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Tag: tripwires

FBI Trip Wires Help in Battle Against Terrorism

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 The FBI has foiled terrorist attacks and saved lives using so-called trip wires, Dr. Vahid Majidi, the former assistant FBI director in charge of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, tells Newsmax.

Ronald Kessler writes:

The wires are designed to tip off the FBI of potential terrorists by identifying people who buy suspicious chemicals or are funding enemies of the U.S., author and reporter Ronald Kessler wrote after interviewing Majidi.

Trip wires ended in the arrest of a 20-year-old college student from Saudi Arabia who was accused of planning to blow up the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush, according to Newsmax. In a separate case, the FBI became aware of a man who planned to make ricin from castor beans.

“We have a complete set of trip wires for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats,” Majidi said.