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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ctcell; elections; faisalshahzad; islam; jihad; nationalsecurityfail; obama; shelton; terrorism; timesquare; timessquare; unholyalliance
Bush Fault....I knew it

Invisible man on campus? sounds like Ob.........never mind!

1 posted on 05/04/2010 6:01:04 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Funny how we already know more about this guys past than we do 0bama’s.


2 posted on 05/04/2010 6:02:24 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies. Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes.)
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To: Bigtigermike

What is his DU screen name?


3 posted on 05/04/2010 6:05:04 PM PDT by B Knotts (Impeach Obama)
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To: Bigtigermike

LOL!

That’s what I was thinking when I read that headline!

Cheers


4 posted on 05/04/2010 6:07:18 PM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Here, intolerance... will not be tolerated! - South Park)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.”

So why didnt this guy do it when Bush was in Office if he hated him so much? The logic of these people boggles my mind
hopefully the next terroist wont be upset by Lydon Johnson
and Vietnam


5 posted on 05/04/2010 6:08:05 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Bigtigermike

There is so many things about Faisal Shahzad that remind me of Obama——

“”and was an almost invisible presence at the American university where he earned two degrees.””


6 posted on 05/04/2010 6:08:25 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Bigtigermike

And just think, we’re about to fast track amnesty for a bunch of immigrants. :)


7 posted on 05/04/2010 6:09:20 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Bigtigermike

We need to dig up the dirt on this rat turd, I`ll bet real money this rectum of Allah, is a hard core lefty.


8 posted on 05/04/2010 6:09:26 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Im glad you picked up on that....that’s why i put that emphasize on that point!!! Scary isn’t it ?


9 posted on 05/04/2010 6:10:56 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Another friend of DUh-bama and a registered DUmocrat to boot....what else could be expected from a newly annointed JACKASS?


10 posted on 05/04/2010 6:11:58 PM PDT by RasterMaster (The only way to open a LIEberal mind is with a brick!)
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To: RasterMaster

Check the list of nobama’s czars. Is this guy on that list?


11 posted on 05/04/2010 6:13:26 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) ajmo0unts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: Bigtigermike

What?! He disliked Bush? Why, this isn’t working out at all like the Left had planned...


12 posted on 05/04/2010 6:15:24 PM PDT by AnglePark
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To: Bigtigermike

“..all next-door neighbor Brenda Thurman could remember was his habit of going jogging at night wearing all black.
He told her he didn’t like the sunlight, she said.

At home, he sometimes wore ankle-length traditional Muslim garb,..”

Do vampires wear man dresses ?


13 posted on 05/04/2010 6:16:40 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Bigtigermike
was openly critical of President Bush

The Amish can be hyper critical....

14 posted on 05/04/2010 6:16:42 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: hal ogen

If not on the list, he was no doubt a “bundler” of campaign contribution fundraising....funneling directly from his muzz-slum masters.


15 posted on 05/04/2010 6:19:33 PM PDT by RasterMaster (The only way to open a LIEberal mind is with a brick!)
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To: Bigtigermike

You know what this country needs? Immigration reform, so guys like this can get in the country even easier.


16 posted on 05/04/2010 6:23:06 PM PDT by j-damn
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To: Bigtigermike
Frankly, I think we should hang the guy for treason. Our country is at war with Islamic jihad and he took the other side. Hanging him would send a very clear message to these dilettante jihadis that their actions have consequences.

I would also bankrupt his wife and kids with civil suits (cost of the investigation, legal costs etc) so he knows that his family too will suffer for the rest of their days as a result of his actions.

Unfortunately, we have the wrong CIC in office to do any of that.

17 posted on 05/04/2010 6:24:50 PM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."--Ayn Rand)
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To: Bigtigermike

I wonder why so many Islamofascist terrorists hate President Bush but just love the hell out of Obama. I don’t get it!


18 posted on 05/04/2010 6:27:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud Arizonan!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"I wonder why so many Islamofascist terrorists hate President Bush but just love the hell out of Obama."

He's ONE OF THEM! DUh-bama traded in the "radical pose" for the means to obtain the radical ends.

19 posted on 05/04/2010 6:38:04 PM PDT by RasterMaster (The only way to open a LIEberal mind is with a brick!)
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To: Bigtigermike
Puts 20% down on the house but leaves his job of his own accord and let's the house go into bankruptcy. Strange.
20 posted on 05/04/2010 6:43:09 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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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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