Major Terrorist Attack Thwarted in Germany...
September 6, 2007 08:24 AM
...the target were U.S. military bases, and the plan was to be executed on Tuesday (September 11):
Prosecutors and police painted a picture of a ruthless cell of Al-Qaeda-linked fanatics, willing to die in suicide attacks with bombs more powerful than those used in the July 7 attacks in London in 2005.
Prosecutors said the attacks were planned at Frankfurt airport, Germany's biggest and busiest, and the Ramstein Airbase - the Pentagon's largest outside of the US.
Other US bases, civilian airports, a nightclub and pub were on the terrorists' target list.
Germany's chief prosecutor, Monika Harms, said the plan was to construct massive car bombs and cause "as much loss of life as possible".
"We have stopped what would certainly have been the worst terror attacks in Germany," he added.
Why don't these things get more press coverage? It is on the front page at Fox's website, but over at CNN (as of 9:01), it's not even mentioned. They do find these items newsworthy, though: "Man's arm stuck in meat grinder for 2 hours," "5 Mistakes Parents Make with Newborns," "Squirrel attacks, bites tot, trooper," and my personal favorite, "Peeping Tom Wants 10K Porn Stash Back."
Is it any wonder CNN's ratings are in the tank?