You can’t have a bomb without a fuse, and the fuses for the massive German plot that was broken up earlier this month came from Syria:

FUSES intended for use in a suspected plot to bomb US installations in Germany came from Syria through Turkey, the German interior minister said yesterday.

Wolfgang Schaeuble said the three suspects had received an order from Pakistan to act by mid-September.

German security officials were also monitoring three men who had trained in a Pakistan camp for militants, but lacked the evidence to arrest them, Mr Schaeuble said.

The threat from the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic Jihad Union, which claimed responsibility for the plot, has not been eliminated, he said. US installations remained a potential target.

So three graduates of al Qaeda U are still on the loose. And unsurprisingly, Syria is their Silk Road, a conduit for terrorists entering Iraq and for terror gear to enter Europe.