Pakistani Taliban Claims Responsibility
Times Square Bomb Plot Revenge, Group Says (Fox News)
Evidently, a nice Jewish lady found a video on the Internet that she, and Fox News, believes establishes conclusive proof of a Taliban plot to bomb Times Square. One problem though, The Fox News report headline above (based on the lady’s claims) are deceptively misleading. Of course, one has to read a few lines into the article to find out that there is no specific mention of the attack, New York City, or a car bomb.
The woman who “discovered” the video, Rita Katz, is Executive Director of SITE Intelligence Group. SITE is a for profit entity (Muslim terror scares = big bucks) started by Ms. Katz in 2002. Basically her job is to comb the Internet looking for evidence of Islamic terror networks and jihadist propaganda. Ms. Katz also likes to dress up as a Muslim woman and sneak into mosques to expose radical Islamic groups.
Ms. Katz is the daughter of an Israeli spy who was tortured, convicted, and executed in Iraq soon after Saddam Hussein seized power in 1968. She also had the distinction of serving in the Israeli Defense Forces (thus cementing her complete objectivity in uncovering Islamic terror shenanigans). After studying politics, history, and Middle Eastern affairs at Tel Aviv University, she moved to the U.S. in 1997. Now she valiantly scours the Internet in search of jihadist cave people intent on slaughtering Americans for their “freedoms” and way of life. Thank you Ms. Katz, you, like Fox News hero Sean Hannity, are a great American.
Below is the Fox News article linking the Pakistani Taliban to the Times Square bomb plot.
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.