A tip...hmmmm. that sounds an awful lot like good old fashion police work, and imagine it didn't require blowing the shit out of an unrealted country, odd that. Nor did it require unrestricted illegal wiretapping or waterboarding some guy to get the information. Who'd a thunk it. This will apparently require an assault on bottled water and nail polish. Oi.
Tip Followed '05 Attacks on London Transit
By Craig Whitlock and Dafna Linzer
Washington Post Foreign Service
Friday, August 11, 2006; Page A01
It all began with a tip: In the aftermath of the July 7, 2005, suicide bombings on London's transit system, British authorities received a call from a worried member of the Muslim community, reporting general suspicions about an acquaintance.
From that vague but vital piece of information, according to a senior European intelligence official, British authorities opened the investigation into what they said turned out to be a well-coordinated and long-planned plot to bomb multiple transatlantic flights heading toward the United States -- an assault designed to rival the scope and lethality of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackings.