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Blaming Victims For Mail Bombs Carries Echoes Of Civil Rights Bombings

The speculation surrounding a string of mail bombs harks back to another era in American history, when bombs were a tool of political intimidation and when bombings were blamed on the victims.
A van covered in blue tarp is towed by FBI investigators on Friday, in Plantation, Fla., in connection with the pipe bombs mailed to top Democrats. Source: Michele Eve Sandberg

Before authorities apprehended suspect Cesar Sayoc in connection to the series of mail bombs, the case prompted all sorts of speculation and conspiracy theories. The bombs were all sent to high profile critics of President Trump

"It is a high probability that the whole thing is set up as a false flag to gain sympathy for the Democrats," said talk radio host Michael Savage, "and to get our minds off the hordes of illegal aliens approaching our southern border."

"Republicans just don't do this kind of thing," Rush Limbaugh said on his program. "Remember every mass shooting

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