Thursday, February 24, 2011

Terror Suspect Arrested in Lubbock, TX

The story points to two misconceptions. First, a weapon of mass destruction is not necessarily a chemical, biological or radiological weapon. A good old fashioned bomb works just fine. "Improvised" conotates a primitive weapon when in a reality IEDs are very sophisticated. The second and major misconception is that Saudi Arabia likes us. They do not. The like our thirst for oil and our desire to protect that oil. We need to stop acting surprised when we hear stuff like this;

"FBI agents also found a notebook at Aldawsari’s residence that appeared to be a diary or journal. According to the affidavit, excerpts from the journal indicate that Aldawsari had been planning to commit a terrorist attack in the United States for years. One entry describes how Aldawsari sought and obtained a particular scholarship because it allowed him to come directly to the United State and helped him financially, which he said “will help tremendously in providing me with the support I need for Jihad.” The entry continues: “And now, after mastering the English language, learning how to build explosives and continuous planning to target the infidel Americans, it is time for Jihad.”

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