The Times Square bomber is making threats in court:
A self-proclaimed “Muslim soldier” who bungled a plot to bomb Times Square promised Monday that others will succeed where he failed.
A remorseless Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty to the frightening scheme to blow up the Crossroads of the World on a busy Saturday night, when it was packed with New Yorkers and tourists.
“It’s a war,” Shahzad, 30, said in a hateful screed to Manhattan Federal Judge Miriam Cedarbaum.
“I’m going to plead guilty a hundred times over because until the hour the U.S. pulls its forces from Iraq and Afghanistan and stops the drone strikes … we will be attacking the U.S.,” he said. “And I plead guilty to that.”
He never once said he was sorry, even when Cedarbaum pressed him on the human carnage – including the death of many children – he could have caused if his bomb-packed SUV exploded the night of May 1.
“Did you look around to see who they were?” Cedarbaum asked him of his potential victims.
“Well, the people select the government,” Shahzad said. “We consider them all the same. …”
“Including the children?” the judge demanded.
“Well, the drone hits in Afghanistan and Iraq, they don’t see children, they don’t see anybody,” Shahzad fired back.
“They kill women, children, they kill everybody. It’s a war, and in war, they kill people. They’re killing all Muslims.”
“One has to understand where I’m coming from,” Shahzad told the judge. “I consider myself … a Muslim soldier.”
“And it’s a war to kill people,” he coldly declared.
They’re responding well to Obama’s extended hand are they not?
Crossposted at Brutally Honest.