags from city streets and train stations inadvertently helped law enforcement get the upper hand in ending the bombing campaign by Rahami that left almost thirty people injured.

In the first case, two “well-dressed” young gentlemen disabled one of the pressure-cooker bombs that Rahami had set on West 27th Street. The two thieves “opened the bag and took the bomb out, sources said, before placing the explosive into a garbage bag and walking away with the rolling suitcase.” By doing this, the bomb was inadvertently(?) disabled, allowing investigators to later examine the attached cellphone and trace it back to Rahami.

In a second incident on Sunday night, two other folks found a backpack resting on a trashcan near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The duo found their curiosity piqued by this tempting target and began ‘rooting through the bag’ … surely just looking for identification that they could use to contact its owner.

They were rewarded for their efforts by finding five explosives in the backpack. Unlike their New York compatriots, however, the Jersey types decided they’d bitten off more than they could chew, leaving the explosives in the middle of the street and calling Five-O.

The irony was completely lost on MSNBC’s finest, Chris Hayes, who decided to use the bombing incidents to preach for…gun control, of course.

Actually no, Chris. We’re not “lucky” they didn’t use guns. We’re lucky that no one was killed by the bombs that went off. The same kind that killed and maimed so many in Boston. We’re also lucky that there was a good guy with a gun at the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota to stop the ISIS-inspired stabbing attack (in violation of mall policy.) The ensuing Twitter meltdown in response to Hayes’ gobsmackingly-obvious ideological blinders is certainly lulz-worthy.

At least, it would be in isolation. But…is it just me, or does the legacy media, supercharged by ubiquitous social media, and in the throes of Trump derangement syndrome, appear to have abandoned all pretense of reporting anything resembling straight news anymore?

At least one other correspondent (more serious than I) appears to be incredulous as well. I’d like to think we’re not the only ones. Are we?

It’s been a strange year so far. Everyone keep your seatbelts fastened.

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  1. avatar jwm says:

    The msm is a sinking ship. Any of the crew that had any sense bailed long ago. All you have left now are the dummies that bought into the lie. These holdouts will find work in the service industry when the lights finally get turned out in their home offices.

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      The “Main Stream Media” is no longer main stream and is quickly becoming a backwater. This is why I choose to refer to them as the “Brown Stream Media” as in “up …. creek”, “no paddle” and the quality of what they write/report.

  2. avatar damion cocchi says:

    Ignore unconstitutional laws, always carry any self-defense tools/arms you want/need not what unconstitutional state/federal laws dictate NEVER ask for permission to exercise a civil liberty. #NeverRegister #NeverLicense

    In response to these attacks, and the MN mall knife attack in particular, which follows close on the heels of San Bernardino, Orlando, Dallas, Baton Rouge, etc., Americans need to come to grips with reality staring them in the face, that there are internal enemies inside our gates who are at war with this nation, who will target men, women, children indiscriminately, and therefore, Americans must GO ARMED AT ALL TIMES, because an attack from either a radical leftist or jihadist can come at any time, in any place. The people in that mall were fortunate that an off-duty cop happened to be in the mall, and was able to shoot the knife wielding jihadist to the ground. What if he hadn’t been there? That mall, no surprise, was a “gun free zone.” So, a “law abiding” concealed carry gun owner would have left his or her gun in the car, and would have been artificially disarmed and made incapable of shutting down the attacker with some well administered lead therapy, unless they ran all the way to their car and then ran back. That is a fail.

    The right response to this absurdity is what noted cutting edge firearms and tactics instructor Gabe Suarez wrote today:

    The Crossroads Mall I am told is posted as a Gun Free Zone. from their website, it mentions – “No firearms or illegal weapons”. Well that is all very nice, but that didn’t seem to stop the terrorist, so since the other side refuses to obey the rules, so shall we refuse to obey such silly rules. Carry your weapons everywhere…well concealed but ready at hand. Ignore the sign. The sign will not protect you…that much is clear.

    Spot on. Go armed at all times, in all places, and ignore idiotic signs and rules. I also highly recommend that you read Suarez’s recent books Killing the Active Shooter and The Final Weapon. Get your mind right, get trained, go armed, and be ready to be a protecting warrior when faced with evil rather than a bleating sheep, running away in terror, as this sad society conditions people to be. If you are present at such a terrorist attack, you are the first responder.

    http://blog.suarezinternational.com/2016/09/terrorist-stabbing-attack-at-minnesota-mall.html

    Wanna know a secret? Government can NOT protect you. It’s all a charade
    Once again, the FBI fails to prevent a bombing that it didn’t create, set up or manuacture.

    1. avatar CueBaller says:

      “That mall, no surprise, was a “gun free zone.” So, a “law abiding” concealed carry gun owner would have left his or her gun in the car”

      Actually, a smart law-abiding gun owner would know that Gun Free Zone signs have no force of law in Minnesota, and would have carried anyway. 😉

      1. avatar MouseGun says:

        Also, wasn’t the DGUer an off-duty cop?

        1. avatar Reef Blastbody says:

          Possibly, but what’s been left out by the self named “journalists” is that Jason Falconer is/was a (part time) cop, completely ignoring that he owns/operates a firearms training facility, is a competitive USPSA and 3 Gun shooter, and also an NRA certified instructor,

          He’s also the former chief of the Albany, MN PD. For reference, the population of Albany, MN is ~2,600.
          Here’s a snip from their official webpage:
          “The Albany Police Department is currently comprised of 1 chief, 1 police sergeant, 2 full-time patrol officers, 5 part-time patrol officers and one non-sworn support staff.”

          Not to belittle him or his actions in taking down the assailant, just clarifying that I believe his involvement in competitive, scenario based firearms training played more of a role in saving lives that day than anything else. I doubt the Albany PD has the budget to send their officers to Academi, or wherever to get advanced force on force training.

      2. avatar tdiinva (Now in Wisconsin) says:

        The signs do have the force of law to the tune of $25 if you are discovered and refuse to leave.

    2. avatar Gerbs says:

      Want to know an even greater secret?

      Government cannot stop you from carrying. That’s a charade too.

      They spend a lot of time, money, and effort to make you believe that if you break the law, they WILL know and they WILL catch you… but the Stats and a simple examination of reality show otherwise. FEAR keeps people in line in exponentially greater numbers than actual enforcement ever could hope to.

      Worried about carrying “illegally”? Ask yourself – how many times in your entire life so far has an LEO frisked you?
      For about 90% of us the answer is Zero… and as long as you’re not a complete idiot, that number is unlikely to change.

      So ask yourself – if the risk of going about unarmed are this high, and the chances of getting caught are this low – is it really any of their business what you carry and where? Because contrary to what everyone would have you believe, that choice really IS up to you.

      1. avatar Ing says:

        Fear will keep the local systems in line — fear of gun registration. (Or something like that.)

        1. avatar Jordan says:

          Something, something, something, dark side. Something, something, something, complete.

      2. avatar Lib lurker says:

        Police stops may be more common than that for the poor

        They certainly were in Guliani and Bloomberg NYC, 4th ammendment or not

    3. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      damion cochhi,

      If only life were as simple as your absolutely SPOT ON statement,

      Americans need to come to grips with reality staring them in the face, that there are internal enemies inside our gates who are at war with this nation, who will target men, women, children indiscriminately, and therefore, Americans must GO ARMED AT ALL TIMES, because an attack from either a radical leftist or jihadist can come at any time, in any place.

      I am currently embroiled in a serious disagreement with members of my church about this very topic. Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to people whose positions are strictly emotional.

      My opposition has an emotional position on being armed in general much less being armed in church … as well as an emotional assessment of the risk that attacks represent for churches. As a result, I do not see how I can possibly resolve the conflict. I may very well end up finding a different church.

      1. avatar Chris T from KY says:

        Have you tried reading them the many self defense references in the bible?
        Or do they believe the bible is just fiction when it comes to use of arms???

        1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

          At the end of a long discussion with my primary detractor, I handed-over a 12 page essay on Bible verses and self-defense. It has been over a week now and I have not heard any feedback from him/her. I will follow-up this week. I am not optimistic.

      2. avatar ThomasR says:

        As a baptized Christian; before I attend any church; I confirm that the pastor supports the CC of a firearm at church. Otherwise, I don’t go to that church, for the pastor is clearly in violation of Christian doctrine, ie Luke 22:36- ; “and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one”.

        And if people were to say he was being metaphorical; Luke 22:38 “and they said, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, it is enough.”

        Two real swords, at the last supper. As well when the centurions came to arrest Jesus, and one of the disciples cut the ear off the centurion with a sword. Nothing metaphorical about that.

        So if the people at your church don’t come to their senses, like the Christ said about putting pearls before swine, brush the dust off your feet, and go find a church that actually follows christian teachings.

        1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

          Good point ThomasR.

          Isn’t it interesting how self-defense firearms are the litmus test for so many situations?

  3. avatar former water walker says:

    Yeah I saw this earlier. NO ONE(including FOX) made the connection. I’m just happy the good thieves did their jobs?

  4. avatar Stewart says:

    When the founding fathers added the right to free speech, I don’t think they imagined that people like Christopher Hayes would exist.

    1. avatar Sixpack70 says:

      Or that people like him would be allowed unfettered access to the internet! The horror!

  5. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    I carried in locations that had posted no concealed handguns in a few states. Good thing state law didn’t back them. Never had a problem.

  6. avatar Ralph says:

    Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is a real mental illness that seems to have effected people of all political persuasions, except the Deplorables, who are America’s new Untouchable Caste.

    Fortunately there is a cure for TDS.

    TDS sufferers, simply listen to Hillary. In only five minutes, your TDS will soon dissipate, to be replaced by the “What The Fvck Was I Thinking?” flash of enlightenment.

    If that doesn’t work, try on a pantsuit. You’ll look simply fabulous.

    1. avatar Ing says:

      Or a Mao jacket. All the cool progressives are wearing them nowadays.

  7. avatar dwb says:

    Leave a bomb in the trash can: boom!

    Leave a gun in the trash can:

    1. avatar FedUp says:

      leave a gun in a trash can…what? Get nominated for President by the Libertarian Party?

  8. avatar Dave in SoCal says:

    “But…is it just me, or does the legacy media, supercharged by ubiquitous social media, and in the throes of Trump derangement syndrome, appear to have abandoned all pretense of reporting anything resembling straight news anymore?”

    1. avatar James69 says:

      The last guy to do that was named Snowden, look what happened to him.

  9. avatar Geoff PR says:

    “…allowing investigators to later examine the attached cellphone and trace it back to Rahami.”

    The quality of the current crop of jihaddi is a crying shame, I tell you.

    Burner pre-paid phones Ahmed.

    Google it…

  10. avatar john thomas says:

    Seat belt, indeed… when the inevitable train wreck occurs, I want to be thrown well clear.

  11. avatar Warren says:

    I’d love to see how Chris Hayes explained his ‘lucky’ tweet to the victims (and their families) of the Boston Marathon bombing. “You guys are so lucky it was a bomb!”

  12. avatar Five says:

    “We’re also very very lucky that the attackers tried to use explosives rather than guns.”

    He did have a gun. He was just (fortunately) unlucky and somewhat inept with both bombs and guns. His ineptly constructed and placed bombs injured 29 people. His ineptly employed firearm injured 2 people.

    So, is Chris Hayes for more injuries/higher body counts by wishing for bombs rather than guns?

    1. avatar FedUp says:

      His ‘ineptitude’ with a firearm hit the cop who woke him up center mass, the same cop expertly missed him, then other cops eventually caught and winged him.

      1. avatar Five says:

        aww, give the cops a break. They never practice and they’ve got 12 pound triggers, they did pretty good managing to wing him.

        A lot of luck was involved in jihad johnnie not causing any fatalities this time, but the main point was his bomb attack caused fifteen times more casualties than his gun fire. As far as the “inept” description, changes in timing, placement, or concealment choices might have made the bombs far worse.

  13. avatar John Boch says:

    Who is Chris Hayes?

    And why should I give a care what he tweets?

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      I think that Chris Hayes is the illegitimate son of Gabby Hayes.

  14. avatar PeterW says:

    In the words of “Red” Foreman, “You’re dumb… and you’re an ass… you’re a dumb ass”

  15. avatar Mk10108 says:

    Patriot Thieves, We’ll take a win anyway we can get one.

  16. avatar James69 says:

    que – Will Smiths – Wild,Wild,West music!

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