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Terrorist plot to assassinate Bush

Terrorist plot to assassinate Bush

If the headline surprises, you –you think it is some fake report – you obviously missed what little coverage the story got.

Of course, the arrest of the would-be assassin was overshadowed by the horrific mass killing of 19 young kids and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas; the results of a series of major primaries; and a war in Ukraine – and even the latter two got minimal coverage.

Regardless, it was an important story.  So here are the facts.

The central figure in the plot was Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab (perhaps his father stuttered).  He is an Iraqi terrorist who was in American on a visitor visa.  He was arrested in Ohio and has been charged with “aiding and abetting the attempted murder of a former United States official”

The reason for the jihad was because Bush had destroyed Iraq.  The plot to kill Bush was to be carried out by a team of imported terrorists identified as members of Al-Ra’ed (translated as “thunder”).  Other members of the team were to be snuck over America’s porous southern border – embedded with the growing caravans of illegal border crossers.  (That should put the lie to the Democrats claim that all those millions of illegal border crossers are innocent women and children escaping the dangers of their homelands.)

The plot was uncovered when Shihab had conversations with an FBI informant.  He told the informant that “the ‘Al-Ra’ed’ group that was planning to assassinate former President Bush was unrelated to ISIS, but he was hoping that ISIS would approve and collaborate in the assassination.”  

According to court filings, Shihab told the informant that he was a “soldier waiting for directions from the leadership in Qatar.”

Shihab had personally cased the Bush Presidential Library and the family residence.  He took videos of the gate accessing the home.

In addition to the plan to assassinate Bush, Shihab appears to have been involved in a broader effort to bring Muslim terrorists into America.  He made plans with the informant, who provided a border guard uniform and $40,00 in cash to pay for the operation, courtesy of the FBI.  I hope Uncle Sam got his money back.

Shihab told the informant that those to be smuggled into the country included his brother and members of Hezbollah.

As much as I could check out the story, I found nothing in the public record or the court documents that gave any indication of what became of the individuals who were to be smuggled into America.  Do we know who they are?   Are we going to track them down and – as the saying goes – neutralize them?  And what about those unidentified folks in Qatar who seem to be giving the orders?

We can only hope that the FBI and the CIA are doing their job in eliminating future threats to Bush or Americans in general.  I suppose this gives President Biden another reason not to secure the border is futile.

Kudos to the FBI on this one.

So, there 

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Larry Horist

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  1. Frank stetson

    A damned Muslim

  2. Frankbstetson

    This is not the real frank stetson

  3. frank stetson

    this is not really Frank Stetson, he’s a form a flattery.

  4. Larry Horist

    Sounds like a legitimate reason to want to assassinate something.
    You lie to the international community to get the entire world to preemptively attack a Sovereign nation, then bungle the war so bad that it drags on for 20 yrs, effectively destroying any possibility of a normal life for generations of Iraqis.. then mistakenly admit 20 yrs later that it was wholly unjustified and brutal, then make a joke about it….

    I can see why, as an Iraqi, you’d want to kill Bush.

    I’d also like to point out that this man entered the US under trump’s watch.

    • Ben

      Well, if this is legit, then think about those thousands of Latino children separated from their parents, parents deported, sometimes the families become separated forever. Thousands and thousands of them Fast forward 18 years to a lifetime of hating Americans and training to kill them. Now imagine all of that but the child is raised in America. Could be fun around 2030, and frankly, can you blame them?

      Now turn to Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen and Afghanistan where you grew up not being able to play on sunny days because of US drone attacks. Over 14,000 of them, 13,000 of them by Trump in Afghanistan. Cloudy, rainy days are for playing outside thank you America. Can you blame them for going terrorist?

      Unintended outcomes but we should have known.

      • Charles

        Fuck ‘em. And you too. If you hate our country so much get the hell out.

        • Ben

          Here’s a buck Chuck, buy a clue

          But you wanting to fuck the children may not be exactly what you intended to say.when you said “fuck ‘em and you too.” Wow, our resident gay gunnie pedophile. Gross.

          Make me get out dickhead.

          I’m still here.

          • Charles

            Until then

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