This is news? I thought everyone knew that Al-Qaeda would be targeting airliners since, oh, around September 11, 2001. From AP:
CAIRO, Egypt – An Internet statement signed by an al-Qaida cell in Saudi Arabia warned Monday that the terror network will target Western airlines, military bases and residential compounds and told Muslims to stay away from Westerners.
The warning of attacks in “the near future” appeared on a Web site known for posting messages from militants, including the video in which a terror group with al-Qaida links executed Nicholas Berg, an American kidnapped in Iraq.
The authenticity of the statement, signed “Al-Qaida on the Arabian Peninsula,” could not be confirmed. Al-Qaida uses the term “Arabian Peninsula” to refer to Saudi Arabia because it rejects the rule of the Al Saud dynasty, after whom the country is named.