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FBI Officials have announced the arrest of an induvidual in the country on a student Visa. He was purportedly working alone and was researching bombing making materials.
The FBI insisted that this was not a sting. The induvidual in question had already acquired 2/3 ingredients needed and was caught when he approached a company about retrieving the third ingredient. The company was suspicious and tipped off the FBI who then launched an investigation.
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested late yesterday by FBI agents in Texas on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and his research of potential U.S. targets.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Texas Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction
The affidavit alleges that on Feb. 1, 2011, a chemical supplier reported to the FBI a suspicious attempted purchase of concentrated phenol by a man identifying himself as Khalid Aldawsari. According to the affidavit, phenol is a toxic chemical with legitimate uses, but can also be used to make the explosive trinitrophenol, also known as T.N.P., or picric acid. The affidavit alleges that other ingredients typically used with phenol to make picric acid, or T.N.P., are concentrated sulfuric and nitric acids.
U.S. authorities have arrested a 20-year-old Saudi national on charges he tried to use a weapon of mass destruction and potentially targeted former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Thursday.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Why are half the known terrorists named Khalid?
I agree the "WMD" label is probably a stretch.
Put explosives in a bomb, huh.
Very clever, few know that GWB can't resist playing with GI Joe dolls.
If only our leaders would play with TMNT, the world would get....................Pizza!