Friday, February 25, 2011
The FBI has arrested a 20-year old Saudi Arabian man, a college student "studying" in Texas, for buying bomb-making materials with the intent of commiting terrorist acts of jihad, including the possible assassination of President George W. Bush.
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, who certainly doesn't sound like an Islamic radical and surely fits no profiles, apparently got a scholarship to a small college in Lubbock, Texas specifically so he could improve his English and "blend in"...to better advance his actual goal of causing death and destruction.
Aldawsari had created lists of potential targets including hydroelectric dams and nuclear facilities, but had a special enmity for George W. Bush, whom he referred to as the "Tyrant"...perhaps after hearing similar descriptions from Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, and The View.
The wannabee terrorist was investigating ways to hide his bombs inside "infant dolls," as well as possibly targeting a nightclub with a backpack bomb.
Hope n' Change wants to state, in the strongest possible way, that this does not mean anyone should be suspicious of young, surly, Arabic men who just happen to be wearing a backpack...many of whom probably have no intention of blowing themselves up to get laid.
On the other hand, if the guy is carrying a doll - run for your life.