The Times Square car bomber details his chilling plot

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Shahzad said he sought and received five days' training in explosives before returning to the United States in February to pursue a one-man scheme to bring death and destruction to New York with funding from the militant group. The indictment said he received $5,000 in cash on Feb. 25 from an unnamed coconspirator in Pakistan and $7,000 more on April 10, sent at the coconspirator's direction.

He explained that he loaded his vehicle with three bomb components, hoping to set off a fertilizer-fueled bomb packed in a gun cabinet, a set of propane tanks and gas canisters rigged with fireworks to explode into a fireball. He also revealed he was carrying a folding assault rifle in a laptop computer case for "self-defense."

Shahzad said he expected the bomb to begin going off after he lighted a fuse and waited between 2 1/2 and five minutes for it to erupt.

"I was waiting to hear a sound, but I couldn't hear any sound. ... So I just walked to Grand Central (Terminal), and I went home," he said.

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Posted June 23, 2010 at 5:39 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) wrote:

And still, the Attorney General of this administration—after three recent incidents: Fort Hood, Christmas airliner attack, and Times Square—refuses to acknowledge that we confront “radical Islam.”

Same guy who halted the DoJ investigation of blatant intimidation of [white] voters in Philadelphia. Same guy who now plans to sue Arizona over its law requiring state authorities to enforce existing federal law. A law that “would make being an illegal immigrant a CRIME.”

June 23, 8:04 am | [comment link]
2. Br. Michael wrote:

The Constitution requires the Federal Government to defend the borders of the several states.  The Federal Government is not doing so.  This is treason.

June 23, 8:50 am | [comment link]
3. Jeff Thimsen wrote:

Br. Michael, “treason” is too easily bandied anound these days, and is not very helpful. I don’t understand what defending the borders has to do with this case. This guy was a naturalized citizen, as I understand the facts of the case.

June 23, 3:19 pm | [comment link]
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