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(Alleged) Occupy Wall Street activist arrested in ANOTHER (alleged) bomb plot.
To the best of my knowledge, accused bombmaker Aaron Greene is not linked in any formal way to last year’s plot by Occupy Wall Street activists to bomb a Columbus, Ohio bridge. Then again, it’s not entirely clear what Greene was (allegedly) planning to bomb: when the cops arrested him and his bourgeois moll Morgan Gliedman they had just gotten to the stage of putting an actual bomb-making shop together*. A charming little substance called HMTD was found on-scene**; for those without access to Wikipedia, it’s the triggering explosive of choice for suicide and car bombers worldwide. And, naturally, Greene and Gliedman are both children of privilege. One would wonder if Mummy and Daddy hugged them enough… but then, most people who don’t get hugged enough still somehow manage to avoid making bombs in response, so perhaps the answer isn’t really all that interesting after all.
Not much else to note, except for this rather unfortunately surnamed lawyer’s quote from the Huffington Post:
“The whole situation’s sad,” said attorney Lisa Pelosi, who represented Greene. She declined further comment.
No, ma’am. ‘Sad’ is when a puppy dies. ‘Evil’ is when somebody makes bombs that kill puppies – and human beings too, of course. ‘Marvelous’ is when the cops come first and put a bunch of would-be SLA/Weatherman/Black Panther wannabes in jail. For, hopefully, the rest of said wannabes’ natural lives. I’m glad that we had the opportunity to clear that up…
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: Fairness dictates that I note that Occupy Wall Street is trying to deny Aaron Greene. Cruelty demands that I note that part of said ‘denial’ is, and I quote, “…his name is unfamiliar to many OWS activists.” So, if Greene’s name is not familiar to only some OWS activists, then it logically follows that…
*It is, of course, entirely possible that Greene and Gliedman might have selflessly emulated Bill Ayers’ old domestic-terrorists-in-arms and simply blown themselves up like… well, like a bunch of fumble-fingered, delusional-academic, violent fantasy ideologists. Fortunately, the cops intervened. …Yes, fortunately: Manhattan is a very crowded place. The shrapnel might have hit someone who is an actual net gain to society.
**In addition to the usual paraphernalia: blueprints for bombs, chemical formulae, various firearms and firearm accessories that I was assured were impossible to acquire in Mayor Bloomberg’s home territory. It’s a darn good thing that the NYPD is apparently better at investigating credit card felonies than it is at investigations of NYC’s draconian (and apparently useless) gun policies, because Nanny Bloomberg’s vaunted anti-gun protocols apparently missed this winner completely…