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Ryan E.
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February 11, 2024

Feds seek 15-Year sentence in George W. Bush assassination plot

Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab, an Iraqi immigrant arrested for planning the assassination of George W. Bush, has pleaded guilty.

It is reported that Shihab blamed Bush for the state of affairs in Iraq and wanted revenge.

Shihab will soon be sentenced to jail time.

FIFTEEN YEARS

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Knight released a sentencing memo discussing just how severe Shihab’s offense was.

“Shihab’s assistance was designed to aid in the murder of former President Bush, such conduct constituting a federal crime of terrorism. Fueled by emotions and the aftermath of the Iraq War, not to mention his desire to profit financially, this effort was calculated to retaliate against not only the former president, but all Americans,” Knight wrote.

Now, prosecutors on the case have requested Shihab spend 15 years behind bars for his plan to kill the former president.

“It would send a clear message,” Knight said.

Shihab came to this country by applying for asylum.

In the event that failed, he also had a fake marriage as a backup plan.

According to what Shihab told the FBI, he also smuggled in multiple Hezbollah operatives into America.

Todd Bensman, the senior national security fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, has released a statement on the way Shihab came into this country and his actions since coming to America.

“This is kind of a double-barrel shotgun case because it underlines vulnerabilities in the legal entry system. How did they not run his fingerprints or check him out? He’s from Iraq, for God’s sake, of an age where he would have been in the military back in his youth. And two, he saw this vulnerability at the southern border as really helpful to killing a former president,” Bensman said.

No other details on Shihab’s case have been released at this time.

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