One Year Ago Obama Reached Out to the Taliban For Peace… Now They're Planting Bombs in New York City

Just think… It was only one year ago that Barack Obama reached out to the Taliban for peace in Afghanistan. Analysts said Obama’s remarks resembled a dream more than reality.

Less than a year later Taliban-trained jihadists are planting bombs in Times Square.

This undated image, obtained from orkut.com on May 4, 2010, shows Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-American who is suspected as the driver of a bomb-laden SUV into New York’s Time Square on May 1. Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, was arrested late on May 3 at John F. Kennedy International Airport by FBI agents in New York as he tried to take a flight to Dubai, local and federal officials said. (REUTERS)

Authorities now believe that Faisal Shahzad was trained by the Taliban and made a dry run in Manhattan.
The Wall Street Journal reported, via HotAir:

U.S. and Pakistani investigators are giving increased credence to links between Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad and the Pakistan Taliban, with one senior Pakistani official saying Mr. Shahzad received instruction from the Islamist group’s suicide-bomb trainer…

Mr. Shahzad received training in explosives in a camp run by Qari Hussain, the official said. Mr. Hussain is a senior commander with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, the Pakistan Taliban’s formal name, and trains suicide bombers, the official said. Mr. Hussain is also a cousin of Hakimullah Mehsud, the Pakistan Taliban’s chief. The 30-year-old Mr. Shahzad has admitted to investigators that he received training from militants in Waziristan, U.S. officials said…

But, Obama believed he could talk these moderates into a peace deal.
He’s living in a dream world.

Previous Taliban messages ignored by Obama:
** Taliban Beheads Man As Gift to Obama
** Taliban to Obama & Biden: “We’re Not Moderate”
** Team Taliban Rejects Team Obama’s “Lunatic” Idea
** Taliban’s Top Officer in Southern Afghanistan Is Former Gitmo Detainee

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