I just read this article at the CNN website. Okay, I just have to ask to a couple of questions about this. On August 25, 2006, the authorities at the airport found dynamite and "a blasting cap, a homemade fuse and a quarter-pound of ammonium nitrate" in this guy's airplane luggage. Folks, that was today. Check out this next point, though. The FBI has already responded and looked into it and decided that it wasn't an act of terrorism.
Wow! Isn't it great that they were able to do a full investigation in less than twenty-four hours and decide that this nice little college student isn't guilty of terrorism? I think it's just marvelous that the FBI is so willing to give this man the benefit of the doubt despite the fact that he was carrying bomb-making materials. This sort of thing happens all of the time, right? A person goes to Bolivia to explore some caves and decides to take some bomb-making materials back home with him as souvenirs. I'm sure that the average American citizen doesn't know that it's not exactly legal to bring dynamite on a plane. Right?
Okay, I'll buy all of that even if it seems a bit difficult to believe. But please, tell me this:
What more would this guy have to be guilty of in order for the FBI to consider it an act of terrorism?
Do you think the FBI would have been as willing to rule out that possibility if the person who did it was poor or a person of color or one who is not an American citizen?