Administration Eyes Foreign Link in Times Square Bomb Plot


A New York City police officer stands watch in Times Square May 3
as pedestrians pass by. (AP Photo)


- May 03, 2010

Administration Eyes Foreign Link in Times Square Bomb Plot

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.

The Washington Post first reported that officials were eyeing an international connection. One official told the Post that "some tell-tale signs" have led investigators to look at a "foreign nexus."

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.

Sources told Fox News that investigators are focusing on the similarities between the failed attack in New York City and both the 2007 attack on Glasgow's airport in Scotland and the attempted bombing of a London nightclub the same year. Propane gas and gasoline were used in all three incidents.

The administration's assessment came after the White House for the first time clearly defined the attempted attack as an act of terrorism, without saying whether it was the work of a foreign or domestic plot.

"I think anybody that has the type of material that they had in a car in Times Square, I would say that that was intended to terrorize. Absolutely," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said when asked by Fox News how the White House would categorize the incident. "And I would say that whoever did that would be categorized as a terrorist. Yes."

Obama administration officials previously stopped short of declaring the incident terrorism.

New York Gov. David Paterson immediately called the attempted attack an "act of terrorism" after police were alerted to the bomb and cleared out Times Square Saturday night. But Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday said it was too early to officially designate the incident as terrorism.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, in several interviews since Sunday, has by turns described the incident as a potential or likely terrorist act, though she said investigators need to find out more about the origin of the plot.

"It certainly is something that I would not rule out," she told Fox News on Monday morning.

A Pakistani Taliban group released a videotape that appeared to claim responsibility for the incident, but New York City officials said they had no evidence to support that.

Fox News' Major Garrett and Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.

because of this no 911 trial in New York ?

Herblay FRANCE

so this attack just goes to show that there should be no 911 guantanamo trials in New York or is that to easy ? Who is winning the media fight to prevent the trials ?



what are the chances ...

when this comes to trial, it will turn out that FBI informants and double agents, undercover intelligence assets or whatever had more than a little bit to do with orchestrating this particular event?

Remember the FBI false flag terror plot exposed in court, where four men accused of trying to bomb synagogues did little more than go along with a fake plot proposed, directed and funded by the federal government.

Keep an eye on this case, it may well be the same...

Press sec Gibbs said "I would say that whoever did this would be categorized as a terrorist. Yes."

But Attorney General Eric Holder said it was too early to officially designate the incident as terrorism.

And Napolitano said investigators need to find out more about the origin of the plot.

If it turns out the Feds were behind this plot as well, could it still be called terrorism?

Would that mean the Feds are terrorists?

Problem is

FBI's role has been obvious for quite some time, in all the so-called terrorist plots. Richard Clarke comments on it. But somehow, there is no challenge whatsoever to the FBI, the Rockefellerite news media never touches upon it. It's an obvous scam, a waste of taxpayer money, and our "elected reps" just love it.