Skip to comments.Italian Official: State of Alert in Europe
Posted on 07/07/2005 10:28:42 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
The whole of Europe was on alert Thursday following a series of bombings in London, Italian officials said, while security officials were assessing Italian security and Italy's airports raised their alert level to a maximum.
Italy's European commissioner called the explosions in central London on Thursday a terrorist strike against Europe.
The Italian Foreign Ministry said at least two Italians were injured in the blasts, without giving details.
"What has happened is the tragic confirmation that terrorism strikes once more at the heart of Europe," said Franco Frattini, Europe's commissioner for justice and home affairs, in comments reported by Italian news agencies and confirmed by his office.
"It's necessary to immediately activate coordination between intelligence and police services, and offer England all the help possible," Frattini said.
In an address to the Italian parliament, Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu said Italy was not alone in calling a state of alert, but that all of Europe was stepping up vigilance. Italian security officials were meeting to assess the situation and decide what measures could be taken, the ministry said.
A group calling itself "The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe" posted a claim of responsibility for Thursday's blasts on the Internet, saying they were in retaliation for Britain's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The statement also threatened attacks in Italy and Denmark, warning those countries "and all crusader governments that they will receive the same punishment if they do not withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan."
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Meanwhile the French are trying to find someone to surrender to.
"Get thee behind me--we'll handle this."
I'd love to say that they'll finally wake up after this, but I know they won't. The British people might increase their support of the War on Terror, but I'm certain that the people of Old Europe will go back to their sniping within days if recent history is any judge. Unfortunately, the same can be said of the traitorous Left in the United States. It will take something far worse to convince the West that our existance is truly on the line here. And frankly, even a nuke over L.A. or Washington probably wouldn't change the black hearts of the radical left.
..."State of Alert?" ...ongoing Italian state of alert for us evil Americans who might kidnap the poor, little terrorists in Italy?
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