Doing the Saudi’s a favor – release some more oil supply now #*&@!es. via U.S. adds Saudi bombmaker to terrorism blacklist | Reuters.
(Reuters) – The United States on Thursday added a Saudi bombmaker who is a key suspect in the 2010 al Qaeda parcel bomb plot against the United States to its official terrorism blacklist.
Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri is believed to work with the Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and already tops Saudi Arabia’s terrorism list.
“Al-Asiri is an AQAP operative and serves as the terrorist organizations’ primary bomb maker,” the State Department said in announcing the designation, noting that al-Asiri has also been accused of recruiting his younger brother as a suicide bomber for a failed attack on Saudi counter-terrorism chief Prince Mohammed bin Nayef in 2009.
“Although the assassination attempt failed, the brutality, novelty and sophistication of the plot is illustrative of the threat posed by al-Asiri,” the State Department said.
The U.S. order is aimed at stemming the flow of resources to al-Asiri by freezing all of his property which may be under U.S. jurisdiction and banning any U.S. citizen from engaging in transactions with him.
al-Asiri got his brother to put a bomb up his ass but an errant text message set it off killing only himself and not the Saudi prince.