Thursday, May 6, 2010

Good News!! Sources: Shahzad Had Contact With Awlaki, Taliban Chief, and Mumbai Massacre Mastermind (UPDATE)

The Blotter
[...]But according to these sources, Shahzad also had a web of jihadist contacts that included big names tied to terror attacks in the U.S. and abroad, including the figure who has emerged as a central figure in many recent domestic terror attempts - radical American-born Muslim cleric Anwar Awlaki.
We were discussing this and Jane hit the nail on the head:
I thought they were monitoring Anwar's communications and that's how they knew about Nidal Hasan and picked up chatter about the Nigerian.
Nothing to see hear, move along. It isn't like Shahzad was going to kill innocent people, oh wait....

Cross posted at the Jawa Report

Update by Jane( Jawa report):The WSJ clarifies the relationship- Shahzad was inspired by Awlaki's writings available online but there doesn't appear to be any direct communications at this point.
U.S. officials said that Mr. Shahzad didn't appear to have communicated with Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical U.S.-born cleric who exchanged dozens of emails with suspected Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan in the run-up to the November assault that left 13 soldiers dead.

But the officials said Mr. Shahzad told his interrogators that he read Mr. Awlaki's English-language writings calling for holy war against Western targets and was moved to action, at least in part, by the cleric's exhortations.

1 comment:

Third Zionist Whore said...

We need a Special Forces group (like a black ops as in off the books Delta) to go out seize that turd and kill him .... bring him back if they can for him to stand trial but I prefer his death ..... Reaper or Predator would be just fine too. I am sure the Yemenis wile whine but tough shit. They take our money and have allowed AQI into their country to fight the socialists of the south so Salah(sp?) and all of his friends deserve to die. Sorry Sweet Jane but those are the facts and how I feel at this point. I am sorry for the innocent kiddos but at this point the will grow up with this cancerous AQI and the larcenous Yemeni govt as their role models. The State Dept has always been filled with a bunch of fools ever since the carter admin ..... no ever since FDR or Wilson.