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Terrorist leaders blow up car to sway public opinion

“Is that a Hyundai?”

It’s tempting to think that the latest “lone-wolf” baddie, nabbed in the nick of time by the NYPD, is just the latest product of The Fear Factory. It’s also easy to take Mayor Bloomberg’s and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly’s moronic “Look, we made a bomb blew up a car!” video as public relations cover, for cracking down on OWS and spying on Muslims for the last decade. But that’s wildly cynical.

Making a bomb, or engaged in philately?

Jose Pimentel, aka Muhammad Yusuf, is definitely an “al Qaeda sympathizer.” Check out his Facebook page. Having trouble placing his profile pic?

That’s M. Bison. From the video game Street Fighter. Yeah. Scary stuff. Notice that one of his Activities and Interests is “MUSLIMS ARE NOT TERRORISTS!!!” Well, that’s embarrassing.

Still in doubt about whether this guy was an actual threat? Check out his crazy-ass Web site. As described in the official complaint, you’ll see plenty of al Qaeda sympathy. But, perhaps more disturbing, take a close look at the list of “Informative Books for Non Muslims and Muslims” on the left sidebar.

Look closelier. Dan Brown’s “Da Davinci Code”! It all makes sense now — except that Talking Points Memo reported (now confirmed by the WSJ) that the FBI passed on Pimentel. Isn’t–wha–why, exactly? Good question.

Several people familiar with the case said federal agents and prosecutors reviewed the evidence but decided against trying to build federal terrorism charges against Mr. Pimentel—the second time this year federal authorities declined to take part in a terror probe handled principally by the NYPD.

Oh. Wha–but isn’t–why, exactly? That’s another good question.

After perusing Pimentel’s site, I have to agree that he was a potential baddie. But the questions remain: How bad would he have been without the NYPD? Was he nudged into constructing a bomb? How much of his plan to bomb post offices and vets returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan was the police informant’s idea?

And, most puzzling, what is with Bloomberg’s terrible orange sweater?

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