Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Anti-terror actions in Europe

Making a good effort to get the horse back in the barn.
In the UK:
Five hundred police officers are carrying out anti-terrorist operations across England.

The raids, which began in five police force areas at 0300 BST, are targeting people suspected of plotting terrorism attacks abroad.

Nine arrests have so far been made in raids - one person has since been released and eight remain in custody.
In The Netherlands:
The Dutch parliament approved new anti-terrorism measures Tuesday that make it easier to arrest suspects without strong evidence and hold them longer without charge.

Prosecutors will be able to approve surveillance, infiltration or wiretapping of suspects even when there is not "reasonable suspicion" that a suspect may have committed a criminal act.
At least some nations remember we are at war. Not ready to quite yet.

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