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The Impossible Coincidences of the January 6 Pipe Bombs

Aug. 17, 2022 (EIRNS)—On January 6, 2021, just moments before the perimeter of the Capitol was breached, pipe bombs were reportedly discovered outside the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic Parties.

These pipe bombs were explained as planned diversions, to draw law enforcement away from the Capitol itself, allowing for an easier entrance to the restricted area. “We were dealing with two pipe bombs that were specifically set right off the edge of our perimeter to, what I suspect, draw resources away,” said Steven Sund, Chief of the Capitol Police. “I think there was significant coordination with this attack” on the Capitol.

Then-Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton also commented, “If those pipe bombs were intended to be a diversion, it worked.”

Who placed the perfectly located bombs, and why? And why were they discovered (or overlooked) just in time to have their diversionary effect?

Their function as a diversion—police began responding to the bomb at Republican National Committee (RNC) at 12:49, just minutes before the breach of the Capitol’s perimeter—depended on their being discovered shortly before that breach and before the 1 p.m. session to officially certify the election of the new President and Vice-President. An astonishing series of events led to this outcome.

Take the RNC bomb, which was “discovered” first. Despite being planted between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. on January 5, according to the FBI, it was first discovered at 12:40 p.m. on January 6, supposedly by a random Wisconsin-native D.C. resident who was running an errand. “It was right next to the garbage can,” said Karlin Younger in a Jan. 13, 2021 interview with Madison Magazine. “Then I saw a timer that was stuck on the number 20. It was a radial dial.” Through astonishing serendipity, the timer—a standard one-hour mechanical kitchen timer—was discovered at 12:40 while displaying a 20-minute countdown, lining up with the 1 p.m. events at the Capitol!

Who is Karlin Younger? She was not a random resident, but a project manager for FirstNet Authority, “a public-private partnership between AT&T and first responders to prioritize emergency communications during an attack or disaster,” reports Julie Kelly in American Greatness. A few weeks before January 6, FirstNet landed its largest ever contract with a law enforcement agency—a $92 million contract with the FBI. Is this just a coincidence?

More astonishing than the perfect timing of the discovery of the RNC bomb was the non-discovery of the DNC bomb! Security camera footage released by the FBI shows that bomb being placed at 8 p.m., between a bench and a shrub in a small plaza next to the DNC headquarters, just yards from the vehicle entrance to its underground parking. Despite being relatively out in the open, the bomb had to remain undetected for 17 hours, from 8 p.m. January 5 until its “discovery” at 1 p.m. January 6. If it had been discovered during that 17-hour period, it would have had the opposite effect of a diversion—it would undoubtedly have served to increase security at the Capitol!

So, who failed to see the pipe bomb? The U.S. Secret Service, which conducted a sweep of the DNC headquarters, because Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris went there following an 11:30 a.m. meeting at the Capitol. That’s right, both the building security team and the Secret Service, in its sweep of the building before the visit of the incoming Vice-President, somehow missed the bomb.

Does this provide new insight into the Secret Service’s accidental deletion of text messages from January 6?

Again, according to video footage released by the FBI, the bomb had been planted at the DNC at 8 p.m. the previous night.

With that footage in hand, surely the person who planted an actual explosive device was found by the FBI?

Don’t count on it!

Steven D’Antuono, who had been promoted to the D.C. field office in October 2020 following his oversight of the Whitmer kidnapping operation, never made an arrest.

The nature of the footage released by the FBI may provide a clue. There are two video cameras covering the plaza where the DNC bomb was left. We see the suspect sitting on one of the two benches from one camera angle, but when he is supposedly placing the bomb, the footage is from the camera that provides a poor view. Where is the footage from the other camera? Why has it not been made available to a public supposedly being exhorted (including by a $100,000 reward) to help identify the suspect?

But there’s more! According to a November 2021 Washington Post article, a December 2020 tabletop planning exercise headed by Dr. Donell Harvin, the head of intelligence for the Department of Homeland Security, included a “young analyst” who “was ready to present a worst-case scenario: Someone could plant an improvised explosive device near the Capitol. With law enforcement distracted, extremists might then band together and attack government buildings, maybe even the Capitol.” Gosh, imagine that!

According to his profile at Georgetown University, Harvin’s “primary focus is to integrate emergency preparedness ... throughout the National Capital Region.” This is precisely the same field of work as the “discoverer” of the RNC bomb, Karlin Younger.

Do you think the January 6 committee will pursue these questions?

See coverage on Aug. 15 in Revolver News for links and more.

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