The London Bombers: A Balkan Connection?

Four of the London bombers have been identified: they are Hasib Hussein, 19, Shehzad Tanweer, 22, “Rashid Facha, a British-born Pakistani in his twenties; and Jacksey Fiaz, about 35.”

Juan Cole tosses us this interesting lead from Al-Sharq al-Awsat:

“There are reports that the 4 bombers received al-Qaeda-type commando training, and that another 100 persons have been put under surveillance. Via the Times of London it says that the explosive used were “military” and may have come from the Balkans. [The bomb-maker may have run the cell and may be at large.]”

A Balkan connection, eh? Why am I not surprised?