May 2 2010
Israeli Intelligence goes where the Obamamedia won’t.
Liberal media are wetting their pants hoping to pin this on a right wing Christian.
New York and other US cities are on high terror alert,DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report, 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 the failed Times Square attack on May, and two previous al Qaeda attempts to cause massive loss of American life in the past – both on, or around Christmas:
On December 22, 2002, the British terrorist Richard Reid, who was wrestled to the floor by the passengers of a flight about to land in Los Angeles before he could detonate the device hidden in his shoe, and the Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who failed to trigger the explosives hidden in his pants on an airliner coming in to land in Detroit, on Dec. 25, 2009.
In this latest incident too, the terrorist managed to park an SUV loaded with an improvised bomb in Time Square, one of the most crowded spaces in the world on a Saturday night, and ignite the detonator. But no explosion occurred. Mayor Mike Bloomberg said: “This could have been a deadly event.” He also said the electric wiring of the device “looked amateurish.”
This description exactly matches the bungled efforts of the would-be martyrs Reid and Abdulmutallab. It suggests that their al Qaeda masters have not been able to bring the new crop of jihadis up to professional terrorist standards. It is also possible that the Nissan SUV was supposed to blow up in another part of Manhattan and the perpetrator abandoned it on Times Square prematurely when he saw smoke coming out of his improvised device.
Our terror experts doubt that he was a loner. Surveillance was needed to locate the bomb vehicle and steal it from the used car junkyard, several hands must have assembled the materials and prepared the explosive device, and his lightning disappearance indicates that a getaway car must have been on hand to whisk him away from the scene before the police arrived. DEBKA
NY Police are investigating whether a car bomb in Times Square was targeted at the makers of South Park over a controversial depiction of the Prophet Mohammed.
The device, which failed to detonate, was left near the offices of Viacom, which owns the irreverent cartoon series. Last month postings on an Islamic website warned the creators of South Park – Matt Stone and Trey Parker – that they could face violent reprisals after an episode of the show featured Mohammed in a bear suit.
Detectives are also understood to be investigating striking similarities between the New York bomb and two car bombs planted by Islamic terrorists outside the Tiger Tiger nightclub in London in 2007.
In both cases, the devices comprised cylinders of propane gas and cans full of petrol intended to be ignited by electronic detonators. UK TELEGRAPH
Peter King, the only good Representative from NY, discusses the Times Square incident and a similar one in Pittsburgh.