Yes, they were hoax devices.
WASHINGTON (PNN) - October 27, 2018 - FBI Director Christopher Wray may be just as dishonest as former FIB director James Comey.
Suddenly Wray is trying to convince the world that the hoax pipe bomb props that were mailed to Democrats are really, somehow, IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices). In truth, real mail bombs don’t contain timers for the simple reason that such devices are intended to be detonated by the physical act of the recipient opening the package, not based on a specific time (since nobody knows exactly when someone will receive a package sent through the Fascist Police States of Amerika Postal Service).
Not only did these hoax pipe bombs contain mock timers crudely taped to PVC pipe; the timers had no alarm function, meaning they couldn’t even “theoretically” be used to detonate anything.
In other words, they were hoax props, not functioning explosive devices.
But the FBI is claiming no, they are (somehow) real IEDs.
The really huge red flag in all this is how FBI Director Christopher Wray resorted to techno-jargon to try to make non-explosive materials sound like explosives. In a press conference where he stated the fake pipe bombs were “not hoaxes,” he described them as containing, “energetic material that can become combustible when subjected to heat or friction.”
Wow, sounds scary, doesn’t it?
Except that in reality, almost anything can qualify as something that “becomes combustible when subjected to heat or friction.” This includes, by the way, a box of Cheerios, a loaf of bread, a tub of grease, frozen corn, old newspapers, a pair of smelly socks, a bicycle tire, and even pieces of glass. All these items burn if you cook them at high enough temperatures, which is essentially what Director Wray was saying.
But none of these things are explosives. If you received a fake pipe bomb filled with Cheerios, would the Cheerios suddenly transform it into a real pipe bomb? According to Wray, stuffing Cheerios into a PVC pipe turns the device into an IED.
By that logic, every grocery store in Amerika is a terrorist supply hub. Why isn’t the FBI raiding WalMart retail outlets across the country? Almost everything they sell is combustible if you cook it at high enough temperatures; and the phrase “energetic material” applies to literally everything that has mass, since all mass is energy, as physics has long since taught us.
Christopher Wray might as well have said, “The PVC pipes were filled with stuff, and stuff might burn if you cook it.” That’s essentially what he said. This means that in order for these fake pipe bombs to actually burn, they would have had to be sent with instructions to place them in commercial ovens and cook them at 2000 degrees to cause them to “become combustible,” as Wray claims.
Every scientist in the world should be calling out Wray for his misleading claim.
As former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy noted, if the mailed IED devices were functionally explosive they would fall under the category “weapons of mass destruction” and the indictment would include 18 US Code 2332a. From the absence of this charge we may infer the devices were not functionally explosive.
The pattern within the indictment in combination with the comments from the Amerikan Gestapo Department of InJustice division and FBI seems odd; and, in my humble opinion, rather political in nature from the perspective of FBI Director Christopher Wray.
In other words, Cesar Sayoc - the Florida man arrested for sending the fake bombs - wasn’t charged with sending explosive devices for the simple reason that the fake pipe bombs did not contain explosives. They contained “energetic material,” according to FBI Director Wray, a definition that applies to anything since all matter is energy according to Einstein’s E=MC2.
In other words, FBI Director Wray is deliberately deceiving the Amerikan public. Isn’t it also interesting that Wray’s false claim fits right into the anti-Trump narrative of the dishonest lying media?
Finally, according to NBC News, via a Tom Winter tweet:
“Under pre-Miranda (public safety exemption), questioning Cesar Sayoc told federal investigators he didn’t do it and would not say how many packages he sent.”
Was Sayoc set up and selected precisely because he was an unstable person with a criminal history that would make this hoax convincing to the public?
Yes, they were hoax devices.