Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's Wake-Up Call from Al-Qaeda

(Times-UK) Editorial - With its loosely affiliated franchises, its dedicated core of jihadists and its ruthless obsession with blowing planes out of the sky, al-Qaeda is a formidable adversary. Worse, its adherents are prepared - indeed happy - to die for its cause. It seems entirely predictable that this war with al-Qaeda will lead to more attempted terrorist outrages. And inevitably they will get lucky. The one bright spark is that al-Qaeda's technical shortcomings meant no one died. So we got this wake-up call for free and would be foolish not to heed it.

2010-01-05 10:03:03

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