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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 4, 2010

Inside Terror Training Camp Tied to Bomb Suspect

Times Square Bombing Suspect Faisal Shahzad May Have Spent Up to Four Months at the Camp in Pakistan

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  • Times Square Bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad may have spent at least four months training at a terrorist camp in Pakistan.

    Times Square Bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad may have spent at least four months training at a terrorist camp in Pakistan.  (CBS)

(CBS)  CBS News correspondent Mandy Clark reports Pakistani police have arrested at least two people in Karachi, Pakistan. One of them, Tauseef Ahmed, is believed to have traveled to the U.S. two months ago to meet with Faisal Shahzad.

CBS News has also learned that Shahzad may have spent at least four months training at a terrorist camp - raided in early March by Pakistani forces.

The camp is affiliated with Pakistan's Taliban, the group that claimed responsibility for the botched attack in Times Square. Its leader Hakimullah Mehsud threatened, "The time is very near when our fighters ....will attack the American states."

Prior to the release of the tape, Mehsud was presumed to have been killed in a U.S. drone attack in February.

Special Section: Terrorism in the U.S.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Mahkdoom Qureshi believes the attempted Times Square bombing is a reaction to U.S. drones targeting Taliban Followers.

"This is a blow back. This is a reaction. This is retaliation. And you could expect that," Qureshi said. "Let's not be naive. They're not going to sort of sit and welcome you eliminate them. They're going to fight back."

Though Pakistan is a key ally to the U.S., the country is still seen as a fertile training ground for militants.

Faisal Shahzad comes from a wealthy, well educated family. His father is a retired Air Force chief. But the failed plot will no doubt put new pressure on Pakistan to crack down on insurgents within its borders.

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by msjb1 May 5, 2010 2:23 PM EDT
where is this camp why don't we attack with many drones, them talibanies just love them drones they are so quiet, they don't disturb the neighbors
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by wrltwntr May 5, 2010 8:01 AM EDT
. of course, obviously, i usually find the empress and her neighbor toddlers churning out free lunches with a slow motion yoga tai chi blend that makes them look like little self maintaining machines with obvious regular improvements and unimprovements to their efficiency what causes them to look sometimes insane and sometimes perfection of courtesy and efficency and sometimes comical and sometimes crafty and brilliant . the time i met the princess and her neighbor toddlers, i felt ripped from forever . twenty minutes passed, then forty, then two hours . i thought it would never end . i thought the world as i knew it had been all but destroyed . no free lunches did she make . no get well soon for the sick bed curbsides through forever . just threw muffins at folk and yelled and screamed . and had all around her doing the oddest most impractical chores and lessons the world had ever devised . it sounds sexy . the mere thought is enough to cast one out of one's mind atmosphere into another planet and universe and forever and cosmos into others all anew and different . and propel one to throw on clothes and leap into a puddle of touch and feel and rub and pet and pat and preach and teach and learn and burn . and such . but it wasn't even sexy . she wasn't even lusty or in the moment or undetached in any way . she was just cranky and mean . just crazy and like none other . at some moments, she seemed the most genius and well organized soul in the storybook seas . but mostly, she just felt obnoxious and didn't even hardly giggle about that ever . i still don't know if she was just trying to be a freak show for contrast and inspiration and such, or if that's just her and how she always was and is and will be . it did end, though . just not till somewhere between three and four hours . some played and faked sick and woe and she cast them out . i stayed, but each moment got more worrysome and odd than the next . i've heard she's entire drifting villas full of folk scattered here and there what can't live without her and need her and her 'staff' each moment every moment for days and months and even years at a time . some for even more long than that .

. muffins, a sea of small but hand-size muffins, enveloped the small drifting moon, breathed upon it with little whispers of leveraged molecules inside the little muffins propeling the muffins themselves to act like the little leveraged molecules inside themselves . and they acted like tails and sleeves and organs and appendages and the little muffins with the loose free agent moon became more like a giant drifting toddler . shifting shapes and toggling realtimes and virtuals and traveling eternities at speeds of thoughts and every wish made true by waves on waves of toddlers all around . and helping make others wishes true to . blooming flowers like all forevers full of toddlers everywhere .
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by DawnBroderick40 May 5, 2010 6:47 AM EDT
It's really funny looking at the pictures in the story above. Did they come from a camp brochure? Is that the latest camp photo? Wow, these people really are nutcases. In all the years that their have been shooting and blowing people up in the name of their horribly violent religion, has ANYTHING ever been accomplished other than for people to think they are horribly violent? What a joke they are.
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by msjb1 May 5, 2010 2:25 PM EDT
that camp is where they got the idea for the movie dumb and dumber
by marks6806 May 4, 2010 10:45 PM EDT
And Obama is on record offering apologies to the Islamic radical terrorists "for making them feel like they need to try to blow us up."

Airplanes, shoe-bombs, explosive underpants, vans full of firecrackers..... I'm sure glad WE have weapons of mass destruction and they don't.... yet.

But as Osama is bashing Israel and ignoring the radical maniacs in Iran and N Korea it may not be long.

I was no 'Dubya' fan, but at least he knew how to treat Muslim radicals. And where to keep them.
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by Lawyers-Guns-n-Money06 May 5, 2010 12:42 AM EDT
I was no 'Dubya' fan, but at least he knew how to treat Muslim radicals. And where to keep them.

Yes, in front of him so he could see the shoes coming.
by thesevenveils May 5, 2010 6:04 AM EDT
A Dubya fan are you? I could hardly tell. Keep supporting Palin, she'll save you.
by marks6806 May 4, 2010 10:18 PM EDT
Osama is so into his lovefest with Muslims he won't even acknowledge the bomber was a Muslim. This incident was simply "an attempted man-made disaster." It had nothing to do with radical Islam's war on the US.

How could it? Osama tells us we are not at war with radical Islam. Makes you wonder if he is on crack - or maybe he is a muslim himself. He never misses an opportunity to praises Muslims, their hateful religion, their corrupt and violent-backing governments, and then craps on Israel every chance he gets.

Hope all you Kool-Aid drinkers avoid being blown-up in incidents of 'man-made disasters.'
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by msjb1 May 5, 2010 2:34 PM EDT
now you know them airliners was man made was he lying
by dwilson59 May 4, 2010 7:34 PM EDT
He went to a terror training camp, lets give it to him. Take him out back and just shoot him and save the Govt money
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by marks6806 May 4, 2010 10:21 PM EDT
You are correct wayleft. We are not at war with radical Islam. As Osama tells us - these acts of terror by Islamic radicals have nothing to do with Islam. They are simply "man-made disasters."

Lefties are such idiots. Even Karl Marx is laughing at you.
by Shocktribe May 4, 2010 10:32 PM EDT
Poor wayleft... so angry.
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by armyoftwelve May 4, 2010 7:29 PM EDT
Of all the immigrant and religious groups that have come to the USA over the past 200+ years, NONE of them have produced as much terrorism as islam has.
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by to_john May 5, 2010 7:45 AM EDT
Actually, the white, Anglo Saxon Christian immigrants to America still hold the record for mass murder and genocide using WMDs and other weapons, both within America's borders and outside them.
by msjb1 May 5, 2010 2:30 PM EDT
must be the koran is wrong
by bajajohn1 May 4, 2010 7:23 PM EDT
We are at war. The Amrican Pakistani community needs to help U.S. authorities to identify Pakistani's that they suspect of being involved in terrorist activities. One would call this Pakistani reporting requirement as a duty.
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