Revealed: Bomb plot was disrupted after informant infiltrated Yemen Al Qaeda cell

The inside source is now “safely out of Yemen,” according to one international intelligence official, and was able to bring with him to Saudi Arabia the bomb al Qaeda thought was going to be detonated on a U.S.-bound aircraft…

U.S. officials said they felt confident throughout the operation that the bomb was not an actual threat because the inside source had “control.”…

Brennan would not discuss the status of the would-be bomber, citing operational security, and declined to say whether the insider had himself been tapped to carry out the plot.