It is thankfully starting to look like it was not politically motivated after all:
[The ATF] considers [Clair] Wolf a person of interest in a case in which Wolf’s sister received a bomb disguised as a box of candy. She was injured when she opened the gift-wrapped package on July 9 and it exploded, shooting nails and tacks into her face and hands.
Investigators think the bombing involved a dispute over the cleanup of property the siblings got from their parents.
I’d snark about that, except of course that somebody went to the hospital. Besides, I’m too relieved that we’re not seeing the start of an organized bombing campaign against oil executives after all. Not least because I’m still not confident in the government’s willingness to investigate such a thing [“They investigated it this time, didn’t they, Moe?” “Hush. Besides, it was the ATF, not the FBI.” “Lame answer.” “Again, hush.”*]
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What? Oh, right: somebody sent a pipe bomb to the wife of an oil executive (via Confederate Yankee, via Instapundit) – she ended up in the hospital with facial injuries from the blast. Turns out that it was apparently deliberately targeted at the woman…
Neighbors who saw the package but didn’t want to appear on camera describe it as a box of chocolates that left inside a gift bag. One neighbor says there was a card attached that simply said, “Thank you.” It included the woman’s name, but it was misspelled.
…which argues against a random attack. The bomb was reportedly loaded with nails and shrapnel; somebody wanted this woman dead or permanently disfigured. And, not to be blunt about things or anything, but if the oil executive connection is true then I officially have zero confidence in the ability, or willingness, of the Holder Justice Department to investigate this crime. This isn’t just the Black Panther thing: it’s been a year and a half since somebody tried to burn down a Wasilla, AK church for political reasons, and the DoJ is showing no sign of caring about that, either.
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