I'm sure that Faisal Shahzad -- the Pakistani Taliban terrorist, U.S. traitor, world-class buffoon, I could go on -- thinks he was so brave when he willingly pled guilty to trying to kill innocent people in a failed car bombing attempt during a Manhattan federal court appearance today. I'm sure he thought he was sending a powerful message to the United States government and the rest of the free world when he said he wished he could plead guilty "100 times" to let the U.S. know that if it did not get out of Iraq and Afghanistan, halt drone attacks, and stop meddling in Muslim lands, "we will be attacking U.S."
My own response to Shahzad and the rest of his crazies: Huh? You're already attacking us. You'll always attack us. Thanks for your plea, now stop talking.
It's not that we're not afraid of you. We are. Not because of your perfunctory words, but for the same reason I was afraid of that rabid raccoon that kept meddling in my trash cans a couple of weeks ago before the car mercifully ran him over. We're afraid of you because you're a fanatic, and we have no idea what you are going to do next. We know you are willing to hurt innocent citizens in the name of whatever without a second thought or inkling of regret.
That's what the 30-year-old U.S. citizen Shahzad fully intended on May 1 of this year, when he drove an SUV loaded with explosives into the middle Times Square in New York City on a bustling Saturday evening in hopes of detonating his bomb. Even with $15,000 in funding from the Pakistan Taliban and special classes on how to kill Americans, a little smoke and fumes is all he achieved. And now all he can do is stand up before a judge and try to save face by spouting more of the same old, same old. I just wish he and the others would save it. We hear you, we take terrorism seriously, but we're not listening to you, get it?
Shahzad now faces life in prison for the charges, which include 10 terrorism and weapons counts, and I'm sure he'll continue to broadcast his threats to other cellmates and maybe they will listen to him. Very closely. Among other things.