Faisal Shahzad Pleads Guilty, 100 Times Guilty

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Today in federal court Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction or, as we know it colloquially, trying to blow up Times Square with blessed ineffectiveness. And he didn't plead just a little bit guilty: He told the court he wanted to "plead guilty and 100 times more" -- which should not in any way convince you that he's regretful for his actions. He also warned that unless the U.S. leaves Muslim lands, "We will be attacking U.S.," reports NBC New York.

According to the indictment on Thursday which preceded today's arraignment, there are now "definite links between Shahzad and a Pakistani terror group who trained him and provided him with $12,000 in cash to carry out the failed attack."

In case you're curious, here are the 10 counts charged against him, and their punishments (a helluva lot of time in prison):

* Count 1 - Attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, life in prison. * Count 2 - Conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, life in prison. * Count 3 - Possession of a firearm during and in relation to a conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, life in prison. * Count 4 - Attempted act of terrorism transcending national boundaries, life in prison. * Count 5 - Conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries, life in prison. * Count 6 - Attempted use of a destructive device during and in relation to a conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries, life in prison. * Count 7 - Transportation of an explosive, 10 years in prison. * Count 8 - Conspiracy to transport an explosive, 10 years in prison. * Count 9 - Attempted destruction of property by fire and explosive, 20 years in prison. * Count 10 - Conspiracy to destroy property by fire and explosive, 20 years in prison
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