Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Would-Be Subway Bomber Calls Bomb-Making 'Simple' While Ray Kelly & NYPD Make NYC Safer
The would-be terrorist who plotted to attack New York City subways testified today that al-Qaida trainers taught him a “very simple” formula for making explosives needed for suicide bombs. He said after being recruited by the terror network, he was trained in Pakistan to, among other things, mix chemicals found in nail polish remover and other products sold at beauty supply stores.
“It was very simple and they’re everywhere,” said 26-year-old Najibullah Zazi of the chemicals. Prosecutors allege that Zazi and other high school classmates from Queens formed a terror cell that posed one of the worst terror threats since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Zazi has testified that his cell—all Americans—met a top al-Qaida operative that authorities identify as Adnan Shukrijumah, a Saudi still wanted by the FBI as a fugitive who plotted attacks for al-Qaida worldwide. Shukrijumah and Zazi considered potential targets including the New York Stock Exchange, Times Square, and an unspecified Walmart store, Zazi said. The men selected the subway because “it’s the heart of everything in New York City,” Zazi said today.
While Zazi and other dangerous radicals were plotting to kill New Yorkers, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has been doing an outstanding job protecting us. As The New York Post points out, Commissioner Kelly’s legacy to date is:
* Murders have dropped 77% since their peak in 1990, from 2,245 to 551 last year.
* Burglaries are down 85%.
* Car thefts are down nearly 100% from 150,000 to just 9,300.
* The NYPD has thwarted 14 separate terror plots against New York since the 9/11 World Trade Center attack.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Let Ray Kelly and the NYPD do their jobs because they do them very well!