Thursday, May 13, 2010

I Thought He Was Supposed To Be Working Alone

Or did I just dream that we were assured - before they had a chance to interview him - that he wasn't tied to terrorist organizations. (Of course that was before they had to stop pointing fingers at Tea Party members.)

Turns out he may have had some helping hands after all. 3 arrested in FBI raids in New York bombing attempt - latimes.com
The people taken into federal custody were being held on alleged immigration violations, but authorities said the FBI raids were not prompted by a fresh terror threat or a new plot currently underway. Rather, a source said, investigators are following up on leads regarding how the suspect, 30-year-old Faisal Shahzad, could have received money to purchase the $1,300 SUV Nissan Pathfinder and build a bomb utilizing fertilizer and a propane tank.

"These searches are the product of evidence that has been gathered in the investigation subsequent to the attempted Times Square bombing," said Dean Boyd, a Department of Justice spokesman in Washington. He added that the raids and arrests did not "relate to any known immediate threat to the public or active plot against the United States."
I suppose that last sentence is meant to reassure us, but given the fact that they missed two potentially serious threats in the past 5 months, I am more worried about what authorities don't know.