The 38th Thwarted Attack: Bomber Uncovered by the Actions of Concerned Citizens – The Foundry

Yesterday, the FBI arrested Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari for the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. His arrest marks the 38th successfully thwarted terrorist plot against the United States since 9/11.

The FBI, with the help of concerned citizens, should be applauded for stopping the plot before it was able to mature. At the same time, it also highlights key failures of Congress and the Obama Administration in homeland security.

According to the FBI, Aldawsari, a 20-year-old Saudi citizen and student at South Plains College in Lubbock, Texas, sent numerous e-mails to himself outlining “nice targets” for his planned attack. This ambitious list included military targets, dams, nuclear power plants, a nightclub, and the Texas residence of former President George W. Bush.

  • Tired of the Crap

    Thanks for reporting the “news.” Instead of attempting to incite contempt for the current Presidential administration and the Congress, why don’t you provide pertinent details such as how long the suspected terrorist has been in the country and whether or not he entered the US legally so the public can decide on its own whether the Obama Administration failed in Homeland Security. I think the failure clearly lies with you. Your wreckless comments about our Presidential Administration and other US leaders only serve to lower confidence in America and abroad about their ability to serve as leaders among other nations, and they provide terrorists with more ammunition to fuel their propaganda campaign. Instead of constantly trying to derail our leaders why don’t you try to come up with a solution that will help America advance?