"Terrorism is an entrepreneurial activity, and in Yemen you've got over 20 million aggressive, commercial-minded, and well-armed people, all extremely hard-working compared with the Saudis next door. It's the future, and it terrifies the hell out of the government in Riyadh."
-- Robert D Kaplan

Terrorism sounds more like Soldier of Fortune than the Libyans in Back to the Future. Is Al-Qaeda just a gateway drug to further piracy?