Is It A Homemade Bomb or an IED?

What ever happened to civilian terms like ‘homemade bomb’, ‘pipe bomb’ or even ‘what looked to be a homemade bomb’? You’d think there was a terrorist stronghold in Sedalia, MO when this news is just about a guy in a trailer park getting served warrants for being stereotypical.
I think the media should stop using “IED” for US trailer park incidents, since it’s a military/war term. Sedalia paper calls it what it is…then the rest of the media seems to escalate it to an Al-Qaeda IED level.
Pettis County deputies find convicted felon with IED
Possible bomb found in eastside Sedalia trailer park
So, if you take 5 poppers and tie them together is it an IED or 5 poppers tied together?
If you put water and an Alka Seltzer in a film canister, is it an Alka Seltzer rocket or an IED?


About TripodMA

I went to protests and all I got was this lousy surveillance. Proud parking lot naturalist. My Awards: Time Magazine Person of the Year! 2011 Recipient of the distinguished FBI Out-And-About & Home Visit award FBI Associates Program Nominee 2009-2010 County Parks Taxidermy Squirrel recipient 2009-2010 Don’t Eff With Me and I Won’t Eff With You certificate 2010
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