Feds Foil a Real Terrorist Plot

Near as we can tell, the FBI caught a real live terrorist this time:

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.

Aldawsari allegedly attempted to have the phenol order shipped to a freight company so it could be held for him there, but the freight company returned the order to the supplier and called the police. Later, Aldawsari falsely told the supplier he was associated with a university and wanted the phenol for “off-campus, personal research.” Frustrated by questions being asked over his phenol order, Aldawsari cancelled his order and later e-mailed himself instructions for producing phenol. The affidavit alleges that in December 2010, he successfully purchased concentrated nitric and sulfuric acids…

During December 2010 and January 2011, Aldawsari allegedly purchased many other items, including a gas mask, a Hazmat suit, a soldering iron kit, glass beakers and flasks, wiring, a stun gun, clocks and a battery tester.

We haven’t read the actual affidavit, but we don’t see any entrapment fingerprints on this one. And, if you’re keeping score, the perp hails from — wait for it — Saudi Arabia. Just like fifteen others that come to mind.

Texas Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction [DoJ]

Saudi Arabian arrested in Lubbock, TX, on WMD charge [KCBC, via Political Wire]


South Plains College is located in the lovely town of Levelland, Texas
just west of the Hub (Lubbock) > Guess why they named it Levelland.

I have no idea what you’re trying to insinuate, nojo. The Saudis are our friends and allies. They’re practically American! I mean, sure, they live in a desert and might have some quaint preferences for how their women act, but it’s almost like you’re saying they might not like us.

Clearly Mr. Aldawsari strove for the same dream as all Saudi children, hoping someday to become a country singer by attending South Plains College. Look what being a Texan/Lady Texan did for Waylon Jennings, Lee Ann Womack and Natalie Mains.

@IanJ: Right and the reigning monarch of Saudi Arabia makes out with George W Bush three or four times a day.


@FlyingChainSaw: Nothin’ like a mustache to make a kiss more interesting, right?

@IanJ: You speak of course of the bearded clam, I take it. George would have nothing to do with that as Victor Ashe would break up with him.

Is this the Saudi royal that set up the flights for royals and OBL relatives that were cleared through the closed skies by WH order right after 9.11.?

I’ll look it up.

@IanJ: I’m insinuating, of course, that a disproportionate number of Saudis come from Iraq.

@nojo: Think the Saudi royals are getting a little itchy under those bedsheets — Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen…..

Thought of my Xtian friends flippin and Tommy when I read this. I would so wear a WWJC bracelet.

Austen Goolsbee is such a fucking freak. And I love Jon Stewart all the more for mocking him.

You can thank your congresscritter personally:


Who needs Planned Parenthood anyway? What a shortsighted bunch of fucking retards.

@SanFranLefty: I heart Jim Wallis. He’s been beating the “it’s the poverty, stupid” drum for several years in defiance of the Christian right’s obsession with social issues like abortion and gay marriage. I’m glad to see he’s taking aim at the morality of fiscal conservatives too.

@Dodgerblue: They’re nervous, alright…so much so that they’re throwing money at their citizens. “Here’s a $20, stay off the streets, k?? Thnxbai!”

@flippin eck: But what about “Can’t Buy Me Love”?

@SanFranLefty: Although I’m not an expert on the teachings of Jesus, I’m pretty sure he never said “screw the poor.”

@texrednface: there really is a levelland huh? this song by james mcmurtry explains the name. did he get it right? his dad wrote lonesome dove and much more.

@FlyingChainSaw: i send that picture out a thousand times a day to the fools here ’bout spouting that obama/muslim shit.

@FlyingChainSaw: victor ashe was the mayor here in rocky top, east redneckistan for quite awhile. believe it or not he got on well with the black folks and enjoyed landslide victories running practically unopposed. however, when w the shoe dodger usurped office he exiled victor to poland so victor couldn’t bring up anything about the kinkiness the two got down with back in the day.

@IanJ: don’t the teapublican’ts know that each kid born of unplanned parenthood and the ones that are only born because no abortion clinics exist will vote for democrats?

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