with possible foreign links. That’s what Fox news is reporting tonight. Plus there are two Connecticut connections. The car was traced to a car dealer in Bridgeport by the FBI and that it was first sold there for cash. Just more evidence that everyone, even in sleepy Connecticut, needs to to be aware and alert.
UPDATE: Fox news is reporting a person of interest has been identified. The person is a naturalized American who reportedly has spent the last two months in Pakistan.
More disconcerting is this:
Police, meanwhile, have interviewed the registered owner of the bomb-laden sports-utility vehicle but say he is not a suspect. CBS News reports that the man told investigators he recently sold the vehicle on Craigslist for $1,300 to someone who looked “Middle Eastern” or “Hispanic.” The buyer reportedly paid in $100 bills.
Middle Eastern and Hispanic is a lot different than a white male in his 40’s, the description of a possible suspect we have been given for days now.
And Fox is reporting the FBI is pursuing foreign connections:
The investigation into the Times Square car bomb has started to reveal information that suggests the failed attack was the work of an international plot, a senior administration official told Fox News.
The official could not definitively say whether a foreign conspiracy was behind the incident, but that the body of evidence was moving in that direction.
All of this, of course is a far cry from how Secretary Janet Napolitano characterized the TS bomber yesterday, as amateurish:
The use of the word “amateurish” is disturbing to me because it seems to downplay the seriousness of the attempt. Box cutter’s are amateurish. Ask my friends in the 192nd, 143rd, 102nd, if these kind of bombs are “amateurish.” But that’s just me.