How is it possible that a quarter of a busy shopping mall be obliterated by C4 (a plastic explosive)?? Only the Philippine Military can buy that sort of shit.
All plastic explosives have microtaggants, the entire supply chain can be traced. If the FBI and the Philippine Military share the results of their investigation truthfully, this should be easy to prosecute.
Is it possible that our soldiers are so poor that they are forced into selling military hardware to criminal elements?
Update PM 21Oct07: It looks like there was no plastic explosive as previously reported by the Philippine National Police, that is according to the US-led investigation.
With due respect to the dead, I'd prefer that this tragedy was due to a gas explosion and not a bomb. It'd be very depressing and worrisome for us to know that military-grade explosives are out there in the open.