John on May 6, 2010 at 3:43 pm
He was connected and definitely not a “lone wolf”:
ABC News has learned that Shahzad reached out to the Pakistani Taliban.
They determined he’d be most valuable here in the states. A central figure in his life, Muslim cleric Anwar Awlaki — American born and a big influence in key attacks on American soil such as the recent massacre in fort hood, which left 13 people dead.
ABC News has also now learned that the mastermind behind the recent attacks in Mumbai was a childhood friend of Faizel Shahzad and that Shahzad had close ties to at least 2 people killed in CIA drone attacks against the Pakistani Taliban.
All of these connections could prove his plot was part of a larger scheme.
“You’re absolutely right. If this is accurate, it would be a game changer,” Rep. Peter Hoekstra said.
Awlaki is doing his best to become our #1 enemy.
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