Skip to comments.Times Square Bomb: U.S. Officials Finding Foreign Links to New York Bomb Plot
Posted on 05/03/2010 1:26:24 PM PDT by faq
U.S. law enforcement officials say there is growing evidence the Times Square bomber had ties to radical elements overseas and did not act alone.
One senior official said the individuals involved "are living here and did not come from overseas to carry out the bombing."
Attorney General Eric Holder said today the investigators had made "substantial progress" in tracking the man who drove a Nissan Pathfinder into New York's Times Square with a crude bomb that failed to detonate.
Officials declined to provide the specifics that led them to believe there were overseas links to a larger plot.
"This is moving very fast because they left behind a treasure trove of evidence in the unexploded car," one US official told ABC News.
Officials told ABC News Senior Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas that the Connecticut owner of the vehicle told them he had sold the Nissan SUV last month in an unrecorded sale to an "Arabic or Latino looking man" in his 20's or 30's, for a few hundred dollars in cash.
The license plate on the car was apparently stolen from an auto repair shop outside Bridgeport, Connecticut, according to law enforcement officials.
The authorities told ABC News that the previous owner provided a description of the man who bought the car, and told investigators the vehicle was sold for several hundred dollars in cash, with no written records identifying the purchaser.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
To experts in explosives, it seemed to be the work of someone who really didnt know what they were doing.
Chris Falkenberg, president of Insite Security, which works with Fortune 500 companies, said the device, as described by authorities, doesnt differ much at all from The Anarchist Cookbook the underground 1971 manual for homemade explosives.
thanks for that information about auto titles.
Fox just report the suspect is a South East Asian (who is a naturalized citizen)
But when you sell a titled vehicle, you sign over the title to the buyer and it’s up to them to go to the DMV to register the sale and transfer the title. At least that is how it’s done in Wisconsin.
Another article says he sold it for $1300.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Perhaps on topic
“radical elements overseas”
Radical Hindus, Zoroastrians, Buddhists, Christians or Baháí no doubt...;)
Perhaps bammy can help the press do their jobs, and not rush to any conclusions, as happened in the Ft. Hood massacre.../sarc
Federal authorities are closing in on the man they say is a person of interest in the Times Square car bomb attempt this weekend, who is described as a naturalized American citizen who hails from Pakistan and just returned after spending five months there.
There is growing evidence the bomber did not act alone and had ties to radical elements overseas, with one senior official telling ABC News there are several individuals believed to be connected with the bombing and that at least one of them is a Pakistani-American.
Authorities said another clue in the investigation is a video posted online early Sunday morning by persons in Connecticut, who may have been involved in the bomb attempt and are being sought by law enforcement. The video, posted on a site registered one day before the attack, has the Taliban in Pakistan claiming responsibility for the attempted bombing.
The Washington Post, quoting Obama Administration sources, said the attempted bombing “increasingly appears to have been coordinated by several people in a plot with international links.”
“This is moving very fast because they left behind a treasure trove of evidence in the unexploded car,” one US official told ABC News.
Wow...yet another naturalized citizen proud to be an American. He probably was a mooslim with the usual credo: I love you. I will kill you and your children...Boom!
“Fox just report the suspect is a South East Asian (who is a naturalized citizen)”
That’s interesting as the PK news is that they’re seeking a ‘white man’:
‘White male’ sought in NY car bomb incident
whereas CBS News reports:
“A source also tells CBS News that investigators are looking at a possible suspect, a Pakistani-American, in the botched Times Square car-bombing incident.”
“(CBS) 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.
Sources say the last registered owner of the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder sold the SUV on the Internet site Craigslist in the last month for $1,300 dollars in cash - all in one hundred dollar bills. The seller described the buyer only as a young man who was “Hispanic or Middle Eastern looking.” The owner did not provide a name.”
Hmmmm. You suppose that PK news service has something to gain by claiming they’re looking for a ‘white man?’
“I love you. I will kill you and your children...Boom!”
Isn’t this what ‘Allah Akbar’ means - roughly translated?
Maybe black Irish!!!
What are we up to now? Quan Shang Bubba White Al Bin Shabeeb Scwartz? ;-)
No, it's a death cult and subversive anti-American political movement....you know...The Enemy.
The Michigan Hutteree militia are involved.
You're very welcome.
All states should take notice of this. Auto dealers are required by law to maintain extensive records of a sale along with a copy of the purchasers DL. This requirement is not required in individual sales. Look what happened in this case/ duh, I dunno, he might a been latino or middle eastern, I dunno...duh. He had the cash and I needed it. Duh, that's all I know. Wish I could tell you boys more. Sorry.
Here's another thing auto dealers are required to do. They must check their sale against a list provided by the fed. The list includes many suspected or known terrorists. If a dealer sales to them, he is subject to severe fines and imprisonment. "I didn't know" will not fly. All dealers are required to check the list.
Time for states to take notice to require more documentation involving individual auto sales. At least a copy of the DL should be required to be kept by the individual seller. FCOL individuals can sell to terrorists and people without a drivers license at all. This needs fixin.
Probably Missouri Synod
That's a BIG DUH!
All they have to do is LISTEN to their own people who are interviewing detainees: "In their dreams and fond imaginations, this is what will happen across all of the "Crusader nations" who are in Afghanistan. Pick a day, and everyone gives it their best shot. If just one-in-a-thousand of the Islamic people in our nations answer the call to Jihad, it will still be thousands of attackers ... Some will opt for a "John Mohamed/Malvo" whacking people from the trunks of cars. Others for a Virginia Tech lone gunman in the school. Others will attack school busses, nannies will kill the kids, clerks will kill customers, cooks (in the elementary school?) will poison the cool-aid. Etc, etc. "
This is from a paper written by Dave Grossman, Lt. Col. USA (ret)and posted HERE. I have also posted another article on the muslim threat HERE, that was written by the Pulaski County Missouri Sheriff regarding the training he is providing to his deputies to mitigate the threat of a Beslan, Russia type scenario.
People need to wake up to the external threats that have not gone away. The current regime in D.C. is a threat to be sure, but it is not the only threat. Our foreign enemies perceive WEAKNESS and will exploit the demonstrated weakness anyway they can. Unfortunately, thanks to the current regime in D.C., the war is coming to our home soil.
Like it or not, Islam is the second largest (in population) religion on the planet. I happen to completely despise Islam and all it stands for and, yes, I see the radical, violent elements of it as my enemy. However, it IS a religion and practice of it is protected by our First Amendment.
You see, unlike elements of both the Left and Right, which want to trash the parts of our Constitution that don't suit their, albeit, different purposes, I'm a true Constitutional conservative. I believe in preserving, protecting, and defending 100% of the Constitution.
There are many lawful ways to deal with the Islamist threat in our country without trashing the First Amendment. All your pretense that Islam is not a religion does neither you nor the conservative movement credit.
Well now, isn't that special!
The incompetence of the Obama admin is on full display.
Thousands more must die before they come to realization that there are people that are intent on our destruction. In their eyes the problem with 911 was that it was a Republican President that was in command so therefore it doesn’t count in their agenda. Shameful and disgraceful.
However, it IS a religion and practice of it is protected by our First Amendment.
And that's what needs to change for Islam. as it's specifically designed to install a violent and oppressive government to overthrow that very document which you say protects it right now ... :-)
“South East Asian”????
In the UK they call Pakistanis “Asians”, don’t know if they call Hindus the same. Certainly stupid to lump them together.
South East Asian to means Vietnamese, Thai, Cambodian, Laotian. Maybe Filipino too. But NOT Pakistani!
So what would the lawful ways include? I used to agree with you but now I would exclude Muslims from joining the military, the FBI, the CIA and perhaps other agencies/etc as well. They cover, aid and abet for their terrorist buddies.
It’s them Samoans.
And here I thought Islam was a peaceful “religion.”// sarc off
Interesting. You will not find a drivable 1993 Nissan Pathfinder here in central FL for that low a price.
“Arabic or Latino looking man”
I knew it was Amish.
"Lawful ways" means dealing with people based on their actions, not on what place of worship they happen to attend. For example, it is possible right now under current law to exclude people from joining the military and agencies you cite based on security background checks. We could demand strengthening of background checks, and perhaps require them for more job categories than presently.
Radical Islamists are the enemy, but not all Muslims are radical Islamists. Just as in WWII, Germany, Japan and Italy were the enemy, but not all Germans, Japanese and Italians were disloyal to the United States.
I don’t understand still calling this a “bomb.” This was something that was supposed to look like a bomb. After all the mythbusters crew had to heat the propane tank for some minutes over an extremely powerful gas burner to get it to explode...
I won't pretend to know much about Islam. Not interested in it. However, you cannot change the First Amendment protections for practitioners of any religion. There are better ways to deal with the radical Islamists among us than to trash the Constitution.
For example, although I'm very wary of sedition laws and the misuse to which they could be put in the wrong hands, I would like to see the legal concept of sedition revived. If we had good sedition laws, people who misuse their positions as clergy to preach jihad could be charged with a crime. To repeat, this is just an example. There are many laws already on the books that provide law enforcement with tools to contain the seditious among us.
I dont understand still calling this a bomb. This was something that was supposed to look like a bomb. After all the mythbusters crew had to heat the propane tank for some minutes over an extremely powerful gas burner to get it to explode...
From what I have read on some other FReeper posts, this is a typical design that has been used many times before by Islamic terrorists, so whatever you want to call it -- it does go "boom" when it works right ... :-)
And I don't mind you calling it something else, other than a "bomb" -- as long as it gets the idea across to people that it does go "boom" and it does kill people and it does blow up things....
There are better ways to deal with the radical Islamists among us than to trash the Constitution.
It is a mistake that many people make in thinking that this is a problem with "radical Islamists" -- instead of the very foundation of Islam, itself, as that governmental idealogy that is supposed to violently overthrow governments, kill people and wage incessant war until all oppposition is violently oppressed and stays oppressed under their "government" (and it is a "government" that they're talking about).
So, you're talking about a governmental idealogy designed to violently overthrow other governments, no matter what it takes and more specifically "by the sword" (as they put it) and killing and oppression is nothing to them (i.e., "that idealogy") in order to accomplish the installation of this government and eliminate all other governments.
The funny thing about all this is that they make no bones about saying all this very explicitly -- and yet -- so many people have a hard time believing it...
It's not "radical Islamists" who are the problem -- and as you put it, there are so many of them, you can keep "killing them off" one right after the other, with "other ways of dealing with it" -- and they'll have babies faster than you can "legitimately kill them" ... :-)
So, you will get nowhere that way ... you can't kill them fast enough (those "radical ones" doncha know) to make any difference. It's the fascist and oppressive government idealogy that you have to deal with if you want to save this country.
Probably tied to radical Muslim cleric Anwar al Awlaki the friend of Maj. Nidal Hasan who was the Ft. Hood Shooter. Hmm but you canÂt call them Islamic Terrorists can you!
That is truly disgusting, Mike. An opponent of the health care bill? What city are you the mayor of, anyway? This is the most disgusting statement you have ever made.
Right, so according to you, all religions, even if they include murder and human sacrifice should be allowed to flourish unfettered by government interference in the US.
There are lawyers who say you are wrong. Once the purpose becomes political violence, it is no longer freedom of religion.
The mosques are where all the hate speech and violence are initiated.
Radical Islamists are the enemy, but not all Muslims are radical Islamists.
They are if their "cleric" tells them to be.
Japan and Italy were the enemy, but not all Germans, Japanese and Italians were disloyal to the United States.
Not all Germans were Nazis, not all Japanese were loyal to the Emperor.
But regardless of color or race, all muslims are muslims.
“Officials declined to provide the specifics that led them to believe there were overseas links to a larger plot.”
Turbans in the surveilance videos?
Problems with your plan are that plenty of Moslems haven’t done anything violent or harmful that would get them on lists or whatever, but they have plans.
IMO all radical mosques or Islamic schools that teach any kind of jihad whatsoever should be shuttered immediately and their staff deported. If US citizens, they can choose to go back to their country of origin or have their right to free speech curtailed. No one has a right to promote jihad against the US in the US. All Muslim conversion in US prisons should be either stopped or monitored.
When Muslims who just happen to like jihad even if they haven’t done it yet (ie lots of them) are in alphabet agencies vetting fellow Muslims, this is not going to work. When CAIR and other jihad loving Muslim organizations influence government decisions it is a very bad thing.
Your comparison of Japanese and Germans in WW2 is not apt. Islam is a set of beliefs and belief inspired action, people can convert. Japanese and German nationality cannot be compared.
The ‘Cookbook’ didn’t contain anything that was unknown to the average high school chemistry student of the ‘50s or ‘60s.
Next week she’ll be wiping oil off of birds in a photo op. I have never felt so scared about national security since my first air raid drill in the classroom in 1957.
Look at the caption in this piece. Janet Puppetano says it’s a “one-off.” Going all British on us to make her point in style. They are all treasonous scum, the lowest riffraff of the earth.