There is a story out of Pittsburgh that hasn’t made much of a splash nationally. I mean, Whitney is still dead and one of the Kardashian sisters woke up breathing today. But I digress.
Since February 13 there have been nearly 70 bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh causing almost daily evacuations of student housing, classrooms, research facilities and even the Chancellor’s residence. These bomb threats are being sent through e-mail.
OAKLAND, Pa. — Experts are calling the person or people responsible for the recent bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh impossible to profile and next to impossible to trace.
Carnegie Mellon University Associate Professor Lorrie Cranor and former FBI terrorist profiler Larry Likar who both agree that the suspect has made it hard to be traced.“If you use an anonymous re-mailer system, your message is sent through intermediaries all over the world and it’s really hard to trace,” Cranor said.
Cranor said it is very easy to find an anonymous re-mailer website which will strip the email of an address and IP address, then send it anonymously.
“Many of them even let you pick what country you want it to bounce through,” Cranor said.
University of Pittsburgh Police said the emailed threats were coming from Austria, which Cranor said is basically impossible to trace.
“This type of crime does draw a variety of people, but it’s sometimes a very mentally sharp and devious offender,” Likar said.
These bomb threats are clearly terroristic yet our vaunted and bloated security apparatus is unable to do anything to stop it? If that is the case, then the obscene amounts of money being spent on intelligence gathering is a boondoggle of epic proportions. That people can’t draw straight lines between outrageous claims of protection and the subsequent billions and statements like “Experts are calling the person or people responsible for the recent bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh impossible to profile and next to impossible to trace.” and then logically conclude that there is a massive inconsistency makes me ill and angry.
Also, if it is indeed the case that someone with a hard on for the University of Pittsburgh can this easily confound authorities, (FBI and DoJ are both involved) then what is to stop the Jihadist Bogeyman from using the same techniques to plan and execute terrorist activity against the U.S. with impunity? Either way, something is rotten in Denmark.