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The fact is The FBI lost him…..That happens sometimes…..

While the first 24 Hours after the Times Square would be bomber was about the FBI…..

The facts coming show that the FBI lost Faisal Shahzad up in Connecticut….

The team tailing………..

Saw him go into a house….

Then waited for him….

Called for local cops and more FBI backup….

And came up empty when they went into the house….

The thing that did it for them was the flight manifest info that Emirates Airline sent back to Washington …..

The first people to touch base with Shahzad was US Customs enforcement cops……

Not the FBI or the Joint Terrorist Task Force,,,,,

As matter of fact ….the airplane was on it way out a SECOND TIME….

When it was ordered back for a reverse baggage claim check supervised by the Port Authority Police and  FBI  agents along with other federal law enforcement people and the airport cop’s dogs…….

The federal agent searching the streets of Bridgeport, Conn., at last laid eyes on Faisal Shahzad sometime Monday afternoon. The agent called for help, and soon there was a mix of federal agents and local police officers arrayed on the blocks around Mr. Shahzad’s apartment at 202 Sheridan Street, according to a federal official briefed on the events.

The narrow street of row houses was far from ideal for a surveillance operation. The agents stood out in the gritty neighborhood. There was no familiarity with Mr. Shahzad’s habits or routines, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was in progress. But for hours the agents were there, trying to cover any likely exit routes that might be taken by the man they believed was in some way involved in the botched effort to set off a bomb in Times Square on Saturday.

Sometime around 11 p.m., according to people who live on the street, the authorities moved in with a show of force — black Suburbans, white panel trucks and a SWAT team unit. The building’s landlord had given them a layout of Mr. Shahzad’s apartment. They hoped he would come out, and if not, the intention was to call him and encourage him to surrender.

Except Mr. Shahzad was no longer inside……

He boarded Emirates Flight 202 sometime before 11 p.m., one official said, around the time the F.B.I. was moving on his home.

Mr. Shahzad, 30, was arrested on the plane; he has been charged in the car-bombing attempt and is cooperating with investigators.

“Surveillance is an art, not a science,” a former law enforcement official said. “People think it is like it is on TV or the movies — the cops set up across from the house, and if the bad guy gets out, they are 50 feet away, they make a U-turn and follow him. That is not real life.”

For officers, of course, the trouble with following a suspect is obvious: play it too tight or get too close, and they can be “made,” or exposed; play it too loose, and they can lose their target.

Add the dynamics of environment, and the degree of difficulty increases: wide-open farmland, noisy city streets or exurban sprawl is each an enemy to a police detective or a federal agent tying to blend in, ghostlike.

So, too, is a street in Bridgeport, one full of bodegas and people gathering in front of their houses — and one with an apartment building with a tiny back alley for cars, but not agents looking to hide.

“Surveillance is hard work,”……

More……..

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May 7, 2010 - Posted by | Aircraft, Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Updates | , , , , , ,

9 Comments »

  1. The narrow street of row houses was far from ideal for a surveillance operation. The agents stood out in the gritty neighborhood.
    ——————————-

    Too lazy to walk..come on now

    throw on muddy clothes, grab a 40 oz beer and walk.

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 7, 2010 | Reply

  2. Why are you ignoring the dry run in New York

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 7, 2010 | Reply

  3. and they can be “made,” or exposed; play it too loose, and they can lose their target.
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    So what

    they are FEDS they got MAC-10 are they chicken or something

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 7, 2010 | Reply

  4. here is the FED combat weapon in action

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 7, 2010 | Reply

  5. Ok…the answer to the original question was given…The agents who could have been a desk jockey put into service was more afraid of getting burned……

    All FBI agents are not James Bond types…….

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 7, 2010 | Reply

  6. FBI agents don’t use Mac-10’s

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 7, 2010 | Reply

  7. and WTF wants to call in that they lost their target?

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 7, 2010 | Reply

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  9. Great points! I will be checking back here often!

    Comment by Cindy | May 8, 2010 | Reply


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