By now you’ve heard about the attempted bombing of Times Square over the weekend, the one President Obama didn’t respond to until the following day. It looks like the suspect is a “bald white man” from Pakistan, not a teabagger. Sorry lefties. You won’t be able to pin this on the tea parties.
What is curious is how this guy was able to sneak a bomb into New York City, and why it took a street vendor to alert the authorities.
CBS News: Authorities have identified the buyer of the SUV used in a failed Times Square terror attack and are seeking him as a potential suspect, two law enforcement officials said Monday.
The buyer is a man of Pakistani descent who recently traveled to Pakistan. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the case is at a sensitive stage.
The officials say the man is a Connecticut resident who paid cash weeks ago for the SUV parked in Times Square on Saturday and rigged with a crude propane-and-gasoline bomb.
The source told CBS News forensic evidence uncovered in the vehicle led them to a Middle Eastern man’s name that was familiar to counter terrorism investigators.
I guess the counter terrorism investigators weren’t monitoring the suspect too closely, despite his ties to radicals overseas. I don’t know about you, but I just don’t feel as safe as I did two years ago. Sooner or later our luck could run out.