May 18th, 2010
12:59 PM ET

Official: Times Square bomb suspect eyed other targets

Faisal Shahzad is accused of attempting to bomb Times Square in New York.

The man accused of attempting to blow up a car bomb in Times Square also considered New York's Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, the World Financial Center and Connecticut helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky as other potential targets, a senior counterterrorism official with oversight of the investigation said Tuesday.

Faisal Shahzad had gone so far as to do surveillance of some of the additional targets, the official told CNN.

Shahzad, a Pakistani-born naturalized U.S. citizen, is accused of attempting to set off a car bomb in Times Square on May 1. E-mails obtained by CNN indicate he was looking for a way to strike back against "foreign infidel forces" he believed were oppressing the Muslim world.

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  1. SayAmongstAGame

    it has a separate order with it.. washingtons. (yes the persons, george washington. your $1 and yes # 1)
    For it is 100 of george washingtons in a benjamin franklin, and 4 washingtons in that 1 dollar.. he is the dollar... You use math and get
    math with all the math you do. (reach in fridge, for soda.. used math got math) so good ol george washington put a seal on that thing,
    and you do his math for your math, capeche? It appears as if you need the devils order just to achiev at your own math, better yet make his yours. and his image is utterly respectable since only a fool doesn't know in his order and name.. is the righteous one and does not get punished.

    all the enforcement is, is exactly to
    enforce washingtons law. which obviously if you wouldn't see it's a good thing to hold against will without it, it's purpose is to enforce washingtons concepts
    its the guys personal belief system either way, for even the way they put it together after he is long gone is all according to how he set it.
    its mostly the forceful doing bad not acknowledging and making them accept it, him and all their code men are experiencing. obviously
    because theyre bigger or made their image bigger. that wouldn't be here if it wasnt for little washingtons(even tells u what hes
    doing with them) and lets you know, hes still up top too... whats their little sayings which makes them feel important becaues
    of the slave owning , ridiculing, theyre above something in humanity's... haha ur messin with whoo WASHINGTON
    WHY ISNT UR LAST NAME muahahha

    May 18, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • red


      May 18, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Endit

      Lay off the pipe dude

      May 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dazzels

    At the end of the day anyone who plans or is caught in the planning of terrorist activity should be KILLED !

    May 18, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pk

      or the ppl who spread this poison into human beings
      the mullahs in mosques

      May 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |


    May 18, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kay

    Wow. He really was upset about his house being foreclosed on.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |


      May 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. F-16

    Give some more F-16's and Raptor's to the pakistani's...Im sure one day they will use the same against us one day..Why dont our government stop supporting pakistan with aid and weapons??Donno when these ppl will understand..the pakistanis are the root cause of every terrorist activity in the world...Plz protest against the government's move to provide support to the pakistanis......................

    May 18, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • red

      We need the Pakistanis to keep the Indians from taking over Central Asia. India has nukes and so does their mortal enemy Pakistan. We can ignore India as long as Pakistan is around. Bad logic? Remember the Soviet Union? Now we have China. Hopefully they will follow the Soviets into the dustbin of history while we keep the Indians at bay with Pakistan's nukes.

      May 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jude

    Fanatics for ANY religion, culture, nation etc are the extreme and will always be a danger to humanity.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Endit

    I don't get why this guy is still alive. He should have been neutralized weeks ago.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Fetch The Holy Handgrenade

    Some "truths" about human behavior

    1. "Who hit who first" will never be justifiable because human history is subjective
    2. War is to be won, not lost. Hence, you cannot claim "unfair fight" between a David and a Goliath
    3. Religious fanaticism is subjective. Tuned into Sunday morning television lately?
    4. Motives are subjective.
    5. "Right" and "Wrong" is subjective.
    6. Peace does not sell in a culture where action is motivated primarily by fear
    7. Commercial interests propagate a fear-based culture
    8. Fear is based on lack of understanding and acceptance

    You have the power to make choices, every second, minute, hour of every day.

    "A house divided against itself cannot stand" – Abraham Lincoln

    May 18, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BestOne

    Muslims should be read other books, instead Koran. It time to kick them out from western countries to place they are belong, if the are do not accept peace in mind.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • ELITE

      Im sure this guy being a Masters graduate read plenty of books. If anything muslims should ONLY read Quran since nowhere in it says to kill an innocent civilian.

      @ Silver.. yah.. who needs real men when you got drones to blow others up.

      May 18, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Silver

    I don't think you can call him a "man." Real men help others, not blow them up.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Glenncon from NJ

    people killing people is tragic. All people doing the killing are wrong. you can justify anything using religion. How can we get ourselves out of this mess?

    May 18, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. canadian

    Once the attacks start to happen on North American soil ('cause I am sure it will) one can only hope that we start to ship back all the Middle Eastern people to where they belong... In the middle east...

    May 18, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mikegetzin

    Anyone who commits a terrorist crime using Jihad as excuse, and is a US Citizen, naturalized or not, is committing high treason and should be tried and executed especially in time of war- no leniency. They are attacking the people of the US. The US Govt has a rsponsibility to enforce this and protect their citizens.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Gloria

    Do you MEN, and most of you who are posting ARE men, realize that the WHOLE world is reading what you are raving about?

    Do you realize that 90% of you must be sloppy drunk, because you cannot spell, let alone punctuate, or coherently express an opinion?

    You, you magnificent male specimens, are our American face on the world! Congratulations.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • ELITE

      Thank you .. The world would be a safer place if women ran the show. 🙂

      May 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Glenncon from NJ

      Gloria? I think you need some quality time with a male specimen. Women have demonstrated the same propensity for violence that men have, and, they also run our govenment, businesses and military along with us menfolk. Part of this shift towards equality is the burden of sharing responsibity. Men and Women are not the simple, stupid creatures portrayed in the media. We are much more complex than that. (hope my spelling is ok)

      May 18, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. viet vet

    why are some misguided people making excuses and reasons for religous fanatics who use islam/Quoran to attack the USA for the only reason its the USA and we have freedom and laws they wish for

    May 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
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