Scott Shifrel, Alison Gendar and Jose Martinez
New York Daily News
June 22, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
A self-proclaimed “Muslim soldier” who bungled a plot to bomb Times Square promised Monday that others will succeed where he failed.
A remorseless Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty to the frightening scheme to blow up the Crossroads of the World on a busy Saturday night, when it was packed with New Yorkers and tourists.
“It’s a war,” Shahzad, 30, said in a hateful screed to Manhattan Federal Judge Miriam Cedarbaum.
“I’m going to plead guilty a hundred times over because until the hour the U.S. pulls its forces from Iraq and Afghanistan and stops the drone strikes … we will be attacking the U.S.,” he said. “And I plead guilty to that.”