[svlug] Funny

Tabinda N. Khan tabindak at best.com
Fri Apr 28 14:48:10 PDT 2000

That's all well and good, but the following quote
from http://www.sjmercury.com/breaking/headline2/014614.htm
did not inspire my confidence:

"In the process, the morning commute was snarled hopelessly.

Finally, at 8:45 a.m., a member of the police department's 
bomb squad took aim from a safe distance with a shotgun 
and pulverized the container.

Luckily there was nothing inside that caused it to explode, 
according to Officer Steve Dixon, police spokesman."

Yeesh! Maybe they need a better spokeperson.

On KGO radio this morning they discussed how some of
the bomb squad's equipment wasn't working. Funny, I
can't find mention of it now.


Quoting Tony Guntharp (fusion94):
> Part of the Recon Phase above is to xray the suspected device using the
> X-Ray MK 32 Mod 0. The reason for the x-ray is not to determine where the
> explosives are but where the trigger and/or power supply for the device is
> at. The purpose here is not to hit ANY explosives but to RSP the IED by
> taking out the trigger and/or power supply. Also shotguns are not used. A
> device called the JROD is. The JROD is basically a high powered water
> cannon (enough power to blow through a car door though) powered by either
> a .50 caliber blank. In some instances a shotgun blank can be used.
> -tony
> Graduate of the US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal School and ex-bomb
> technician for the military.


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