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US BOMB PLOT, thoughts?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A 20-year-old Saudi student has been arrested in Texas in a bomb plot that may have targeted former President George W. Bush and nuclear plants, U.S. authorities said on Thursday.

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, who was admitted into the United States in 2008 on a student visa and was attending college in Lubbock, Texas, was arrested on Wednesday by FBI agents, the Justice Department said.

He was accused of terrorism charges involving the purchase of chemicals and equipment to make a bomb, with potential targets that included nuclear power plants. One of his e-mails included the Dallas address of Bush. Another cited three former U.S. military members who had been stationed at the Abu Ghraib prison, where Iraqis faced abuses by their American jailers.

Department officials said there was no evidence the suspect was part of a militant group and he apparently had been acting alone. U.S. officials have been concerned about individuals acting alone to commit attacks in the United States.

U.S. officials said Aldawsari described his desire for violent jihad and martyrdom in blog postings and in a personal journal that listed tasks to do such as obtaining fake U.S. documents and renting several cars to hide bombs in them.

Aldawsari also sent himself an e-mail titled "Tyrant's House," in which he listed the Dallas address for Bush, who moved there after leaving office in 2009. Apart from publishing his memoirs, the former president has largely stayed out of the limelight.

The FBI received a report on February 1 from a chemical supplier about an attempt by Aldawsari to buy concentrated phenol, which has legitimate uses but can also can be used to make the explosive trinitrophenol, known as picric acid.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:32 PM on Feb. 24, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:32 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • SUSPECTS FACES UP TO LIFE IN PRISON

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:32 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • I think life in prison is a good sentence for trying/plotting to kill people. If someone hates America so much why don't they just leave?
    angelmommy11

    Answer by angelmommy11 at 1:35 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • He and all like him ought to be HUNG..or a bullet put between their eyes..period end of story.Thats how you deal with EVIL
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:35 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Well obviously he is a terrorist so off to Guantanamo with him while its still open. Its a matter of time before we have another terrorist attack. People take for granted that we havent had one in such a long time.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 1:37 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Yep gemgem and oh yeah Gitmo is still up and running isn't it? Obama's failure.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:38 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • My thought is that it's time to leave George W. Bush alone.
    TARARENEE

    Answer by TARARENEE at 1:41 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • where is Stacy when we need her, to tell us they won't kill us in our beds at night??????????????????????
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 1:43 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • As I said in another post the rate we are going..road we are headed down..we will be fighting these evil scuzbuckets in our streets one day.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:45 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

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    where is Stacy when we need her, to tell us they won't kill us in our beds at night??????????????????????

    O good, more stereotyping....How many Americans would as well??

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:46 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

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