While much of the globe has been focused on the possibility that World War III just got kicked off over on the eastern edge of Europe, middle eastern terrorists are still plotting horrible things for a world that’s looking the other way.
The latest diabolic plan unearthed by authorities comes to us from Ohio, by way of Iraq, and was targeting one of Texas’ most important citizens.
An Iraqi man in the U.S. accused of being linked to ISIS operatives was plotting to kill George W. Bush, going so far as to travel to Dallas in November to take video around the former president’s home and recruiting a team of compatriots he hoped to smuggle into the country over the Mexican border, according to an FBI search-warrant application filed March 23 and unsealed this week in the Southern District of Ohio.
The reason for the assassination harkened back to the Iraq war.
The FBI said it uncovered the scheme through the work of two confidential informants and surveillance of the alleged plotter’s account on the Meta-owned WhatsApp messaging platform. The suspect, Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab, based in Columbus, Ohio, said he wanted to assassinate Bush because he felt the former president was responsible for killing many Iraqis and breaking apart the country after the 2003 U.S. military invasion, according to the warrant.
The former President wasn’t the only one on the hit-list either, with Shihab also plotting to kill a former Iraqi general who worked willingly with the US during the conflict.