Two guys are standing in line at a local hardware store to buy some nails. A pretty simple task, really, but as we've seen in the last couple of weeks, their motives may be very different. Frighteningly different.
We needed nails a couple of weeks ago to build a playground at the Northwest YMCA on 42nd Avenue in New Hope. It was an amazing project, sponsored by the Home Depot in Brooklyn Park and a national nonprofit organization called Ka-Boom that has a vision "to build a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America."
So who's the other guy buying nails? We don't know his name; maybe we never will. He was at some hardware store in London, buying lots of nails to put into a car bomb designed to explode near a busy intersection. The nails would be added to make the bomb as sickening and deadly as it could be.
Read the rest. But remember, we saw him first...