Italy: Disaster Averted

Police foil a terrorist plot

Were it not for the impressive efforts of Swiss and Italian antiterrorist squads last week, the marble and granite U.S. embassy on Rome's Via Veneto could have shared the fate of the American embassy in Beirut last September. The police teams uncovered a cell of Islamic extremists who seemed to be on the verge of executing yet another bomb attack on a symbol of U.S. authority. The plot may have been the one brazenly promised by the shadowy Islamic Jihad group two days before the U.S. presidential election,...

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