This perhaps indicates that the same jihadists are behind both attempted attacks. Anyone seen Al-Awlaki lately? “Sources: Explosive may be same as Christmas attack,” by Eileen Sullivan and Matt Apuzzo for The Associated Press, October 29 (thanks to Weasel Zippers):
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say they believe two packages bound for the United States contained the same powerful explosive used in the failed Christmas Day airline bombing.
The officials said full testing has not been completed but initial indications are the packages contained PETN, a chemical that was also a component of shoe bomber Richard Reid’s explosive in 2001….