I wonder if Howard's father would have said the same if it hadn't been his son with the dynamite but a middle eastern looking 21 year old "kid".
I remember when the white teenagers set fires to churches in the South - the explanation - just a prank gone bad.
Howard went on vacation. When he left Argentina he packed a half stick of dynamite in his luggage. It is possible that he has been out of touch with media during his travels and unaware of the TERROR IN THE SKY daily scares. I'm a bit skeptical though because even before that occurred it was not legal to put dynamite in your luggage on U.S. flights, domestic or international, so why would he assume it would be okay to bring them in.
The student, 21-year-old Howard McFarland Fish, was charged with carrying an explosive aboard an aircraft and is in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This time they actually have someone who BROUGHT something onto an aircraft, but OH-MY-GAWD he isn't middle eastern.
Houston Fire Department Assistant Chief Omero Longoria said Fish told authorities he works in mining and often handles explosives. (I wonder what he would have brought in his suitcase if he worked with briefcase nukes)
Fish's father, Howard, said he is certain his son, who bought the dynamite while visiting a silver mine while traveling in South America, intended no harm and was probably just bringing the dynamite home as a souvenir of his travels.
The younger Fish attends Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.