State Department Moving Explosives Across US


(Steve Peacock)  The U.S. State Department has ordered hundreds of pounds of plastic explosives and thousands of containers of liquid explosives, WND has discovered, shipping them to the location of U.S. centers that typically send sensitive materials to overseas embassies.

According to procurement documents WND obtained through routine database research, State recently put in four separate orders for high explosives – purchases accompanied by tens of thousands of feet of detonating cords with hundreds of blasting caps and fuse igniters.

The ultimate destination of these products and their cost is unknown, but the government contracting office responsible for arranging the purchases has an address in Dun Loring, Virginia, site of a State diplomatic-security field office.

The procurement documents likewise list the explosives’ shipping destination, or “place of performance,” as Sterling, Va., which is home to the Diplomatic Pouch and Mail Unit, or DPM/U, which is tasked with sending secure pouches and crates to U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide.

Deliveries made through that unit are exempt from the same inspections, for example, that the U.S. Postal Service otherwise would perform.

According to the unclassified and publicly available U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual Volume 14, once USPS delivers an item to this facility, that item technically is not considered mail and no longer falls under postal regulations and restrictions.

Such goods fall under the guidelines and control of State, which at its discretion can “open and inspect all mail sent to it for transmission abroad to determine whether the items meet Department and all other standards.”

The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, or VCDR, and international law “limit the use of diplomatic pouches to diplomatic documents and articles intended for official use,” the manual says.

The VCDR, however, prohibits private airlines as well as the receiving host governments from x-raying or opening diplomatic pouches and crates, regardless of how they are marked or whether goods are transported into or out of that nation. This enables State to securely transport a variety of confidential, secret and top secret items as well as unclassified and sensitive but unclassified materials.

State’s specific mode of distributing the explosive materials remains unclear, as its Diplomatic Pouch Policy explicitly prohibits the shipment of explosives through DPM/U.

If indeed the department complies with this prohibition, another option is to reroute the explosives by sea via one of several “consolidation points” known as Despatch Agencies, located in Miami, New York and Seattle as well as Brownsville, Texas, and Antwerp, Belgium.

State leverages these units “for freight shipments destined for the Department’s operating locations worldwide. … The Despatch Agencies maintain contracted warehouse space to consolidate the freight and manage the transportation arrangements to move the freight to destination.”

State specifically is purchasing – and sending to Sterling, Virginia – 450 pounds of C4 M112 explosives, nearly 2,600 containers of liquid explosives, 188 feet of “linear-shaped charges” and more than 8,000 blasting caps via Solicitation No. FY14-GC-273.

A separate procurement, Solicitation No. FY14-GC-281, calls for 225 pounds of C4 plastic explosives, five pounds of C2 “sheet explosives” and 144 bottles of high-energy liquid explosives. Thousands of additional feet of detonating cord – plus 18,000 feet of military-grade safety fuses and hundreds of blasting caps and fuse igniters – are likewise part of this order.

A third procurement, Solicitation No. FY14-GC-282, seeks another combination of C4 block, sheet and liquid explosives with accompanying caps, igniters and related blasting equipment.

Finally, an array of “explosive entry systems,” “blasting tubes” and inert C4 and dynamite are sought under Solicitation No. FY14-GC-272.

State separately is buying hundreds of thousands of rounds of live 9mm “ball” ammunition as well as a lesser amount of non-lethal simulated ammo.

Soon after issuing these solicitations late April, State issued a separate call for bids to provide secure logistics pack and crating services out of Northern Virginia. These services include “packing materials and packing of hazardous materials in accordance with the Department of Transportation and IATA [International Air Transport Association] Dangerous Good Regulations.”

The selected contractor will be tasked with “secure, onsite packing and crating services to support the shipment of building materials, communications and surveillance equipment and other sensitive items [emphasis added] to diplomatic posts throughout the world.”

The Statement of Work requires the contractor to have a hazardous materials specialist on hand to perform these duties, which it would carry out at the government’s Lorton, Virginia, warehouse, at a contractor warehouse within 25 miles of that facility and occasionally at other State facilities in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

State says it needs these separate services because it is often impractical to consolidate shipments with other government materials.

“Because of the number of diplomatic missions being supported, the diversity of the projects involved, and the security requirements, and host nation restrictions, consolidation of the shipments is not practical,” it says in the document.

“Most shipments are of a high priority nature, which further complicates efforts to streamline the process of shipping by function or mission.

“This results in a large number of smaller shipments, which must be packed, crated and shipped separately to guarantee that security requirements are not compromised,” it continued. “Shipment must arrive at destinations in time to meet mission requirements.”


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  • wally58

    You should begin to watch the TV show “Turn” so you can see what a police state looks like. Yes, they have muskets, not M-16’s, but it’s the same as is coming here. Hell, it’s already here. The men who liven 230 years ago had WAY MORE STONES than men living today, as they stood up and kicked the British ass. Not a chance of that happening here today. The above story shows how there are two sets of laws in effect – one for the peons and one for the elite tyrants. When shipment of high explosives goes thru separate channels so they can be moved without question, you should be alarmed. And, they think those explosives are “going overseas” but they could just as well be for use here, in the good old Great United Soviet Socialist Satanic States of Amerika, against the rank and file “peons.” It’s already happened at Ruby Ridge, Waco, OK City, and other lovely places, but most will be in denial and say, “Those morons had it coming” or “that bombing was done by Patriots and militias” which are always the cover stories for cowards, when in fact, we know the Feds did all of them.

    • Padraigin

      Well said and right said, Fred.

    • Eileen Kuch

      Excellent point, buddy. All that’s needed now would be a catastrophic accident similar to the train accident in Northern Virginia nearly two weeks ago in which crude oil exploded. Luckily there were no fatalities or injuries in this case; but, in the case of highly dangerous explosives, the residents may not be so lucky.

      Another scenario could well be that of a plane the size of a C-130 filled with such explosives crashing into a densely populated area such as NYC, LA, or Chicago; the casualties resulting from such a disaster could easily run into the thousands, if not tens of thousands.

  • Billy Singleton

    The State Dept. is ran by the Council on Foreign Relations. Hillary Clinton admitted to going there to get her instructions and to be told how to view the world, and all Secretaries of State going back for decades have been members, not to mention the multinational corporate memberships. For the record, CFR is a globalist organization with no loyalty or oath to the U.S..

    • farang

      If so, then the CIA is run by the CFR, because everyone’s known for DECADES that State is CIA.

  • farang

    With the FBI and the CIA (State is a wing of the CIA) OFFICIALLY roaming about Ukraine….you can bet your bottom dollar FALSE FLAGS WILL SOON FOLLOW.

    Mark my words: Putin is setting a trap, he will pull an “AHA” moment on the world soon. Think “Running Man”….think……I hope it goes LIVE WORLD-WIDE….

  • Randy

    hundreds of pounds of explosives + one “missing” airliner (MH-370) =?

  • Defiant

    Oh my! How DARE they actually MOVE explosives!? Don’t they know that once explosives are manufactured…you need to use them ON THE SPOT?

    Seriously though…is this really so offensive? Between mining and construction and civil engineering…explosives are being moved all over this nation on a constant basis. You gotta get them from one place to another, right?

    I’m NO fan of the federal government…but you have to expect that when they function at all…it will be just like any other organization. Sometimes they need to move explosives…just like guns…or butter!