The Foreign Office warned that there was a ”high threat” of attacks in countries including France and Germany, rather than the ”general threat” previously identified.
The move came shortly after the State Department issued guidance urging Americans to be vigilant when visiting Europe, highlighting the ”potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure”.
The Foreign Office advice now states: “Like other large European countries, the French/German authorities continue to consider that there is a high threat of terrorism.
“Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.”
Really, they certainly are targeted attacks: Targets will be chosen for maximum casualties, chaos, and disruption of lives and of the economy, to give the impression that no one is safe anywhere. Above all, the targets will be non-Muslims and their un-Islamic governments. Those are the heart of the matter.
Authorities must also consider that first responders will be targeted in a second wave, as we have seen in many other jihadist attacks.
The warnings have been heightened after intelligence officials in Britain intercepted a credible al Qaida-linked terror plot last week.
The planned attack would reportedly have been similar to the deadly commando-style raids in Mumbai, India, two years ago, with other European cities, in France and Germany, also targeted.[…]
On Friday, Sweden announced it has raised its threat alert to the highest level ever because of an increased threat of terror attacks….
And not due to Lutherans.