Pipe bombs found outside U.S. embassy in Venezuela

posted at 2:38 pm on October 23, 2006 by Allahpundit

The interesting part:

Local police chief Wilfredo Borraz told reporters that one of the devices was found outside the school and the other in a planter about 50 yards from the embassy entrance.

He said both were wrapped in black plastic bags and contained “small fliers with publicity alluding to Hezbollah” — the Lebanese guerrilla group that recently fought a monthlong war with Israel. He said police glimpsed electrical wires protruding from one of the plastic pipes before setting it off.

That’s noteworthy for two reasons. First, today’s date has significance. And second, it gives us here at HA — and Clint Taylor especially — a chance to say “we told you so.” If you missed our Vents last month on Hezbo in Venzo, click the images below to watch:

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Venezuelan police say the suspect’s motive was “unclear.” These gents might be able to clue them in.


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Hezbollah, coming to a theater near you!

Kini on October 23, 2006 at 2:43 PM

It’s all Bush’s fault; if we’d only give the religion of peace a chance, we’d see that all they want is the best for us.

Wonder if Sheehan is going to speak out against Hezbollah; after all, they were trying to injure her hero’s children.

dalewalt on October 23, 2006 at 2:51 PM

Hugo: ‘Obviously it is a CIA plot.’

Limerick on October 23, 2006 at 2:57 PM

Hmmmm…. Hezbollah…..

does anyone else remember what happened 23 years ago today???

Or… once again, will the freinds I lost that day be forgoten….

Salute Marg 2-83

Romeo13 on October 23, 2006 at 3:01 PM

Why would you put fliers in a pipe bomb? Seems a fairly odd method of distribution.

honora on October 23, 2006 at 3:02 PM

Romeo13, it seems that AP didn’t forget:

First, today’s date has significance.

dalewalt on October 23, 2006 at 3:05 PM

Why would you put fliers in a pipe bomb? Seems a fairly odd method of distribution.

honora on October 23, 2006 at 3:02 PM

It seems rather obvious to me. The bomb explodes and everyone immediately knows who is responsible.

Benaiah on October 23, 2006 at 3:06 PM

I have every confidence that CSI Caracas will get to the bottom of this.

Limerick on October 23, 2006 at 3:07 PM

…….THEY ARE UBIQUITOUS – …….
According to R Spencer, there are more hizbullah camps in the U.S. than Al Qaeda. WakeTFU please!

Hezbollah, coming to a theater near you!
Kini on October 23, 2006 at 2:43 PM

Too late, they just got thrown out of one in the Netherlands this past weekend.
Are they in your neighborhood?

shooter on October 23, 2006 at 3:07 PM

The religion of peace. My Foot!

I wonder if Hugo thinks he can maintain control within his country if he allows the Hezbollah to infiltrate. Maybe he is that stupid.

DannoJyd on October 23, 2006 at 3:08 PM

Hugo was just strolling around New York recently, was it in the Bronx?, with how many dozen in his retinue? Selling off cheap heating gas and leaving behind what. What could his crew have done, or planted, or stashed for hizbullah while here? These dignataries dont go thru regular screening when they enter our country.

shooter on October 23, 2006 at 3:15 PM

We have an embassy in Venezuela? Who wants that assignment?

Well, I’d imagine one might have enough calypso music and Lethal Weapon movies to pass the time.

budorob on October 23, 2006 at 3:16 PM

AP just reported that they caught the bomber…a Venezuelan university student.

Limerick on October 23, 2006 at 3:18 PM

I’ve always believed that the not-so-covert alliance between the Islamo-fascists and the Socialist/communist-fascists presents the greatest danger to our globe.

Silver lining – the good people of Venezuela realize more and more who/how their leader really is and the opposition is gaining much ground.

Entelechy on October 23, 2006 at 3:21 PM

Yes, those “students”..just like the “youths” attacking police in France and let’s not forget those “students” who piloted jet planes into buildings and fields on 9/11.
Yes..just “students”

labwrs on October 23, 2006 at 3:22 PM

chill labwrs….I was just listing the report…..he was caught with bomb making materials in his backpack while fleeing……I agree, he is a scumbag…..

Limerick on October 23, 2006 at 3:23 PM

Silver lining – the good people of Venezuela realize more and more who/how their leader really is and the opposition is gaining much ground.

Entelechy on October 23, 2006 at 3:21 PM

HIYA Entelechy!:)

Let’s hope so! Altho with his repressive regime, anyone going up against him better have BIG numbers of people so he cant squash them. Not to mention, make them “disappear”

Limerick: I know..just saying, our definition of “students” seems to be at odds with the rest of the world lately. Ours want to get bombed (drunk) and go to footballs games, theirs want to bomb football games and kill people. Big difference.

labwrs on October 23, 2006 at 3:36 PM

“Yihad in Latin America”…”Yihad”?!

Who’ve they got writing their coppy? Charro?!

“Kill the zionist imperialists! Coochie-coochie!”

Puritan1648 on October 23, 2006 at 3:38 PM

It seems rather obvious to me. The bomb explodes and everyone immediately knows who is responsible.

Benaiah on October 23, 2006 at 3:06 PM

I would have thought the explosion would incinerate any paper? I don’t jack about explosives so you’re probably right.

honora on October 23, 2006 at 3:45 PM

Hiya back at you labwrs. With so many ” new dogs running around” :) here it’ll be hard to connect with you, or danno, or Kid, or any of my e-friends on this board. But I do read y’all. I sincerely am happy for the new ‘blood’ and the diversity of ideas, hopefully. And more wit. And more intensity. Glad the gates were opened. I didn’t get in at first and know how it was for a while…

You should have been here this weekend – had the Santa Ana conditions (85-90 degrees) with 75 miles visibility. One could grab the ocean – it was a deep, deep blue. Regards,

Entelechy on October 23, 2006 at 3:50 PM

lawbrs;

yeah….with all the crap in the news, polls, etc, we are all edgy……..I just thank God they caught someone…you know how Hugo would spin it…….yankee plot etc etc.

Honora…the Venezuelan police report the charges were designed to make a lot of noise and spread the fliers over a wide area. But who knows……could well have killed someone too.

Limerick on October 23, 2006 at 3:50 PM

Break out the crayons, Puritan….

In spanish, that Y sounds like our J. So, it may be spelled “Yihad”, but it sounds like “Jihad”.

I’m fairly certain that both will force you to choose between conversion or death if not confronted beforehand.

Kid from Brooklyn on October 23, 2006 at 3:54 PM

You should have been here this weekend – had the Santa Ana conditions (85-90 degrees) with 75 miles visibility. One could grab the ocean – it was a deep, deep blue. Regards,

Entelechy on October 23, 2006 at 3:50 PM

Oh THANKS. Well we were in the 70′s here so I cant complain.
I agree too about the new people. Lots of good, sharp comments and some real wits!

And LOOK..KID!! :) HIYA KID from BROOKLYN! Sorry about the Mets (well..a little )

labwrs on October 23, 2006 at 4:00 PM

Hugo is not your run-of-the-mill infidel – he gets a pass from the Yihadists because he wants to undermine (and bring down) the US as much as they do.

Rick on October 23, 2006 at 4:01 PM

Break out the crayons, Puritan….

…put away the chalk and back the skull-stretching bun off a few turns, Ms. Schoolmarm…here in San Antonio, Spanish is the first language…and, it’s usually pronounced “ee” hereabouts….

…either way, it was a joke. A chiste. Or, if you’d prefer, a yoke….

Puritan1648 on October 23, 2006 at 4:02 PM

Puritan,

The Kid’s parents were Americans from the South..as in Puerto Rico so he knows un poco espanol (how’d I do?)

labwrs on October 23, 2006 at 4:04 PM

San Antonio???? Well, never mind then. You’ve got problems of your own, ese. And, I got the yoke. Eet wasn’t phonee.

Kid from Brooklyn on October 23, 2006 at 4:13 PM

More evidence of the left wing/terrorist alliance. Venezuela stops visas for Israelis.

Valiant on October 23, 2006 at 4:15 PM

Long time no speakee, labwrs.

I’m not really mourning the Mets. I’m a Yankeesta, and in New York, baseball is a zero-sum game. It’d be like rooting for both Tech and the Dawgs.

Rest assured, though. The Empire will rise again.

Kid from Brooklyn on October 23, 2006 at 4:18 PM

sorry Kid, but i really don’t think that the Yankees will make it back to the World Series anytime soon, even with a 200million dollar payroll.

Starblazer on October 23, 2006 at 4:37 PM

It’d be like rooting for both Tech and the Dawgs.

But I DO! They are in different leagues–SEC and ACC. And when they play each other, I root for UT (Univ of Tenn!):)

labwrs on October 23, 2006 at 4:45 PM

Silver lining – the good people of Venezuela realize more and more who/how their leader really is and the opposition is gaining much ground.

Entelechy on October 23, 2006 at 3:21 PM

True. But will they ever be allowed to vote again in a free election?

januarius on October 23, 2006 at 5:45 PM

sorry Kid, but i really don’t think that the Yankees will make it back to the World Series anytime soon, even with a 200million dollar payroll.

Starblazer on October 23, 2006 at 4:37 PM

That depends on how quickly they purge some of that bad money. Sheffield’s gone, as is Jaret Wright. Mike Mussina might come back for less money (10MM). Giambi’s got two years left, and the Unit is in his final year (maybe he retires, depending on how his back surgery goes). If the pitching staff can be rebuilt around Wang (this is where an A-Rod deal to Anaheim makes the most sense, for Ervin Santana, Brandon Wood and a blue chipper to be named later-no cash changes hands). They definitely need to win the bidding for Daisuke Matsuzaka. Give me a rotation of Matsuzaka, Wang, Mussina, Santana, and Johnson; without blowing out the middle relievers, and a healthy Mariano, and I will guaran-damn-tee a ring before 2008.

Let me get back to topic before I get the rip-ass from the Met Lover.

Kid from Brooklyn on October 23, 2006 at 6:05 PM

It seems rather obvious to me. The bomb explodes and everyone immediately knows who is responsible.
- Benaiah on October 23, 2006 at 3:06 PM

I would have thought the explosion would incinerate any paper? I don’t jack about explosives so you’re probably right.
- honora on October 23, 2006 at 3:45 PM

You two could both be right. It’s possible that the bombs weren’t intended to be set off at all, but were meant simply to send a message.

Spurius Ligustinus on October 23, 2006 at 6:32 PM

True. But will they ever be allowed to vote again in a free election?

januarius on October 23, 2006 at 5:45 PM

Well, YES – Jimmy Carter will see to that!

Entelechy on October 23, 2006 at 6:36 PM

You two could both be right. It’s possible that the bombs weren’t intended to be set off at all, but were meant simply to send a message.

Spurius Ligustinus on October 23, 2006 at 6:32 PM

That’d be like stuffing a fish in a bulletproof vest without actually killing Luca Brasi. Yet.

Kid from Brooklyn on October 23, 2006 at 6:37 PM

“What’s all this paper chief?” “It is the lead up to an unclear motive, son” No Muslims here, move along…

wv2sc on October 23, 2006 at 8:53 PM

True. But will they ever be allowed to vote again in a free election?

januarius on October 23, 2006 at 5:45 PM
Well, YES – Jimmy Carter will see to that!

Oh, that was just mean… :-) I guess they really are doomed…

RD on October 25, 2006 at 10:51 AM