Friday, February 25, 2011

FBI: Saudi student bought all but one of the materials needed for bomb/ chemical weapon ~ to be placed in life-like doll

Carolina Biological Supply Company in Burlington, N.C. is shown in this Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 photo. A young college student from Saudi Arabia who studied chemical engineering in Texas purchased explosive chemicals over the Internet as part of a plan to hide bomb materials inside dolls and baby carriages to blow up dams, nuclear plants or the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Firstly Saudis are taught hate in schools ~ that is something we should accept as a given.

We have almost made a religion around being nice to those who hold hostile ideology.

One red flag ~ here is a Saudi student who ran a radical Islamic website [mind you it was in Arabic]:

Aldawsari also maintained an Arabic-language blog in which his extremism appears evident. "Grant me martyrdom for Your sake and make Jihad easy for me," he wrote in March 2010.

The problem with the open door policy from the Muslim world ~ is the resources needed to check on the intent of everyone allowed in.

The Jihad Jane crew ~ had the intention of marrying radicalized Algerians [and others] so that they could gain entry to the Untied States ~ no doubt this has already happened. In Europe to facilitate immigration Muslims often put their children out to marry relatives from the old country ~ this practise is a ticking time bomb.

In Holland they attempted to prevent students of Iranian origin studying nuclear physics ~ but were overturned in a court ruling. And in the UK some immigrant students of a radical bent ~ have been prevented from student chemistry or similar sciences.

Instead of trying to play up to Islam at every opportunity ~ we should accept that every Muslim doesn't have good intentions. By pretending it ain't so ~ will just get a lot of people killed.

There is a supremacist element to Islam ~ that no matter what we do ~ many Muslims will feel hard done by. Because they feels that Islam should be in control.

A 20-year-old Saudi student who was arrested in Lubbock, Tex., late Wednesday was close to constructing a bomb and had researched possible targets, including the Dallas home of former president George W. Bush and the residences of three Americans who served at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, authorities said.

Khalid Aldawsari came to the United States as a student in September 2008, but his plan all along was to kill Americans, according to journal entries cited in an FBI affidavit. As a Saudi who entered the United States legally on a student visa, he evoked memories of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudis.

Aldawsari's attempts to purchase a chemical used in explosives quickly prompted calls to police from American companies, conduct that law enforcement officials praised.

Unlike in a number of recent arrests of suspected terrorism plotters, however, authorities said that Aldawsari had managed to advance his plans and assemble some of the ingredients for a bomb before the FBI became aware of him. "He was meticulous and a serious threat," said a U.S. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case publicly.

Officials said that Aldawsari appeared to be acting alone and was not in touch with any terrorist organization overseas. But his journal entries stated that he was inspired by Osama bin Laden and wanted to create "an Islamic group under the banner" of al-Qaeda, according to the affidavit.

In an e-mail cited in the affidavit, Aldawsari wrote that "one operation in the land of the infidels is equal to ten operations against occupying forces in the land of the Muslims."

Aldawsari first studied English as a second language at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He entered Texas Tech University in August 2009 to study chemical engineering, then transferred to business studies at South Plains College in Lubbock last month.

Aldawsari, whose education was funded by a Saudi corporation, wrote that he worked hard to excel in high school so he could get a scholarship to study in the United States. He refers to the Saudi royal family as the "Saululi" government, a derisive term, and called the Saudi king the "Traitor of the Two Holy Places," according to the FBI affidavit.

"And now, after mastering the English language, learning how to build explosives, and continuous planning to target the infidel American, it is time for Jihad," Aldawsari wrote in his journal, the affidavit said.

A Saudi official said Aldawsari had drawn no attention before his arrest.

"We checked his background for any criminal activity, and there was nothing," said Nail al-Jubeir, a spokesman for the Saudi Embassy, who said he didn't know which company sponsored Aldawsari.

The Saudi student was arrested after he attempted to purchase over the Internet the chemical phenol, a key ingredient in the explosive trinitrophenol, or TNP, according to an FBI chemist cited in the affidavit.

The Carolina Biological Supply company reported a suspicious purchase on Feb. 1, triggering an investigation that eventually involved 200 agents and analysts, according to the U.S. official. Aldawsari told a company representative that he was associated with Texas Tech and was conducting "off-campus, personal research." He had the phenol shipped to a freight company in Lubbock, Con-way Freight, which returned it to the supplier and contacted police.

"Yesterday's arrest demonstrates the need for and the importance of vigilance and the willingness of private individuals and companies to ask questions and contact the authorities when confronted with suspicious activities," said James T. Jacks, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Aldawsari was charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction; if convicted, he would face a maximum sentence of life in prison. He is expected to make an initial appearance in federal court in Lubbock on Friday morning.

A surreptitious search of Aldawsari's apartment by the FBI showed that he had already purchased sulfuric acid, nitric acid, lab equipment, wiring and a hazmat suit, among other items, according to the affidavit. The chemical phenol appeared to be the last element in a potential bomb, officials said.

Aldawsari also appeared to be researching a range of possible targets, which were recorded in e-mails he sent to himself or in journal entries, according to the affidavit.

In one e-mail, under the title "Tyrant's House," he sent himself the Dallas address of Bush's home, the affidavit said. White House press secretary Jay Carney said Bush was informed of the investigation, as was President Obama. A spokesman for Bush declined to comment.

Another e-mail contained the names and home addresses of three Americans who had served in the military and were stationed at Abu Ghraib, the prison outside Baghdad where Iraqi prisoners were tortured and abused. The release of photos of the treatment of prisoners at the facility sparked international outrage.

"This case raises a unique red flag; to single out former military members and their families represents a fundamental shift in the targeting practices by Islamic radicals," said Robert Jackson, executive director of Military Families United.

Aldawsari also e-mailed himself a list of 12 reservoirs or dams in Colorado and California.

In a journal entry, Aldawsari wrote a "synopsis of important steps" that included "traveling to New York for at least a week; renting a car via the internet; changing clothing and appearance before picking up the car; using a different drivers' license of each car he rents; preparing the bombs for remote detonation; putting the bombs into cars and taking them to different places during rush hour; and leaving the city for a safe place," according to the affidavit.

Aldawsari also maintained an Arabic-language blog in which his extremism appears evident. "Grant me martyrdom for Your sake and make Jihad easy for me," he wrote in March 2010.

The affidavit also alleges that Aldawsari researched possible means of disguising a bomb.

"He viewed photos of realistic looking newborn and infant dolls," the affidavit said. "In addition, numerous websites were viewed that are related to baby accessories, including strollers . . . this web activity could indicate Aldawsari's consideration of the use of a realistic doll to conceal explosives or other weapons."

Washington Post

1 comment:

Jack Reylan said...

Professulas love foreign students because they are servile and do not make the professulas work for their paycheck. The professullas don’t care about students, they only care about their grant grubbing parasitism at taxpayer expense. They want all their students to be commy nutty ochronosers like Obama, not get real jobs. So many foreign born professullas fled to the USA because we are better but then they have the audacity to insist we become like the places they fled.

UPI June 6, 1992 Sovern took over at Columbia after student protests of 1968 and New York's fiscal problems in the '70s resulted in less financial support for the school, a situation made more dire by recent federal government budget cuts. . . But Columbia will be looking for a new president in a period troubled by criticism for destroying records that were being reviewed for improprieties. Universities in general have been under greater scrutiny for how they charge the government for federally sponsored research.

Surely Joking Feynamn p 215 "If I ask you a question during the lecture, afterwards everybody will be telling me, 'What are you wasting our time for in the class? We're trying to learn something. And you're stopping him by asking a question'."

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San Jose Mercury News June 26, 2006 Monday Tech visas come with obligation for valley leaders Mike Langberg Pg. 1 Norman S. Matloff, a professor of computer science at UC-Davis and a longtime H-1B critic, counters that claims of low unemployment among engineers don't count underemployment... A former software engineer now working as a teacher or a real estate agent doesn't count in the statistics... employers unwilling to hire older engineers, even if they've retrained themselves... The AFL-CIO, in a February position paper, argued that H-1Bs and other loopholes allow employers ``to turn permanent jobs into temporary jobs.