How is it that the media here in the states missed this? I found this lovely tidbit in the Jerusalem Post.
US intel chief: Al-Qaida likely to attempt attack
CIA director says terror organization deploying operatives to US to carry out new attacks from inside country.
WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida can be expected to attempt an attack on the United States in the next three to six months, senior US intelligence officials told Congress on Tuesday.The terror organization is deploying operatives to the United States to carry out new attacks from inside the country, including "clean" recruits with a negligible trail of terrorist contacts, CIA Director Leon Panetta said. The chilling warning comes as Christmas Day airline attack suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutullab was cooperating with federal investigators, a federal law enforcement official said Tuesday.Al-Qaida also is inspiring homegrown extremists to trigger violence on their own, Panetta said.