Skip to comments.Obama Admin Blows It Again? Person of Interest in Times Square Bombing "Familiar" to Investigators
Posted on 05/03/2010 5:46:41 PM PDT by kristinn
CBS News is reporting the Pakistani-American allegedly tied by forensic evidence to the Times Square bombing attempt last Saturday is "familiar" to the Obama administration:
A source told CBS News that investigators are looking at a possible suspect, a Pakistani American, in the botched car bombing incident near Times Square. The source said forensic evidence uncovered in the vehicle led them to a Middle Eastern mans name that was familiar to counter terrorism investigators.
Fox News reported the Obama administration knows the person of interest recently returned from Pakistan:
Federal authorities have identified a person of interest in Saturday night's Times Square bomb attempt -- a naturalized American citizen who was in Pakistan for several months and returned to the United States recently, investigative sources told Fox News.
...Sources say that evidence includes international phone calls made by the person of interest, who has not been identified publicly.
The Obama administration's familiarity with the person of interest is in keeping with recent failures by the Obama administration to stop terror attacks on American soil by those known to the administration to have suspected ties to overseas Muslim terrorist elements:
Fox News, June 2, 2009:
A 23-year-old convert to Islam with "political and religious motives" killed a soldier just out of basic training and wounded another in a targeted attack on a military recruiting center in Arkansas, police said.
The suspect, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, reportedly had been under investigation by an FBI joint terrorism task force after he traveled to Yemen and was arrested there for using a Somali passport. The probe was in its early stages and based on Muhammad's trip to Yemen, according to ABC News.
While there, Muhammad a U.S. citizen from Memphis who is a convert to Islam and was previously known as Carlos Bledsoe studied jihad with an Islamic scholar, Jihadwatch.org reported.
Muhammad told authorities that he approached the recruiting center in Little Rock by car on Monday and started shooting at two soldiers in uniform, according to a police report.
ABC News, November 9, 2009:
U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that (Fort Hood massacre terrorist) Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was attempting to make contact with an individual associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.
Washington Post, December 27, 2009:
A Nigerian man charged Saturday with attempting to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day was listed in a U.S. terrorism database last month after his father told State Department officials that he was worried about his son's radical beliefs and extremist connections, officials said.
The suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was added to a catch-all terrorism-related database when his father, a Nigerian banker, reported concerns about his son's "radicalization and associations" to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, a senior administration official said. Abdulmutallab was not placed on any watch list for flights into the United States, however, because there was "insufficient derogatory information available" to include him, another administration official said.
Is the Times Square bombing attempt another example of the Obama administration's failure to connect the dots and stop yet another terrorist attack on American soil on their watch? So far, the evidence does not look good for Obama and his administration.
Wanna bet that somehow this Pakistani is related to someone 0bama knew when he was at Occidental College?
One of these days, his Pakistani connection is going to come tumbling down around his head and no one, from Bill Ayers, George Soros, the Emanual Twins or anyone else is going to be able to salvage the Usurper. He will go down in flames.
Well, they don’t want to “connect” dots. As well you know.
So just hang on everyone for the rough ride ahead.
Not to worry. “Butch” from DHS is on the job.
>Wanna bet that somehow this Pakistani is related to someone 0bama knew when he was at Occidental College?
We'll save billions with gov't run health care too. Dopes. THROW EVERY BUM IN CONGRESS OUT!
Son of the cross-legged guy on the couch with Obama during college??
Or how about that there exists a photograph somewhere of this terrorist with Obama?
hell yeah! I'm game; lay some tin foil on me...
Maybe the LA Times is hiding that too
Oh, the left is going to be downright distraught.
I took a gander at some of their forums after the incident (DU in particular), they were very excited about the possibility that this could be some sort of right wing domestic terrorism.
This whole Pakistani American connection very clearly stinks of Islamic radicalism. The left will be deeply saddened by this turn of events.
I knew we knew this guy. As soon as they said there was a lot of forensics...I knew they had him in a data base.
The list, ping
I was over there, too. They were dying for it to be a Tea Party operation.
Maybe Obama’s administration know the perp because he might be a protege of that Pakistani soulmate guy who sat close to Obama on the couch during his early college days in Los Angeles. This Time Square perp’s trip reminds us of Obama’s own trip to Pakistan during college in violation of U.S. ban on travel there. This Times Square fellow is a naturalized citizen. Obama’s citizenship status is not at all so clear.
Well Pakistanis do drink a lot of tea so the whackadoodles at MSNBC will claim they were technically correct to assign blame to tea people.
oh boy! The truth *is* stranger than fiction!
You watch... they’ll say “but no one was hurt, so any perceived failures don’t matter”.