BRIDGEPORT, Conn. â Not long ago, Faisal Shahzad had a pretty enviable life: He became an American citizen after emigrating from Pakistan, where he came from a wealthy family. He earned an MBA. He had a well-educated wife and two kids and owned a house in a middle-class Connecticut suburb.
In the past couple of years, though, his life seemed to unravel: He left a job at a global marketing firm he'd held for three years, lost his home to foreclosure and moved into an apartment in an impoverished neighborhood in Bridgeport. And last weekend, authorities say, he drove an SUV loaded with explosives into Times Square intent on blowing it up.
The bomb didn't go off, and Shahzad was arrested on a plane in New York as he tried to leave the country. He was in custody Tuesday and couldn't be reached for comment. Authorities say he is cooperating and has admitted getting explosives training in his native...
Mike New York: Exactly right. Just as the illegal immigrants can riot, set fire to buildings, throw objects at police and NOTHING happens to them. But when tea party people sing God Bless America in IL where Obama was visiting, the RIOT POLICE came out in full battle gear like Star Wars stormtroopers and line up against the tea partiers holding American flags.
Shows us who they are really lining up against...like the MIAC report written by the Southern Poverty Law Center that teaches law enforcement to look for pro life, Ron Paul and Chuck Baldwin supporters, returning vets and the like Americans as potential terrorists.