US state department defends Europe-wide terror alert.
"The US state department today defended the decision to issue a terror alert covering all of Europe but admitted that it had no specific information of any plot or potential target."
WHAT! I just can't imagine that... how could the US do that? No specific information of any plot or target? Nothing!
The alarm led to consternation across Europe, "tit-for-tat" warnings by France and Britain about travel in each other's countries, German government complaints the US was over-reacting to a "hypothetical" threat, anonymous criticism by European security officials, and claims by Pakistani diplomats that the US move was politically motivated.
It was quite obvious that the move had been politically motivated. As I mentioned just over two weeks ago.