There are some indications that this is true in America as well. I was in a train station in a major city a few days ago, and the place was being patrolled by large numbers of uniformed military personnel. As I’ve had occasion to be in that station several times in the last few weeks, I can say with certainty that the military patrols a few days ago were not just routine, even in this post-9/11 world.
“Exclusive: Concern That Terror Teams Have Selected Targets, Ready to Strike
U.S. Weighs Travel Alert For Europe Because of Threat of Terror Attacks,” by Richard Esposito, Rhonda Schwartz and Kirit Radia for ABC News, October 2:
Strong concerns that terrorist teams in Europe have selected their targets, completed their surveillance, eluded capture and are now ready to strike at airports and tourist attractions have prompted the State Department to ready a highly unusual travel advisory for Europe, multiple law enforcement and intelligence sources tell ABC News.
Intelligence and law enforcement officials have information that the teams could at any time launch a “Mumbai style” terror attack that targets civilians for death or hostage taking. The 2008 Mumbai attack used small arms and explosives to kill 175 people and paralyze the Indian city for days.
The current concerns are for scenarios that include opening fire at airports in Europe as well as executing similar attacks at “soft” targets like tourist attractions or hotels.
According to ABC News sources, the terror plotters have moved through the surveillance stage, checked back in with al Qaeda in Pakistan, and have received the go-ahead to strike.
Officials said earlier that Osama bin Laden had approved or blessed the attack plan.
The suspects reportedly include British and German citizens, who may be of Pakistani or Afghan ethnicity….