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Times Square bomb suspect had links to terror preacher
Telegraph UK ^ | 07 May 2010 | Damien McElroy

Posted on 05/08/2010 11:31:01 AM PDT by opentalk

A suspect accused of attempting to plant a bomb on New York's Times Square has ties with the Islamic preacher who inspired a US soldier to kill 12 comrades at Fort Hood and the Christmas Day would-be bomber.

Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-born US citizen has told interrogators that he been inspired to take up the cause of al Qaeda and radical Islam by the internet messages of Anwar Al-Awlaki, a Yemen-based imam.

Awlaki, who was born in America, was accused of grooming Nidal Hasan in a series of emails before the US soldier opened fire at the Texas military base last year.

Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-born US citizen has told interrogators that he been inspired to take up the cause of al Qaeda and radical Islam by the internet messages of Anwar Al-Awlaki, a Yemen-based imam.

Awlaki, who was born in America, was accused of grooming Nidal Hasan in a series of emails before the US soldier opened fire at the Texas military base last year.

...Investigations into cash transactions indicated that Mr Shahzad received substantial support from foreign sources.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 05/08/2010 11:31:01 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

we are all so stunned, heh.


2 posted on 05/08/2010 11:32:37 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: opentalk

The mentally ill liberal media told me it was because his house was in foreclosure and therefore, Bush’s fault.


3 posted on 05/08/2010 11:34:45 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: opentalk

But I thought he was a “lone wolf,” justifiably angry because the American Dream wasn’t working out for him.


4 posted on 05/08/2010 11:36:13 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: opentalk
“Last month, Barack Obama’s administration took the rare step of authorizing the assassination of the radical Muslim cleric, in a rare move against a US citizen. “

Naturally it is too late and the Muslim cleric is ALIVE, WELL and THRIVING! Gee, I’s so shocked that this cleric, Zero wanted assinated is still alive! Most likely they were only allowed to use nerf bullets on him.

5 posted on 05/08/2010 11:37:54 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: opentalk

Shocking.

6 posted on 05/08/2010 11:39:39 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Man proposes, but God disposes.)
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To: opentalk

Contessa Brewer must be distraught.


7 posted on 05/08/2010 11:40:30 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: opentalk
... and Obama decrees free Kool-Aid for the masses.

I pray for my Country.

8 posted on 05/08/2010 11:48:06 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: opentalk

Does anyone notice how often Faisal Shahzad took his own picture with his cell phone and then left it where it could easily be found? 15 minutes of fame - his picture of himself? Copy cats? What ever....the camera’s and news folks are paving the way with all their non stop what-ifs rhetorical hyperbole for more dropped back packs, strange boxes, etc. Few if any facts seem necessary to this hysterical feeding frenzy by the alphabet MSM and FOX.(for shame) A well orchestrated smoke screen?....have the terrorist won this round?


9 posted on 05/08/2010 11:48:29 AM PDT by yoe (The "N" word stands for NO...as in NO MORE VOTES FOR IRRESPONSIBLE CONGRESSMEN OR SENATORS.)
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To: Liberty Valance; AuH2ORepublican
comments from another thread

--OK, so Faisal Shahzad was placed on our terrorist watch list by the Clinton Administration in 1999, kept on the list during the Bush years, but was taken off the list by the Obama Administration sometime in 2009?

And didn't Shahzad become a naturalized U.S. citizen in April 2009? That means that either
(i) Obama's INS allowed a Pakistani immigrant who was on Department of Homeland Security's terrorist watch list and had been on the list for 10 years to become a naturalized U.S. citizen, or
(ii) Obama got Shahzad (and likely thousands of other suspected terrorists) removed from the terrorist watch list, without careful study of the particulars of each case, within his first two months in office!

I think that this is the biggest scandal in this story.

(thanks AuH2ORepublican)

10 posted on 05/08/2010 11:53:56 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

bttt


11 posted on 05/08/2010 11:55:10 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: opentalk

You start with the perverse contamination of Islam, mix in a little narcissism and self-pity, topped off by a desire to be someone important among the Islamist thugs he admired, and you get a kook like Faisal Shahzad. All Muslims are potentially dangerous. When they advertise it, it’s wise to pay attention.


12 posted on 05/08/2010 11:59:48 AM PDT by pallis
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To: opentalk

Rev Wright?


13 posted on 05/08/2010 12:20:47 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: opentalk

Lies! All lies! Can’t be because Fox and Friends think it’s so cute how he makes little hearts over his signature.


14 posted on 05/08/2010 12:23:21 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: bgill
Oreilly , actually was very good at highlighting. this time, that he had traveled 13 times to Pakistan. Why was this guy not on the watch list.
15 posted on 05/08/2010 12:26:48 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Good Lord, the author actually uses the word “Islamic!” That’s ONCE more than the NY Times, Washington Post and CNN COMBINED!


16 posted on 05/08/2010 12:28:13 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: opentalk

He was on the watch list before Hussein’s admin took him off. How anyone who was at anytime on a watch list is able to be naturalized (under Hussein’s admin) is beyond me.

I suspect he was still on someone’s list or they wouldn’t have found him so quickly. 48 hours ain’t bad.


17 posted on 05/08/2010 12:32:32 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: opentalk
I pick #2 - Obama got Shahzad (and likely thousands of other suspected terrorists) removed from the terrorist watch list, without careful study of the particulars of each case, within his first two months in office!
18 posted on 05/08/2010 12:34:33 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: bgill
Hussein’s admin took him off. How anyone who was at anytime on a watch list is able to be naturalized (under Hussein’s admin) is beyond me.

This is the most disturbing fact. Probably why MSM is lying in coverage of him.

19 posted on 05/08/2010 12:36:48 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Contessa Brewer is deeply Frustrated


20 posted on 05/08/2010 12:48:26 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: janetjanet998

good, she is a joke


21 posted on 05/08/2010 12:51:42 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
Bears repeating:

--OK, so Faisal Shahzad was placed on our terrorist watch list by the Clinton Administration in 1999, kept on the list during the Bush years, but was taken off the list by the Obama Administration sometime in 2009?

And didn't Shahzad become a naturalized U.S. citizen in April 2009? That means that either
(i) Obama's INS allowed a Pakistani immigrant who was on Department of Homeland Security's terrorist watch list and had been on the list for 10 years to become a naturalized U.S. citizen, or
(ii) Obama got Shahzad (and likely thousands of other suspected terrorists) removed from the terrorist watch list, without careful study of the particulars of each case, within his first two months in office!

.

Perhaps the national media could spare a few of the 5,000 reporters currently assigned to discredit Sarah Palin and the Tea Party to investigate THIS obscure news?

22 posted on 05/08/2010 2:30:24 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Paine)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
This shows how corrupted the media heads are.
23 posted on 05/08/2010 2:31:43 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

... And Obama had links to a terror preacher also (Rev Wright).


24 posted on 05/08/2010 3:32:31 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: EternalVigilance

Didn’t General P just say that Faisal Shahzad was a Lone Wolf?


25 posted on 05/08/2010 5:45:11 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx

Yeah. I think so.


26 posted on 05/08/2010 5:58:17 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (TATBO! - "Throw All The Bums Out!")
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To: opentalk

domestic jihad bump


27 posted on 05/08/2010 10:02:09 PM PDT by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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To: All
ON THE INTERNET:


INTERNET HAGANAH: "JIHADI ANALYSIS/DISCUSSION OF THE TIMES SQUARE ATTACK" (May 28, 2010)

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JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): Islamabad - "PAKISTANIS DETAINED FOR THEIR ROLE IN TIMES SQUARE JIHAD BOMB PLOT ACCUSE INTERROGATORS OF 'SIDING WITH THE INFIDELS'" (SNIPPET: "One of the suspects, identified as Shoaib Mughal, is alleged to be a go-between for Shahzad and Pakistani Taliban in their hide-outs close the Afghan border. He was running a large computer dealership in Islamabad before his detention, said the intelligence official who -- like most operatives in spy agencies around the world -- did not give his name. The other suspect, identified only by his first name Shahid, is alleged to have helped arrange money for Shahzad. He has an MBA from the U.S. and apparently knew Shahzad from his time there...") (May 22, 2010)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "JAMAICAN CLERIC SHAYKH ABDULLAH AL-FAISAL ALLEGED TO HAVE INSPIRED TIMES SQUARE SUSPECT" by Evan Kohlmann (May 19, 2010)

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INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "HEARING VERIFIES REPORTS ON TIMES SQUARE BOMB PLOTTER" (May 19, 2010)


JIHAD WATCH.org (CNN): New York - "TIMES SQUARE JIHADIST REJECTED MODERATION AS CONTRARY TO QUR'RAN" (SNIPPET: "The e-mail continues: "It is with no doubt that we today Muslim, followers of Islam are attacked and occupied by foreign infidel forces. The crusade has already started against Islam and Muslims with cartoons of our beloved Prophet PBUH (peace be upon him) as War drums." Shahzad was referring to the 2005 controversy in which a Danish newspaper published satirical cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed that many Muslims found offensive.") (May 17, 2010)
NY DAILY NEWS.com: "TIMES SQUARE TERROR SUSPECT FAISAL SHAHZAD PICKED UP CASH FOR PLOT AT L.I. DUNKIN' DONUTS: SOURCES" (SNIPPET: "The Times Square terror suspect got $4,000 cash for his warped plot in a clandestine meeting at a Long Island Dunkin' Donuts, sources told the Daily News on Thursday night.") (May 14, 2010, 4:00 am)
DAWN.com (REUTERS): Washington - "PAKISTAN HOLDS MAN LINKED TO NEW YORK BOMB SUSPECT" (SNIPPET: "The suspect provided an "independent stream" of evidence that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was behind the failed attack on May 1, the newspaper said, citing US officials. The suspect also admitted helping Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-American man being held over the Times Square plot, to travel to Pakistan's tribal areas for bomb-making training, the report said.") (May 14, 2010)

NY DAILY NEWS.com: "Mohammad Iqbal demands apology from FBI for being 'racially profiled' in 5-hour terror questioning" by Kevin Deutsch and Larry McShane (SNIPPET: "The federal agents took four computers, two cell phones, a journal - and his dignity, Iqbal said." SNIPPET: "Agents mostly asked about his friend Muhammad Younis, whose Centereach, L.I., home was also raided, and accused terrorist Faisal Shahzad, Iqbal said.") (May 15, 2010, 4:00 am)
LONG WAR JOURNAL.org: "FBI RAIDS IN CONNECTION WITH TIMES SQUARE PLOT, TWO PAKISTANIS DETAINED" by Wes Bruer (SNIPPET: "Two men of Pakistani descent have been arrested, and one has been identified as Pir Khan, who is facing administration charges for overstaying his visa, not criminal charges. The other man has an order of removal against him, meaning the federal government determined that he had to leave the country.") (May 13, 2010, 11:10 am)

INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog: "SENATORS: Designate Pakistani Taliban a Foreign Terrorist Organization" (May 12, 2010, 9:19 am)


LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix - blog: "PAKISTANI TALIBAN TAKE CREDIT FOR FAILED TIMES SQUARE ATTACK, AGAIN" by Bill Roggio (May 14, 2010, 12:15 pm)

SOFIR.org: "THE TTP LINK TO THE TIMES SQUARE BOMBING ATTEMPT AND FORWARD-LOOKING ANALYSIS" (May 9, 2010)


INTERNET HAGANAH.com: "HAKEEM-ULLAH'S BEEF WITH THE USA" (May 10, 2010)


WEEKLY STANDARD.com: "THE TALIBAN IN MY INBOX Eight hours after the failed bombing, an email arrived claiming 'responsibility of recent Attack on Times Square Newyork USA.'") (May 7, 2010)

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LONG WAR JOURNAL.org: "U.S. SEES PAKISTANI TALIBAN INVOLVEMENT IN TIMES SQUARE ATTACK AFTER DOWNPLAYING LINKS" by Bill Roggio (May 6, 2010, 12:59 am)

CNS NEWS.com: "PAKISTAN TALIBAN WANTS TO BE SEEN AS PART OF GLOBAL JIHAD" by Patrick Goodenough (SNIPPET: "Whether its claim of responsibility for the foiled May 1 car bombing in Times Square turns out to be valid or not, the Pakistan Taliban's threatening statements reveal its goal of wanting to be seen as part of a global jihad.") (May 5, 2010)

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RevolutionMuslim.com: "Hakeemullah Mehsud is Alive Well and Delivering News About U.S. Attack" (SNIPPET: "To Our Amir, We love you and pray for your redemption. May Allah (swt) protect you and make you Salahuddin and give you many lives like our beautiful brothers Abu Umar and Abu Musaab, Amin!!! It is so good to see your lovely noor! pleasing to the eye! Allahu Akbar!") (May 3, 2010)
YouTube.com - "TehreekeTaliban"


LONG WAR JOURNAL.org: "Exclusive: Tapes Show Hakeemullah Mehsud Is Alive and Threatens Attacks In The US" by Bill Roggio (SNIPPET: "Hakeemullah used much of the audio and video tapes to warn the US that his followers have been dispatched to the US to carry out strikes in the major cites and "states." "The time is very near when our fedayeen will attack the American states in their major cities," Hakeemullah said. "And Inshallah (god willing) we will give extremely painful blows to the fanatic America." "Inshallah very soon in some days or a month's time, the Muslim ummah will see the fruits of most successful attacks of our fedayeen in USA."") (May 2, 2010, 9:13 pm)
LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix - blog: "Full Text of Hakeemullah Video Tape" by Bill Ardolino and Bill Roggio (May 2, 2010, 9:37 pm )

Video Tape & Audio Tape - Link

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COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "Slideshow: 'THE TIMES SQUARE BOMB PLOT VIDEOS" by Evan Kohlmann (May 10, 2010, 1:08 am)

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WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "PAKISTANI TALIBAN LED TIMES SQUARE PLOT Recruiting More Agents for U.S. Attacks, Holder Warns" by David Eldridge (SNIPPET: "Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Sunday that the Pakistani Taliban directed the Times Square car-bomb plot and is actively recruiting more agents to carry out attacks on U.S. soil.") (May 10, 2010) (Read More...)
US DOJ.gov - justice.gov: Washington, D.C. - "Attorney General Eric Holder Testifies Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies" (SNIPPET: "On Monday, Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, was arrested in connection with his alleged role in last Saturday's attempted car bombing in Times Square. On Tuesday, he was charged with acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries, attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, and other federal crimes. If convicted, he faces a potential life sentence in prison. During ongoing questioning by federal agents, Shahzad has provided useful information, and we will continue to pursue a number of leads as we gather intelligence relating to this attempted attack. Although this car bomb failed to properly detonate, this plot was yet another reminder that terrorists are still plotting to kill Americans.") (May 6, 2010)

NY DAILY NEWS.com: "FAISAL SHAHZAD CASE: HUNT FOR MONEY COURIER IN TIMES SQUARE CAR BOMB PLOT" (SNIPPET: "The accused Times Square terror bomber, broke and unemployed after returning from Pakistan, reportedly received cash to fund his deadly plot from an overseas courier. Investigators have a name for the suspect whose money helped Faisal Shahzad purchase an SUV, a 9-mm. handgun, bomb components and a one-way ticket out of New York, The Associated Press reported Friday.") (Published May 7, 2010;Updated may 8, 2010, 9:46 am)
ABC News.go.com (AP): New York - "SUSPECTED MONEY COURIER SOUGHT IN NYC BOMB PLOT Official: Authorities seek suspected money courier from overseas in Times Square bomb plot" (May 6, 2010)

INTERNET HAGANAH.com: "ENEMIES, BOTH FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC" by A. Aaron Weisburd (May 7, 2010

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THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "Simple Error Averted Times Square Tragedy" -Posted by "Barbarossa" (SNIPPET: "My NYPD sources have been quick to stress that Shahzad had clearly been trained." SNIPPET: "These are all standard counter-surveillance measures that show his training.") (May 6, 2010, 09:26 am)


MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch No. 2940: "REACTIONS IN THE ARAB WORLD TO THE TIMES SQUARE BOMBING ATTEMPT" (May 7, 2010)


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NY DAILY NEWS.com: "CONFESSED TIMES SQUARE CAR BOMBER FAISAL SHAHZAD BOASTS OF TIES TO NUMEROUS GLOBAL TERRORISTS" (SNIPPET: “Shahzad has been spilling his guts to interrogators, claiming he met with radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is accused of inciting violence in the past. He exchanged e-mails with Fort Hood, Tex., shooter Nidal Malik Hasan. And Awlaki may have met Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who tried to blow up an airliner over the U.S. on Christmas Day. Shahzad is also insisting he met with Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, who has pledged to strike U.S. cities in revenge for CIA drone attacks - one of which almost killed him." SNIPPET: "Investigators are studying at least four extreme Islamist terror networks concentrated in Waziristan, Pakistan, where Shahzad said he received bomb-making training. The networks include the Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistani militants behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks.") (May 7, 2010, 4:00 am)
MEMRI.org: "TTP Declarations: TARGETING AMERICAN CITIES" (SNIPPET: "TTP LEADER HAKIMULLAH MEHSUD DECLARES: 'From Now On, the Main Targets of Our Fidaeen [Suicide Bombers] Are American Cities'") (May 3, 2010)
FOX NEWS.com: "TIMES SQUARE BOMB SUSPECT A 'FAN' OF PROMINENT RADICAL CLERIC, SOURCES SAY" by Catherine Herridge (SNIPPET: "Shahzad is a fan of Anwar al-Awlaki's CDs, which promote the cleric's extremist Muslim ideology, sources say, however, there is no known evidence yet that that Shahzad had direct contact with Awlaki") (UPDATED May 6, 2010)
FOX NEWS.com: "TIMES SQUARE BOMB SUSPECT MAY HAVE RECEIVED ONLINE EDUCATION IN JIHAD" by Jana Winter (Updated May 5, 2010)


CTPOST.com - CONNECTICUT POST: "EXCLUSIVE: DOCUMENTS FOUND NEAR BOMB SUSPECT'S FORMER SHELTON HOME" by Kate Ramunni (Note: Photos included.) (Published May 4, 2010)


DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERIVCE: Washington - "Obama: Failed Attack Underscores Need for Vigilance" by Donna Miles (SNIPPET: "President Barack Obama today called the failed weekend terror attack in New York's Times Square a sobering reminder of the need to remain vigilant against terrorists committed to destroying America's way of life. "Around the world and here at home, there are those who would attack our citizens and who would slaughter innocent men, women and children in pursuit of their murderous agenda," Obama said at the start of his address to the Business Council here. Terrorists "will stop at nothing to kill and disrupt our way of life," the president said.") (May 4, 2010)
US DOJ.gov - Justice.gov: Washington, D.C. - "Attorney General Eric Holder at the Press Conference Regarding the Times Square Attempted Bombing" (May 4, 2010)

FBI.gov: "THE TIMES SQUARE CASE Terror Suspect Arrested; Case Continues" (May 4, 2010)

FBI.gov - Press Release - Remarks as Prepared for Delivery - Deputy Director, FBI: Washington, D.C. - "Press Conference Regarding Times Square Investigation" (May 4, 2010)


THE SMOKING GUN: "TIMES SQUARE TERRORIST GOT BOMB TRAINING Suspect told FBI of recent trip to Pakistan's Waziristan region" (Note: Criminal Complaint included.) (May 4, 2010)

INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT blog: "TIMES SQUARE SUSPECT CHARGED IN COMPLAINT" (May 4, 2010, 6:07 pm)

Copy of Complaint - Link (SNIPPET: "vi. Three residential keys; and vii. A key to an Isuzu vehicle.") (pdf)

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ADNKRONOS.com (AKI): "Islamabad - "PAKISTAN: NY BOMB SUSPECT 'MET TALIBAN EXPLOSIVES EXPERT'" by Syed Saleem Shazad (May 5, 2010)

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LONG WAR JOURNAL.org: "TIMES SQUARE BOMBING SUSPECT TRAINED IN PAKISTAN'S NORTH WAZIRISTAN" by Bill Roggio (SNIPPET: "A Pakistani intelligence official told the Express Tribune that Shahzad may have trained in a terror camp in Kohat, a district in Pakistan's northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Al Qaeda and the Taliban were known to have operated 157 training camps in the province and the tribal areas as of the summer of 2008. Further links between Shahzad and Pakistan have emerged over the past 24 hours. Pakistani authorities have reportedly detained nearly a dozen people associated with Shahzad, most of whom are friends or family members. Among those detained are a friend named Mohammed Rehan, according to The Telegraph, and another named Tauseef, according to the Associated Press. Rehan is said to have been detained at a Karachi mosque that is associated with the al Qaeda and Taliban-linked Jaish-e-Mohammed.") (May 4, 2010, 6:21 pm)
HOT AIR.com - blog: "PAKISTAN ARRESTS EIGHT IN CONNECTION TO TIMES SQUARE ATTACK; Update: High-Value Interrogation Group Handling Shahzad" -Posted by Ed Morrissey (May 4, 2010, 12:55 pm)

Online.WSJ.com: New York - "TIMES SQUARE SUSPECT RECEIVED BOMB TRAINING" (SNIPPET: "Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad told interrogators that he received training in bomb making during a recent five-month trip to Pakistan, according to a senior U.S. official familiar with the matter. The official said Mr. Shahzad received his training in the tribal region of Waziristan bordering the Afghan border.") (May 4, 2010, 3:44 pm ET)
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MICHELLE MALKIN.com: "THE JIHADISTS' DEADLY PATH TO CITIZENSHIP" by Michelle Malkin (May 5, 2010)

NY DAILY NEWS.com: "Faisal Shahzad: Who is the terror suspect behind the Times Square car bomb?" (SNIPPET: "Shahzad recently traveled to Pakistan, where he reportedly spent time in Karachi and Peshawar, an area known as a haven for Islamic militants, officials said. A married father of two small children, Shahzad moved to Bridgeport, Conn., with his wife, Huma Mian, last year." SNIPPET: "Neighbor Brenda Thurman, 37, said Shahzad dressed nicely and claimed to work on Wall Street.") (MAY 4, 2010, 3:06 PM)
Online.WSJ.com: Dubai - "THREE PASSENGERS PULLED OFF DUBAI-BOUND FLIGHT" (SNIPPET: "Dubai-based Emirates Airline said Tuesday that flight EK202 bound for Dubai was called back before taking off from New York and that three passengers were removed from the aircraft as part of an investigation into a failed bomb attempt in Times Square.") (May 4, 2010, 5:30 am ET)
NY DAILY NEWS.com: "PAKISTANI-AMERICAN FAISAL SHAHZAD, SUSPECT IN FOILED TIMES SQUARE BOMB PLOT, ARRESTED AT JFK" (SNIPPET: "He is believed to have links to international terrorists and was already under surveillance for two days when the feds moved in." SNIPPET: "Sources told The News early Tuesday that the feds are tracking three associates who may have helped the suspect.") (Updated May 4, 2010, 3:31 am)
LONG WAR JOURNAL.org: "FBI ARRESTS PAKISTANI-AMERICAN SOUGHT IN FAILED TIMES SQUARE CAR BOMBING" by Bill Roggio (May 4, 2010, 12:22 am)

US DOJ.gov - Justice.gov/opa - Press Release: "STATEMENT OF THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, AND THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ON AN ARREST IN THE TIMES SQUARE INVESTIGATION" (SNIPPET: "...Faisal Shahzad was taken into custody." "...arrested Shahzad for allegedly driving a car bomb into Times Square on the evening of May 1, 2010. Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, was taken into custody at John F. Kennedy International Airport after he was identified by the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs and Border Protection while attempting to take a flight to Dubai.") (May 4, 2010)
FOX NEWS.com: "AMERICAN WHO RECENTLY VISITED PAKISTAN EYED IN TIMES SQUARE BOMB PLOT" (SNIPPET: "...a naturalized American citizen who was in Pakistan for several months...") (May 3, 2010)

THE YESHIVA WORLD.com: "Just In: 'Person of Interest' Identified in Failed Times Square Bombing" (May 3, 2010)

POLITICO.com: "CELLPHONE LED FBI TO TIMES SQUARE CAR BOMB SUSPECT ARREST" by Mike Allen (SNIPPET: "The number from a disposable cellphone led FBI agents to the suspect arrested Monday night for allegedly driving a car bomb into Times Square on Saturday evening, according to a senior official. "They were able to basically get one phone number and by running it through a number of databases, figure out who they thought the guy was," the official said.") (May 4, 2010, 7:16 am EDT)
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ABC News.go.com - Blotter - blog: "TIMES SQUARE BOMB: U.S. OFFICIALS FINDING FOREIGN LINKS TO NEW YORK BOMB PLOT Investigation Pointing to Coordinated Effort in Foiled Times Square Attack" (MAY 3, 2010)

FOX NEWS.com: "POLICE WON'T RULE OUT 'SOUTH PARK' LINK IN TIMES SQUARE BOMB ATTEMPT" by Joshua Rhett Miller (SNIPPET: "Younus Abdullah Muhammed, who runs the website RevolutionMuslim.com, told the New York Daily News he was in Times Square when the bomb-packed SUV was found, but he said he was not involved in the failed terror attack. "What do you think, I commanded somebody to blow up a building in the middle of Times Square?" Muhammed told the newspaper. "It had nothing to do with the 'South Park' controversy. It was not an attack targeting Viacom," he said. He could not be reached for further comment early Monday.") (Updated May 3, 2010)
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NY DAILY NEWS.com: "NYPD HUNTING SUSPECT CAUGHT ON SECURITY CAMERAS WHO FLED FROM TIMES SQUARE CAR BOMB SCENE" (May 3, 2010, 4:00 am)

NEW YORK.FBI.gov - Press Release: "FBI NEW YORK JTTF SEEKING INFORMATION IN ATTEMPTED TIMES SQUARE BOMBING" (Note: Photos included.) (May 3, 2010)

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NewYork.FBI.gov - Press Release: "FBI JTTF and NYPD Conduct Investigation into Time Square Vehicle Incident" (May 2, 2010)

FOX NEWS.com: "NEW YORK CITY POLICE EXAMINE SEVERAL LEADS IN FAILED TIMES SQUARE CAR BOMBING" (SNIPPET: "A monitoring group said Sunday that the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the bomb but Kelly said there is "no evidence" linking the group to the bomb..." SNIPPET: "Kelly said during a press conference Sunday that the NYPD is analyzing a surveillance video showing a unidentified white male in his 40's fleeing the scene.") (Updated May 2, 2010)
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LONG WAR JOURNAL.org: "PAKISTANI TALIBAN CLAIM CREDIT FOR FAILED NYC TIMES SQUARE CAR BOMBING" by Bill Roggio (May 2, 2010, 10:24 am)

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NY DAILY NEWS.com: "3 COPS, STREET VENDOR STOP TIMES SQUARE BOMB FROM DETONATING; GAS, CLOCK FOUND INSIDE CAR" (SNIPPET: "What they found was stunning: a running SUV packed with three propane tanks, two red 5-gallon plastic jugs of gasoline, a clock, electrical components and a canister of gunpowder, police sources said.") (Originally published May 1, 2010;Updated May 2, 2010, 3:20 am)
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CBS NEWS.com: "FAISAL SHAHZAD ON HOMELAND SECURITY LIST SINCE 1999" -Posted by CBS News Investigates (SNIPPET: "Sources tell CBS News that would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad appeared on a Department of Homeland Security travel lookout list - Traveler Enforcement Compliance System (TECS) - between 1999 and 2008 because he brought approximately $80,000 cash or cash instruments into the United States.") (May 5, 2010, 5:22pm)

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http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/05/07/2010-05-07_untitled__3bomb07m.html

“Confessed Times Square car bomber Faisal Shahzad boasts of ties to numerous global terrorists”

BY MATTHEW LYSIAK IN NEW HAVEN AND RICH SHAPIRO, JAMES GORDON MEEK AND LARRY MCSHANE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Originally Published:Friday, May 7th 2010, 1:18 AM
Updated: Friday, May 7th 2010, 8:45 AM

SNIPPET: “Shahzad has been spilling his guts to interrogators, claiming he met with radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who exchanged e-mails with Fort Hood, Tex., shooter Nidal Malik Hasan. And Awlaki may have met Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who tried to blow up an airliner over the U.S. on Christmas Day.

Shahzad is also insisting he met with Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, who has pledged to strike U.S. cities in revenge for CIA drone attacks - one of which almost killed him.

“He’s just blabbing away,” the official said.”


29 posted on 05/29/2010 2:44:32 AM PDT by Cindy
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