" a very cheap looking Chinese alarm clock with wires attached and some fireworks.
Did they get this idea from watching an old episode of Mission Implausible?"
Perhaps the idea did come from TV, isn't that where most people unable to think for themselves, get their ideas from?
Some interesting commentary
"The attacks also revealed just how dumb some would-be terrorists are"The SUV found in Times Square had been crammed with dozens of M-88 firecrackers, three gas- grill-like propane tanks (their on-off valves twisted shut), a pair of jugs filled with gasoline and a metal locker packed with the fertilizer. The contraption was wired to a pair of travel alarm clocks, designed to blow up the vehicle and anybody close to it in an immense fireball. But this feat of junior-high engineering left one question hanging: If this were al-Qaeda, wouldn't it have been easier to replace this Rube Goldberg apparatus with a single, devout suicide bomber.
If this was in fact a would be terrorist or Alquaeda?
Perhaps it was another disgruntled American?
But, whatever this situation is really all about...the government is going to spin it to it's advantage. More war.
* Shahzad worked for about three years as a junior financial analyst in the Norwalk, Connecticut, office of the Affinion Group, a marketing and consulting business, the company said. He left the company in June 2009. ( A laid off worker, victim of the recession?)
* JPMorgan Chase's mortgage unit sued Shahzad in September last year to foreclose on his three bedroom home in Shelton, Connecticut, court documents and county records show.