It’s been known for quite some time that various US alphabet agencies both create and stir up and in some cases even nurture terrorism. The reasons for this are myriad, however the simple fact remains that many of these terrorist events are either directly, indirectly caused or otherwise observed and in some cases allowed to happen.
In regards to the underwear bomber, the identity of the smartly dressed Indian man needs to be determined. This was the guy that allowed the underwear bomber to get through airport security without being searched and without a passport.
Also remember that this came right at christmas time when a lot of people were flying. Leave it up to the government to ratchet up the fear and remind you why you need them.