Shahzad’s charade continues By Jerry Mazza

By Jerry Mazza
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July 21, 2010

About 8 a.m. a week ago, I’m watching NY1 TV and here comes a video segment on Faisal Shahzad, post full-confession, showing him in previous days with reputed Taliban members. He’s in native dress, a Kalashnikov on his hip, back to camera, as they climb a rocky slope in Pakistan, or was it a back lot at Paramount? Anything’s possible.

Then there is this video in an AP piece on NorthJersey.com, showing him reading verses from the Koran, and telling us how he will carry out a “‘revenge attack’ against the US to avenge the deaths of Muslims killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan by the US, and that he hopes his actions will touch the hearts of Muslims.” I’m thinking, Shahz, we heard you the first time, in the courtroom.

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Shahzad: American dream or nightmare bomber? By Jerry Mazza

By Jerry Mazza
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May 14, 2010

Here he is, Faisal Shahzad, in Time Magazine’s 11-photo essay. Actually, his smiling face bookends the essay, photo seven being him with his lovely wife and infant, the rest: shots of the Pathfinder being taken away, a schematic of its interior bomb, an alarm clock used in it, his pristine all-American house, the cops examining the back porch, examining non-explosive fertilizer and fireworks in his garage, a close-up of the Pennsylvania fireworks purportedly purchased on a new cell-phone. You could say it’s a portrait of an American dream turned nightmare.

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U.S. officials: No credible evidence that terrorists trained Shahzad

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By Jonathan S. Landay and John Walcott
McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON
May 6, 2010

No credible evidence has been found so far that the Pakistani-American man accused in the Times Square bombing plot received any serious terrorist training from the Pakistani Taliban or another radical Islamic group, six U.S. officials said Thursday.

“There is nothing that confirms that any groups have been found involved in this for certain,” one U.S. official told McClatchy. “It’s a lot of speculation at this point.”

Faisal Shahzad may have, at the most, had “incidental contact” with a terrorist organization, and he may have been encouraged to act, said one of the officials, who declined to elaborate further.

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via U.S. officials: No credible evidence that terrorists trained Shahzad | McClatchy.

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Here Come Those Chickens Again by Cindy Sheehan

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by Cindy Sheehan
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May 6, 2010

“Chickens Coming Home to Roost:”

Proverb:

When one has to face the consequences of mistakes or bad deeds.

As soon as I heard that Pakistani-American, Faisal Shahzad, was arrested for the so-called, “Times Square” attempted bombing (where an abandoned SUV filled with potential explosives was found in Times Square last weekend), my first thought was: “Those chickens are coming back to roost, again.”

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