The alleged Times Square Bomber, Faisal Shahzad, has apparently claimed that the US drone strikes in Pakistan were part of his motivation to carry out the failed car bomb attack. This has brought on a serious, thought-provoking discussion by many in the foreign policy community on whether or not, or rather how exactly, the war in Afghanistan provides impetus for terrorist attacks against the United States and our allies. Since Shahzad brought it up, we should look at how the policy of drone strikes affects us personally.
|By: Josh Mull Friday May 7, 2010 10:50 am|
|By: Phoenix Woman Wednesday May 5, 2010 6:00 am|
In contrast to the persistent GOP/Media Complex spin that the military thinks the Constitution is un-American and should be discarded, here we have a very prominent retired general, Paul Eaton, standing with our Founding Fathers to defend it and all Americans against the politically-motivated attacks of Republicans John McCain and Pete King.
|By: Attaturk Wednesday May 5, 2010 1:30 am|
A terrorists incompetence is only saved and helped by general ignorance. Exhibit A, the Times Square would-be Bomber.
|By: Rayne Tuesday May 4, 2010 5:45 pm|
What does it mean that a military intelligence aircraft nabbed the terror suspect by sniffing out his cell phone?
|By: David Dayen Tuesday May 4, 2010 5:20 pm|
The criminal complaint in the case of Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square car bomber, has been unsealed. Law enforcement has done a very thorough job here detailing Shahzad’s movements, his obtaining the SUV and the fertilizer to create the makeshift bomb, etc. They also get a confession — through good old-fashioned police work, no war required or additional loss of liberties.