Yemeni Bomb Plot: Has al-Qaeda Become More Organized? – TIME

It’s too early to panic, but we should seriously start wondering whether the bombs found on airplanes in Dubai and Britain are signs of a new, more dangerous wave of terrorism. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano described the bombs as having “all the hallmarks of al-Qaeda.” But the more ominous truth is that these bombs have the hallmark of a higher degree of professionalism than we’ve ever seen come out of al-Qaeda. If al-Qaeda indeed made them, they’ve teamed up with true professionals.