He was an industrious little jihadi…

Via Threat Matrix, we read about would-be Times Square car-bomber Faisal Shahzad’s follow up plans, should the bomb have gone off:

Times Square Bomb Suspect Had Multiple Targets, Source Says

Alleged Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad had multiple targets in the New York area, and was planning to wreak havoc in four other locations if his first, botched attack had been successful, a source told MyFoxNY.com

Shahzad, who authorities say left a car bomb in Times Square on May 1, had also hatched plots against other high-profile targets in and around New York City: Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, the World Financial Center — just across from Ground Zero — and the Connecticut-based defense contractor Sikorsky.

A source told MyFoxNY that Shahzad picked out the exact date and time to maximize the effect of the bomb by watching streaming videos online from Times Square. Shahzad determined that the landmark attraction is busiest on Saturday nights at 6:30 p.m., and planned an alternate date for Saturday, May 8.

At least he was thorough.


2 Responses to He was an industrious little jihadi…

  1. Porkchop says:

    So do the various security services get any credit for foiling those plots?

    • Phineas Fahrquar says:

      I have a hard time crediting anyone* for foiling anything, since the bomb didn’t go off largely due to Shahzad’s incompetence.

      *(Except for the homeless guy and the t-shirt vendor…)

      NYPD gets a lot of credit for how they handled the situation in Times Square after the bomb was discovered, however.

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