The New York Post reports that "since last week's deadly attacks in Turkey, the 'chatter' among Islamic extremists has spiked upward, suggesting al Qaeda may try a spectacular attack on U.S. soil, it was reported yesterday. 'You have rapid-fire, back-to-back, significant al Qaeda attacks,' a counterterrorism expert told Newsweek.
"'It's starting to look like this could be the buildup to a grand finale on U.S. soil.'"
Since the Istanbul bombings, "the chatter - loose talk of threats among Islamic extremists that is picked up by U.S. eavesdroppers - has picked up, Newsweek says.
"And the holy month of Ramadan, which terrorists see as a propitious time for great and violent events, is ending."