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"We will be attacking the U.S."

The Times Square bomber is making threats in court:

A self-proclaimed "Muslim soldier" who bungled a plot to bomb Times Square promised Monday that others will succeed where he failed.

A remorseless Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty to the frightening scheme to blow up the Crossroads of the World on a busy Saturday night, when it was packed with New Yorkers and tourists.

"It's a war," Shahzad, 30, said in a hateful screed to Manhattan Federal Judge Miriam Cedarbaum.

"I'm going to plead guilty a hundred times over because until the hour the U.S. pulls its forces from Iraq and Afghanistan and stops the drone strikes ... we will be attacking the U.S.," he said. "And I plead guilty to that."

He never once said he was sorry, even when Cedarbaum pressed him on the human carnage - including the death of many children - he could have caused if his bomb-packed SUV exploded the night of May 1.

"Did you look around to see who they were?" Cedarbaum asked him of his potential victims.

"Well, the people select the government," Shahzad said. "We consider them all the same. ..."

"Including the children?" the judge demanded.

"Well, the drone hits in Afghanistan and Iraq, they don't see children, they don't see anybody," Shahzad fired back.

"They kill women, children, they kill everybody. It's a war, and in war, they kill people. They're killing all Muslims."

"One has to understand where I'm coming from," Shahzad told the judge. "I consider myself ... a Muslim soldier."

"And it's a war to kill people," he coldly declared.

They're responding well to Obama's extended hand are they not?

Crossposted at Brutally Honest.


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Comments (13)

Maybe Obama failed to bow d... (Below threshold)
Don L:

Maybe Obama failed to bow deep enough? How soon before prayer mats go on sale at Wal-mart?

"It's a war," Shahzad, 30, ... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

"It's a war," Shahzad, 30, said in a hateful screed to Manhattan Federal Judge Miriam Cedarbaum.

Yikes!
Apparently this guy didn't read the memo right from the top. I suggest the next time he takes the stand he gets the talking point correct and defiantly declares "This is an overseas contingency operation!"

By his argument, he could h... (Below threshold)
tomg51:

By his argument, he could have gone off and starting killing Taliban, al Qaeda, Shiites, Sunnis and so on. They all go in for killing muslims. And especially bombing mosques. Its an ongoing holier-than-thou war.

"And it's a war to... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
"And it's a war to kill people," he coldly declared.

If that were true, or becomes true, from the US point of view then we won't waste money on high-tech precision weapons, we'll just do carpet bombing.

"...won't waste money on hi... (Below threshold)
Don L:

"...won't waste money on high-tech precision weapons, we'll just do carpet bombing."

Yeah, I guess it all comes down to what the meaning of precision is. In this day and age where the meaning of the word is so personal, then carpet bombing could bve considered precision.

I personally liked, "it's awar to kill people"

That's a strange idea isn't it?

Yeah, I guess it a... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
Yeah, I guess it all comes down to what the meaning of precision is. In this day and age where the meaning of the word is so personal, then carpet bombing could bve considered precision.

There's no confusion about the meaning of precision weapons vs. carpet bombing. The drone attacks put a single missile through a door or window in the targeted building. Carpet bombing as it's practiced by the US using B52's saturates large areas with gravity bombs similar to those used in WW2.

Terrorists hate drone attacks with precision weapons because they kill important terrorists without creating the level of collateral damage that turns world opinion against the US and energizes the anti-war groups in the US. The drones are the US fear equivalent of the terrorist's suicide bombers, and the terrorists don't like it.

You lost shahzad, no need f... (Below threshold)
914:

You lost shahzad, no need for anymore trial. Somebody "Get a rope".

"I consider myself ... a Mu... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"I consider myself ... a Muslim soldier."

Translation: I'll go out of my way to insure that I only attack unarmed people. That way I can prove my bravery.

I don't think you got the t... (Below threshold)
James H:

I don't think you got the translation right, Garand. I heard:

"I failed miserably at my attempt because I'm a stupid git, and now I'm gonna bluster a bit before I get sent to jail, where I'll live out my life in obscurity."

Probably the biggest irony ... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Probably the biggest irony here is that pro-Muslim, anti-American liberals on U.S. college and university campuses won't even be able to grasp the irony.

I thought the Dems siad we ... (Below threshold)
1903A3:

I thought the Dems siad we we are not at war with Islam?Seems somebody didnt get the memo.If you say your at war with America,then buddy,I,m at war with you!

#11..opps--said... (Below threshold)
1903A3:

#11..opps--said

Wasn't this the guy that wa... (Below threshold)
Wordygirl:

Wasn't this the guy that was driven to bomb by the stress he suffered when his house was foreclosed upon? I seem to remember that idiotic justification coming from some MSM talking head somewhere....




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