“Prompted by the London bombings”: this lends credence to the idea that’s going around, that the jihadists shot themselves in the foot by bombing London, as they have awakened the sleeping giant. I hope that’s true, although I have seen the giant go back to sleep before. From AP, with thanks to Skeetstreet:
Police arrested 142 people in a two-day anti-terrorism security sweep around Milan prompted by the London bombings, the ANSA news agency reported Saturday.
Some 2,000 carabinieri paramilitary police fanned out across the Lombardy region, stepping up patrols around train stations, subways and other sensitive sites, ANSA said, quoting the regional commander of the carabinieri, Gen. Antonio Girone.
Girone said the operation was focusing around Milan as Â«a possible primary objective of any possible terrorist action,Â» ANSA said. Calls placed to Girones office werent immediately returned Saturday.
Of those arrested, 83 were immigrants and authorities issued 52 deportation orders, ANSA said.