Today on This Week, Attorney General Eric Holder admits that the Pakistani Taliban is behind Faisal Shahzad’s failed Times Square car bomb attack.
The New York Times: […]“We’ve now developed evidence that shows the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack,” Attorney GeneralEric Holder said in an interview on ABC television’s news program “This Week.”
Later, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” he said theTaliban in Pakistan “directed this plot” and may have also financed it. The Pakistani Taliban, he said, was “intimately involved” in the attempt on May 1 by Faisal Shahzad, an American citizen of Pakistani descent, to blow up gasoline and propane tanks secreted inside a Nissan Pathfinder parked on West 45th Street just yards from the heart of Times Square.
It seems pretty obvious that Faisal Shahzad would have had some Pakistani Taliban connections. The video put up on YouTube the day after the failed attack was clue number one. Why authorities so quickly dismissed it is a mystery to me. Shahzad’s cash flow should have been another clue. He was not able to pay his mortgage, yet he had the money to pay for the Pathfinder with cash and buy a one-way ticket to Dubai. Someone must have been helping him then.
Just given these two facts, why is it so many officials were so quick to assert that Faisal Shahzad was a “lone wolf”. It seems like “lone wolf” is the automatic default position whenever these jihadists strike.
When it comes to fighting terror, it is almost like this administration wants to will their political beliefs to life. They want to believe that there is no war on terror and simply take actions like that were true. However, reality keeps asserting itself and then they are forced to deal with the obvious … Al Qaeda and the Taliban are still at war with us.
Via: The New York Times
Via: Gateway Pundit