Sunday, May 9, 2010

Eric Holder: Pakistani Taliban Behind Times Sq. Plot

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.


Jeff Stone said...

With the MSM ready, willing and able to cover for this administration, one wonders what is being covered up by this "revelation".

Just a conservative girl said...

Taliban/al Qaeda related terror attack ya think?

They go on the morning show circuit to say this?

How dumb this statement boggels the mind.

Janelle said...

If the goal of our government is for our armed forces to be smaller, quicker and more easily able to respond to any problem, why aren't they following their own advice? At this point our government is way too large and we can't afford to pay all of them to do an abysmal job. This administration is like a teething baby.

madmath1 said...

I think Holder didn't get the memo that it was a lone gunman, a tea partier, some deranged white guy that didn't like BO's health care plan, or another Timothy McVeigh. The big problem with the memo is terrorists can't keep their mouths shut. Otherwise, how can you terrorize a populance if they don't know you're a threat? Makes me wonder what else is being hidden and what's planned.

rosewood59 said...

Hum... What a bunch of B.S. It took this long to figure this one out. I'm stand with madmath1. We need to be extra watchful.

Jenny said...

A revelation, I tell ya, a revelation! Who knew Taliban and al Qaeda terrorists really want to kill us???? I mean, they're so friendly otherwise. (good grief, this administration is awful)

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