Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lapses Allowed Suspect to Board Plane

Just minutes before a flight was due to takeoff for Dubai, the FBI arrested Faisal Shahzad who is the suspected man for the Times Square terrorism case. Twenty-four hours previous to this arrest, Shahzah’s name was released as a suspect learning he might be connected to the attempted bombing. It is only normal to ask yourself how he managed to get on this flight and almost make his escape. While some people are speculating that the arrest was not made quickly enough, others believe it was a job well done by the government. People are pointing their fingers toward the FBI for losing track of Shahzad in his home state of Connecticut. However, Obama administrators and some members of Congress praised the government’s hand in the arrest because he was identified, tracked, and arrested before he could escape.

I believe that the government did a good job making this arrest being that it was a successful one. Although there may have been a few flaws in the government’s plan, it worked out in the end. If Shahzad ended up leaving the country and escaping then I would not praise the government. I would like to know the details about how the FBI managed to lose Shahzad in Connecticut.

1 comment:

  1. It is good Shahzad didn't get out of the country and get another chance to plan an attack. It would have been ideal if he was captured quicker but either way he will get the jail time he deserves. It would be interesting to find out what Shahzad did to evade the FBI during his time on the run. Either way, the main thing is Shahzad is off the streets of New York or Connecticut and in custody.