Obama was notified yesterday evening, at 10:30 PM, EST. This was long before the first package was 'discovered' in Britain. The British reported finding no explosives, but late Friday, Obama announces - just before the Weekend News Cycle Begins - that the packages were bombs. This timing ensures that they will be the news topic this weekend, and not the dismal prospects for democrats in Tuesday's election. How convenient. Warning, Warning, Threat Level Passionate PinK! Oh, the color coded threat levels went out with the Bush regime? Well, at least the well timed pre-election Terrorism Scare hasn't gone out of fashion. When did that UPS flight depart Yemen?
Saudi-led coalition air strike kills around 30 Yemeni civilians (Reuters)