Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says terrorists had planned to fly planes into St. Peter’s on Christmas. Thank God it didn’t happen. In fact, I firmly believe that it was the prayers of everybody for a safe Christmas.
While the Italian government has backed off from the prime minister’s statement, they don’t contradict it. That validates what we knew before Christmas when Israel’s Mossad warned Italy and the Vatican that terrorists were planning to attack Catholic targets in Italy over Christmas. Looks like somebody sees that as a war of cultures and religion.
That brings to mind another point: there’s been some criticism of the US government for calling for an orange alert over Christmas and then nothing happened, with people complaining that the alert was for nothing. Huh? Maybe it was the alert that foiled a terrorist attack which is what it’s supposed to do. If they didn’t call for the alert and terrorists successfully attacked, what would these same people be saying now?