Al-Qaeda could bring down a London to New York flight at any time, former CIA chief warns

Al-Qaeda could succeed in destroying a civilian airliner flying from London to New York at any time, the former deputy chief of the CIA has warned.

Michael Morell, the recently retired number two at America’s lead spy agency, said he would be “not surprised at all” if the terror group’s Yemen offshoot was able to bring down a transatlantic passenger flight.

“To put it bluntly, I would not be surprised if al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) tomorrow brought down a US airliner travelling from London to New York or from New York to Los Angeles or anywhere else in the United States,” he writes in a new book.


Granted he has a book to sell, that said, I am inclined to believe him.