A Few Observations from a Former Bomb Disposal Officer about Today’s Bomb Scares

1. Proper pipe bombs don’t have wires connected to both ends. That’s dumb.  2. You can find timers / remote control receivers WAY smaller than whatever that white box is. A proper timer would best be stored inside the pipe, making it fully encapsulated. That thing is just silly looking.  3. “Hoax Devices” are FAR more common than real ones. In which case, we should ask ourselves what the motives of the “bomber” are and “who benefits?” Go ahead. Think deeply and critically.  4. Bottom Line: Whoever made that wanted it to be painfully obvious to anyone and everyone that it’s a “bomb.”  This is nearly the same as a bundle of road flares wrapped together with an old-timey alarm clock ticking away.  Read more:  https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1055145782200987648.html