Was Germany in for its own 3/11 or 7/7? “A Middle Eastern Connection?,” from Spiegel, with thanks to JS:
Two suitcase bombs found in German trains early this week have set off a debate on the safety of the German rail system.
Two suitcase bombs discovered early this week in western German train stations may be traceable to the Middle East according to Friday reports. Both bombs — packed in abandoned pieces of luggage and left on separate trains — were found by officials in lost-and-found centers on Monday and Tuesday. One package allegedly contained a plastic bag printed with Arabic writing. The SÃ¼ddeutsche Zeitung reported that the bag came from the Lebanese capital of Beirut, but German officials wouldn’t confirm the story. “We don’t give out details on the results of an ongoing investigation,” said Ullrich Schultheis, a spokesman for the German Attorney General’s office in Karlsruhe.