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Too Close for Comfort

First and foremost, let me state how grateful I am for the hard work the NYPD, FBI and other involved agencies displayed this past week after a botched car bombing in Times Square. What could have been a very tragic and devastating event, was evaded thanks to sharp civilians, skilled police officers and experienced agency officials. However, don’t pat yourselves on the back just yet, Homeland Security. To be honest, that fucker got way too close to making a clean escape for you to gloat about his capture.

What, exactly, is the purpose of a “No Fly List” if the list is only effective in holding back a five-year-old with a name matching that of a terrorist? The list is, quite frankly, a joke and there are one too many loopholes involved in it. It was easy for the terrorist, Faisal Shahzad, to make a last minute ticket purchase, allowing him to bypass the “No Fly List” initial review. He shouldn’t have been on that plane, plain and simple (pun intended), and the “No Fly List” failed us.

Now that Shahzad is in custody, we must do what is right (because he only deserves the utmost respect) and give him a fair and unbiased trial, if convicted, to be judged by a panel of his peers (Osama bin Laden, Najibullah Zazi, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab — because really… who would anyone consider him their “peer?”) I say BULLSHIT. Why is all this political correctness necessary towards those who were attempting to bomb our people and flee the country in an attempt to avoid imprisonment? The only real punishment I see fit is “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” No, it wouldn’t be right to put that fucker in that same SUV, fill it with the same barrels of gasoline, tanks of gas and fireworks, and blow it up like the FOURTH OF JUUUULY! No… that would be inhumane! He deserves to rot in a jail cell, while tax money (half your paycheck, just to remind you all) goes to feeding him, clothing him and keeping him warm and comfortable. Is it just me or is something not right here?

I’d also like to add that this is an on-going investigation and the suspect, Faisal Shahzad, has not yet been convicted at the time of this post and a trial has yet to begin. We hope that the involved agencies can find enough evidence to secure an arrest.

How do you think Faisal Shahzad should be punished, if convicted, and what are your opinions regarding the work of the involved agencies during this near-tragic event? How honest can you be and what is your HONEST FACTOR?

  1. May 5, 2010 at 3:32 am

    I was happy to see that this was dealt with accordingly, but he did get really close to being a free man. I just thank God that a tragedy was avoided.

  2. May 5, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Ban pakistanis in West, send all muslims packing back to their shithole or pakistan, let them rot in shithole pakistan! If they still bother Nuke all muslims!

  3. May 5, 2010 at 4:00 am

    You call this site "thehonestfactor", but I can't believe any sane person could *honestly* believe that the principles of the constitution shouldn't apply to someone just because they are brown and not Christian.

  4. May 5, 2010 at 4:04 am

    I'm failing to read where THF said anything about the terrorist being *brown* and not *Christian.* They are terrorists…. you actually believe they deserve a fair trial? Do you think they were contemplating *fairness* when they decided to attempt to bomb the middle of Times Square? This is what is wrong with this country, we're too politically correct towards people who do not deserve it. I bet you believe Illegals deserve constitutional rights too? eh?

  5. May 5, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Everyone deserves equal protection under the law according to the 14th amendment, Bill, if you don't believe in the constitution of this country maybe YOU are the terrorist.

  6. May 5, 2010 at 4:20 am

    It was an act of terrorism, failed, but nonetheless was still an act of terrorism. It doesn't matter if the guy was white, brown, black, yellow, rainbow or even Oscar the damn grouch, they should all be treated the same. He clearly went in and did what he did knowing, or hoping, that he would kill hundreds (thousands?) of people who were out just having a good time. He deserves the harshest punishment one can bestow onto him. It's times like these that I wish more states had the death penalty, that would make people think twice about doing something. Currently, you get thrown in jail and enjoy the comforts of a bed and food and the ability to take education courses and get exercise all on other peoples wallets. I guarantee if people think "Oh shit, if I get busted doing this, then I could be hung by my balls in the middle of times square". Not to mention this guy was not only a husband, but a father as well.. Just sad.Good thing they caught him before he left and I hope to see a speedy, and very harsh judgment given to him.

  7. May 5, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Your tax money is going to being fair and "constitutional" towards those who didn't think about being fair to other human beings. Do you, at least, believe he deserves imprisonment? I think that is the real question here– what do you think is FAIR and EQUAL punishment for someone who was attempting to commit terrorist acts? What is equal? What is fair?

  8. May 5, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Well ,I do believe in an eye for an eye ,but I was going through that page of Facebook where people judge suspect as Terrorist without giving him a proper trial sickens me 😦 ,though if proved I will love to EXECUTE him in public like the way he wanted to kill people (yes its barbaric ,but that the only way to inject fear in these people).

  9. May 5, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Except it does matter what his skin color is, look at the guy who crashed his plane into the IRS building in Texas a few months ago. Where were the cries to torture and execute his family? Where was the public outrage at this act of terrorism? Spoilers: there wasn't any because the man was White and privileged.

  10. May 5, 2010 at 4:31 am

    The thing that convinces me over, is that this guy admitted to everything. HE said what he was planning and what he was hoping to happen. He went in hoping that this SUV would explode and kill a bunch of people. Whether he was forced into admitting this by the FBI, who knows. But regardless, he admitted to it, I don't see the sense of having a long and drawn out trial.He went in trying to kill people, he failed, he has to face the punishments.

  11. May 5, 2010 at 4:35 am

    William, you bring up a great point and while color may fuel the media, I don't think that was the purpose of The Honest Factor's blog post. That is what I was trying to say. But ya, color definitely does seem to be a factor in how much attention something gets. To Abhinav, you're right as well. There hasn't been a trial yet, but I do believe he admitted to the botched attempt (correct if I'm wrong)? I have read that FB page you talk about and some of the things said there were CRAZYYYYY.

  12. May 5, 2010 at 4:42 am

    William,You can thank bush for making Americans have a more negative outlook on middle eastern people. They were the main reason behind 9/11 and killing of thousands of people (if you choose to believe it was them and not Bush.. but that's for another discussion). So when a brown person gets brought up in the media with the word "terrorist" close by, you know that people will be more harsh towards them than if John Smith were to have done it.It's no point in arguing the color of people makes for different outlooks on situations, that's a give-in and if you don't see that, then you're blind. But as to whether that's what THF was trying to get across? I doubt it.As I stated before, even if this person was John Smith, I'd still feel the same and wish the same against him as I do with this guy.

  13. May 5, 2010 at 4:55 am

    You are right, there is no point of arguing with someone who believes that just because racism is prevalent that it is warranted. This was the same reasoning that justified denying Black, Latino, and Asian Americans equal rights throughout U.S. history.Have a nice, minority-free day.

  14. May 5, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    To me wrong is wrong no matter if it's the terrorist who stroke the Oklahoma building, the Texas building or this guy. Who the hell these people think they are, how can they think taking innocent people lives is a good cause. I am not sure about you but I am not willing to pay taxes to keep these people in jail.

  15. May 5, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    This is ridiculous, i cant believe im seeing the comments i am seeing! are you even American? where have you been throughout this whole war? under a hole? I'm sorry, william nye, but you sir, piss me off. THF in my opinion, is right, but hey, whether you like it or not karma will get that son of a bitch either in life, or in death. i believe in karma to the FULLEST. if we don't do anything to that bastard, karma will.And karma wont have ANY sympathy.

  16. May 5, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Karma will be Bubba, Vito, Hector, Salenski, Smith and everyone else who is going to stick it to this bitch when he picks up the soap in the community shower.

  17. May 7, 2010 at 12:05 am

    IMHO, if these terrorist want the backing of the American people, the IRS should be targeted exclusively. They can make there point and do the American people a favor at the same time. The IRS is nothing more than the strong arm for the Federal Reserve (no more federal than federal express}The guy who recently flew his plane into the IRS building had a lot of people honoring him. Having said that, these assholes commuting terrorist acts against the American people should be sent to Guantanamo and water boarded. They are commuting an act of war and should be tried accordingly.Peace out.

  18. May 7, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Who wants to bet that because of this asshole fuck face, we are going to be losing more of our freedom? As if the patriot act wasn't bad enough after 9-11. The "powers that be" never let a good crisis go to waste. They will use this shit to stick telescopes up our asses. Remember its for your safety.I for one am tired of all this shit.I just want to live and be left alone. Here is a question; do you get a warm cozy feeling if you see a cop in your rear-view mirror? Do you say to yourself, oh look there is an officer of the law, I feel so much safer now?Or are you like me and panic that he does not pull you over because you forgot your seat belt or were speeding. In Manhattan police now look like military.Lets face it we are just not free any more. So sad how America has changed in just 20 years.

  19. May 7, 2010 at 1:50 am

    America has changed because radicals who want to blow you up. Believe me when it becomes cost effective to charge batteries using airwaves, a camera will be installed up your ass. Now don't forget to wear that seat belt, we do not want that camera damaged. And if you don't like this shit, move to the Middle East.

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