May 2, 2010

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Times Square Scare!

Was a major catastrophe avoided?  And was it meant to be a terror attack? The latest on the search for clues and who's responsible.

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MATTHEW LAWORE   May 2nd, 2010 1:31 pm ET


Prof Dave W. Dawson   May 2nd, 2010 1:54 pm ET

Did Al Qaeda notice that America is already awake?
QUICK ....

Donald L Allen   May 2nd, 2010 3:28 pm ET

Donald L Allen the rock it Belong to me But I,M not working with tetris and that include you Donald L Allen the info I have is in the 1,0000 Folder and I don,t give you the right to rec-her it plan and simple Russia is my be holder and OBAMA has no right to it if I was to Kermit a crime it wood be against him it simple he is a fake he is not gonna get way with stilling from me it plan and simple no mater how you may be I don,t think no one like a thief PS with me it Russia all way that is the way I see it made it was mad up so they can make a act togae me the one how is doing a lot that they want but they can not do nutrition about see what there doing and than maybe you well no see what I mean

Smith in Oregon   May 2nd, 2010 4:34 pm ET

Sounds like Amateur Hour at Times Square. With the close proximity to the Comedy Central studio (South Park), perhaps a unhappy Republican Tea party member is involved. Some have suggested the investigators follow the discarded Korans on the ground like bread crumbs to the attackers.

Very likely some of the 80+ survaliance cameras in that immediate area have clear video of that person's face which has already been sent to numerious facial recognition software databases across America to locate the individual involved. The only good likely coming from this prank to frighten and harm the residents and tourists in Times Square is likely a single headline and 20 years in Rikers Island prison.

Joe G. (Illinois)   May 2nd, 2010 4:49 pm ET

What good is it if only Ophra Winfrey likes Obama?

Obama companied about being liked by the Europeans and all other nations in the world. That he was going to have talks with tugs and dictators alike and have them all melt in his hands.. Instead he gave a speech in Cairo and got a Nobel Peace Prize. Big deal. Jay Leno could have done that..!

ian mccarthy   May 2nd, 2010 5:15 pm ET

al queda sucks long live america from your pals from down under,were with you all the way!!!!!!!!

ian mccarthy   May 2nd, 2010 5:32 pm ET

australia is behind you america, lets kck butt together long live domocrecy!!

mcmargie, Arizona   May 2nd, 2010 6:35 pm ET

It's well know that Pyromania is a disorder in which a person repeatedly and deliberately sets fires. After setting these fires they stick around the area and stand within a crowd to watch the fire.

Being a domestic terrorist attack, I wonder if the person(s) involved stuck around the area to watch what would happen after leaving the vehicle to blow. I'm sure the investigators are looking at all video's in the area and an increase in "chatter".

I hope they find out who is responsible – they need to be put away for life!

Dodie   May 2nd, 2010 7:33 pm ET

I just googled 'how to make a bomb' and came up with a youtube video tutorial. They took it step by step. They used firecracker dust; however, that could be substituted with TNT.

Of course Al Qaeda will claim responsibility for anything against the US whether they have any involvement or not.

This is presumably a home-grown variety.

Dodie   May 2nd, 2010 7:38 pm ET

@ Smith in Oregon

Enjoyed your humorous blog frosted with cynicism and attitude! Very witty. How about trying out for Comedy Central hour?

Smith in Oregon   May 2nd, 2010 7:40 pm ET

@ Dodie, I would certainly agree. The ridiculous pressure cooker inclusion is straight out of the anarchist cookbook. Be that as it may, firecrackers and propane tanks are very close to what the mafia uses to clear out a rat's nest along with that persons entire house.

Meaning the concussion blast along with the resulting fireball is nothing to laugh about when there are hundreds of people in close proximity.

My feelings and thoughts are this is some hillbilly Tea Baggers marching to the shouts of members in the Republican party that have spewed out some really violent rhetoric towards South Park and the Obama Administration.

Smith in Oregon   May 2nd, 2010 7:44 pm ET

LOL @ Dodie, cynicism and attitude, that's me!

Doing due diligence while staying on point for building a constructive democracy while exercising America's continued liberty's and freedom of expressions.

Maya*   May 2nd, 2010 8:09 pm ET

Larry king, i admire your show, but personaly i think you should talk about your own life and not others like your devorce for example..i mean how old was she again??? JUST THINK IT WUD B AN INTERESSTING SHOW

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 8:27 pm ET

Theres a person loose with a death wish and he may not want to leave without a bang .

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 8:28 pm ET

I love small towns .

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 8:31 pm ET

I think I would trust my gut feeling and leave .

cojo   May 2nd, 2010 8:33 pm ET

I would like to know why your coverage today has focused on a third rate car bombing istead of an environmental disaster that threatens the entire Gulf Coast.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 8:35 pm ET

We need to trace and retrace the evidence and fo;;ow up wiyh every lead no matter how small it is .

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 8:37 pm ET

This is a warning that we are sitting ducks maybe we should profile religion .

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 8:39 pm ET

Is this show live?

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 8:40 pm ET

Is Larry King on? Who is this guy? King relation?

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 8:42 pm ET

The threat was made clear and the scare done its job .

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 8:45 pm ET

I am confused as hell. I will say one thing I am shocked and so was my family at certain media personalities this morning!
I think President Obama rose to the occassion as usual, but to see certain news media people behave in such an odd manner is worrisome!! With this NYC potential fire and the Gulf tragedy and the tornadoes then to see Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough appear on MSNBC wearing sunglasses and acting drunk was a new low in journalism! No wonder people watch Fox and CNN.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 8:45 pm ET

@ Allen Yes I pissed Al Sharpton off one night that dudes a terd .

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 8:50 pm ET

Someone should tell media people then it is unethical and in really poor taste to appear in sunglasses and act drunk when America is experiencing tragedies. The only thing I can say is maybe if the media people were not so out of touch, they could relate. When a person in the media dies, like Tim Russert, the nation is inundated with information, yet with tragedies across the nation, media people appear on TV drunk and wearing sunglasses and saying no big deal, it's normal! Well when Tim Russert dies or Chris Lickt dies, thats no big deal!!! You media people are so full of yourselves you endanger news and journalism and the nation!!!! NO WONDER BP AND GOLDMAN SACHS AND crazy terrorists act so wreckless!!!!

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 8:54 pm ET

I am tired of having to gather information on my own and the media is so wreckless!! Why cant the media inform?? Why do people have to search the internet for info!!! I am sick of the media! No wonder the public doesnt trust Obama and his Cabinet! The President and his Cabinet act perfectly! Its the media thank causes problems and behave in ways that make people distrust the very people who are keeping us safe!!! God Bless America and the President!

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 8:56 pm ET

If this is Jihadist terrorism, it has to be a test. Only thing that makes sense.

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 8:58 pm ET

Is this like TImothy McVeigh? What did he use?

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 9:00 pm ET

Whatever the media does, dont pull a Richard Jewell on someone! We remember the media and how they acted then. Are there similarities to the Atlanta bombing?

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 9:01 pm ET

Is this working? I dont see any bloggers!

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 9:02 pm ET

We need to have all new cars with bomb sniffing G.P.S.

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 9:03 pm ET

Is this the Larry King show?

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 9:04 pm ET

Where are the profilers. Is that what you call them? They are cool. Cant you have one on television? What do the profilers say?

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 9:08 pm ET

We have become prisoners of fear from a Islamic religion .

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 9:12 pm ET

All people should pay more attention to there surroundings and report any puke they see .

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Its the statement. All these recent terrorist acts do not make sense. What do they want? What are they trying to say? It would be interesting to work in the field that tries to figure out this stuff.

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 9:15 pm ET

Mayor Bloomberg is superb! He really takes command.

Jack   May 2nd, 2010 9:16 pm ET

In my humble opinion the information CNN gives out about what the tapes show or don't show and what is "missing" from the fertilizer in order for it to be an explosive device, should be considered treason!

Communicating this type of information only helps the wacko's out there! You people owe it to all Americans to use restraint in your reporting! I'm DONE with CNN!

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 9:19 pm ET

Wheres that Fran woman? She coming on again? She is so interesting. She should run for office! She should enter politics. She is one of my favorite people in the media!

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Uh oh! When that guy says that I worry!

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Inforce parking codes and traffic population be regulated .

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 9:27 pm ET

These suckers want to kill us and we need to wake up .

Inga   May 2nd, 2010 9:29 pm ET

We are hearing that the Police and bomb squad officers are the Heroes, but no mention is being made about the Hero who saw the car smoking and called it to the attention of the Police. Why isn't that man being called a Hero? That man is the real Hero in my view.

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 9:32 pm ET

I was searching info and trying to gather information. And I was trying to see similarities between various nuts in the past. I think this nut has OCD and/or a form of autism. That is my prediction. 99.9% of Army people are good people. But there are exceptions and sometimes the ones that are oddballs in the Army have weird neuroses. Can you ask that Peter Bergen if this is true? Do terrorists have OCD or forms of autism or major neuroses?

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Inga you just made me think of something!
TheXmas bomber episode had a hero too! Some Dutch guy! Remember? Thank GOD FOR HEROES!

Inga   May 2nd, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Before we rush to judgement about who parked the car let us wait for the investigators to determine who the culprit really is, because it may turn out to be a Tea Partyer.

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 9:36 pm ET

i agree with that guy with the mustache! But remember the Xmas bomber than the CIA deaths!!! I hope I am wrong!! This current episode is pathetic, I agree! But something is off!! It doesnt make sense! Its so amateur!

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 9:37 pm ET

@inga a teapartyer! hahaha

Joan Stack   May 2nd, 2010 9:42 pm ET

I'd like to know if the federal government is still favoring states like Wyoming in terms of per capita spend on anti-terrorism support as happened during the Bush Administration. How many more times does NY have to be targeted for the government to understand the premier targets are NY, and DC and stop putting anti-terrorism money into protecting corn fields and tiny local airports in the hinterlands?

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Sick joke! At least the car wasnt a Toyota! hahahaha!
In poor taste?

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 9:45 pm ET

We need more unmarked people keeping watch .

dave   May 2nd, 2010 9:50 pm ET

If details are "still" developing? Why does Townsend "keep" harping on muslims? And "quickly" shooting down "fact" folks are looking foe 40ish "white" male? If anyone out here can get that question to her? I'd love to hear her response? It's like she's "praying" that it be a foreigner, so that she can book more air-time?

Allen   May 2nd, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Who advised the President to speak like that in the rain! The rain was ridiculous! Didnt they have a proper cover over the President of the United States!!! Obama gave his tell - he was pissedoff about all that rain on him and noone told him it would pour like that!

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Those two girls on soal plane had it right with the SHEAK .

George   May 2nd, 2010 10:03 pm ET

I understand the pathfinder was near Viacom Comedy Central building. Did the writers of South Park not get threatened last week? Could that Muslum guy be a suspect?

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 10:08 pm ET

Are you kidding the feds cant even confront immigration .

Michael Armstrong Sr.   May 2nd, 2010 10:12 pm ET

Im fool of spegetty and fading away good night all .

anonymous   May 3rd, 2010 12:03 am ET

Where is the news on the disaster in Tennessee. A state of emergency has been called. Half the state is under water. Why is this not news????

Darcy   May 3rd, 2010 12:20 am ET

Home grown version ..sounds like that to me. If it was not a domestic tryout...the bomber would have remained @ the scene ,the bomb would have gone off,the bomber would have been known as a suicide bomber!!!

Cajazz76:24:8   May 3rd, 2010 12:27 am ET

Sounds like a Jihad Johnny wanna be with a crude mentality that barks at the moon and pees the bed at night. Check the sales of Depends on the night the vehicle was first parked there and you may have your boy, wet behind the ears for a little notoriety.

Smith in Oregon   May 3rd, 2010 2:30 am ET

During the horrific Bush-Cheney administration, the Republican Empire in the US Justice Dept. would strike against the liberty's and freedoms of American citizens by severely restricting common chemicals used to make fireworks which are purchased and used by millions of avid firework enthusiasts to make their own amateur rockets and firecrackers.

I am very curious as to what fallout comes from this attempted blow against the citizens of New York in regards to what goose stepping federal Justice Dept. has in mind.

In the past, shortly after the Timothy McVeigh disaster, the very common fertilizer Ammonia Nitrate was largely and very quietly pulled off the shelf and substituted by Ammonia Sulfate in the US.

Meanwhile ammonium sulfate, ammonium nitrate and calcium ammonium nitrate fertilizers around the world are being quietly banned. Although entirely common in a non-prill form and repackaged specifically for road construction, Ammonium nitrate mixed with diesel fuel still requires a very strong detonation (dynamite) to trigger its explosion or a very hot and prolonged fire in a closed in area.

I strongly suspect the hillbilly bombers had never detonated Ammonium Nitrate before and simply were following some pseudo trash cookbook they had read or obtained.

Danial Kahn   May 3rd, 2010 2:47 am ET

It is a shame that US tennis has given the top slots to foreign players. But, we as Americans are not doing enough to support our youth and instead our youth end up becoming video game junkies. Well my 8 year old twin boys seem determined to beat all odds to make their way to the international tennis stage. Just to give you some background their DOB is 02/11/2002. Even after playing with their 17-19 year old tennis opponents for 10+ hours straight, they are ready to go running another two miles. Their idol is Andy Roddick. It my sincere hope that you give these incredible athletes a stepping stone into the international stage by putting them right next to Mr. Roddick on your show. Just imagine how many other they can encourage through being a foot soldier for CNN and within 5-6 years represent CNN, a true American company in international tournaments. As of now they'll be aesthetic just to meet up with Mr. Roddict. Thank you for your consideration in advance to make their innocent dream come true.

notopri   May 3rd, 2010 3:17 am ET

Americans are paranoid and the media (led by cnn) only make things worse. A five minute news report turns into a mutli-hour, mutli-day fear fest. americans forget FDR's adage 'you have nothing to fear but fear itself' (and now it seems the government as they use these events to strip people of their civil an dhuman rights, along with their freedoms.

gerald Jolly   May 3rd, 2010 11:59 am ET

Larry has hired some new writers to his staff.

The new writers are known as RHYME TIME WRITERS.

This mornings offer is.



gerald Jolly   May 3rd, 2010 12:02 pm ET

@ Cajazz.

Dont ya just love the poetry.



I bet Larry's new writing team stayed up all night dreaming that one up.

gerald Jolly   May 3rd, 2010 12:06 pm ET

Carefull folks, the sky is falling down on us.

Al Queada are training a whole new bunch of bomb makers.

But the problem is the the bomb making instructions are all written in ARABIC


carol   May 3rd, 2010 12:31 pm ET

Could u tell me how this was a Larry King special? How about calling it a John King Special. It had absolutely nothing to do with Larry King.

Basically CNN repeated the same non-story for hours about Time Sq. Since there are hardly any facts released yet I find it amazing that CNN can repeat the same story over & over for hours on end.

Kind of like Don Lemon talking for 2 hrs on Sat nite about the Correspondance Dinner, of which CNN finally showed some of it at 10:00 p.m.

Meanwhile Don Lemon went round & round for 2 hrs before that basically saying nothing.

Your network is becoming unwatchable.

Cajazz76:24:8   May 3rd, 2010 2:51 pm ET

@gerald Jolly

I tried saying that ten times in a row. I ended up tongue-tired and spit out my false teeth and the dog is now wearing them and mumbling something about Larry's licorice lizard lip's licking lucky lazy Lucy's luscious lice. I never knew he was a linguist. Have a great day gerald. Semper Fi...and the dog is also.

Fran Lemay   July 29th, 2010 10:12 pm ET

I found it hard to believe the Lamont Hill made so many foolish statements on the L. King show tonight. To me he came across as a racist.
I would think it an embarrassment to Columbia U. letting him loose on national TV.

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