Some Terror Lessons from Germany

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 09/12/2007 12:00 am EDT

On Sept. 5, German police raided a house near the village of Oberschledorn, about an hour's drive east of Düsseldorf, and arrested three suspected Islamist terrorists. They had accumulated enough hydrogen peroxide to build a bomb with the explosive power of 550 kg of TNT, and they had scouted potential targets like Frankfurt International Airport and the huge U.S. Air Force base at Ramstein. As usual, the German police released only their first names and initials: Daniel S, age 22; Fritz G., 28; and Adem Y, 29.

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