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May 4, 2010

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Times Square suspect in custody!

Who is Faisal Shahzad?

Did he act alone?

How did he almost escape the U.S.?

Questions and answers tonight on Larry King Live!

We want to hear from you!

How worried are you about another terrorist attack?

Filed under: Terrorism


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Smith in Oregon   May 4th, 2010 7:10 pm ET

This guy was under active surveillance long before he was ever fleeing to Dubai. What is interesting is that despite the tight tether which likely was placed on him after intercepting and recording his international phone calls, he was still allowed to leave a car bomb at Times Square.

AND the only reason he was stopped at the Airport was a TSA member flagged him as suspicious when he paid in CASH for his overseas flight.

Was he ALLOWED by the surveillance team to park a car bomb in Times Square?

Did a undercover FBI agent sell the M88 Cannon Firecrackers to this man and suggest a course of action to this man?

Obviously this man had ZERO training in explosives and had ZERO experience with explosives dispite the crass propaganda spun by News Media this man was trained in a terrorist camp in Pakistan.

Again the important questions are:

Was he ALLOWED by the surveillance team to park a car bomb in Times Square?

Did a undercover FBI agent sell the M88 Cannon Firecrackers to this man and suggest a course of action to this man?


John H   May 4th, 2010 7:20 pm ET

Apparently, he rightly guessed that getting on Emirates Airline would be much easier to get onto than a non middle eastern airline. I suspect he may have actually been a little relieved when the plane was stopped from taking off and he was arrested. He likely was not looking forward to returning to Pakistan with the as the Terrorist Who Couldn't Shoot Straight (or couldn't build a bomb straight). No doubt there are many more like him and eventually one or two will actually succeed but I do not live in fear of that. I happened to within striking distance of two seperate Bader Meinhof Group bombings during the middle 1980's in Frankfurt, Germany. One of them, my wife and I both saw go off. There are always going to be people like this and I worry as much about them as I do about being struck by a falling meteor. If it is meant to be, it will be.


IKHAN   May 4th, 2010 7:47 pm ET

yes.It stands to reason that this scum had no training from any quarters. At least this is what one gathers from what the experts on the media indicate. And thank God for that
@Smith in Oregon raises an interesting point.

@John H
you are right there will be crazies like this person labeled as terrorists or others carrying all sorts of grudges or personal demons. We see them often in the shape of fringe groups, militias, serial killers, shooters in the malls, in schools, on the roads. They are as scary.No point living in fear.


fix immigration now   May 4th, 2010 8:16 pm ET

I applaud NYC police and my hero, please run for President, Bloomberg

NYC handles these issues much better than TSI or any other govt agency

We need to bring military home and fix our borders and guard our airports and handle investigating and tracking visas, in other words, handle security as our top need and public safety

Forget fighting in Iraq and Afgh, the enemy is already here and they keep coming as we hand out green cards and visas like cotton candy
Shut off immigration and our borders until we fix this now
Bomb the camps that train these loons in the hills of Afgh and Pakistan, bomb the daily with drones, but bring home our troops and save the lives of our military and our tax dollars
Forget about Goldman Sachs, Bush nad Obama have wasted more money on war, no boots on the dirt, use drones, you govt morons and protect our borderrs and ports, that makes us safer, not like th eidiots in Dc want us to think, we are safer by taking the fight to themin Iraq, no you fools, they already brought the war to us, recall 9/11, they came to us, so shut down our bordees and use drones to bomb those fools in the hills of Pakistan and dont let anymore people into this great country ffrom any country unl;ess they have the cure for cancer


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 8:38 pm ET

To answer your question, Larry. I do "Not" worry about terrorist attacks. 20 years ago in California, we had our own home grown variety from the dirt fields. These terrorists (Americans) would be on a hill-side and shoot at random cars passing by on the freeway, hitting several drivers and killing one or two. I never saw the hype over those incidents as I do with this.

Please Larry, lets do keep things in perspective.
I understand the media must sensationalize this for ratings and increased viewers, but let’s not go off the deep end, so to speak!


Anna Nadkarni   May 4th, 2010 8:42 pm ET

The London bombings, Mumbai attacks all originated /trained in Pakistan. Post 911 the Indian govt had offered videos of twenty plus training camps in Pakistan to the FBI. Do we realy have to wait for the puppet Pakistani Regime to destroy these camps or should we sugically remove them?
Just to appease the US and its allies, Pakistan will once again put up a great show and make some 'pretend' arrests to win a 'baksheesh' from the US Govt of Military Hardware., and a few billion in aid.
How long will this continue?


Denise Washburn   May 4th, 2010 8:56 pm ET

It's not that he almost escaped. It's that HE DIDN"T. Thanks to those who worked on this Good job.


Smith in Oregon   May 4th, 2010 9:03 pm ET

Pakistan is quickly eroding within creating a huge internal problem for India. India needs to begin a active role in helping to stabilize that region. Pakistan certainly does have Atomic Bombs and has tested them successfully.


Lana sweenie   May 4th, 2010 9:03 pm ET

The question is, what can we do to prevent this from happening again?


Smith in Oregon   May 4th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

Seems kind of obvious a oversea's handler must have sent him some cash to carry out this attempted bombing. Was South Park's studio in Times Square the intended target?


Kevin in Maryland   May 4th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

A usual the GOP's knee jerk reaction to a failed terror attempts manifests into a criticism of the Obama administration. Has anyone investigated the possibility that the increased drone attack and elimination of terrorist leaders overseas, the offensive in Afghanistan, and law enforcement at home has reduced terror groups like the Taliban and Al Qaeda to the recruitment of less than high quality candidates for attacks against the U.S. homeland?


Smith in Oregon   May 4th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Larry King, what triggered a federal agency to place him on the 'NO FLY' list. A Tip from his being in Pakistan, or was it NSA intercepts of his overseas phone calls?

He was on the NO FLY list and likely under active surveillance prior to his attempted car bombing. The rash of international phone calls just before he left for NYC and Times Square would certainly have told the NSA and Dept. of Homeland Security he was active.

Am I to believe the FBI, NSA and DHS all dropped the ball on this guy, or was he simply being played like bait to see what other terrorists the federal agents could roll up?


jack   May 4th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

If his house was in foreclosure, and he was having financial problems, how could he afford all the international travel? My guess is that he was funded by an organization of some type, either a governmental or private entity. At any rate , it is good that he was caught before he could gain experience and wreak more havoc in the future . Remember the Unibomber started out with failed attempts at making devices and was able to refine his technique in time. It looks like they were able to gain a confession, obtain valuable information, and even arrest suspects in Pakistan: and all without the barbaric use of torture, and depriving citizens of rights.


Leroux M   May 4th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

Is it not intriguing to realize that the civic number of Faisal Shahzad's house is 119 so giving «nine eleven» ?


Raki   May 4th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

Faisal Shahzad is the son of a Pakistani Air Vice Marshal. David Headley, arrested couple of months ago, is the son of A Pakistani diplomat to the US.

Doesn't it indicate that it is not only fundamentalists but the elite of Pakistan that support or sympathize with the terrorists?


Chaney, La.   May 4th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

I dont sit and worry about the next terrorist attack. I do know that there will be more because these terrorists,be they foreign born or domestic, do not like America, and they will keep trying to disrupt and or kill us.


Rusty Withers   May 4th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Hmmm, doing one of the "he seemed like such a nice guy interview", its always the same respones from the neighbors. I hope there is something more difinitive and interesting to discuss than what his neighbors thought of him.


angela   May 4th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

They need to round up young men that fit this profile and deport them because obviously they arent monitering them. This man had absolutely no business hopping on planes going back and forth to Pakistan. It doesnt matter anymore what a persons history is, it matters more what their potential or ambition is in life.
Its just beyond annoying our own laws are not being properly executed because first and foremost there must be allegiance to the USA.


jack   May 4th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

@Dodie...You seem to have a good perspective on the overall situation and are able to balance these incidents against odds of violence happening from any source. It is good that we can analyze this incident , and perhaps learn from it. Had their been injuries and deaths, I do not think we would have had that luxury. By that I mean the media would have been in overdrive and passions would rule the day.


rj   May 4th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

OMG, if this is the best wannabe NY talibans can do we are wasting tons of money on security……. Throwing a bunch of fireworks in an SUV with propane tanks almost looks like a kid did it.
Any Barney Fife deputy could have tracked this fool down he left so many ‘find me’ clues.
And they’re talking about him goin over there ‘training’ and all? hey
our own homegrown hillbilly terrorists could have trained him better
than that…working on wall street was he—and a new American citizen
as well….Bet he could speak English quite well .
Great job Mayberry RFD ! Shazaam !

GP


Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 4th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

I think if he tells us where Osama Bin Lauden is we will set him free after we have him .


Steven   May 4th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

enemy combatant, rangle's right unless they have good evidence he was a operative


Chaney, La.   May 4th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

Congressman Peter King is getting on my nerves, do we always have to go there....The AG did/ didnt do such and such, blah, blah blah... Can we just be Thankful that this fool was caught and is singing like a canary. and Quit the politics..... I have had it with these people.


Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 4th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

When the president says those that who would attack our citizens he means the Muslim .


Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 4th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

Your Ok. Rangel I just did not like the draft thing .


angela   May 4th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

He is a punk ass flunkie financial advisor who couldnt make it so he got pissed and decided to fight back against the big whore the infidel America. Probably if the little screwball had been making good commissions and was keeping his mortgage up he wouldnt have done this. These people do not understand what it is to really love America, to love it. They come here and act like they have a chicken drumstick in their mouth and they pick it clean to the bone then decide to get self righteous. Stay in your own damn contryplease. I wish to God we would stop allowing these people in to our country. An MBA no less, I dont think there is any hope for this issue any longer other than separation.


lichaa   May 4th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

is the hand of God that works there ... and nothing happing ...


RickFromDetroit   May 4th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Ten gallons of gas and 3 propane tanks can cause a major explosion, and in a congested area like times square, it can kill a lot of people. This is not kids stuff and if the fire crackers had ignited the gas, we would have had a MAJOR problem.


Nanami Kiryuu   May 4th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Ew peter king is on tv. I still dislike him after the inappropriate and offensive Michael Jackson commentary he did back in the summer. >.<

Anyway, I love watchilg LKL.🙂
I hope NYC recovers from that terrible man's attempted attack. When will people learn? It's a good thing that they finally caught him though. Impressive police work, as always.


Rhonda K in N Carolina   May 4th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

Firstly, Larry, I have to tell you that the spring green shirt you are wearing is a tremendous color for you, really is complementary. To address tonight's question...I have noticed whenever a US citizen is arrested for terrorism the neighbors who are interiviewed frequently claim the arrested kept to themselves and they rarely had contact with the arrested. I feel we need to somehow get back to knowing our neighbors, whether it's having potluck block parties or taking a cake or pie to whoever is moving into the neighborhood and making introductions. I know in our own neighborhood we all used to know everyone who lived here when it was first developed. That lasted about 15 years. Since, there has been a turnover with deaths, kids growing older and families moving when these kids go to college, plus the economy forcing people to relocate as their homes enter foreclosure. The result has been we don't know most of the people in the neighborhood anymore and the crime rate involving the residents has gone up.


Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 4th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Our means to catch these people before hand needs to be priority catching people after the fact is not good for the dead .


jack   May 4th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

They are too busy at airports shaking down elderly white travelers to be bothered with checking the no fly list. Forget profiling , as such, just use some common sense in screening. Two terrorists on "no fly" list getting on board plane in recent past is two too many. But, having said that, Obama administration is still doing a better job that the Bush administration. 9/11 happened under their watch, after having been warned of possibility of planes flying into buildings. They knew NYC would be a likely target. Ms. Rice apparently denied they had ever been clued into that possibility.


lichaa   May 4th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Faisal Shahzad ... is anthore stuppied men that went to his mothore town over there and they inject hiim with the bad muslim virus... the muslim that he will do anithing to support his religion ... and they have the believe by BOmbing inside the usa or killing america inisen they will have the kie to the paradize.. us we beiliev in God and in the usa we do belive also .. one of our new generation ennemy will be the paradize ' s Muslimss..


Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 4th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

If this dude can tell us where Osama is we should make a deal to let him go after his lead follows up and then we send him back to the middle east .


Cathy Gray   May 4th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

If he was trained to make bombs and made such a ridiculous failure of a bomb.....isn't that fishy? Is anyone looking deeper to make sure he's not a distraction from the "real" operation? He doesn't look like an idiot, really.


Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 4th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

We need to up the alert system .


RickFromDetroit   May 4th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

I doubt if a low level terrorist knows where bin laden is, but he may know where some of the middle level terrorists are.


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

@ jack

Thank you for your kind compliment! I completely agree with you in that he was caught prior to gaining the experience that would wreak havoc in a future date.


J. Quraishi   May 4th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

I hope that the American people realize that this individual ( Faisal Shezad) does not represent the millions of honest and hard working muslims, Pakistanis, etc. that live and reside within the United States. Unfortunately, his behavior will result in the suffering of the innocent.


Ken (Memphis)   May 4th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

Where did the FBI had their eyes and ears?
I got naturalized myself some 4 1/2 years ago. The background check took several months, and I think the FBI knows every thing about me now.
How can this man even become citizen without a throughout check on everything in his history?


Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 4th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Bin Lauden is getting old and stupid why wouldnt this young guy know where he is .


jack   May 4th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Jack Rice is a great guest. He always has interesting opinions and explains matters in a way that is easy to grasp.


Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 4th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Hand to Hand combat is coming to an end with this war with the defiance of other leaders our future uses bombs .


jack   May 4th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

The Taliban leader , who they thought was dead, but obviously wasn't alluded to a number of attacks in America. I have a bad feeling that this may not be the only person in US ready to perform to get his delusional virgins in the sky. We can be thankful that this guy and the Nigerian didn't really seem to be dead enders. I hope our luck holds out.


Bill   May 4th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Larry, does "Miranda"izing legally change something if they choose to go forward with a military trial? I mean, if they read Miranda, does that automatically prohibit a military trial? Why not play it safe? He is a citizen after all.


Judith Condon   May 4th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Love your show most of the time. All over the news, I hear what a terrible job Faisal Shahzad did making his bomb. All the experts go into the details of what he did wrong. It is like the U.S. is saying "ha, ha, you missed me" taunting the terroests to do a better job. I think this is dangerous.
best wishes,
Judtih
Jacksonville, FL


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

How outrageous, Michael Brown saying Obama wants the oil spill to happen. You wonder how these people survive without a brain!


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

Anna Nardkani

"Win Baksheesh"? We have been bribing Pakistan for decades with the contemporary gifts of war and the billions, you mentioned, in aid.

An acronym you blogged was very significant that SHOULD have kept the U.S. Armed Forces OUT of that region, FBI. They should have been the ones with the primary responsibility to do, what we are mired up to our eyeballs in trying to accomplish, get Osama bin Ladin..

They, the FBI, can infiltrate, along with the help and cooperation of the Pakistani Government , police and security forces, and their intelligence agencies, without blowing their cover the way the military forces do and collar the prize of that Cracker Jack, bin Ladin.

It should have be the sole duty of the FBI to capture bin Ladin and the duty of the security forces within his domicile to destroy his network. That is the reason we entered into conflict in Afghanistan, wasn't it? The extremes committed through our involving our Armed Forces in both Iraq and Afghanistan are solely at the hands of the Cheney-Bush Brigade, a couple of KERNELED KLINKS!!!!

When will it stop? When we realize that fighting for a purported peace will not be accomplished by fornicating to to protect our "Virgin Values". We are not exactly cherry, but terrorist acts, aboard our aircraft and on our soil or against our foreign embassies, could be the cause of our failures in how we use our military superiority and influence in this world.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

@Nanami Kiryuu...sorry for the misspelling of your name..


jack   May 4th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

Judith Condon...Yes, I think they should go into less detail about how the devices failed and they certainly should not taunt them in media either. If Shazad had been the kind of idiot that was willing to go out , like so many have before, we would be mourning a great loss of life in NYC. I think they should start screening people from Mideast much more carefully before allowing them to be alien residents and citizens. Once they blend in, they become a greater threat. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, when it comes to immigrant policy for certain countries that have a high rate of criminal ,fanatic activity.


gerald Jolly   May 4th, 2010 10:12 pm ET

I am absolutely amazed that a fine young American man could consider exploding a bomb that could have killed hundreds of innocent women, children and old folks.

Is their any truth that official in our immigration department take bribes from immigrants that could never possibly be allowed into our country.

Is it true that as recent as three months ago, seven immigration personnel were dismissed from their post, and no explanation was given.

Wew keep vilifying these individuals knowing full well that they are recruited and brain washed to commit a JEHAD by every Islamic Cleric wherever they exist.

If this JEHADIST was out of a job, and just recently lost his home, where did he get the $1800 dollars to by the Nissan SUV and where did he get the money to pay for the flight out of the U.S. to Dubai.

What's the situation with his wife and family members in Connecticut.

Larry asks the question, do we think that there will be more of these car bomb episodes in the near future, and the answer is.

BUT OF COURSE THERE WILL BE.


gerald Jolly   May 4th, 2010 10:18 pm ET

According to the latest info on the Jehadist, he claims he did it, because he wanted to go to ALLAH'S Kingdom and get a few of those MARTYR VIRGINS.

That's why he was so upset when they arrested him.

He thought ALLAHS KINGDOM WAS IN DUBAI.


jack   May 4th, 2010 10:20 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8... I think odds may be rather low that they will capture him before he dies of old age.


Flora Foster   May 4th, 2010 10:22 pm ET

Even if my comment is not posted. LKL is still my favorite program on CNN.(:


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 10:22 pm ET

jack

That is, if he is still alive! Do we really know he is alive?


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 10:25 pm ET

@jack
@Dodie

We don't Jack, about that Cracker-Jack...pardon the jacked up reference, jack..


jack   May 4th, 2010 10:26 pm ET

@Dodie..That is right, and even some of the tapes that were released seemed fake.


jack   May 4th, 2010 10:28 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8...That is OK. It won't be the first time I've been jacked around.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 10:29 pm ET

@jack
@Dodie

For your info...Baksheesh is Arabic for a bribe...Anna used it in her blog..


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 10:31 pm ET

Cajazz76:24:8 and jack

Osama bin Ladin has become a symbolic name; therefore, even if he has died, they would not allow anyone to know this. The loss of Osama bin Ladin would remove their symbol of power.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 10:31 pm ET

@jack

I have been at the tail end of that myself...


susan   May 4th, 2010 10:32 pm ET

LET'S THANK GOD FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE AND WHAT HE WILL STILL DO FOR THIS COUNTRY.BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN SO GOOD TO US.ACCORDING TO ALL THE INFOMATION WE"VE HEARD ABOUT THE TERRIOST ORGANZATION THEY GET GOOD TRAINING DUE TO THE TIME INVESTED IN THEIR TRANING.WHICH THEY ARE NOT SUPOSE TO MAKE A MISTAKE BUT THEY MADE MISTAKES BECAUSE THE LORD IS ON OUR SIDE IN THIS COUNTRY.I WAS WATCHING LARRY KING LIVE AND THE TWO GUYS ON THE SHOW SAID THEY DID NOT GET GOOD TRAINING .THIS IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT BECAUSE THIS PEOPLE ARE TRAINED WELL BUT GOD HAS BEEN EXPOSING THEIR EVIL WORK SO THEY WILL NOT DESTROY ITS OWN COUNTRY.BECAUSE OF HIS LOVE FOR AMERICA.THE GUY FROM NIGERIA ON DELTA FLIGHT MADE A MISTAKE ,THE NEW TERRIOST MADE A MISTAKE AND THEY WILL ALL COUNTINUE TO MAKE A MISTAKE.SO PLEASE LET APPRCIATE GOD RATHER THAN SAYING NONSENSE.


jack   May 4th, 2010 10:33 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8...Sounds like it would be a good name for an exotic Mideastern dish, too.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 10:33 pm ET

@Dodie

bin Ladin is more than symbolic...every garbage truck in Saudi Arabia has that name on it...no joke..


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 10:35 pm ET

@jack

More like what drops through their bomb-sighted porcelain..in that part of the world...


jack   May 4th, 2010 10:35 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8...Wwheteher we are the jacker or the jackee, it will all be resolved in the final reel.


jack   May 4th, 2010 10:37 pm ET

Whether , I meant to say, of course.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 10:38 pm ET

@jack

As long as all the film "gets off" onto the floor..


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 10:39 pm ET

@jack

too early for you to get tongue-'tired'...


jack   May 4th, 2010 10:40 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8...While there, always use the left hand. The right one goes into dishes of delicious morsels.


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 10:42 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8
Are you saying he and his name belongs with the rest of the trash?

I find that quite amusing!


jack   May 4th, 2010 10:43 pm ET

@susan...It feels good to think so, but don't they also think their God is on their side?


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 10:44 pm ET

@jack

Guess which one is removed if the Sharia Law convicts you of stealing? Nobody will ask you "to pass the Pace Picante" or the chips.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 10:46 pm ET

@Dodie

It's a family business, really.. And Osama belong in it..your correct.


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 10:46 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8
cutting off a hand is radical in my opinion.


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 10:48 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8
So the name would be symbolic for a dump, trash site! Seem very appropriate. Maybe there is a lot of money in trash?


jack   May 4th, 2010 10:48 pm ET

@Dodie, and it would also remove a powerful symbol for western countries that want an ominous boogie man to rally the people against. If he is not dead, I would say he is being treated for any medical condition he has, and is probably living in luxury.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 10:48 pm ET

@Dodie

It was amusing to watch..but they read the Koran...religiously..lol


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 10:50 pm ET

jack

Very interesting strategy! However they always enjoy claiming 'the cause' for any incident! It seems a contradiction in terms.


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 10:51 pm ET

Cajazz76:24:8 Reading the Koran all the way to the dump! Sounds logical to me. lol


jack   May 4th, 2010 10:53 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8...And we thought that the Puritans, who merely used a scarlet letter were harsh. But they made up for the lack of cruelty there with the witch burnings, I guess. Fundamentalism can sure lead to some vile stuff. Got to get that devil out of them, even if it kills them. We know what's best for the sinner.


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 10:58 pm ET

jack

witch burnings is pretty brutal. I have always wondered how and why religions embrace such brutality!


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 10:59 pm ET

@jack

Oddly enough, it was the safest country I ever lived in..If you were incarcerated there you better have an outside support system..They don't have kitchen facilities in their prisons..


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 11:00 pm ET

@jack
@Dodie

FEAR...the reason for the concept...of religion.


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 11:01 pm ET

Reminds me of ... midnight express


jack   May 4th, 2010 11:03 pm ET

@Dodie... I guess religion is not rational but emotional. Since they are so highly invested in their belief systems, they feel fear and want to eliminate any reminders that they may be wrong. If they were really comfortable with their beliefs they could live and let live. Think of all the interesting aboriginal American cultures and ancient pagan cultures destroyed because of religios intolerance.


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 11:03 pm ET

Ah yes, the sale of Heaven and by using the "fear factor" ....ewes


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 11:04 pm ET

@Dodie

You know about that 'choo-choo eh? lol. Did you buy the book yet?


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 11:07 pm ET

Jack

It is difficult to look at something logical when the "belief" is based in an irrational setting...

More wars due to religious beliefs than for any other cause


jack   May 4th, 2010 11:09 pm ET

Too bad they can't just enjoy their fantasies without harming others and trying to eliminate all visible signs of other cultures. Look at the Taliban, for example : they destroyed the huge ,ancient Buddha statues. They though they were doing something great. Emotion rather than rational thought is what drives that fanatic mind set.


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 11:09 pm ET

Cajazz76:24:8

sliding down the tracks of life.. of course


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 11:12 pm ET

@gerald Jolly

Jihad Johnny 'wanna be' is going the have to enjoy the likes of virgins named Bubba for a while before he takes his trip to the Land of Allah-lee..


jack   May 4th, 2010 11:13 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8...Did they expect you to pray when they made their daily prayer calls?


jack   May 4th, 2010 11:17 pm ET

Schazad must have been half hearted for the martyr virgins, because he was already married. Hope they don't recruit sex starved teens who buy into the virgin in the sky fantasies. Raging hormones and lethal materials can make for a bad mix.


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 11:18 pm ET

Cajazz76:24:8

Big Bubba the master fornicator...


jack   May 4th, 2010 11:24 pm ET

@Dodie...What a let down, when they thought they would be in paradise and cavorting with all those virgins, and they end up in a prison with the master fornicator , who has his own plans for the immediate future.


Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   May 4th, 2010 11:25 pm ET

Wow, this stupid guy is handsome. He could have lived the life of the American dream. He could become an actor. But he chose to be a bomber – a failed one at that.


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 11:25 pm ET

jack... I would consider the next word..... out of the mouths of babes would be.... "ouch" or Oh My Dog!!!


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 11:26 pm ET

@ Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nice to see you tonight!


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 11:27 pm ET

@jack

I wore ear plugs....five times a day...was deaf to their belief..


jack   May 4th, 2010 11:28 pm ET

@Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia...Handsome is as handsome does. He did get in the lime light, now he has to pay for a long, long time.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 11:29 pm ET

@Idzan Ismail of Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

He'll make many a good wife...in prison.


jack   May 4th, 2010 11:30 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8...Did the veil irritate the skin after hours in the heat?


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 11:31 pm ET

@ Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I could only see the stupidity. I became blinded to his looks.


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 11:33 pm ET

jack

Personality prevails over looks. Without a healthy personality, there are no looks...


jack   May 4th, 2010 11:34 pm ET

@Dodie... If he became a movie star, he might of partook in that Californication, instead of a furtive encounter with Big bubba ,in the shower.


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 11:35 pm ET

jack
he would be on a heck of a ride... fasten his seat belt!


Amini   May 4th, 2010 11:36 pm ET

I noticed that CNN reporters equate being a devout Muslim with being a terrorist.... There are over a billion Muslims in the world who are devout and they don t blow themselves out nor do they commit any acts of terrorism....
The percentage of Christians who commit crimes in North America alone far exceeds the percentage of Muslim criminals all over the world... The only difference is whenever a Muslim commits a crime the media tends to make all Muslims look bad...
I am a devout Muslim who prays 5 times a day and reads the Quran on a daily basis, but do not condone these criminal actions... In fact I hope every Muslim who tries to kill innocent human beings is caught and punished to the full extent of the law, because Islam does not stand for violence unless it is in self defence as the Quran states.... Any other crimes are one hundred percent prohibited.
So I ask the Media to please not blame all devout Muslims for the bad actions of a few, but blame the individuals who do....


jack   May 4th, 2010 11:37 pm ET

@Dodie...True, how nice for those blessed with both.


jack   May 4th, 2010 11:42 pm ET

@Dodie..Much better ride than this one this poor unfortunate is taking.


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 11:42 pm ET

jack they could also look at the number 3.some might really enjoy that!

@Amini

I feel most Americans realize that being Muslim does not construct you as violent or a terrorist! I hope you understand that.


jack   May 4th, 2010 11:47 pm ET

@Amini..Yes, it is unfortunate that those evil doers tarnish your faith by their murder of innocents. There are cruel people in every religion that will use it as an excuse to do wrong. They are in the minority. I am glad that the majority of your faith do not buy into the false teachings to do violence.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 11:47 pm ET

@Amini

With 25% of the world's prison population in U.S. prison's we can't be all bad..lol. You're correct, the Muslims are, for the fear of Allah, generally peaceful. We have a tendency to still look at the acts of a few and blame a culture/religion. That's one of the downfalls of a silly human race..You have a typical Persian name, another society that by in large love the people of the U.S...our policies of government...not so much..Perhaps you remember the name Amini Abshar?


jack   May 4th, 2010 11:49 pm ET

@Dodie...I'll buy that.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 4th, 2010 11:50 pm ET

@Amini

Correction: His name was Amini Afshar...February 19, 1979 was his last of life. I knew him personally..


Dodie   May 4th, 2010 11:52 pm ET

jack, somehow I thought you would...


jack   May 4th, 2010 11:55 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8..Yes, crowded prisons, polluted waters,uncaring health care, and crooked banks. Most of the legislators never met a corporation they didn't like.


jack   May 4th, 2010 11:57 pm ET

@Dodie ...balanced minds think alike..lol


Cajazz76:24:8   May 5th, 2010 12:00 am ET

@Amini

Amini Afshar was one who laid next to another closer acquaintance on that day in February...Mansour or Manochehr Khosradad..either spelling is used, but he used Mansour..or preferably General...one of over 800 killed by Khomeini's boy's.


Dodie   May 5th, 2010 12:00 am ET

Brigadier General Iraj Amini Afshar


jack   May 5th, 2010 12:03 am ET

Is Schazad the person in the video taking off his shirt near the scene. or was that someone else?


jack   May 5th, 2010 12:07 am ET

@Dodie ... You are a fast researcher. You know a heck of a lot, and what you need to know you can find in a hurry.


Dodie   May 5th, 2010 12:12 am ET

jack

It comes from not being able to spell! lol


jack   May 5th, 2010 12:15 am ET

@Dodie...F. Scott Fitzgerald, who is considered one of the finest novelists , was a lousy speller. You spell well. But the content of your thought is even more important, and that is very superior, and kind.


Dodie   May 5th, 2010 12:19 am ET

jack

That is very kind of you. You have a kind and gentle heart! I am dyslexic! My forum is verbal, not writing. I came onto LKL as a personal challenge to express myself in the written form.
Thank You!


jack   May 5th, 2010 12:23 am ET

@Dodie...You can be assured that you express yourself very well in writing. And your verbal skills must be truly anazing , if they are significantly inferior to your writing abilities.


Dodie   May 5th, 2010 12:25 am ET

jack

now you have a grown woman blushing! Thank you. I still do not hold a candle to many on here, you and of course Cajazz included. I just plug along ....


jack   May 5th, 2010 12:26 am ET

Dodie...I meant superior ...lol


theresa   May 5th, 2010 12:27 am ET

When will our government stop letting those people who kill get out of jail. why can't our president see that people like that will never change. Just lock them away for good. Terrorist is bad for everyone. Isn't it bad enough that we have people in our country committing murders. I said,"lock them all away in throw away the key. Need to make new improve laws. Murders, terrorist, and child molester should live their life in prison with no hope of parole or probation. Just give them 100 years. Am sure that will stop them.


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 12:28 am ET

Perhaps Faisal Shahzad and the underware bomber can hook up in Prison! They could go under the nicknames of 'Dumb and Dumber'

Beavis and Meathead?

With all the relief contributions going out these days, we could probably round up some Viagra to send them!


jack   May 5th, 2010 12:28 am ET

@Dodie...Pshaw, you are being humble.


Dodie   May 5th, 2010 12:31 am ET

jack

I am dyslexic. I read it as superior lol Never need to correct anything with a dyslexic person.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 5th, 2010 12:31 am ET

@jack

I never veiled my face or my opinions...if I veiled my face I could have been subjected to being tossed into a bag and thrown off a tall building...I wasn't of that persuasion to risk that..


jack   May 5th, 2010 12:31 am ET

@Smith in Oregon...They would go better together than putting him in a cell with KSM. After all those waterboardings, I would think he would not be a cheerful cell mate. He would probably put them to sleep with long renditions of Koranic scripture.


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 12:32 am ET

I volunteer Faisal Shahzad and the Underware bomber to work on Iran's Nuclear Bomb, that should solve the crisis in Iran and relieve the concerns of Israel at the same time!


Dodie   May 5th, 2010 12:35 am ET

@Smith in Oregon

killing 2 birds with 2 stone?


Cajazz76:24:8   May 5th, 2010 12:35 am ET

Smith in Oregon

I am certain they could cook up some sort of prison concockshun to get them up in the morning...or something to rise to the occasion at night.


Dodie   May 5th, 2010 12:35 am ET

1 stone


jack   May 5th, 2010 12:36 am ET

@Cajazz76:24:8...I was pulling your leg. I could tell you exuded decidely masculine vibes. Of course, the veil could be that of a local lady who slipped away from her kinsmen , for a passionate encounter with the infidel. But that might be risky, if discovered. I am sure you woild not want to get stoned, not in that way, at least. lol


jack   May 5th, 2010 12:39 am ET

@Smith in Oregon...Yeah, buy him books and a good educashun, and he spends his time looking up the teacher's dress. lol


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 12:42 am ET

No fly list but the TSA let him on the plane? Doesn't that entirely sound unlikely even given standard incompetence?

More more likely, the FBI already were there after following him and waited until the last moment to spring in and grab any associates joining him.

How long had he been under surveillance, were they following him from Connecticut and if so then how would the FBI explain they let the suspect leave a truck bomb parked in Times Square, imagine the red faces in the FBI snackbar!


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 12:46 am ET

@ jack, that's just it. Faisal Shahzad had ZERO explosives training nor education, the rigged bomb might as well have been a Hollywood movie prop with the words 'Bomb' written on it.

And the US Dept. of Justice among various charges listed 'Weapon of Mass Destruction' on the propane tanks! My how WMD's have slipped down the food chain. What's next for WMD's? Pinto car's because of their gas tanks?


jack   May 5th, 2010 12:48 am ET

Glad that Schazad was not endowed with great mechanical skills and that he was not suicidal. That lunatic in Fort Hood was a far worse threat, it appears.


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 12:53 am ET

@ jack, and how many dozens of soldiers and officers knew Captain Hussein was not fit for the duty he was engaged in? And the fitness checks wash out 50% of the Captains for Majors, Fort Hood General Cone must have known the Major on his own officers medical staff was unbalanced and looking for a exit LONG before he was ordered to ship out to the battle zone. General Cone just turned a deaf ear and blind eye to the complaints and reports. Typical Army white wash.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 5th, 2010 12:54 am ET

@jack

When I first arrived in Teheran, on my way to Isfahan, many dudes of the Persian persuasion had purple finger tips. When I was busted once some particulate matter was dropped into a clear liquid and turned purple..but I knew, before leaving the airport that night, why their tips looked so pretty...They pressed resins with their fingers to make hashish..so primitive and time consuming..now they cook in into a mash dry it..


jack   May 5th, 2010 12:55 am ET

@Cajazz76:24:8...Did they use the herb called ghat there, also?


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 1:03 am ET

Kudo's to Washington DC in approving Medical Marijuana, allowing card carriers to have 2oz of Marijuana buds on their person.

Take it to the steps of the capitol! Banish the spirit of Nixon with their cloud of Marijuana!


jack   May 5th, 2010 1:04 am ET

@Smith in Oregon...I suppose he played his Arab identity to the hilt. The brass was probably afraid to take action , fearing they would be accused of racially, or religiously profiling the Major. If that is what happened , it bodes ill for future appropriate actions, where a real threat exists.


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 1:08 am ET

@ jack, that is possible of course. I've seen reverse race baiting played in a federal workplace, if you don't have one or more witness's you can get into serious trouble while the minority blame maker is laughing.


jack   May 5th, 2010 1:09 am ET

@Smith in Oregon... Think of all the wasted money and lives as a result of banning a benevolent, medicinal herb. Sanity and light is beginning to seep in to replace ignorance and waste.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 5th, 2010 1:13 am ET

@jack

That was more from the African continent and cultures..


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 1:16 am ET

Former and now disgraced president Richard Nixon had a popularity figure of 70% and yet he was a very bad person who suffered greatly from little man syndrome much like Bush jr. Nixon was greatly besieged by recreational drug enablers that were his loudest anti-war critics.

Nixon was the animal that moved drug policys out of the medical field into the hands of the heavy handed FDA and drug scheduling. He placed a great many of his vocal anti-war critics into long prison sentences for relatively minor non-violent drug offenses.

@ jack, yes a huge waste of money and many lives languishing in long prison sentences over a plant or a white powder.

Why pay China for hemp seeds, hemp furniture, hemp rope, hemp clothing when America should be growing that here?


jack   May 5th, 2010 1:18 am ET

@Cajazz76:24:8...Also , I think I read it is poular in Yemen.


jack   May 5th, 2010 1:22 am ET

@Smith in Oregon...Yes, and Nixon wasted a lot of tax money to do a large study, and then he rejected the very results of the study that he ordered.


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 1:25 am ET

@ Dodie, how are you this evening?

@ jack, sounds like Bush jr, overruling MD's and Psychiatrists on the council who advocated keeping Ecstasy for therapy sessions only to be overruled by the heavy handed Bush-Cheney administration. Now years later Europe finds that Ecstasy is useful in treating soldiers suffering from PTSD, go figure!


jack   May 5th, 2010 1:33 am ET

@Smith in Oregon...A number of natural plants and mushrooms have proven to be superior to help the elderly at end of life, to cure addictions and as antidepressants. Of course, they can't patent the plants themselves and make big money on them.


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 1:38 am ET

I'm sure Big Pharma in paying hundreds of millions of lobbying dollars to their Republican lawmakers contribute to keeping those plants from being 'legal'. In many cases (nearly all cases), psychedelic drugs have nearly no LD50, meaning their lethal toxicity level is about impossible to consume and yet any number of 'legal' drugs have a very high LD50 resulting in ER rooms filled with prescription overdoses and people dieing from taking two to many of the Rx's.


jack   May 5th, 2010 1:50 am ET

@Smith in Oregon...True, they are non lethal, unlike the chemicals that injure and kill many people each day. Plus they have a self limiting component, in that people are not inclined to take larger amounts in a short time period. But, if they did, it would not kill them, like many prescription and otc medicines do.


James McWhorter   May 5th, 2010 1:53 am ET

What me worry? No I am not worried. We have our fine TSA, politicians and government to protect us. I am being sarcastic. The Criminals are the politicians. They are so concerned with proteting themselves, lying and cheating that they have no time for us"regular " folks. They want to take our guns so we cannot protect ourselves. I have no faith in our government and do not rely on them for anything. I'll protect mine and myself. Allah is trash!!!


jack   May 5th, 2010 1:57 am ET

@Smith in Oregon...I was reading an account in a Native American newspaper about Indian kids abusing otc cold medicine and cough pills. The reservation was strewn with empty containers that kids had discarded. These can be lethal or cause severe liver or kidney damage. If they are going to use medicines anyway , they would be much better off if they used a harmless herb. Would also be a great alternative to alcohol which has ravaged the reservations with sickness and violence.


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 1:58 am ET

Good night Dodie, jack, Cajazz76:24:8, Larry King, CNN Guests, Staffers and fellow bloggers. Hope to see you tomorrow!


Smith in Oregon   May 5th, 2010 2:01 am ET

@ jack, in some reservations and tribes various forms of alcohol and drug addition is a real concern and with extremely high unemployment, many Native American's are teetering on the very edge of survival. They have a great need of many good memory's to help wash out all of the bad in their lives.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 5th, 2010 2:01 am ET

Smith in Oregon

Dodie is tuning the keys..so to speak. She'll be on soon to chat with you...


Cajazz76:24:8   May 5th, 2010 2:04 am ET

Smith in Oregon

Don't slide away too quick..Dodie will be back soon..


Dodie   May 5th, 2010 2:46 am ET

Good Night Smith in Oregon Enjoy your evening

The interaction between Jack, Cajazz and A. Smith was delightful, intelligent and well stated by all.

It was a wonderful read!!!

Thank You!

cajazz ....... (brat)


purita fleschhut   May 5th, 2010 6:10 am ET

This is more of a question than a comment.

Why is LKL's 25th anniversary contest confined only within
the U.S.? I believe it should be opened to everyone since the
program is watched worldwide.

I am from Germany.

Fleschhut


Theresa griffin   May 5th, 2010 12:31 pm ET

A year or so ago a Ukrainian "Nazi" was stripped of his US citizenship and deported at the age of 87! Why can't this man be stripped of his
U S citizenship first and then (without Miranda rights), be tried and deported, if he doesn't get the (deserved) death penalty?


Cajazz76:24:8   May 5th, 2010 1:24 pm ET

@Theresa griffin

You sound rather "off the hook". The system of justice we have in this country has a little clause "innocent until proven guilty". I am not defending him or his presumed actions, but you have a "Nazi" attitude? Need a handkerchief? You have a runny nose and naked view of justice in this country....


IKHAN   May 5th, 2010 1:31 pm ET

@Cajazz,@Dodie,@gerald Jolly@Smith in Oregon @ Jack

interesting comments all ,as always, worth reading.
Let me put in my two bit.
I don't know how many of us Americans are aware of the fact that Pakistan Yeah the same countrywhere this Shahzad came from) is fighting a crucial battle against Al-Qaeda & Talibans for us. Both the army personnel & civilians die in scores every day.
Now India's role in all this has been extremely dubious. They would of course want strife & turmoil in Pakistan as their arch enemy. They are suppliers of funding & weapons to the Talibans who have always been for sale to the highest bidder, thats how they finance their agenda. An unstable Pakistan would very much serve their purpose of inviting the Western powers to seize the nukes.
They would also be served by Pakistan withdrwing their troops fro their borders with India & divert them to this fight against Talibans, so that they can at an opportune moment, intrude .
A very complex situation when you consider that there are other players too, Russia, Iran, Israel ( thru India) with their intelligence on the ground with their own agenda.
This is also in response to@anna nandkarni.


austin hannah   May 5th, 2010 1:32 pm ET

i think it is sick how everyone rushes to places to help out and everything when disasters occur but you people just completely ignore those who are the ones that help others out when they are in need the state of Tennessee is under a state of emergency and its all underwater and you cant spend one hour on national television talking about it and discussing it? Please consider doing a segment on this!


spiritOPRAH   May 5th, 2010 2:11 pm ET

CALL THE HOLY SPIRIT...
In the tape the person who change Shirt...

There is something fishy in the picture...See well...Method...
Al-Qaida are already in the U.S. The catalyst to enter is the close relationship with other terrorist organizations ... drugs and weapons ... It is the hand force in the world have received support even from some other governments for special interests...

Protection system in the granting of visa is very bad sub-standard...


Cajazz76:24:8   May 5th, 2010 2:33 pm ET

@IKHAN.

As I said before you're an icon...when it comes to your ability to separate the fly poo from the pepper. We have been overlooking the India/Pakistan dispute and concentrating on what should have handled in a far more appropriate manner, by the FBI, in cooperation with the Pakistani intelligence and security forces...They have been much more successful in capturing terror suspects than our Armed Forces overall..when you take in the enormous casualties incurred.


Donald L Allen   May 5th, 2010 6:21 pm ET

Larry King the blank aching the US or doing make no sense and the hitching A Killer make no sense ether I don,t no way you wood want to kill sum one how has do nutting to you it make no sense ether way Made you don,t think like that but you do want to control what we do the US I mean your right or my right what the def If you or what you or doing than you do server the grid four what you or doing see I just no there not it so simple you just need to be aware well I don,t care what they think about me or what any one is thinking about I no what I,M doing see you Be good well most of the time see you Larry be good


didi   May 5th, 2010 7:08 pm ET

The US needs to stop the use of preditor droans. While I support our troops and our involvement in Afgan I do not agree that we should be using this method of warfare. Remember what ever we use against our enemy will be used against us likewise. This DROAN technology should be distroyed if its not too late to stop from getting into the wrong hands.

We have been lucky with these terrosist on our home soil but our luck will run out for sure


Edward   May 5th, 2010 8:33 pm ET

Media and/or Gov seems to suggest that Faisal Shahzad may have become disillusioned because he no longer could live the American Dream and pay his mortgage etc. I contend he stopped paying his mortgage because he planned on leaving the Country after he did his dirty deed. So this was premeditated long ago. Why waste money paying the mortgage?


Bill Tyler   May 5th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Time to move on about Times Square, breaks my heart you guy;s and you Larry are not talking about Nashville. Is this more obvious political BS by CNN. Why is it you guys cannot report the news as it is all you do is confuse everything by interviewing so many people with "so called experience" You forgot about the common man. the ones that made America, you really have.........


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