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From New Citizen to Suspect in a Year (Disliked President Bush; an Invisible Man at His University)
New York Times ^ | Wednesday MAY 4, 2010 | JOSH BARBANEL, ANDREW GROSSMAN And SUMATHI REDDY

Posted on 05/04/2010 6:01:03 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Pakistan-Born Shahzad Faced Foreclosure in Connecticut and Disliked President Bush; an Invisible Man at His University

Faisal Shahzad was losing his Connecticut home to foreclosure, disliked President George W. Bush, and was an almost invisible presence at the American university where he earned two degrees.

Those are some of the details in the still-emerging portrait of the man who authorities say has implicated himself in the botched Times Square bomb plot.

Mr. Shahzad was born in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province, according to Pakistan's U.S. embassy. He worked at a Connecticut marketing firm until 2009, the same year he became a U.S. citizen.

At the time of his arrest, Mr. Shahzad and his wife, Huma Mian, were facing foreclosure on the compact home of gray vinyl shingles they owned on Long Hill Avenue near the center of Shelton, Conn. He is "financially bankrupt," said a high-level official briefed on the investigation.

Neighbors and brokers said Mr. Shahzad and his wife had moved away and abandoned the house months ago. A lockbox with a key was on the front door, and the lawn was being mowed on behalf of the bank, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., which issued the mortgage when the house was purchased in 2004.

Igor Djuric, a broker who showed Mr. Shahzad the 1,356-square-foot home he eventually bought, said he remembered that Mr. Shahzad was quiet about himself, but was openly critical of President Bush in the aftermath of the Iraq war.

"I didn't take it for anything, since a lot of people didn't like Bush," Mr. Djuric said, "but he was a little bit strong about expressing it.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ctcell; elections; faisalshahzad; islam; jihad; nationalsecurityfail; obama; shelton; terrorism; timesquare; timessquare; unholyalliance
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To: funfan
why didnt this guy do it when Bush was in Office if he hated him so much?

He was not a citizen yet and travel to and from Pakistan for training would have been chancier.

21 posted on 05/04/2010 6:44:53 PM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: funfan
why didnt this guy do it when Bush was in Office if he hated him so much?

He was not a citizen yet and travel to and from Pakistan for training would have been chancier.

22 posted on 05/04/2010 6:45:46 PM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Bigtigermike

“disliked President George W. Bush”

A Muslim terrorist didn’t like Bush! I’d say that’s a positive for our former POTUS!


23 posted on 05/04/2010 6:51:48 PM PDT by rj45mis
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To: Bigtigermike
"I didn't take it for anything, since a lot of people didn't like Bush," Mr. Djuric said, "but he was a little bit strong about expressing it.

Yeah, but most of them, in the US, are not Pakistani Musslemen from the NW frontier provencies. Should have said something dude. But fortunatly he was another incompentant bomber likely with incompetant (maybe the good ones are mostly dead, in "work accidents" and unfortunate encounters with guided weapons).

24 posted on 05/04/2010 7:06:53 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: funfan
So why didnt this guy do it when Bush was in Office if he hated him so much?

He had not yet made the trek back to his "home country" for training.

25 posted on 05/04/2010 7:08:13 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Roy Tucker
Frankly, I think we should hang the guy for treason.

While we don't hang 'em anymore, this guy was a citizen, and he was certainly making war upon the United States.

It should be the Big Sleep for him, and sooner rather than later.

Of course the ACLU and/or CAIR will be there with lawyers and money (We have the guns!) to keep him alive as long as possible.

26 posted on 05/04/2010 7:10:52 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: gop4lyf
Funny how we already know more about this guys past than we do 0bama’s.

It bears repeating.

27 posted on 05/04/2010 7:11:25 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Bigtigermike
Mr. Shahzad is the son of retired Air Vice Marshall Baharul Haq, a former top Pakistani air force officer and deputy director general of the civil aviation authority, according to Kifyat Ali, a cousin of Mr. Shahzad's father. Mr. Ali, who spoke to the Associated Press, said Mr. Shahzad "was never linked to any political or religious party here"

Now that is NOT GOOD. Air Vice Marshall is a two star, like a US Major General.

28 posted on 05/04/2010 7:16:29 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Bigtigermike
Sometimes, relatives would come to visit, she said, driving cars with New York license plates.

Relatives or co-conspirators, or both?

29 posted on 05/04/2010 7:20:22 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Bigtigermike
Are we discussing Obama?

an almost invisible presence at the American university where he earned two degrees

30 posted on 05/04/2010 9:22:23 PM PDT by XHogPilot (A thief might rob you, but politicians can rob your family for countless generations.)
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To: XHogPilot

glad you notice the similarities, strange is it not? remember obama friend in college was a pakistanian


31 posted on 05/04/2010 9:36:12 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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