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Pakistani Taliban Claim Credit for Failed NYC Times Square Car Bombing
The Long War Journal ^ | Sunday, May 2, 2010 | Bill Roggio

Posted on 05/02/2010 9:09:28 AM PDT by kristinn

A top Pakistani Taliban commander took credit for yesterday's failed car bomb attack in New York City.

Qari Hussain Mehsud, the top bomb maker for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, said he takes "fully responsibility for the recent attack in the USA." Qari Hussain made the claim on an audiotape accompanied by images that was released on a YouTube website that calls itself the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel.

The tape has yet to be verified, but US intelligence officials contacted by The Long War Journal believe it is legitimate. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel on YouTube was created on April 30. Officials believe it was created to announce the Times Square attack, and Qari Hussain’s statement was pre-recorded.

"This attack is a revenge for the great & valuable martyred leaders of mujahideen," Qari Hussain said. He listed Baitullah Mehsud, the former leader of the Pakistani Taliban who was killed in a Predator strike in August 2009, and Abu Omar al Baghdadi, the former leader of al Qaeda Islamic State of Iraq who was killed by Iraqi forces in mid-April. And although he was not mentioned, an image of Abu Ayyub al Masri, the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, was also displayed in the images accompanying the audiotape.

Qari Hussain also said the failed attack was "revenge for the Global American interference & terrorism in Muslim countries, especially in Pakistan for Lal Masjid operation," a reference to the July 2008 Pakistani military assault on Islamists holed up in the Red Mosque in Islamabad, as well as Predator strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas and the arrest and detention of Pakistani scientist Aifa Siddique.

YouTube video of claim

(Excerpt) Read more at longwarjournal.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bombing; claim; credit; failed; faisalshahzad; islam; muslims; nyc; obama; pakistan; pakistani; square; taliban; times; timessquare; waronterror
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Earlier FR thread on Taliban video claim.
1 posted on 05/02/2010 9:09:28 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Coordinating ICBM’s now, once evacuation of our troops is complete operation “Make Glass” will commence.


2 posted on 05/02/2010 9:11:30 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Nice thought, but you do realize, don’t you that our pResident will not, under any circumstances, authorize release of ANY nuclear weapons?


3 posted on 05/02/2010 9:13:05 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: kristinn; Grampa Dave; Travis McGee; ExSoldier; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SierraWasp; Liz; ...

Well, well, well. Janet & zero pound on BP & AZ, while Rome burns.


4 posted on 05/02/2010 9:13:31 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will rule your life)
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To: kristinn

it ain’t official till the fat lady sings

So far she is still in the first act and singing the old may song


5 posted on 05/02/2010 9:14:58 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: kristinn

Something seems not right here—why would the guy be bragging about a failed bomb? If it had detonated and done damage, then I could see it—


6 posted on 05/02/2010 9:16:49 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: kristinn

“Pakistani Taliban? Are you sure they didnt mean a Pakistan, Kansas Taliban Teaparty activists?!?!” - MSNBC anchor


7 posted on 05/02/2010 9:17:07 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya s ee how that turned out?)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Earlier, related thread:

Taliban Claims Responsibility for Failed New York Bombing

8 posted on 05/02/2010 9:17:38 AM PDT by nutmeg (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen)
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To: kristinn

What a coward.


9 posted on 05/02/2010 9:20:39 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: kristinn

went to ‘you tube’: don’t like ‘sub-titles-with all the expense, you’d think it could be in English....


10 posted on 05/02/2010 9:21:40 AM PDT by 1234 ("1984")
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To: basil
"The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel on YouTube was created on April 30. Officials believe it was created to announce the Times Square attack, and Qari Hussain’s statement was pre-recorded.

They didn't expect it to fail. They expected to be celebrating.

11 posted on 05/02/2010 9:22:36 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If it don’t fit, it must be sh!t.)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

Good point Bob.


12 posted on 05/02/2010 9:23:18 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Gaffer
You were saying ...

Nice thought, but you do realize, don’t you that our pResident will not, under any circumstances, authorize release of ANY nuclear weapons?

Well, I can assure you that neither would Bush authorize the use of any nuclear weapons under this circumstance either...

Just think about it for a minute. We endured 9/11 and President Bush never authorized any nuclear weapons to be used in that response. This is nowhere near even a "blip" compared to 9/11.

It would take something a whole lot more than 9/11 to get nukes to be used... As to what that would be? Perhaps some weapons of mass destruction used on several big U.S. cities at the same time. That would probably qualify.

But, the other problem you would have is how to use nuclear weapons on a widely dispersed terrorist group that occupies many different countries ... and that is a big problem.

13 posted on 05/02/2010 9:24:11 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
But, the other problem you would have is how to use nuclear weapons on a widely dispersed terrorist group that occupies many different countries ... and that is a big problem.

Nope, just ONE city, one location.....The Hajj in Mecca....

14 posted on 05/02/2010 9:26:02 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: basil; kristinn
You were saying ...

Something seems not right here—why would the guy be bragging about a failed bomb? If it had detonated and done damage, then I could see it—

Take a close look at this paragraph ... it has the answer ... and also the proof that it was a Taliban device...

The tape has yet to be verified, but US intelligence officials contacted by The Long War Journal believe it is legitimate. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel on YouTube was created on April 30. Officials believe it was created to announce the Times Square attack, and Qari Hussain’s statement was pre-recorded.

15 posted on 05/02/2010 9:26:21 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: basil

Well, you know how the Jihadists (holy profile, Batman!) are. They’ll brag about anything to cover up their *ahem* inadequacies. Jealousy is all they know. “My (insert noun here) is bigger/better/stronger than yours is!!”


16 posted on 05/02/2010 9:26:52 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Has anyone seen my tagline? If you find it, please return it. I'm lost without it.)
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To: basil

That’s what I was thinking.


17 posted on 05/02/2010 9:27:18 AM PDT by clintonh8r (If you make over $250K you aren't a "working family", but if you don't have a job, you are.)
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To: Gaffer
You were saying ...

Nope, just ONE city, one location.....The Hajj in Mecca....

That might be a popular sentiment with some posters on Free Republic -- but -- I can assure you that you will never get either a Republican or a Democrat President to do that.

You can leave that one for your dreams ... :-)

Take any one or all of the GOP candidates for the last election and the prospective ones for the next election, and even President George Bush (and even the prior Bush, and even President Reagan) -- and you'll never come up with one that would even so much as suggest or hint that...

18 posted on 05/02/2010 9:30:28 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: clintonh8r

Well, we at least know Obama cries at funerals, is a comedian, and is going to clean up the oil spill.


19 posted on 05/02/2010 9:31:10 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: kristinn
Pakistani Taliban Claim Credit for Failed NYC Times Square Car Bombing

What does it say about an organization that is so quick to claim credit for colossal screw-ups? "We're the Taliban! OK, so maybe we aren't smart enough to get the bomb to go BOOM, but aren't you even a little bit intimidated?"

20 posted on 05/02/2010 9:32:15 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: basil

Whatever is the best answer for this crime POLITICALLY will be the one we get. It will serve the Emperor better if it’s a right wing terror attack so THAT my friends is what the MSM will tell you and the OFFICIAL White House press release will tell you , truth be dammed.


21 posted on 05/02/2010 9:33:20 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: Star Traveler
I think if the plane that was meant for D.C. on 9/11 had taken off on time and hit when and where it was supposed to, either the White House or Capitol, that President Bush would have been urged by the American people to use tactical nukes against al Qaeda and the Taliban as a warning to any state or group to not even think about trying to attack us again.

I think he would have done so.

22 posted on 05/02/2010 9:34:16 AM PDT by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping.


23 posted on 05/02/2010 9:34:42 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Draw Mohammad Day" - - May 20, 2010 - Draw for freedom - draw for your children's freedom.)
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To: kristinn

Barry’s outreach charm tour of foreign muslim communities is paying off dividends. After coddling the underpants bomber we’re back to complacency.


24 posted on 05/02/2010 9:34:49 AM PDT by purplelobster
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To: SJackson; Nachum; Islaminaction; Candor7; caww; LucyT; STARWISE

ping


25 posted on 05/02/2010 9:38:39 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If it don’t fit, it must be sh!t.)
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To: kristinn
Taliban takes credit and Obama keeps partying with the MSM.
26 posted on 05/02/2010 9:39:00 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: Star Traveler

Thanks—I missed that gem.....


27 posted on 05/02/2010 9:39:49 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: kristinn

Kristinn,

You may want to look at this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2505029/posts?page=119#119


28 posted on 05/02/2010 9:40:02 AM PDT by melancholy
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To: kristinn

The System Worked Again!

(dumb luck. Been itching to say that all morning)


29 posted on 05/02/2010 9:40:55 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: Non-Sequitur
Aren't you reading this? The thing was PRERECORDED before the bomb was even planted. They expected to be celebrating a great victory. They did not know when they recorded this statement that the damn thing was going to fail!
30 posted on 05/02/2010 9:41:41 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If it don’t fit, it must be sh!t.)
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To: kristinn

Now try and say its “not terrorism” Janet Nappy.

lol


31 posted on 05/02/2010 9:41:57 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: basil

That Youtube Channel was created a day or two before the attempt, for the purpose of claiming responsibility. I guess whether it succeeds or not they wanted us to know what group did it.

Terrorism needs terror, whether it blows or just scares the crap out of people.


32 posted on 05/02/2010 9:43:54 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: kristinn

Well, there’s a “line” that I know if you cross, a nuclear response at the perpetrating government would be considered justified. The question here is how far “back” from that line can you go and perhaps expect a nuclear response. And also, can you even identify a “perpetrating government” to do so for that kind of response?

While I can say I am assured that “nuke for nuke” response would happen (with some perpetrating government), I don’t know how far “back” and “before” that line — that you would get “nuke for something else”.

AND, if it did happen (let’s say for that plane in DC, you get a nuclear response) — it wouldn’t be Mecca, which is what the poster was saying. If such a nuclear response were to be considered justified in that hypothetical example — it would be something directed at the Taliban and their government and whatever power base that they had.

The more you get into something like these “hypotheticals” and “pushing the line back” further away from “nuke for nuke” response — the nuttier the whole thing becomes in a discussion anyway...


33 posted on 05/02/2010 9:44:33 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: kristinn
"Qari Hussain Mehsud, NO LONGER the top bomb maker for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan..."
34 posted on 05/02/2010 9:44:35 AM PDT by verity (Obama Lies - Obongo must go!)
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To: Gaffer

Certainly not against his buddies in Pokistan. I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t know about it.


35 posted on 05/02/2010 9:46:40 AM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Well, especially since it was pre-recorded, which obviously means they knew about this in advance and it was not bumbling right wingers, as MSNBC tried to suggest.


36 posted on 05/02/2010 9:47:49 AM PDT by livius
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To: kristinn

“This video has been removed due to terms of use violation.”


37 posted on 05/02/2010 9:47:56 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: kristinn

” ...I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles - principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings...”
Obama, Cairo 2009

Sooo, hows that working out for ya Bambi?


38 posted on 05/02/2010 9:54:27 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: tobyhill

Thanks for the update.


39 posted on 05/02/2010 9:54:39 AM PDT by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: basil

“.....why would the guy be bragging about a failed bomb?....”

I believe the reason they went ahead and released the video in spite of the failed attempt was to show they have the ability to reach us. Terrorism is for the purpose to terrorize, and letting us know they can reach us, they can touch us with proof positive in our own media is terrorizing.

In a sense they did succeed.

Now let’s see what the Zero’s next move will be.


40 posted on 05/02/2010 9:55:04 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: kristinn

Why would you take credit for a screw up?


41 posted on 05/02/2010 9:55:59 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: ladyvet

Terrorists don’t fear Obama the way they learned to be fearful of George W. Bush. How many attacks have there been on our soil since he took office?


42 posted on 05/02/2010 9:57:17 AM PDT by kristinn (A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words.)
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To: 70th Division

See my #40. Might be your answer.


43 posted on 05/02/2010 9:58:04 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: MestaMachine

Even getting the bomb in place and smoking is a partial vic. It’s terror inducing, and makes Americans change their habits even more. What now, checkpoints leading into Times Square?


44 posted on 05/02/2010 9:58:10 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: 1234

Video has been removed. Did anyone download it?


45 posted on 05/02/2010 9:59:37 AM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: rockinqsranch

Maybe. Or maybe it was cron-scripted to be released at a certain time. That’s what they would do if they had drones on their heels.


46 posted on 05/02/2010 10:04:45 AM PDT by Moose Burger
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To: kristinn

Let me make this crystal clear: THIS IS OBAMA’S FAULT!!!


47 posted on 05/02/2010 10:07:15 AM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: Batman11

Just a side note: WABC radio here in NY City did not even MENTION the bombing on the 1:00 news . Not a word , they even talked about a fight in a Walmarts in Mass. but not a word on a bomb planted right in the heart of the city on the most crowded night of the week. Anyone else see this as “strange”?


48 posted on 05/02/2010 10:14:30 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: sonic109

Fox just said a bomb was found inside a microwave in Pittsburgh at a Marathon race.
Pittsburgh Marathon course altered by bomb scare
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15002915


49 posted on 05/02/2010 10:19:29 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: kristinn
did anyone get the video cached in time?

but on the other hand - it can't be them - it's already been floated that it was ‘right wing extremists’

Please stop the world - I want to get off for a bit

50 posted on 05/02/2010 10:19:49 AM PDT by maine-iac7
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