On December 25, 2020, a recreational vehicle (RV) exploded in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, United States, injuring three people and damaging dozens of buildings. Remains identified as human were also found at the explosion site. The explosion, which was deemed to be deliberate, took place at 166 Second Avenue North between Church Street and Commerce Street at 6:30 am. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots, and loudspeakers on the vehicle warning people to evacuate before the detonation. The explosion was felt miles away from the blast site. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is leading the investigation. Authorities said the attack was likely a suicide bombing.
To me this looks initially like a suicide with some sort of grudge. There are only three currently known injured , and a report of "possible human remains" which would presumably be someone inside the RV. The location and the warning did not seem to be intended to maximize casualties. It reminds me of the Manchester (UK) truck bombing in 1996, very close to where I used to work (I moved to the US in 1993). That resulted in huge costs, disruption, and the rebuilding of a large section of the city center, but only one death due to warnings and evacuations.
Various people will fold this into their conspiracy world views, at least until more information comes out. Opinions seem split between it being a "false flag" to blame "patriots", and being an attack by antifa, or perhaps both. Not that much discussion of Islamic terrorists, perhaps because of the low number of casualties and because it was described as "an intentional act" and not "terrorism".
My Q dad officially ruined Christmas
I was kind of worried this would happen. We had an argument 2 days ago where I told him No, White Men Are Not Oppressed and he’s been stoic to me ever since. This morning there was a bombing in Nashville and he went off, saying that he knew this would happen because his friends told him ‘antifa’ was moving in this direction (he’s right on the edge of being involved in Q where he’s not actively involved because he doesn’t use social media but all his friends are). I told him to stop because it was Christmas and we got into an argument that ended in him literally saying I was attacking him because he was a white man.