“Amateurish” bomber now considered act of terror … UPDATE

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:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amroxz-bf2A

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.

4 replies
  1. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    The only thing amateurish about this attempted terrorist attack is the adminstration that's in charge of handling it.  If it wasn't so frightening, it would be comical. 

  2. Anne-EH
    Anne-EH says:

    With both what has been happening in the Gulf of Mexico with the oil spill and how the President Barak Obama White House has been handling it or lack of and now this car bomb threat in Times Square, NYC, both are signs of GROSS GOVERNMENT INCOMPENTCE!

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Amateurish or not, whether it exploded or not, if it put fear in a single New Yorker, dissuaded a visitor from coming into town, or lowered confidence (if you had any) in the ability of the government to protect us,  it cannot be denied that it was successful as a terrorist act.

     

    It doesn't have to kill people to be terrorism.

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