Fake, Explosives

The other day there was a story about a police sting in which fake explosives were sold to, alleged, terrorists. I am reminded of the Toronto 18, whose police informant was the only member with a firearm. One wonders what the value of some of these police stings is.

So here’s today’s dumb question:

If police really are stopping terrorists by selling fake explosives, could they please explain why we have so few real explosions? If real terrorists can buy real explosions, shouldn’t there be some bangs going off somewhere? Or are the only perpetrators those dumb enough to buy fake explosives, once talked into it by helpful undercover police?

How does this work, really? Comments, anyone?

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