May 6th, 2010
07:45 AM ET

Times Square car bomb suspect linked to Taliban?

The ranking Republican on the House intelligence committee says "there probably is a strong link" between Times Square car bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad and the Taliban in Pakistan.

Rep. Peter Hoekstra told CNN's American Morning on Thursday that he has drawn that conclusion from a number of sources.

"If this is accurate, it would be a game-changer," Hoekstra said.

"We're going to get much more aggressive and perhaps more creative in terms of how we gather intelligence to find the plots and find individuals to stop them," he said.

Read more in the full story or the latest developments in the Times Square bomb plot investigation at CNN's This Just In


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  1. ABDUL KHALIQ

    PAKISTN is not so great& effective to add hugesome to da global -ve activities rather it is da prevailing logic of self interst of elite states in da name of mutual interst n dis global village, which is central to all problems to global majority Masses

    May 31, 2010 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. Paul Revere

    Let's talk about the poor guy losing his home. Who the hell cares, how many homes have been lost by Americans this past year?

    May 10, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Afghan guy

    The guy probably lost a relative in the drone attacks.

    May 8, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    This is not a war against Islam but a war against Islamic religious fanatics who believe that Islam will rule the world some day and these fanatics will kill all non-Muslims until they reach their goal. This is why the Islamic clerics should stand up with the coalition and fight these extremists and all true loving Muslims join in and eradicate these terrorists from Islam! There is no God that would condone the killing of any people because they do not follow the beliefs of any religion! But if you sin and do not repent your destiny is in hell!

    May 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Onesmallvoice

    As long as continue these obnoxious wars against Islam,we're going to see more and more individual Moslims take up arms against the West and those right-wing thugs in Washington just don't get it!

    May 7, 2010 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. vkmo

    Faisal Shahzad (Shahzad means Prince) the wacky-Paki. Through his top ranked military father and father in law, Prince (Shahzad) might have gained access to Pakistan's nuke info...!!! (he didn't, but easier for him than the avg Paki). Google jindan-kaur-of-cheechonkemalian-840 and
    read it. It'll tell you what horrors the Pakis are capable of.

    May 6, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Iraq Paramedic

    Well lets see, terrorists, taliban, drug dealers & nukes. Sounds like a real political play ground to me, how about ya'll?
    Pakistan small land mass with 4-6 nukes, India large land mass with 10+ nukes & America sort of next door with apprx. 5,000 nukes. Gona be a hot time in the old town tonight.
    OK just a little bad humor to let off some tension over some not so good calls over here the last couple of weeks.
    I truely hope & pray that Pakistan will clamp down on these guys or else we probably will. If another attack happens on US soil I am afraid there will be a lot of harsh prejudice & possible physical violence against people in the USA of Muslim, Arabic or anyone perceived to be even remotely associated with extremist groups.
    May GOD bless & keep us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 6, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. Daniel

    What does one think that those right-wing thugs on Capitol Hill would say?It's just another excuse for their war.

    May 6, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |