*In Texas, the FBI has arrested a Saudi citizen attending a small college there on charges of attempting to build and use a weapon of mass destruction after he allegedly purchased chemicals and bomb components and began researching U.S. targets.
Authorities say Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari reportedly kept a detailed journal outlining a plot for a string of attacks. The targets included dams in California and Colorado and former President George W. Bush’s home in Dallas, which he disparaged as the “Tyrant’s House.”
He allegedly described some of his planned hits as “NICE TARGETS” and considered nuclear power plants as ripe for destruction. He further had collected the names and home addresses of three former U.S. military officers who had been stationed at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, where Iraqi prisoners were routinely tortured and humiliated.
Aldawsari is being held with no bond.