Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Terror threat

Over the weekend there was news that the British had arrested a further 14 men for plotting terrorist attacks. Last month the German authorities revealed that they had arrested two men plotting to bomb trains in July during the World Cup. Today, we read that Denmark has arrested 9 more people.

I doubt any potential attacks were in any way coordinated, but are the arrests? Have the authorities found some gold mine of information that is leading to all these arrests or has terrorist activity in Europe increased significantly lately or is all this just one over-reaction after another? Hard to say at the moment, but something certainly seems to have changed lately.