Two suitcases containing bottles of gasoline, propane gas and a detonating device that were found abandoned in German regional trains last month were bombs primed to go off and kill a "high number'' of people, police said. . . .
The July 31 attempt "is likely to have a terrorist background,'' Zierke said. Investigators found pieces of paper with Arabic letters and telephone numbers from Lebanon in clothes which were in the suitcases to pad the gas bottles, he said. They also found starch bags from Lebanon which were sold in a store in or around Essen, a city in North-Rhine Westphalia.
Mr. Reynolds has the following to say on the subject:
I'm sure it was their invasion of Iraq, or maybe their opposition to the Kyoto Protocol that led to this...
It couldn't be part of an overall Islamist war plan or anything.