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Saudi held on Texas terror charge
« on: February 24, 2011, 04:26:11 pm »
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, was arrested on Wednesday night and charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

He is accused of eyeing targets including the Dallas home of former president George W Bush.

Mr Aldawsari is due to appear before a federal court on Friday.

Prosecution documents say investigators were tipped off after a supplier became suspicious of an order of toxic chemicals, made by Mr Aldawsari.

They go on to say that the suspect researched the possibility of hiding bombs in children's dolls, and backpacks.

The Department of Justice said in a statement that the suspect was arrested "on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and his research of potential US targets".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12571648

I find myself wondering exactly what a WMD is now.

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Re: Saudi held on Texas terror charge
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 04:27:29 pm »
Apparently the BBC have put pipe bombs in that category.
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Re: Saudi held on Texas terror charge
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 04:34:17 pm »
It's the U.S. Justice department.


Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Texas Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction
Suspect Allegedly Purchased Bomb Materials and Researched U.S. Targets

WASHINGTON – Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested late yesterday by FBI agents in Texas on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and his research of potential U.S. targets.

 

The arrest and the criminal complaint, which was unsealed in the Northern District of Texas, were announced by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; James T. Jacks, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas; and Robert E. Casey Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Dallas Field Division.

 

Aldawsari is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court in Lubbock at 9:00 a.m. on Friday morning.  Aldawsari, who was lawfully admitted into the United States in 2008 on a student visa and is enrolled at South Plains College near Lubbock, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

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Re: Saudi held on Texas terror charge
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 04:52:53 pm »
Question:  How is an IED - a simple bomb - now a "weapon of mass destruction"?
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011, 04:53:32 pm »
Apparently the BBC have put pipe bombs in that category.

Apparently so has the Texas government.
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Re: Saudi held on Texas terror charge
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 04:54:22 pm »
If its a WMD they get to torture the guy a bit, therefore its clearly a WMD.
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Re: Saudi held on Texas terror charge
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 04:54:30 pm »
Question:  How is an IED - a simple bomb - now a "weapon of mass destruction"?

Apparently, the definition now is any weapon that destroys mass.

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011, 04:58:06 pm »
Question:  How is an IED - a simple bomb - now a "weapon of mass destruction"?

Apparently, the definition now is any weapon that destroys mass.

Maybe because it will win him an all expense paid vacation to Gitmo?

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Re: Saudi held on Texas terror charge
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2011, 05:14:57 pm »
Question:  How is an IED - a simple bomb - now a "weapon of mass destruction"?

Apparently, the definition now is any weapon that destroys mass.

Oh well hell, that includes every weapon made as I don't know of anything one would use a weapon on that doesn't have mass.

See now that doesn't even look right to me.....  :argh!:


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Re: Saudi held on Texas terror charge
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2011, 05:27:13 pm »
Question:  How is an IED - a simple bomb - now a "weapon of mass destruction"?

Apparently, the definition now is any weapon that destroys mass.

Oh well hell, that includes every weapon made as I don't know of anything one would use a weapon on that doesn't have mass.

See now that doesn't even look right to me.....  :argh!:



No weapon destroys mass-energy.  It's the conservation law.

Atomic weapons convert mass to energy, seeming to destroy matter.

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Re: Saudi held on Texas terror charge
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2011, 05:35:00 pm »
Question:  How is an IED - a simple bomb - now a "weapon of mass destruction"?

Apparently, the definition now is any weapon that destroys mass.

Oh well hell, that includes every weapon made as I don't know of anything one would use a weapon on that doesn't have mass.

See now that doesn't even look right to me.....  :argh!:



No weapon destroys mass-energy.  It's the conservation law.

Atomic weapons convert mass to energy, seeming to destroy matter.



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Re: Saudi held on Texas terror charge
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2011, 05:43:37 pm »
Goddammit.
They also used the WMD term when the FBI groomed that other kid to blow up the other building here in Dallas. It posed me off when they called it that then and now I'm pissed again.
So if small shit like this is a WMD, then what do we call the shit that we are continuously dropping on the ever increasing list of 'enemy countries'?!

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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2011, 05:44:59 pm »
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2011, 11:37:04 pm »
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Re: Saudi held on Texas terror charge
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2011, 12:13:09 am »
WAIT A MINUTE! THIS JUSTIFIES THE SECOND GULF WAR! IRAQ DID HAVE WMDS!

That's makes all of us look like chumps. Dayum.