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Bomb found at Soros’ New York estate

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/23/18, 12:34 pm

Federal agents said Tuesday they safely detonated a bomb delivered to the suburban New York compound of billionaire George Soros. A security officer at the residence noticed a suspicious package Monday afternoon and alerted the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The package contained an explosive powder, said investigators, who are reviewing surveillance video to determine how the device was delivered. Soros is a regular donor to liberal causes and has been the target of political and anti-Semitic threats and aggression in the past.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • CaptTee's picture
    Posted: Tue, 10/23/2018 01:25 pm

    Since bombs are an historical tool of leftist anarchists and George Soros funds leftist anarchists, this does look like it could be a "false flag operation" to get sympathy!

  • Big Jim
    Posted: Tue, 10/23/2018 02:38 pm

    Could be otherwise but that's the first thing that came to my mind as well.

  • JerryM
    Posted: Wed, 10/24/2018 07:32 am

    Ditto CapT and Big Jim

  • not silent
    Posted: Tue, 10/23/2018 07:32 pm

    I really feel a need to respond to this.  Apparently there is some confusion about history if there is an assumption that any bomb must have been set by a lberal.  I grew up in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement, and there was a bombing in my hometown which was carried out by white surpremacists.  The city of Birmingham, AL, was nicknamed "Bombingham" during that period because there were so many firebombs set by white supremacists, including one infamous one in a church that killed four children. 

    A quick search of bombing attacks in the US in the past several decades revealed several bombings at abortion clinics in the 1980's, at least one on an abortion clinic in the 1990's, at least two on clinics in the 2000's, and one on a clinic in 2012.  (There were also several fires, including one caused by a Molotov cocktail-and, of course, there were shootings.)  

    There HAVE been a number of bombings by leftist groups, but history shows that both sides have used bombs for terrorist acts.  Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but I personally think it might be wise to wait for more facts on this one.

  • Big Jim
    Posted: Tue, 10/23/2018 08:37 pm

    Not - obviously the facts will speak for themselves and it is entirely possible that either a Soros hater (presumably a non-liberal) could have sent the bomb or it could have been a "false flag" operation as CaptTee pointed out. I was just suggesting (and I believe CaptTee as well) that based on what I am seeing from the radical Left that controls the Democrat Party, the "mainstream" media, Hollywood, etc., it's not a stretch to think that the Left could have manufactured the whole thing. Think Ferguson, Russian collusion, the Benghazi filmmaker, Global Warming apocalypse and the host of other make-believe Leftist scenarios.

  • MamaC
    Posted: Wed, 10/24/2018 09:25 am

    Thank you, not silent, for being not silent. I'm sad that it needed to be said, but it needed to be said.

  • Andrew Wong
    Posted: Wed, 10/24/2018 09:54 am

    I think is says something that many here are quick to cry "conspiracy theory" and throw accusations when a man quite possibly could have been killed. Where is the human compassion and sensitivity?

  • MamaC
    Posted: Wed, 10/24/2018 12:46 pm

    Exactly! Where is "Love your enemy" and "Pray for those who persecute you"? What has happened to us?

  • not silent
    Posted: Wed, 10/24/2018 01:44 pm

    I also had this concern.  You guys, this was a BOMB that was planted at the headquarters of a powerful figure in our country-and now I'm reading that other explosive devices have been found. People could have been injured or killed. We don't know who is behind this, but it seems much more likely to me to be an act of terror than a political stunt.

    There are many things about this that bother me.  There is a growing tendency I have seen even among Christians to portray one's own political party as "all-good" and incapable of doing anything wrong and the other party as "all-bad" and automatically the source of everything bad, but the Bible says: "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?"  (Jeremiah 17:9 NIV).  

    Any number of groups or individuals could be responsible for this.  Satan loves to cause division and chaos; but, as Christians, we are called to be peacemakers.  I don't think that means we never fight because sometimes we must fight for what is right or to stop injustice.  I think it means we should avoid conflict whenever possible.  Jesus said the second most important commandment was to "Love your neighbor as yourself."  When asked who his neighbor was, Jesus told a story; but there was a twist.  The "good guy" in his story was a Samaritan-someone who would have been absolutely despised by his audience for ethnic and religious reasons.  He challenged them to look beyond those things in order to see others as human beings.  Besides, Jesus died for us when we were still his enemies.



  • Wayne Asbury
    Posted: Wed, 10/24/2018 05:50 pm

    Thank you not silent for the biblical and historic reminders. It is so easy to forget these things.