Faisal Shahzad Arrested, Part III
By Chris on May 6, 2010
Over the past couple of days we’ve learned a lot more about Faisal Shahzad, and more facts are still rolling in. You can imagine someone must be responsible for delineating this information, and traditionally it’s not been an easy task. The ability to lay out the sequence of events temporally is quite powerful.
Using Recorded Future, we’re learning about when Faisal was born (1979), when he came to the US on a student visa (1998 or 1999), that he worked at Elisabeth Arden in 2001, that he had a student visa that expired in 2002, he got his MBA in 2005, etc.
We’ve also learned that Faisal communicated with Qari Hussain, a cousin of Hakeemullah Mehsoud – and that he’s made statements about the Taliban seeking revenge for Predator strikes in Pakistan (see linkage below). Lots of connections to explore here!
Below try exploring the interacting visualization of Faisal’s life yourself! Double click to zoom, drag to move it around or use the controls on the left.
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BTW we’re obviously not making any predictions as to what may happen to Faisal, but we are demonstrating Recorded Future’s ability to delineate prior events. We can see how the set of materials gathered over the last 72 hours have grown, and are already becoming very rich with details.