US FEDERAL authorities made an arrest on Friday in connection with bombing campaign against the outspoken critics of President Trump.
The suspected person arrested is Cesar Sayoc .jr 56 resident of Aventura ,Florida.
Sayoc ,a registered Republican ,with a criminal record dating back to 1991that includes drug charges, felony theft apart from threatening to use a bomb.
As much as thirteen packages of pipe bombs were sent to the residences of the prominent Democratic figures including President Barack Obama ,vice president Joe Biden , former CIA director John Brennan and the offices of CNN.
His arrest did not end the threat unleashed on the leaders of the Democrats as per FBI director Christopher wray. He opined other packages with piped bombs could be “still in transit “.
Sayoc if convicted could be sentenced to 48 years in prison as per FBI officials.
President Trump addressing the Reporters in Washington.
PresidentTrump reacted casually through his tweet “ republicans are doing so well in the early voting (in mid term elections) ,and at the polls ,and now this ”bomb” stuff happens and the momentum greatly slows—news not talking politics” Trump said further “very unfortunate, what is going on .Republicans go out and vote”.
He further blamed the media for its “negative and often times false attacks and stories”.
But later on Friday just waking up from the voting delirium Trump said “ I have instructed authorities to spare no resource or expense to finding those responsible and bringing them to swift and certain justice”.
President Trump clarified he knows the pipe bomb suspect was one of his many supporters but said he did not bear “the blame’. Trump later pledged to prosecute those responsible for the pipe bomb scare “to the fullest extent of the law”
A travesty and tragedy that the prominent leaders of Democrats are facing grave threats from a registered liberal sycophant without any firm determined condemnation of the attack from the President Trump .
No doubt adversarial relationship with political opposition , a norm of present day democracies, but Donald Trump’s vitriol against his opponents is seemingly both vindictive and virulent . It is definitely not conducive for an oldest democracy of America standing as a model representative democracy.
The world looks to British and America as guide for the successful perpetuation of their fragile upcoming democracies.
But Trump has scant respect for the Institutions that stand for the will of the people in open and transparent manner. Source NYT,REUTER
Bombs Mailing history.
According to Beverly Gage ,a professor of History at Yale ,around May Day 1910 a spate of bombswere sent in identical packages to targets like John .D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan ,Attorney General A.Mitchell Palmer, Cout Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, and a dozen others prominent figures.
Among the first to receive the bombs was Seattle Mayor Ole Hanson perceived as enemy to labour.
As per Gage “it was a a coordinated mail bomb campaign with a political intent ,as united states was caught in political turmoil” .
The people behind the bombs were left wing radicals. Though nobody was prosecuted at that time in 1919,but supposition was correct .
The followers of Italian anarchist Luigi Galleani were behind the more damaging bombings of june 2 1919,when explosive devices were placed in eight American cities simultaneously.
The June 1919 bombings, Palmer Raids , led to the mass arrests of radicals across America.
There are plenty of differences between this week’s attempted bombings and those of 1919. The event from a century ago was probably perpetrated by a group;
The present political rivalry is simply less of a problem now than it once was. There have certainly been major incidents of violence in recent American history, but in different connotation than in the past. Source Time
Guns of America
The guns of America boom all across at the whim and will of the shooter, killing innocents in large numbers .
The gun culture has made inroads at alarming proportions in the recent past.
With 265million guns under 227 year old constitutional rights, 35000 deaths a year, the guns boom boom and boom without any respite.
On October 27th at least 11 persons were killed ,six seriously injured in Pittsburgh synagogue ,the killer hollering “All Jews must die” at a Saturday services .
The public safety director Wendell Hissrich described the hate crime in these words “ it is a very horrific crime scene ,one of the worst I have seen, and I have been on plane crashes”.
The federal Bureau leading probe into this horrific crime.
The killer Robert Bower 46, who was taken into custody.
The synagogue was holding a Shabbat religious service at that time and the worshippers ran helter skelter as the killer shot with AR15rifle and hand guns.
The synagogue would have nearly 40/50worshippers at the time of shooting. The attack took place at the baby naming ceremony. As per Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
President Trump said that “Pittsburgh synagogue killing had nothing to do with gun law, the killings could have been prevented if there was an armed guard inside the building.” When people do such heinous crime they should get “death penalty”.He told reporters who asked about a possible link to US gun law.
October has been somewhat unlucky month of the year for USA for last couple of years.
Exactly the same time on Sunday 17th October 2017, a lone shooter Stephen Paddock fired a barrage of bullets on music lovers at Vas Lagos , a crowd of 22000 concertgoers killing 59 instantly and injuring nearly 500 in ghastly incident.
President Trump ,naive and egomaniac at times ,should do a deep introspect of the events involving Bomb threat and arbitrary killings in the past and the recent one of Pittsburgh synagogue , understand the implications thereby and take steps to resolve the issues and not abjure responsibility of the security and safety of American people.
President Trump needs to shed off his vindictive approach towards the opposition and not caste aspersions on the integrity of their leaders in the interest of a homogenous united states.