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New video shows meeting between Faisal Shahzad and leader of Pakistani Taliban

Shortly after he was arrested, Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square bomber, told investigators he had met with the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud.

At the time, at least some U.S. analysts expressed skepticism. Surely, Mehsud would not have risked meeting face-to-face with an unproved American recruit, analysts told The Post's Greg Miller. Surely, Shahzad was just boasting.

Turns out, he wasn't.

Flashpoint Global Partners, a global security and terrorism consultancy, has released a previously unpublished video excerpt of a meeting between Shahzad and Mehsud. In the video, the two are shown shaking hands and hugging.

Last month, Shahzad pleaded guilty to 10 terrorism and weapons counts. He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 5. He faces life in prison.

By Jason Ukman  | July 22, 2010; 3:36 PM ET
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I'm glad they published this prior to his sentencing. Good move by FGP there.

Posted by: Nymous | July 22, 2010 11:13 PM | Report abuse

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