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Holder’s Statement Avoided ‘The P-Word’

From those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Text of Holder statement on Times Square suspect

May 4, 2010

WASHINGTON — Here is the text of Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement Tuesday of the arrest of Faisal Shahzad in the attempted car bombing in Times Square:

Earlier this evening, Faisal Shahzad was arrested in connection with the attempted car bombing in New York on Saturday. Mr. Shahzad, an American citizen, was taken into custody at JFK Airport in New York as he attempted to board a flight to Dubai.

Since this plot was first uncovered on Saturday night, the FBI, prosecutors and intelligence lawyers in the National Security Division of the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorneys Offices in Manhattan and Connecticut, along with the NYPD have worked night and day to find out who was responsible for what would have been a deadly attack had it been successful. Over the course of the day today, we have gathered significant additional evidence that led to tonight’s arrest, which was made by agents from Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection.

This investigation is ongoing, as are our attempts to gather useful intelligence, and we continue to pursue a number of leads. But its clear that the intent behind this terrorist act was to kill Americans.

FBI agents are working with their state and local counterparts in New York, Connecticut and other jurisdictions to gather evidence and intelligence related to this case. We are also coordinating with other members of the Presidents national security team to ensure we use every resource available to the United States to bring anyone responsible to justice.

We continue to gather leads in this investigation, and its important that the American people remain vigilant. The vehicle in Times Square was first noticed on Saturday by a citizen who reported it to authorities, and, as always, any American who notices suspicious activity should report it to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.

This investigation is ongoing, it is multi-faceted, and it is aggressive. As we move forward, we will focus on not just holding those responsible for it accountable, but also on obtaining any intelligence about terrorist organizations overseas.

Because of the fast-moving nature of this investigation, I am not able to make any further information public at this time. But the American people should know that we are deploying every resource available, and we will not rest until we have brought everyone responsible to justice.

Isn’t it odd? All we hear from Mr. Holder about Mr. Shahzad is that he is an American citizen.

Not that he is from Pakistan. Not that he has recently returned from several months in Pakistan.

Probably Mr. Holder was trying to avoid any possible ‘backlash’ against Pakistanis.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Holder’s Statement Avoided ‘The P-Word’”

  1. proreason says:

    Has he been read his rights?

    Where is his lawyer?

    And why on earth is this country keeping a database of phone numbers that allowed the nazi police to track down this citizen? Didn’t we shut down that violation of the Constitution in January 2009?

    This kind of crap has to stop.

  2. artboyusa says:

    Geezum Crow…talk about life imitating “art”. I wrote and posted my little spoof before I’d seen Commissar of Justice Holder’s statement, with its creepy appeal to “vigilance” and deliberate obscuring of the facts (the plot wasn’t “discovered on Saturday night” – that’s like saying Japan’s aggressive intentions were “discovered” on the morning of Dec 7, 1941) and how the organs of State Security are working “day and night” and “won’t rest”. What were they doing before this happened? Resting and sleeping, apparently…also that the investigation is “fast moving” – how exciting! Are there ever any slow moving investigations, one wonders? Anyway, here’s Comrade Holder’s updated statement. Hail Comrade Holder!

    Updated Statement by Eric Holder, Commissar of Justice and Chief State Prosecutor:

    Hail our Glorious Leader! Hail the Workers and Peasants! Hail the Revolution!


    I announce now the detention of a suspect in this weekend’s terroristic acts in New York City!

    Organs of State security have detained an American citizen – that is spelled A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N C-I-T-I-Z-E-N – and charged him with this offence. Hail the organs of State Security!

    This terrorist, an AMERICAN CITIZEN named Faisal Shahzah, who was born in Pakistan, who has just come back from Pakistan, who is a Muslim and who was trying to board a flight to Dubai but there is absolutely no religious element to this attempted crime! None at all. He is an AMERICAN CITIZEN, okay? I can say no more about this fast moving investigation, except the part about how he is an AMERICAN CITIZEN, which is all you have to know.

    Any attempt by wrong thinking individuals to link this AMERICAN CITIZEN to the extreme and unhelpful actions of a tiny minority who have hijacked the humane tenets of the Religion of Peace is a hate crime and will be punished severely by the organs of State Justice! Hail the organs of State Justice! Death to the Hate Crimers!

    I urge all revolutionary comrades to redouble your vigilance against the true danger that confronts our glorious Motherland; the deadly threat posed by wreckers, saboteurs and agents of the Palinite fringe! Deserved punishment will fall upon the heads of any who aid the Tea Partyist counter-revolutionary elements who turn their eyes from the glorious sunshine of Comrade Obama’s benevolent gaze and pour scorn upon his wise policies! Hail Comrade Obama! Death to all Counter-Revolutionary elements!

    Return now to your fields and factories confident in the safe knowledge that the organs of State Security are vigilant and poised to deal with any terroristic act against the Motherland after it has actually happened! Hail the organs of State Security! Maintain production and exceed all targets with Stakhanovite zeal!

    Eric Holder
    Commissar of Justice and Chief State Prosecutor

  3. proreason says:


    Big Sis and the HSA guys neglected to put the SUV driving, fore-closed-upon, American Citizen on the no fly list after his identity was determined, and he was able to sail through airport security and get on a plane that was about to taxi out of the country.

    These little snafus happen once in a while you know.

    But rest assured that Obamy’s crack team of steely-eyed America protectors never rests.

    And don’t be the least concerned about the administration of your Health Care by millions of obese, BigMac scarfing bureaucrats. You will be in good hands. (when they aren’t on their 5 breaks a day.)

    • mr_bill says:

      Shhhhhhh! We don’t need a bunch of facts getting in the way of this story. “The system worked from day one,” that’s our lie and we’re sticking to it.

    • proreason says:

      The boy king has now lept to the podium to claim credit for apprehending the perpetrator, of whom we can’t yet say, of course, that he has ties to any terrorist organizations.

      Dear Leader gives credit to alert citizens and the careful coordination of all of his organizations, but mostly to his crack agents.

      except for the whoopsie.


      And of course, no mention of Pakistan, Muslims or the Taliban. Musn’t inflame the haters of any group other than 70 year old grandmothers.

      His chin was held in a particularly Presidential angle, and his voice resonated courageously. The reading from the teleprompter was flawless. He warned our enemies sternly, if we have any, that Americans are vigilant and will not be intimidated. No doubt, our enemies, if we have any, are now debating amongst themselves, if they exist, whether the veiled threat of additional lectures is more than they are willing to endure.

  4. GL0120 says:

    Owned an SUV.
    Foreclosed on.
    Why haven’t we been told the truth – that he’s an avid supporter of the Tea Party and was outraged over the health care bill?
    Why is this information being censored?
    We, the loyal followers of Our Dear Leader, have a right to know!
    I urge everyone to contact those despicable members of the right wing, those who would brainwash us and leave us open to attack – the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and demand that they print the truth in this matter!

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