Tuesday, December 20, 2005

GLENN REYNOLDS finds this troubling:
About 150 pounds of commercial plastic explosives has disappeared from a private storage site, along with 2,500 blasting caps and 20,000 feet of explosive detonation cord, authorities said Monday.

"In the hands of the wrong person, this material can be very, very destructive," Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White said at a news conference.
Glenn writes: "These things usually turn out to be just ordinary industrial theft, not terrorism. I hope this turns out that way." I certainly hope so too, and I don't want to be alarmist, but this is exacly what happened in Spain before March 11; some plastic explosives disappeared from a mine in Asturias, Northern Spain, and it's the one that is claimed to have been used in the blast (though there are growing doubts whether it was what actually exploded.)

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