9 articles tagged "Times Square"
False alarm on Time Square
Time Sq. bomb brings US North Waziristan action closer
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 8, 2010

The six-day delay in bringing Faisal Shahzad before a federal judge is only one of the anomalies of the failed Time Square bombing. Mounting friction between Washington an Islamabad was heard in US Secretary Hillary's sharp warning of "severe consequences" if a successiful attack were traced back to Pakistandebkafile: She may have been referring to a possible US military action against Taliban sanctuaries in N. Waziristan, Pakistan in an Obama administration policy review.

Faisal Shahzad
More Terrorist Attacks Expected in American Cities
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 7, 2010

The failed attempt to blow up a car bomb in Times Square at the heart of Manhattan, New York, was the fourth time in seven months that America's intelligence and security agencies had missed thwarting a terrorist attack.

Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hamid Karzai
Terror Repercussions on American Soil Must Be Considered
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 7, 2010

Obama's Afghanistan strategy is thrown in disarray by the failed New York car bombing. As US forces prepare their offensive in Kandahar, S. Afghanistan, the Taliban strikes in New York. Both his war planners and intelligence chiefs need a fresh approach.

Times Square
Was Faisal Shahzad a US Double Agent Turned Traitor?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 7, 2010

Was Faisal Shahzad a CIA mole against Taliban or a two-timing double agent? This would explain some of the peculiarities his case has thrown up.

New York remains on high security
The failed Time Square bombing exposed misconceptions
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly May 4, 2010

Its tardy identification as a terror conspiracy laid bare the fundamental flaws in the Obama administration's Afghan War policy and the misconceptions at the heart of US methods for combating international terror.

These are analyzed by our most seasoned experts in DEBKA-Net-Weekly's latest issue out next Friday.

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Faisal Shahzad says he acted alone
US-Pakistani man arrested over Times Square bomb plot
DEBKAfile Special Report May 4, 2010

Faisal Shahzad, 30, a naturalized US citizen from Pakistan, arrested at New York's JFK airport trying to fly to Dubai and will appear in federal court Tuesday. He was identified as the buyer of the Nissan Pathfinder used to rig the failed car bomb. US Attorney General Eric Holder said that investigators are now looking at more than one person in connection with the attempted terrorist attack and hinted at a foreign terrorist link.
Emirates Airways reported that another two people were removed from the Dubai flight.

Robot used to detect car bomb
Taliban-Pakistan claims failed NY Times Square bombing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 2, 2010

On April 30, twenty-four hours before a smoking SUV Nissan containing an improvised bomb was defused among the teeming crowds of Time Square, New York, the Pakistani Taliban's top bomb-maker, Qari Hussain Mehsud, recorded an audiotape taking "full responsibility for the recent attack in the USA" and promising "a jaw-breaking blow to Satan USA."  

He vowed to make the US and NATO countries pay for both Taliban and al Qaeda "martyrs" in Iraq and Yemen as well as Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Times Square in lockdown
Times Square sequel to botched terror by Shoe-bomber Reid, Abdulmutallab
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 2, 2010

New York and other US cities are on high terror alert after the failed car bomb attempt to blow up Times Square, New York, Saturday night, May 1. Our terror experts note the similarity in methods of operation between this failed attack and two past bungled al Qaeda attempts to cause massive loss of American life: The British "shoe bomber" Richard Reid in 2002 and the Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on Christmas Day 2009.  New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg said the wiring "looked amateurish."


Time Square, New York, evacuated
NY Mayor Bloomberg: A deadly event prevented
DEBKAfile Special Report May 2, 2010

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters how the police evacuated the heart of Times Square, New York, for several hours Saturday night, May 1 when a smoking bomb car was found there. Shortly after a street vendor alerted the police to smoke coming out of a parked Nissan SUV, the NYPD bomb squad secured an unexploded car bomb improvised from 3 propane tanks, 2 gasoline containers, electric wire, white powder, consumer grade fireworks, electrical wiring and two clocks.

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