Every Light Is Full Red

Maybe it was U.S. Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge's visit to London. Or maybe it was just more aftershocks from last month's bombing in Bali. But Europe was starting to feel a lot like the U.S., as terror alerts were issued across the continent. In Britain, the Home Office issued a statement saying that terrorists may "try to develop a so-called dirty bomb or some kind of poison gas," though within an hour the statement was replaced by a less frightening one. In Berlin, Germany's intelligence chief, August Hanning, said on TV: "The fear is very concrete that we must reckon...

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