Times Square bomber arrested in dramatic plane recall


In an arrest which was a pure movie-script high-tension last-second drama, the Department of Homeland Security had airport officials call Emirates flight 202, headed for Dubai, back to the gate as it was cruising for takeoff at New York’s Kennedy airport around midnight this morning. As passengers deplaned, 30 yr old Faisal Shahzad was arrested and taken into custody.

A naturalized American citizen born in Pakistan, Shahzad recently returned from spending five months in Karachi, and is believed to have traveled to Peshawar during his extended visit, which is a hotbed of militants near the western border of Afghanistan. Interestingly, the Pakistani Taliban group claimed responsibility for the attempted murders
shortly after the news hit.

The Pakistani Taliban is one of Pakistan's largest and deadliest militant groups. It has strong links to al-Qaida and is based in the northwest close to the Afghan border. The group has carried out scores of bloody attacks inside Pakistan in recent years, mostly against Pakistani targets, but it has made no secret of its hatred toward the United States.

There is, however, no evidence yet of this or any other group's complicity in this bombing attempt.

Shahzad bought the dark blue Pathfinder ...

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Comment by Rusty Gunn. on May 5, 2010 at 2:12am
I'm sick of the ineptitude of the people who are supposed to be protecting us. The FBI and the DHLS are manned by a bunch of clutzes who seem to have no clue as to how to protect the American people.
Comment by Cynical Soldier on May 4, 2010 at 12:58pm
I'm sick of those people, they need to be dealt with. I don't see why the US or rest of the world holds anything back on terrorists. Forget human rights when it comes to them, they don't deserve any. They crossed the line from "human" to "sub-human" when they devoted their lives to hurting innocents at such a level. Scum like him must be dealt with accordingly.

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