Bomb Scares in Times Square and Pittsburgh

Quick! Count to three.
How long will it take before Demonrats and the MSM (same thing!) start blaming this on those “anti-government extremist” TEA Party grannies?
~Eowyn & Steve
 
First comes news that police found an apparent car bomb in a parked sport utility vehicle in New York City’s Times Square, “The Crossroads of the World.” A mounted police officer noticed smoke coming from the SUV at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010. Bomb investigators found propane tanks, a black powder, and an apparent timing device inside, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Police evacuated several residential and commercial buildings and cleared the streets of people. Police were deployed around the area with heavy weapons on empty streets in the heart of midtown Manhattan that normally teem with thousands of theatergoers and tourists.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed that the SUV “did indeed contain an explosive device.” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the car contained three propane tanks, consumer-grade fireworks, two filled 5-gallon gasoline containers, and two clocks with batteries, electrical wire and other components. He says a black metal box resembling a gun locker was also recovered.
Today, May 2, a local New York television channel reports that a 911 caller says last night’s failed bomb attempt in Times Square was just a diversion for a massive explosion to come.
The day after the Times Square bomb, Fox News reports that a suspected device was fuond near the finish line of the Pittsburgh Marathon, which prompted a brief halt to the race while the device was rendered harmless. Police say the device was found in a small microwave oven on the sidewalk. The bomb squad used a robot to disable the device, which investigators now believe was not an actual explosive.

UPDATE:

Bill Roggio of The Long War Journal reports that a top Pakistani Taliban commander took credit for yesterday’s failed car bomb attack in New York City. Qari Hussain Mehsud, the top bomb maker for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, said he takes “fully responsibility for the recent attack in the USA.” Qari Hussain made the claim on an audiotape accompanied by images that was released on a YouTube website that calls itself the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel.
US intelligence officials contacted by The Long War Journal believe the tape is legitimate. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel on YouTube was created on April 30. Officials believe it was created to announce the Times Square attack, and Qari Hussain’s statement was pre-recorded. YouTube has pulled the video and shut down the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel since this article was published.

“This attack is a revenge for the great & valuable martyred leaders of mujahideen,” Qari Hussain said, and as “revenge for the Global American interference & terrorism in Muslim countries, especially in Pakistan….”
At the opening of the tape, the failed car bomb was described as a “jaw-breaking blow to Satan USA,” however Mayor Michael Bloomberg described the device, which failed to detonate, as “amateurish.”

Police currently do not have a suspect. The license plate is not registered to the Nissan, and the vehicle identification number has been removed. Police are also looking at video from surrounding stores to see if they can determine anything about the identity of the bomber.

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muffin
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Since I don’t ever watch the state run media, I won’t know how soon they will spin this to blame the TEA party.
I hope the caller who said this was just a diversion was just a crank call, but I doubt it. Too many people are trying to kill us.
Illegitimis nil carborundum – Don’t let the bastards grind you down

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Taliban in Pakistan already claimed responsibility for the Times Square attempt. (Given how half-assed the it was, I don’t know which makes them look stupider, the attempt or claiming it was theirs.)

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The surprise here, unfortunately, is that this has not happened sooner. Once we have things like this happen in our country, things will change forever. I will no longer feel safe anywhere, and this is very scary to me.

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I believe it is a diversion, because I believe there are cute little suitcase sized, or maybe even purse sized nuclear bombs all over the world, and not just here. I am not necessarily convinced it is Taliban. But then, I’m a skeptic through and through and this is a perfect way to soften us up to accept martial law. You see, if we are panicked enough to give up our liberty and freedom, and can’t think for ourselves, then it will be easy to become a third world police state, won’t it. Fear nothing and get prepared, whatever that… Read more »

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Benjamin Franklin said it best, “Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security.”
I agree, Just Me, we need to be prepared…..in all things.
In pace, ut sapiens, aptarit idonea bello –
(In peace, like a wise man, he appropriately prepares for war)