Faisal Shahzad Meets With Taliban Chief in New Video

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New footage has surfaced in which would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad is seen meeting the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, according to Sky News. The two men shake hands and hug and Shahzad’s voice is heard saying, “Today, along with the leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Hakimullah Mehsud and under the command of Amir al-Mumineen Mullah Mohammed Omar Mujahid (may Allah protect him), we are planning to wage an attack on your side, inshallah." The Pakistani Taliban has been connected to the attack since shortly after the attempted bombing, and this video makes those ties explicit. [NYP]