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Old 05-02-10, 12:17 AM
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Car Bomb In NYC Times Square

So much attention is focused on terrorists bringing down an airliner. I'm really surprised there haven't been more attempts like this.

Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare

A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said.

There was no explosion.

“It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman.

The device, he said, contained “explosive elements” that included “propane tanks, some kind of powder, gasoline and a timing device.”


“This is very much an active investigation,” he said.

The device was discovered by a mounted police officer who saw a box with smoke pouring from it in the back of the Pathfinder, Mr. Browne said. The officer called for backup, and the Fire Department and bomb squad.

The Pathfinder’s back window was broken out, Mr. Browne said, and the police sent in a “robotic device” to “observe it.”

Police began evacuating Times Square, starting with businesses along Seventh Avenue, including a Foot Locker store and a McDonald’s restaurant.

The license plates on the Nissan were registered to a Ford, the police said.

A New York City firefighter who told Reuters he arrived early on the scene said that the vehicle was smoking and that he saw “a flash” from the back of the it. “We put two and two together” and the evacuation was ordered, he said.

Broadway was closed between at least 43rd and 46th Streets, and the police also appeared to be closing off part of Eighth Avenue.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/ny...messquare.html
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http://www.3news.co.nz/Car-bomb-forc...3/Default.aspx

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Watching this on MSNBC, pretty scary. Good thing it didn't explode, can't imagine the destruction and mayham at Times Square.
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Either this was an amateur attempt or there had to of been some kind of high explosive involved. Despite what they show in the movies propane and gasoline aren't great explosives, they require too much air before combustion.
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Old 05-02-10, 01:42 AM
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Whatever happened to the NJ guy from the last scare who left a parked van with some special tag?
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Here's another local news report:

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Bloomberg sounded like a moron during that press conference.

"One more question." ... he answers

"One more question." ... he answers

"One more question." ... he answers

"That's why they target New York." ..."anywhere can be targeted..."

"One more question." ... he answers

"One more question." ... he answers
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Bloomberg sounded like a moron during that press conference.

"One more question." ... he answers

"One more question." ... he answers

"One more question." ... he answers

"That's why they target New York." ..."anywhere can be targeted..."

"One more question." ... he answers

"One more question." ... he answers

To be fair no one sounded all that bright during the conference. How many times did they ask if they knew who did it???? And did that many people really need to be present behind the mayor? Betcha thats why they took so long to have a press conference.
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To be fair no one sounded all that bright during the conference. How many times did they ask if they knew who did it???? And did that many people really need to be present behind the mayor? Betcha thats why they took so long to have a press conference.
They took so long because the mayor and governor were at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in D.C. Couldn't leave early from that!
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They took so long because the mayor and governor were at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in D.C. Couldn't leave early from that!
I would think they would, free good press after all. On terrorism no less!
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Glad it didn't explode. Hopefully they'll find the parties responsible.
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Thank god Jack Bauers' in New York right now.
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I've read stories that the car bomb was found very close to Viacom headquarters in Times Square.

If this is true, the implications are EXTREMELY scary: it may have been retribution for the showing of Episodes 200 and 201 of South Park. Trey Parker and Matt Stone might need to have security constantly around them from now on, especially given the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh back in 2004 over a short film he made critical of the treatment of women in Islamic society.
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I don't think Trey and Matt being targeted makes this more 'EXTREMELY' scary than just the targeting of random civilians.
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I don't think Trey and Matt being targeted makes this more 'EXTREMELY' scary than just the targeting of random civilians.
Bullshit, homie. When the terrorists attack South Park, they are seeking to stain the very fabric of our nation!.
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Bullshit, homie. When the terrorists attack South Park, they are seeking to stain the very fabric of our nation!.
Haha. If Trey and Matt were killed, liberal douchebags would no longer side with the terrorists.
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Haha. If Trey and Matt were killed, liberal douchebags would no longer side with the terrorists.
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I don't think there's many on the left that sympathize with terrorists actually murdering cartoonists, but you're just not paying attention if you don't believe there are large swaths of the left and liberals that completely support Islamic prohibitions against blasphemy, and agree that it should be illegal for cartoonists to insult Islam. Left-wing "hate-crime" commisions are in place in many countries of the West---I"ve posted dozens of these incidents in the "Islam in the West" thread. I think some on the left may be ignorant of this trend, and don't want to believe this is true, but it is. There was almost no support among the left-wing intelligentsia for the Danish cartoonists during their ordeal, with the riots and death threats. Indeed, many on the left were taking the other side. Here's the leftist "human rights" commission bringing up Canadian publisher Ezra Levant on charges for publishing cartoons in Canada a couple years ago:

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That is truly awesome.
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I wish Comedy Central would grow a pair of those.
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The Pakistani Taliban is claiming responsibility for the car bomb. Or at least they seem to be claiming something.

MYFOXNY.COM - Fox 5 reports that the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bomb plot.

According to Fox News, in a 1 minute video allegedly released by the Pakistani Taliban, the group says the attack is revenge for the death of its leader Baitullah Mehsud and the recent killings of the top leaders of al-Qaida in Iraq.

Images of the slain militants are shown as an unidentified voice recites the message. English subtitles are at the bottom of the screen.

According to the AP, an unidentified speaker on the tape also says the attack comes in response to American "interference and terrorism in Muslim Countries, especially in Pakistan."

The claim could not be immediately confirmed and the tape makes no specific reference to the attack nor does it mention that it was a car bomb or that it took place in New York City.

A text in gold letters on a black background at the start of the video congratulates Muslims for the "jaw-breaking blow to Satan's USA." As the speaker recites the message, images of the slain militants referred to flash across the screen. English subtitles are provided at the bottom of the screen.


The video was uncovered Sunday by SITE, which monitors militant websites and has been accurate with such militant claims in the past.

The Pakistani Taliban is one of Pakistan's largest and deadliest militant groups. It has strong links to al-Qaida and is based in the northwest close to the Afghan border. The group has carried out scores of bloody attacks inside Pakistan in recent years, mostly against Pakistani targets, but it has made no secret of its hatred toward the United States.
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That was only the 2nd biggest bomb yesterday. Nothing compares to Leno's jokes at the Correspondant's dinner. He laid a nuclear egg.
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I don't know ANYONE who sympathizes with terrorists, regardless of political persuausion.
I do. There are plenty of liberal douchebags out there who believe that the 9/11 attacks were justified. 'America does this and this to other nations and got what was coming to them.' College areas of town are basically douchebag central and that sort of talk was regular back when I hung around those people.

And liberal douchebags are not the same thing as liberals. I'm a liberal. Pardon any confusion.
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That is truly awesome.
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I work a few blocks away. Finally exciting stuff happens where I work
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