1) This piece about the difficulty of actually making the "liquid explosives" that were supposedly going to be used in the recent plot.
2) This piece, which rightly points out that None of the alleged terrorists had made a bomb. None had bought a plane ticket. Many did not even have passports., as well as the fact that a _year_ of survelliance hadn't turned up this plot, which instead came to light under Pakistani interrogation. The Pakistani police being known for the use of torture.
And then watch this video, which is a news piece by MSNBC about what they call "The Nexus of Politics and Terror", when terrorist alerts are announced at politically useful times, in the handy top 10 format.
It's all scary, scary stuff.