Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Still Out There

Two men were arrested in Amsterdam after flying from the U.S. with suspicious stuff in their luggage.

U.S. officials said the two appeared to be travelling with what were termed “mock bombs” in their luggage. “This was almost certainly a dry run, a test,” said one senior law enforcement official.

A spokesman for the Dutch public prosecutor, Ernst Koelman, confirmed the two men were arrested this morning and said “the investigation is ongoing.” He said the arrests were made “at the request of American authorities.”

Yeah, it’s still a dangerous world and there are still people out there who are up to no good. But not everyone. And at least to the credit of the current administration, they didn’t go on TV and raise the threat level to puce.