December 08, 2006

Derrick Shareef, Trash Can Grenadier

What. A. Moron.

The Smoking Gun has the affidavit. Ace got it right when he described Shareef's plan as "more aspirational than operational."

Even if the no-so-bright Shareef had managed to obtain a quartet of fragmentation grenades as he intended, he seems to forget that the average mall trash can (at least many I've seen) are made of pretty stern stuff. I'm sure they vary, but many I've seen are made of concrete or steel outer can bodies, with strong, lightweight plastic or aluminum can liners that hold the actual trash.

As your typical frag only weighs about a pound and the kind of cans described would tend to both constrain fragments and force the explosive blast towards the path of least resistance (straight up, away from people), it seems only one guy would be in severe mortal danger in such an attack.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 8, 2006 03:58 PM | TrackBack

Last but not least, 9mm handguns? 9mm? Definitely not bright but better for his intended victims.

Posted by: Cindi at December 10, 2006 03:20 PM

I'm an Egytpian-Amercian comedian that was raised here and I'm trying to show people that we're not all bad. This story frustrates me because the media is portraying this guy as some Muslim extremist when he is a converted black Muslim. They're just trying to get people to hate us more. On top of everything else his last name is the same as my first so now I'll be associated with this idiot!!

Posted by: Sherif at December 14, 2006 01:25 PM