I live 35 miles from downtown Nashville. While I hate the traffic and pace of life in Nashville, I consider it my home stomping grounds – knowing all the cool biker bars, motorcycle shops and restaurants. Having lived in Tennessee since 2012, I have also witnessed the change in Nashville – the change which happens when 100 people are moving to the city each day. I believe most of these people are coming from liberal bastions like Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. These areas suffer from the strong-arm tactics of mayors and governors who have no issue taking away the personal liberties of their citizenry. These politicians have imposed punitive taxes, locked down their citizens to protect them from COVID-19 and tried to take away their constitutional right to Keep and Bear Arms. So when I was having my second cup of coffee Christmas morning – and learned of the Nashville Explosion – I was sad – but not surprised.
The area of the bombing – 2nd Avenue North and Commerce – is right in the heart of downtown Nashville. It is bordered on one side by lower Broadway – where all the Honky Tonk bars are located – and historic Printer’s Alley on the other side. The buildings are historic, at ground zero, and house bars, restaurants and apartments. It is a desirable area to live for young people. It is not lost on me that Nashville was targeted for this terror attack as it is a city of change – a city which through liberal migration has been rapidly turning from Red – to Purple – to Blue. And this dichotomy of people live in the same neighborhoods.
Timeline of the Explosion
5:30 AM: Residents of the area report hearing multiple gunshots and call E-911
5:32 AM: Police arrive to investigate shots fired and find a white RV broadcasting an announcement in a female voice:
“This area must be evacuated now. This area must be evacuated now. If you can hear this message evacuate now. This vehicle will explode in 15 minutes.” The warning continued, counting down to the explosion.
6:32 AM: Surveillance footage of the area captured a blinding white light as the RV explodes
6:45 AM: Emergency crews shut down streets in the area of the explosion – concerned there may be other explosive devices
10:15 AM: The FBI and BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) take over the investigation
10:40 AM: Police go door-to-door with bomb sniffing dogs finding no additional explosive devices
12:01 PM: AT&T internet and phone service disrupted in the area leading to widespread E911 outages and the closing of the Nashville International Airport (BNA)
2:20 PM: Authorities release surveillance footage showing the RV they believed contained the bomb
4:18 PM: Authorities find what they believe to be human remains in the area of the bombing
4:30 PM: A Civil Emergency declaration takes effect shutting down much of downtown Nashville for 48 hours
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Grey Beard Biker’s Thoughts and Observations
Honestly, I am somewhat baffled by the #NashvilleExplosion. As I type this, 27 hours have elapsed since the explosive device detonated. Most terrorist acts have some claim of responsibility. So far there has been none. Every act of extreme violence has a motive. So far authorities have not announced any motive.
Investigators will inevitably learn much about the composition of the explosive device. In fact, they probably have determined a significant amount about it by this time. I have a very close friend that was an Army Special Forces explosives technician. He told me yesterday that the device was somewhat primitive and could be easily assembled with readily available materials. But as more images pour in of the damage at ground zero, this device was not primitive. As someone who remembers the Oklahoma City Bombing well, this makes me think of the fertilizer/diesel fuel bomb used to destroy the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995.
The fact that the perpetrator of this heinous crime obviously wanted to spare innocent lives makes their motive even more difficult to discern. The fact that the vehicle bomb was located right in front of the AT&T data center, which controls communications throughout a large portion of the southeast, is interesting. Was this the target, and if so, why? There is some speculation that 5G cellular networks, which have been part of many recent conspiracy theories, could be the crux of the motive. Another motive which seems plausible is that of social justice warriors – specifically the Black Lives Matter (#BLM) movement. Get innocent people, most likely supporters of their cause, out of the area. Draw police and first responders into ground zero, then detonate the device, with the goal being to kill as many of them as possible. Or, could this possibly be part of a larger plot:
While I pray this is not the case, a prelude to war – specifically a civil war – it certainly seems plausible. There is not doubt, as I have previously written about, the theft of our presidential general election is an act of treason. The events of 2020: a faux presidential impeachment, the #COVIDHoax, BLM/Antifa anarchist civil justice warrior riots and the obvious theft of our recent election are treasonous. Evil forces have been aligned for a very long time against the bedrock institutions of our beloved republic. New World Order (NWO) types hate what our constitution stands for. They dislike freedoms. They abhor our first and second amendments. They loathe that capitalism has built the United States into a powerful country. And they want to rewrite the history of our great nation. They support a coup and the overthrow of our Federal government – and state governments. But if this is a prelude to far more sinister actions, I have one question: are these evil forces organized and capable enough to pull it off?
What are your thoughts? Please leave comments and start some dialogue.