Wily bomb maker fast in race with technology; informant ID'd device
Al Qaedas top bomb maker in Yemen is so ruthless that he recruited and equipped his own brother for an underwear-bomb suicide attack against a top Saudi royal in 2009.
Even for al Qaeda, thats cold, said author Peter Bergen, who has studied the group since the late 1990s.
Now Ibrahim al-Asiri, 30, is suspected of making a new underwear bomb designed for use against a U.S.-bound airliner in a plot uncovered last month by U.S. and Saudi intelligence and thwarted within the past few days.
Posted by: Besoeker 2012-05-09