Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a twenty-year-old Saudi man has been arrested in Texas for buying chemicals to make a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) in the U.S. with plans to detonate it at the home George and Laura Bush. Aldawsari was taken into custody last night (Wednesday). A chemical supplier reported Aldawsari to the FBI. See updates below.
Aldawsari was arrested in Lubbock, Texas Came to the U.S. on a student visa in 2008. He planned to target 12 dams and he called the Bush home the “Tyrant’s House.”
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.
Fox is just reporting that Aldawsari planned to hide bombs inside dolls and baby carriages. And speaking of baby carriages, Aldawsari had a blog, and a diary…and a love life…and prayed for conversion for his nice American girl. Read it at The Other McCain. Memorandum has new threads, read Saudi man charged and Saudi national arrested on terror charge. The Jawa Report has ongoing updates. Hot Air has more on Aldawsari.