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Pakistan yesterday again slapped America’s counterterrorism efforts in the face — by acquitting four men charged with plotting to detonate a truck bomb in Times Square.
The suspects were arrested after Faisal Shahzad failed to set off the bomb in May 2010.
Muhammad Shoaib Mughal was charged with providing Shahzad with financial assistance.
Faisal Abbasi, Humbal Akhtar and Muhammad Shahid Husain were charged as accomplices who helped set Shahzad up with terrorists in their homeland.
Muhammed Akhtar was ecstatic at his son’s release.
“I have suffered a lot during these two tough years,” he said. “Finally, I got justice.”
Shahzad and his pals shared a similar background — wealthy, urban, educated, employed in computers, telecommunications or graphic design.
They were held for two years, yet few details emerged about their closed-door trial in an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi.
Such trials rarely produce convictions, because in Pakistani the police often lack basic investigative skills, the prosecutors are not trained to handle terrorism cases and judges and witnesses are subject to intimidation.
The verdict was slammed by NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.
“I suppose it wouldn’t be Pakistan if it ceased to disappoint,” he said.
Shahzad, who was sentenced to life in prison in the United States, confessed that he sought to slaughter innocent people in retaliation for the wiping out of the Taliban’s leadership by US drones.
The foiled attack increased the tension between Washington and Islamabad, which has long been accused of not doing enough to crack down on terrorists.
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