"Our organization's motto is 'Peace through eternal war', and that's what we aim to create. Only through ceaseless and arbitrary violence can we be shaken out of the comfortable modes of thinking that start wars and prevent cultures from interpollenating ideas. We do not forgive. We are an elite, infiltrating such a high level of government that we managed to cause those explosions to happen this weekend not through the planting of bombs, but through the planting of minor errors in the very methods that are used in the design and building of residential homes. This is our power. We will not cease our violence until peace is universal."
It seems that similar messages have been sent in responses to previous mysterious disasters (including the 1917 shipwreck in Ireland that forms the basis of Joyce's Finnegans Wake), however there has been evidence of a series of coverups. Later in the message, HIMEOBS claims responsibility for the design flaws that led to the sinking of the Titanic, though even this is questionable.
Is this group a serious threat? Until we know the actual cause of the residential explosions, we cannot say for sure. It is certain that if these explosions are due to construction and/or design errors, then HIMEOBS is a force to be reckoned with, to be able to cause such things with such a fine degree of precision.
Some bloggers have posited that HIMEOBS has a connection to the hacker group known as Anonymous. Others have tied them to Al Quaida, and to certain neo-nazi factions splintered off from Raelism. Still others insist that this group is not precisely organized nor connected in the ordinary ways, and that they operate separately on their own volition, taking their orders and philosophy from some single static text, much as several independent crusades were perpetrated at nearly the same time based on the correlation of current events with biblical prophecy. One thing is sure -- HIMEOBS is mysterious enough for the actual expansion of their acronymic name to be entirely unknown. In these days, when the internet and search engines like google and wikipedia can give up to the minute information on the plots of movies yet to come out and inventions not yet patented, it is obvious that this group is quite powerful for such a simple piece of information like that not to be available after nearly 100 years of existence.