On Monday was the big announcement that an airline bomb plot was foiled and that the public was never in any danger.
Now we know why the public was never in any danger.
According to the NY Times, the plot was foiled by a Saudi double agent who infiltrated the terrorist group and then volunteered to 'carry out' the suicide attack.
But instead of carrying out the attack:
...the double agent left Yemen last month, traveling by way of the United Arab Emirates, and delivered both the innovative bomb designed for his aviation attack and inside information on the group’s leaders, locations, methods and plans to the Central Intelligence Agency, Saudi intelligence and allied foreign intelligence agencies.
Hmm....that's gotta sting, eh Uncle Janet?