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FBI: Saudi student bought materials for bomb, considered Bush home as target

The Washington Post, 25 January 2011
Publié le : 25 février 2011
 Peter Finn 

"A 20-year-old Saudi student who was arrested in Lubbock, Tex., late Wednesday was close to constructing a bomb and had researched possible targets, including the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush and the residences of three Americans who served at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, authorities said.

"Khalid Aldawsari came to the United States as a student in September 2008, but his plan all along was to kill Americans, according to journal entries cited in an FBI affidavit. As a Saudi who entered the United States legally on a student visa, he evoked memories of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudis.

"Aldawsari's attempts to purchase a chemical used in explosives quickly prompted calls to police from American companies, conduct that law enforcement officials praised."

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