So last week I did a search for this attempted terrorist attack in North Carolina on the websites for FOX, MSNBC and CNN. None of them had a single article on it. How is it that a man can leave a bag bomb inside an American airport that was set to go off and rip people apart arriving in the morning for their flights, and nobody is reporting it? But “Russia-Gate” and Donald Trump’s latest obnoxious tweet are headlines?
This past Friday morning, at 12:39 a.m., security footage from the Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina showed a man walking through the front doors wearing black clothing and a black cap, while carrying a bag. “Based on a review of the video, the individual walked near the entrance to the terminal, went out of sight momentarily, and was then seen departing the area without the bag,” according to the criminal complaint.
Following the Transportation Security Administration’s protocols, airport security allowed a bomb dog to sniff the bag for explosives, and the dog signaled to the team the presence of dangerous materials in the bag. The concourse was then shut down. The street leading to the airport was shut down. And Asheville Regional Airport officials found themselves in a dangerous emergency situation.
What investigators eventually found in the bag was AN/FO (ammonium nitrate/fuel oil) explosives that, according to the criminal complaint, have been used “in a number of terrorist-related incidents around the world. When AN/FO comes into contact with a flame or other ignition source, it explodes violently. Nails or ball bearings are often items added to the device so as to increase the devastation inflicted by the explosion.”