The terrorists have another bright idea: just make a bunch of bombs and put them in the mail! It was a wonder the parcels were intercepted. According to reports, we have to thank an ex-prisoner in Guantanamo who had been released and was living in Saudi Arabia. He informed authorities and managed to even get them the tracking numbers of the packages. The Saudis too did their part in stopping the mayhem before it happened. They all deserve our thanks.
(I’m not linking to the story because the news reports go so far as to name the informer and print his picture. The poor guy will doubtless get killed for his good deed unless he is given protection for life.)