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TSA Now Purchasing Dynamite to Go With Their Ammo

TSA Purchases 1,980 Sticks of Dynamite to Go With Their 3.5 Million Rounds of Ammo
Jim Hoft on Sunday, March 9, 2014, 12:56 AM
Recently [March 7, 2014] TSA purchased 1,386 pounds of dynamite to go with their ammo.

The Activist Post reported:

Put this in the “What in the hell are they thinking?” category, but the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) protectors of the friendly skies, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has submitted another request for high explosives via the Federal Business Online website today, and has issued a Limited Source Justification for three businesses to provide the material: Hallowell Manufacturing LLC, Omni Explosives Inc, and Tripwire Operations Group.

While this is not new, the explosive they are requesting has not been ordered/solicited in the past 10 years.

They are requesting a total of 1,386 pounds of dynamite, specifically – UNIMAX extra gelatin NG- SIZE, which comes out to 1,980 sticks of 1 1/2 inch by 8 inches of nitroglycerine badness.


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Cyril's picture

That must be to take care of all the luggage left unattended.

That must be to take care of all the luggage left unattended.

You know, those which - they happen to know for sure - don't contain the latest iPads, iPhones, Louis Vuitton purses, Rolex watches, or other high end fragile belongings of the bourgeoisie.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Lemme guess...more "Canine Explosive Training Aids"?

'DHS Solicits For Massive Explosive Nitrates - Scrubs History'
Tim Brown August 13, 2012

Can anyone explain what the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs with 700 pounds of High Density Ammonium Nitrate and 700 pounds of A-5 Flake RDX? Well the DHS placed a solicitation by way of the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) for these products with a delivery date of August 31, 2012. For those of you in the know, these are the ingredients to build a makeshift bomb. However the project claims it is for "Canine Explosive Training Aids".

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/08/dhs-purchases-massive-expl...

DHS getting in the mining or construction business?

Unless DHS is getting in the mining or construction business, this is a pretty pointless requisition. Dynamite is not very shelf stable and degrades over a period of a few years; at least from what I hear from people who worked with the stuff. Maybe they're planning to build an evil mountain headquarters lair in the rockies? or they've got some Wiley E. Coyote antics planned...

The only other reason I could think of for getting dynamite would be for EOD (explosive ordnance disposal - pile everything you want to get rid of in a hole and hit it), but that would be quite a few disposals... Also, I think everyone disposing of old ordnance uses safer initiation charges like C4 or detcord. Why not just turn it over to the Army where they have people who know what they are doing without endangering anyone.

Goofy people. I think it was a couple years ago they bought a bunch of breaching charges (flat rubber-like mats you stick on a wall or door, then boom). That was pretty concerning as well.

Net, DHS has no need for explosives, leave that to the Army Corps of Engineers, construction companies and the Army. These fools will probably just end up hurting themselves or others.

SteveMT's picture

If these jokers next start ordering C4, watch out.

That stuff is way more stable and malleable, like you say. It does take a higher IQ to set it off than just striking a match, which is probably why the TSA did not opt for C4.

We should be so lucky

If all they did were blow themselves up that would be fine. It's the thousands in office buildings that's the problem. Then again, there are a couple of Mexican drug cartels that have lost their top dogs so maybe the next DC approved kingpin is being offered a leg up?

robot999's picture

Come on now

they NEED this stuff. Geeze, don't you realize how difficult it would be to create false flags without TNT! Please cut these guys a break, their just doing their "jobs".

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

SteveMT's picture

The TSA is the political equivalent to TNT anyway.

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