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Old 01-09-2006, 07:42 PM   #1
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Bomb found in San Francisco Starbucks
Police bomb squad investigates device looking like metal flashlight; disarms device.
January 9, 2006: 7:24 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) - A police bomb squad disarmed an explosive device found in a Starbucks coffee shop in central San Francisco, investigators said Monday.

The device was discovered about 1:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. ET) in the bathroom of the coffee shop, the San Francisco Police Department told CNN. Police told CNN the bomb squad was called to investigate a metal flashlight and determined it was a "device that could explode."

Starbucks said in a statement, "The local authorities were immediately contacted and we are working in full cooperation with them to ensure the safety and security of our partners (employees), our customers and the store."

The company said all of its employees and customers were safe. Additionally, Starbucks said it could not provide any additional information because it was necessary to protect the integrity of the police investigation.

The incident is still being investigated, and police said they were unaware of any threats against that particular shop, located at the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Bush Street.
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Thankfully this was discovered and defused.

Starbucks would make an easy pop culture target for terrorists.
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Interesting to see what the investigation will reveal.

Given the various hatefilled comments against San Francisco made by right wing pundits.
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Yikes!
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Interesting to see what the investigation will reveal.

Given the various hatefilled comments against San Francisco made by right wing pundits.
Given that starbucks is the classic big business that drives out smaller competitors I would be interested to see where it sits.
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Was Bill O'Rielly in the area?
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Given that starbucks is the classic big business that drives out smaller competitors I would be interested to see where it sits.

SF is clearly hated by the US far right because of the liberal values it is associated with.

Bombing a Starbucks could well make sense from the point of view of smeone with a grudge against SF or against gays for example - the rationale being kill off a few gay liberals.

Various pubs in London were bombed in 1998/99 - the culprit turned out to be a right wing white supremacist.

Then there was Oklahoma in 1996 - a media rush to judgement to blame Islamists, when it turned out to be home-grown terrorists.

But, post-September 11, it seems that each and every terrorist atrocity must automatically be ascribed to the Islamists.

What short memories we have.
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I was hinting towards radical anti-corporate or anti-globalisation.

Not a single person mentioned or alluded to Islamic Terrorism in this case.
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A man working at Sushi Bar Wayo next door to Starbucks said police told him there was a pipe bomb in the coffee house and that he needed to evacuate his restaurant.
In time more will be revealed

but pipe bombs are usually made by young males

not a typical terrorist tool of mass destruction
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I was hinting towards radical anti-corporate or anti-globalisation.
I did get that from your post...not sure how it was miscontrued.
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In time more will be revealed

but pipe bombs are usually made by young males

not a typical terrorist tool of mass destruction
Terrorists strike with fear, not mass destruction.

A pipe bomb is just another IED.
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SF is clearly hated by the US far right because of the liberal values it is associated with.
I think you'd find a majority of Americans dumbfounded by a city that is able to pass a measure opposing the presence of military recruiters at public schools and colleges.
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Terrorists strike with fear, not mass destruction.

A pipe bomb is just another IED.
the Administration gets elected with fear

and I think the families would not consided a pipe bomb just another IED.
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I think you'd find a majority of Americans dumbfounded by a city that is able to pass a measure opposing the presence of military recruiters at public schools and colleges.
If this is the case, I think you'd find a majority of Europeans dumbfounded at how a majority of Americans think it appropriate to put military recruiters at public schools and colleges.
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I think you'd find a majority of Americans dumbfounded by a city that is able to pass a measure opposing the presence of military recruiters at public schools and colleges.
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