Who could see it a mile away? With the news on tv and in newspapers crowing about "al-Qaeda - al-Qaeda - al-Qaeda" and proclaimed Taliban faction in Pakistan declared its responsibility for the failed car bomb.
Thank goodness the car bomb never went off. I have visited Times Square twice and it is indeed busy with thousands of passerbys and dozens of drivers.
The news describe the perpetrator as "White Male, in his 40's".
In other words, may be a Jew working for Mossad or other intel service.