It has been reported that a SUV, rigged with a home-made explosive device was discovered in Manhattan's Times Square.
The area was evacuated and the vehicle was observed by the police who eventually unrigged the set-up and prevented it from detonating.
I'm making a wild guess that it was a home-skooled, rootin' tootin' maverick member of the Teabagger Hatriots who executed this. He picked the wrong target. The thousands of people walking around Times Square on a Saturday evening are rarely Manhattan residents. They're tourists, residents of some little sun-baked town in the US Bible Belt, walking around and gawking at the sights their preachers tell them is the contemporary version of Sodom and Gomorrah. Had his little stunt worked, he would have taken out hundreds of people who might very well sympathize with the ideology of the Tea Party "Patriots". No doubt flushed with pride about his 'achievement' (and yes, I'm using that word as Sandy Crux does, to fawn over Harper and his Cons) he would have set another one off in LA or perhaps San Francisco.
By the way, I like the delicious irony that it was a Vietnam vet working at his regular Tshirt vending gig who alerted authorities to the presence of the unoccupied SUV, its engine still running.
And do go read CC's And if you don't like their principles, they've got others. for some knee-slapping hilarity about rightwing ideologues.
Update: A few rightwing bloggers have seized upon the declaration of an obscure Pakistani sect, going as far as describing their leader Qari Hussain Mehsud as a "top bomb maker" a claim that the NYPD and other law enforcement officials dismiss as bogus, given the group "has a reputation for making far-fetched attempts to take credit for attacks".
We imagine that if a western media organization were to contact Mr Mehsud and ask him if this was connected to South Park, he would happily offer to take credit for blowing up Central Park too.