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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 12:57 PM
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Pakistani Taliban claim credit for failed NYC Times Square car bombing
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Edited on Sun May-02-10 12:59 PM by Robb
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2010/05/pakistan...

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 Hussains statement was pre-recorded.



Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2010/05/pakistan...


I put a lot of stock in Roggio's reporting, we'll see I suppose.

Edited to add: Reuters: http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCATRE6412532010...
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  -Pakistani Taliban claim credit for failed NYC Times Square car bombing Robb  May-02-10 12:57 PM   #0 
  - Thankfully it didn't explode, but if this is what their "top bomb maker" takes ownership of, well...  Parker CA   May-02-10 01:00 PM   #1 
  - yawn....they claimed to be behind West Virginia incident too.I'll wait for the police investigation.  HipChick   May-02-10 01:01 PM   #2 
  - If they suck that badly at bomb making why are we wasting billions over there?  DJ13   May-02-10 01:03 PM   #3 
  - If they were smart, they'd blame it on Wile E. Coyote.  rug   May-02-10 01:04 PM   #4 
  - They're not very good car bombers, are they?  icymist   May-02-10 01:05 PM   #5 
  - Access to materials  Kurt_and_Hunter   May-02-10 01:11 PM   #7 
     - AQ had a pretty good sucess rate in London and Madrid a ways back.  icymist   May-02-10 01:15 PM   #9 
  - You can probably bank this  Kurt_and_Hunter   May-02-10 01:08 PM   #6 
  - The instruction manuals must've had a few pages missing.  TheCowsCameHome   May-02-10 01:12 PM   #8 
  - No 72 virgins for these Taliban employees  Brother Buzz   May-02-10 01:18 PM   #10 
 

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