May 8th, 2012
05:32 AM ET

Clinton on foiled al Qaeda plot: 'Terrorists keep trying'

By the CNN Wire Staff

The latest foiled bomb plot targeting an airliner is an indication that, while the device did not ultimately pose a threat, terrorists remain determined, U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said Tuesday.

"These terrorists keep trying ... to devise more perverse and terrible ways to kill innocent people, and it's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant at home and abroad in protecting our nation and in protecting friendly nations," she told reporters at a news conference in New Delhi.

The plot was thwarted two weeks, a source familiar with the operation said Tuesday. Saudi intelligence assets provided the tip, the source said.

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  1. Say What?

    24 April Senior State Dept offical states, "The war on terror is over."

    7 May SecState Hillary says, "Terrorists remain determined."

    Little messaging problem here, State Dept?

    By the way, it's all George Bush's fault.

    May 8, 2012 at 11:03 am | Reply
  2. michaelfury

    "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

    – George W. Bush

    May 8, 2012 at 9:19 am | Reply
    • Hahahahahahahha

      “One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.”

      -George W. Bush


      May 8, 2012 at 9:26 am | Reply
      • Prediction

        Did he have a learning disability?

        May 8, 2012 at 9:36 am |
      • Hahahahahahahha

        He sure did!!!! Hahahahahahaha

        May 8, 2012 at 9:43 am |

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