News World
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • +
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email
SHARE THIS
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email

Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and the New York CNN offices were among the recipients of suspicious packages containing IEDs Wednesday morning. The threats to the former Democratic presidents were intercepted by authorities before reaching the intended targets.

According to law enforcement, both packages contained “rudimentary but functional” explosives that were similar to another sent to well-known Democratic donor George Soros earlier this week. Packages were addressed to Barack and Michelle Obama’s Washington D.C. residence and the Clintons’ New York state home. Throughout the morning, several more packages were reported including ones at the CNN offices, The San Diego Union-Tribune offices and the office of a Democratic congresswoman.

The first reports to come out were the ones of a suspicious device at the CNN New York bureau.

Shortly after CNN reported that the explosive at their New York offices was transported away from the area in a containment unit, more reports of a suspicious package emerged, this time at the San Diego offices of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Writer and editor at the outlet, Abby Hamblin, tweeted out a photo of the situation around noon on Wednesday. The package was reportedly found outside the building on top of a trash can earlier in the morning.

Yet another package was sent to an office building in Sunrise City, Florida where Democratic Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is located. The building was also evacuated and the Bomb Squad is currently still in the process of investigating the threat.

There was a false report earlier in the morning that another package addressed to the White House was intercepted, but the Secret Service has since set the record straight that they did not intercept any such package.

The first package, in what seems to be related incidents, was sent to George Soros’ New York home and was found by an employee in his mailbox late Monday afternoon. The employee placed the suspicious device in a wooded area and called authorities who sent in the Westchester County bomb squad to detonate the package. The case was referred to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

George Soros is a billionaire investor who donates generously to Democratic political campaigns. He has been labeled as somewhat of a Democratic Boogie Man by political opponents and is frequently a target of conspiracy theories propagated by far-right groups. Most recently, he was accused (without evidence) by President Donald Trump of paying actors to protest the Supreme Court hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and for funding the migrant caravan currently making its way through Mexico to the American border.

There is still no word on who is sending these devices, but there is an obvious pattern unfolding as people and and organizations that have been vilified by the far-right are targeted. Vice President Mike Pence tweeted out that he condemns the attempted terrorist attacks and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement on behalf of the president and the White House. Donald Trump concurred with Pence’s sentiments.