Their last few threats have proved to be empty — in fact, virtually all of their threats have since 9/11. But Al-Qaeda is still playing scare warfare. From the World Tribune:
Al Qaida has again warned of a major strike in the United States.
The Al Qaida warning was relayed via the Tajamu Reform Party of Yemen in a statement proposing terms of reconciliation with the government which has been under pressure to cooperate with the United States in the war on terrorism.
“A major strike, a big event will take place in America soon,” the statement said.
In its statement, Al Qaida termed Sanaa as the second most cooperative partner in the U.S.-led war against the Islamic insurgency movement. The group said Pakistan was the chief ally of the United States.