If the FBI really does have the right Times Square bombing culprit in Faisal Shahzad
, the naturalized American citizen from Pakistan who was picked up last night at JFK, then his motives don't appear to have anything to do with bad housing.
Here's a web shot
of a home in the leafy Connecticut town of Shelton, outside of Bridgeport, where Shahzad and his family allegedly lived for three years
, according to the Times
. The posting for the "beautiful single-family home" lists the seller/realtor as one Faisal Shahzad, so that much checks out. Note the kitchen's microwave, stainless steel range, dishwasher and oak-veneer cabinets. There's also a pair of cozy bedrooms upstairs, and a white picket fence outside.
Hard as it is to figure what makes someone park a gas and fertilizer-filled SUV in a Broadway bus lane on a crowded Saturday night, it's worth remembering that New York's last genuine Mad Bomber, the legendary Con-Ed hating George Metesky, whose dozens of bombs haunted the city for years, also lived in Connecticut, the well-known Nut-meg state.