Just because we have become increasingly disinterested in Al Queda does not mean it has become disinterested in us;
The CIA has disrupted an al-Qaeda plot to bring down a US-bound airline using a new underwear bomb around the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. Terrorists in Yemen reportedly planned to use a device similar to the one that failed to explode on a plane to Detroit on Christmas Day in 2009 but American officials said the new bomb was significantly more sophisticated. While the would-be suicide bomber had yet to select a target and there was no imminent threat of attack, the plot served as a reminder of al-Qaeda’s ambitions to strike against US civilians. Leon Panetta, the US defence secretary, confirmed the operation last night, saying the US must “continue to remain vigilant against those that would seek to attack this country.”
In this murky world of counter terrorism, there are a lot of unknowns, and with the Obama regime one can never be sure of what is not being said BUT there are at least 3 points to be made here;
1. Thank goodness our Intelligence services did disrupt this plot to take innocent life.
2. Yemen seems to feature as a base for Islamic terrorism and so should be targeted in all possible ways.
3. Commercial aircraft seem to still feature very highly in the evil mindset of Islamic terror. They must love the idea of causing such horrendous mass murder.