Skip to comments.Times Square bombing suspect's life had unraveled (AP blames Bush for terrorism act)
Posted on 05/05/2010 6:58:09 AM PDT by Zakeet
Not long ago, Faisal Shahzad had a pretty enviable life: He became an American citizen after emigrating from Pakistan, where he came from a wealthy family. He earned an MBA. He had a well-educated wife and two kids and owned a house in a middle-class Connecticut suburb.
In the past couple of years, though, his life seemed to unravel: He left a job at a global marketing firm he'd held for three years, lost his home to foreclosure and moved into an apartment in an impoverished neighborhood in Bridgeport. And last weekend, authorities say, he drove an SUV loaded with explosives into Times Square intent on blowing it up.
The bomb didn't go off, and Shahzad was arrested on a plane in New York as he tried to leave the country. He was in custody Tuesday and couldn't be reached for comment. Authorities say he is cooperating and has admitted getting explosives training in his native Pakistan.
Shahzad's behavior sometimes seemed odd to his neighbors, and he surprised a real estate broker he hardly knew with his outspokenness about President George W. Bush and the Iraq war.
"He mentioned that he didn't like Bush policies in Iraq," said Igor Djuric, who represented Shahzad in 2004 when he was buying a home.
Djuric said he couldn't remember the exact words Shahzad used about Bush but "something to the effect of he doesn't know what he's doing and it's the wrong thing that he's doing."
Shahzad, 30, is the son of a former top Pakistani air force officer, according to Kifyat Ali, a cousin of Shahzad's father. He came to the United States in late 1998 on a student visa, according to an official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity ...
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Actually, it’s Ted Kennedy’s fault for revising the immigration requirements and allowing these people into the country in the first place.
Wow, a terrorist who doesn’t like Bush. I’m shocked
one of the union ups that delivers to our house
says the same:
“it’s bush’s fault.”
Perhaps the angry rhetoric from the left is to blame?
Well, I'm not a mooselimb for starters.
The Libs in the MSM just can’t get enough Bush. I’m beginning to think they secretly loved him.
Earned an MBA -- taken as fact. Well educated wife -- taken as fact. Owned a house -- taken as fact. Worked in a global marketing firm -- taken as fact. Lost his home -- taken as fact.
Drove an SUV loaded with explosives to NY -- Needs a caveat. Only the authorities said he did. It might not be true.
it’s the airline
just acted alone
how many more attacks must we endure until the far left loon and this fool in the white house understand we are more in danger through their weakness
He quits his job, then loses his house and has to move into a slum.
And George Bush ruined his life by making him quit his job.
Great defense. I hope he uses it in court.
Imagine if this guy actually was a Tea Partier and had that same attitude about Obama.
The media would be blaming Rush, Beck, Palin, Hannity and Fox News.
Well, Shahzad would sure as hell not like Trajan88's polices regarding terrorists like him and the countries that grow their hate.
I guess they typed the "went to Pakistan and received jihadi training" in invisible pixels.
Also, for a time, claiming George Bush is an idiot was a alternate form of greeting.
Whenever a Muslim commits an act of terror, we are told the greatest thing to worry about is “fear of a backlash against Muslims”
What was his DU screen name?
True. We never talk about this, but the Immigration Act of 1965 led to where we are today.
At the time, Ted said that the ethnic complexition of America would not change with the new law, and that we would not see teeming masses speaking languages other than English with his new law. It was a law which sought to show how humane and welcoming America was. Ted assured us that new immigrants would assimilate, just as the masses who came through Ellis Island in the old days assimilated.
Why are liberals never called out on the results of their policies? This immigration reform law from 1965 is one good example.
Was that firm responsible for all those Billy Mays and Sham Wow commercials?
Question "Journalists" why he leave his job? Think HIS actions might have more to do with it then Bush?
Bush lied; SUV fried.