"New York mayor Michael Bloomberg says a suspicious vehicle in Times Square "did indeed contain an explosive device."I am listening to the news now and there is a man named Ted Williams, talking about how well this was handled. I DISAGREE.
Police found the device in the smoking sport utility vehicle Saturday evening. They then cleared the streets of thousands of tourists milling through the landmark district so they could dismantle the device."
How was it handled well when the explosive filled SUV was found AFTER it began smoking? It was a vendor who alerted police.
UPDATE 1: Mayor Bloomberg called it "amateurish" but word on the street says it had two timers. Gas and propane tanks as well.
UPDATE 2: The car bomb was reported by a Vietnam Vet local T-SHIRT vendor.
UPDATE 3: Investigators removed three propane tanks, consumer-grade fireworks, two filled 5-gallon gasoline containers, and two clocks with batteries, electrical wire and other components, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at a news conference early Sunday. A black metal box resembling a gun locker was also recovered.
UPDATE 4: A top Pakistani Taliban commander took credit for yesterday's failed car bomb attack in New York City.
UPDATE 5: South Park link???? The car was parked near the offices of Viacom which owns South Park. The creators of South Park were threatened earlier last month for their depiction of the "prophet" Mo-Ham-head.
UPDATE 6: People who are comparing this to McVeigh are crack smokers. McVeigh as misguided and psychotic as he was had a target, that target was the Federal government. Bill Clinton and Janet Reno's foray into Waco, was the reason. Times Square is not a federal target. So let's stop the "blame the tea party" BS. McVeigh was an anarchist, they lean left folks.
UPDATE 7: This attempted attack looks a lot like the attacks in London in 2007 at the night club Tiger Tiger. Same MO. That attack was perpetrated by Bilal Abdullah and his partner Kafeel Ahmed. Abdullah was sentenced to life in prison. Ahmed blew himself up at the Glasgow airport the next day, thankfully he blew himself up only.