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More on the NYC carbomb

It appears it was a Taliban of Pakistan attempt:

A top Pakistani Taliban commander took credit for yesterday’s failed car bomb attack in New York City.

Qari Hussain Mehsud, the top bomb maker for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, said he takes “fully responsibility for the recent attack in the USA.” Qari Hussain made the claim on an audiotape accompanied by images that was released on a YouTube website that calls itself the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel.

The tape has yet to be verified, but US intelligence officials contacted by The Long War Journal believe it is legitimate. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel on YouTube was created on April 30. Officials believe it was created to announce the Times Square attack, and Qari Hussain’s statement was pre-recorded.

All indications are the tape is legitimate. YouTube has pulled the video and shut down the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel since this article was published.

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4 Responses to More on the NYC carbomb

  • Bloomberg is a rank amateur, yet he’s the mayor.
    A bomb must merely work; a mayor need merely pose and run his mouth.


    Bloomberg needs to get a clue – bombs don’t have to be “professional” to be effective – they just have to work.  The problem, of course, is such nonsense is more likely to challenge terrorists than shame them.  Brilliant.

    I disagree. I think pointing out that their $#!+ don’t work is quite effective at rubbing their nose in a failure.  Recall that in that part of the world honor is held in highest esteem and the worst thing you can do to your fellow is to humiliate him.  Bloomy should keep up the derision on this pathetic, failed attempt to cause mayhem.