Monday, June 21st, 2010
“I am a muslim soldier! I will kill children as required! We terrorists think killing muslims is bad!” And blurted in open court – that doesn’t sound scripted at all. A sensation in the press! Look, it’s already out in the open that Pakistani secret service, the ISI, essentially runs the Taliban. The London School of Economics just put a study out on it. And the CIA has a lot of influence over the ISI still, and runs bases in Pakistan, and has contractors running all over the country besides. The ‘Taliban’. There is no single ‘Taliban’, it’s a diverse system of tribes. And the particular outfit this guy ‘trained’ with is a confirmed CIA front. Everything’s outsourced these days! (It’s a good thing their bomb-training instructors appear to suffer from gross incompetence). If this guy isn’t an outright agent, he’s a complete moron on the order of Abdul Mutallab the crotch-bomber patsy, because the US is just itching to roll across the border and into Pakistan. We need to ‘pull out’ in 2011, after all. And for some odd reason the planned withdrawal route just happens to be through Pakistan, rather than existing airbases in the UAE. And we won’t stop until we’ve wiped out ad-hoc banking like the Hawala system and pacified the nomadic peoples. They’ve very difficult, never staying put. Not readily accepting of occupation, they were so useful against the Russians in the 80s, when we set up and financed ‘Al-Qaeda’. Now they’re in the way of certain strategic resources, so the pawns get pushed off the table in the great geopolitical game. Empires have always conducted themselves in this manner. What don’t people understand about this? The US uses proxy terrorism to accomplish political goals, there are countless documented examples. Noam Chomsky, for one, has devoted almost the entire latter half of his career to exposing this. It’s getting old. So could we please. Stop. Now.
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Tom Hays, Associated Press
June 22, 2010
NEW YORK–Calling himself a “Muslim soldier,” a defiant Pakistan-born U.S. citizen pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out the failed Times Square car bombing, saying his attack was the answer to “the U.S. terrorizing . . . Muslim people.”
Wearing a white skull cap, Faisal Shahzad entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Manhattan just days after a federal grand jury indicted him on 10 terrorism and weapons counts, some of which carried mandatory life prison sentences. He pleaded guilty to them all.
“One has to understand where I’m coming from,” Shahzad calmly told U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, who challenged him repeatedly with questions such as whether he worried about killing children in Times Square. “I consider myself . . . a Muslim soldier.”
The 30-year-old described his effort to set off a bomb in an SUV he parked in Times Square on May 1, saying he chose the warm Saturday night because it would be crowded with people who he could injure or kill.
He revealed that he actually packed his vehicle with three separate bombs, hoping to set off a fertilizer-fuelled bomb packed in a gun cabinet, a set of propane tanks and gas canisters rigged with fireworks to explode into a fireball.
Shahzad said he expected the bombs to begin going off after he lighted a fuse and waited between 2 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â½ minutes and five minutes for them to erupt.