Posts Tagged ‘Faisal Shahzad’

Thalif Deen, IPS, July 1, 2010

UNITED NATIONS, 29 Jun (IPS) – When a Pakistani-U.S. national pleaded guilty last week to a failed attempt to detonate explosives packed in a vehicle in the heart of New York City, he admitted that one of the reasons he targeted the busy Times Square neighbourhood was to “injure and kill” as many people as possible.

The presiding judge, Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, asked the suspect, Faisal Shahzad, 30, whether he was conscious of the fact he would have killed dozens of civilians, including women and children.

“Well, the (U.S.) drone-hits in Afghanistan and Iraq don’t see children; they don’t see anybody. They kill women, they kill children. They kill everybody. And it’s war,” he said, at his arraignment last week.

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Stewart Takes On EVERYTHING: Mocks Rekers’s Rentboy Romp, BP, Greece, And More (VIDEO)

Huff Post- First Posted: 05- 7-10 08:16 AM   |   Updated: 05- 7-10 08:44 AM

While it was tempting to just discuss the fact that Roland Martin inexplicably wore an ascot on national television, Jon Stewart had his hands full during last night’s opening segment. Moronic “wannabombers,” Greece’s economic downfall, George Reker’s rentboy romp, and BP’s attempt to cap the oil spill were all covered and mocked mercilessly – and hilariously.

Too much to cover here, but highlights included a demonstration of BP’s containment dome that involved Mentos, Diet Coke, and a fishing pole. As an added bonus, if you pay close attention to the “Daily Show” switchboard bit at the end, you’ll hear an operator say, “There’s no Jon Daily that works here.” Gold.

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Attempted NY bombing is reaction to drone strikes: Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi believes the attempted New York’s Times Square bombing is a reaction to US drones targeting Taliban followers along the Pak-Afghan border. “This is a blow back. This is a reaction. This is retaliation. And you could expect that. Let’s not be naive. They’re not going to sort of sit and welcome you eliminate them. They’re going to fight back,” CBS News quoted Qureshi, as saying. Qureshi was speaking as police confirmed the arrest of two people, one of whom, Tauseef Ahmed, is believed to have travelled to the U.S. to meet Faisal Shahzad. Both were arrested in Karachi, Pakistan. CBS News has also learned that Shahzad may have spent at least four months training at a terrorist camp –raided in early March by Pakistani forces.

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