We’re either very lucky or the enemy is very inept.
This young Saudi, living in the windy, isolated West Texas city of Lubbock on a student visa and, therefore, apparently attending Texas Tech University (though they managed to keep their name out of the stories), got caught buying some unusually-toxic industrial chemicals. To make bombs for terrorist attacks, the feds say.
We’re lucky that Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari isn’t the finest product of human evolution. Or, uh, maybe he is. This could well be evolution at work.