Via Allahpundits Twitter post, CBS News is reporting that Faisal Shahzad, the alleged Times Square Bomber, is being denied by the Pakistani Taliban that he is one of theirs. They praise him and call for others to follow in his footsteps, but appear to be trying to distance themselves
This could mean one of several things. One, they could be telling the truth, and Shahzad and his buddies acted on their own without direct ties. Or, maybe they anticipate a rainstorm of cruise missiles and are trying to head that off. Of course, maybe they are lying about the whole thing, I mean, they ARE terrorists after all.
I was struck by one of the final paragraphs, though:
He also vowed that the group will “launch attacks against the U.S. and its allies with a new zeal and style The U.S. and its European allies are our target.”
Tariq claimed that activists have been sent to the U.S. and other European countries and the group would launch further attacks soon. He gave no details about specific targets.
I hope the proper authorities are paying attention. When people with evil motives promise to carry out evil deeds, we have no choice but to take them seriously.