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Column: FBI’s Arrest of Would-Be Bush Assassin Not Luck

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari/lubbock sherrif's dept.

By Ronald Kessler
Newsmax

The arrest of a Saudi man for allegedly plotting to blow up the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush is being widely portrayed as a lucky break for the FBI.

Carolina Biological Supply called the FBI to report that Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a 20-year-old college student from Saudi Arabia, had tried to buy large quantities of concentrated phenol, which can be used to make a high explosive. The order was sent to a freight company, which called police in Lubbock, where Aldawsari lived, and the police also notified the FBI.

That sequence of events led many commentators to call the arrest a matter of “luck,” as former CIA officer Michael Scheuer put it on Fox News.

In fact, the arrest is a direct result of FBI Director Robert Mueller’s strategy after 9/11 of transforming the FBI from an agency that emphasizes prosecutions to one that focuses on stopping plots before they happen.

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