The latest narrow miss in the US war with radical Islam was announced in Lubbock, Texas last week with the arrest of Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a Saudi student who obtained a visa through Condoleezza Rice’s State Department, to wage his jihad on America. This time possibly on her former boss.
This is visa scrutiny at its finest.
Visa applications in Islamic countries have always been carefully screened; there is a box on the bottom right that says, I WANT TO COME TO AMERICA TO:
a) go to university, b) attend commercial jet pilot’s school, c) bomb infidels? Khalid answered a).
Hey, here’s a thought—just until the war is over mind you—why not put CLOSED FOR BUSINESS signs on US visa offices in Islamic countries? This is smart on two counts: it will undoubtedly save on attempted terrorist attacks, and secondly it will cut down on dorm room curry sauce fumigation costs.
Understand this is only a suggestion. It shouldn’t even be at the top of Homeland Security’s list; that should be X-raying US Army psychiatrists for bomb vests.
What is it about these people the United States government doesn’t get? This guy was quite possibly on his way to whack George W. Bush for God sake. What do they have to do to prove that they intend to destroy America, open Honor Killings R Us franchises?
Isn’t it bad enough that the southern border leaks like a sieve and Janet “Big Sis” Napolitano thinks we’re snug as a bug in a rug, without actually inviting extremists to come bomb us? These attempted attacks are coming with such frequency that they are barely make headlines. It is becoming difficult to discern which is most dangerous, the Muslim plot to establish a worldwide caliphate, or the media conspiracy to cover it up.
Think about it. The brain trust of Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar are the established leaders of the intelligentsia on all things Muslim. Hello?
Lubbock is yet another almost-event in which America but for the grace of God dodged a bullet.
According to FBI sources Khalid had been planning as early as high school to win a scholarship to the US, to study explosives and to prepare bombs. Not only was he awarded the scholarship and granted the visa but the university was helping him obtain the knowledge to blow us up!
Yet the singularity of purpose of the radical Muslim ideology seems lost on US military, law enforcement and intelligence services.
“Our investigation continues, however, the criminal complaint contains no allegations that he received any directions from any other persons, or was under the control of any foreign terrorist organization,” said Special Agent Mark White, a spokesman for the FBI’s Dallas office.. “We are confident that we have eliminated the alleged threat posed by this person.”
Somehow that fact is less than comforting when one considers that the pool of potential bombers could number as many as 110 million.
Perhaps Secretary Napolitano is right about the border after all. Why worry about illegal entrants into the country, when those who wish us harm have simply to fill out a visa application?