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Someone is Sending a Message

By Patrick Van Roy On May 31st, 2011

Now whether that message is being sent for blackmail/extortion, a religous reason, or we just pissed off a Swedish clock maker, we will eventually find out. The thing is if you haven’t heard 3 Alarm Clocks in 3 different Ikea Stores were wired with explosives and detonated.

Apparently no one was hurt by design. The devices even though they were alarm clocks were set off remotely, all at the same time in 3 different countries. Now that shows two things that should be very disconcerting to eveyone, 1) How ridiculacy vulnerable we are, and 2) How well organized and brazen someone is.

Alarm Clocks Blow up at Ikea Stores in Belgium, France and The Netherlands

By AFP

BRUSSELS – Small explosives concealed in alarm clocks detonated at Ikea furniture stores in Belgium, France and The Netherlands, Belgian authorities said Tuesday.

The explosions in stores in the Belgian city of Ghent, Lille in northern France and Eindhoven in The Netherlands caused no damage or injuries.

“The information we have is that the explosions happened the same way in all locations, with booby-trapped alarm clocks that had been hidden exploding,” according to An Schoonjans, spokeswoman for Ghent prosecutors.

In Ghent, an employee and a security agent complained of earaches after two small explosions, which detonated almost simultaneously before the store closed Monday evening.

Two booby-trapped alarm clocks were detonated by remote control, Schoonjans said.

15 Responses to “Someone is Sending a Message”

  1. Troll, regarding your last comment – aborted uploaded image – I read your comment after I deleted my post – I can’t upload images – in fact my editing feature for writing posts is having problems – and it comes from the hacking incident from a while ago – I know this because instead of the ATW thumbnail I see the Crescent moon and star thumbnail that the hacker left as his/her signature – something I need to get sorted out.

  2. your not alone none of the video upload buttons are working in my editor also. I have to type the html codes out myself to get them to work…..

  3. Do you get the crescent/moon thumbnail when you try to post? instead of the ATW thumbnai, in the url bar at the top of your screen above your computer’s menu bar?

  4. How ridiculacy vulnerable we are

    So what?

  5. Troll,
    The real point is that we are not so much vulnerable as trusting, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
    Liberal democratic societies are built on trust, inspired by the Christian moral values which founded them.
    Now whoever did this is using that trust to send out a message.
    Could be blackmail
    Could be anarchic
    Could be one of any number of terrorist organisations…

    Point is that when societies start believing that there are no limits to the expression of personal freedom,
    or that loyalty to the individual is always
    more important than loyalty to country..
    we are opening a can of worms.

  6. >>instead of the ATW thumbnail I see the Crescent moon and star thumbnail<<

    Really ?? So all those panic stories were right after all 🙂

    On a lighter note: today the "Copenhagen bomber" was sentenced to 15 yrs. He had apparently tried to send a bomb to the Jyllands-Posten newspaper (of M cartoon fame). His defence was that he kept a bomb on him (in Denmark, mind you) "for personal protection"!

  7. “Belgian media recalled Tuesday that Ikea was recently criticised within the farming and food industries in Belgium because its cafeterias offer cheap meals, including steak with chips for 2.50 euros ($3.50).”

    So there it is, we are all being pursued by some nut who thinks we are all paying too little for our food!

  8. Or maybe someone who hates Chinese alarm clocks?
    😉

  9. We know what this means:

    Small explosives concealed in alarm clocks detonated at Ikea furniture stores in Belgium, France and The Netherlands, Belgian authorities said Tuesday.

    They hate us for our freedom and if we don’t submit to being porno-scanned or sexually assaulted when we pop out for some shelves national security will be imperilled.

  10. I have to check I’ve never noticed

  11. tripper here hold this will ya

  12. scary reality of truth

  13. personal protection????

  14. I just say be carefull when you hit the snooze button

  15. lol!