Of the many questions that still surround the National Security Agency’s vast global spying operations, one seems especially pertinent: Do they actually work? That is, have they helped to prevent terrorist attacks against Americans?
Faisal Shahzad , a naturalized U.S. citizen who said he was trained to use explosives by the Pakistani Taliban, pleaded guilty to driving a bomb-laden car into New York’s Times Square to avenge the deaths of Muslims.
The two brothers suspected in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings planned to drive to New York City after the April 15 attack and set off more explosives in Times Square, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said.
Faisal Shahzad , the naturalized U.S. citizen who drove a bomb-laden vehicle into New York’s Times Square, was ordered by a federal judge to spend the rest of his life in prison and told to think about “whether the Koran wants you to kill lots of people.”
Prosecutors in the Boston Marathon bombings have begun to grapple with the daunting task of assembling evidence from multiple crime scenes and around the world to explain to jurors the story behind the attack, as the latest example of terror on American soil moves to a courtroom.
Law enforcement claims that two brothers suspected in the deadly Boston bombings planned to drive to New York and set off explosives in Times Square triggered Republican criticism of a decision to inform the surviving one of his right to counsel and remain silent.
In the view of certain members of Congress, the problem with constitutional rights in this country is that every American gets them. Once you are either born into citizenship or earn it through naturalization, it’s almost impossible for the government to take it away.
The best chance for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to avoid execution for the deadly Boston Marathon bombing may be to cooperate fully with investigators, or convince a jury he was “brainwashed” by his older brother.