Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri
There are persistent rumblings on jihadist websites calling for attacks. There were new propaganda videos posted this week from al Qaeda’s new leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, pledging to “do everything in order to deprive America of security.”
A mail bomb that was intercepted in England apparently could have exploded over upstate New York, eastern Pennsylvania or southern New Jersey.
Saudi Arabian Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, who is also suspected of building the failed “underwear bomb” on Christmas Day, is thought to be behind the latest cargo plane plot by U.S. officials.