Sort-of Bomb Found Bound for Germany

Police in Namibia this morning found a suitcase on a Munich-bound plane that had "a fuse, clock and wires" inside, attached to batteries. But no explosives! Which is nice. Still: Germans should panic, panic, panic.

Germany had already dispatched heavily armed police officers and bomb-sniffing dogs on Wednesday to its train stations, airports and key landmarks. In a hastily called news conference in Berlin on Wednesday, Mr. de Maizière, said the government had "concrete indications of a series of attacks planned for the end of November," and German, Pakistani and American officials offered similar accounts of intelligence that pointed to imminent attacks by terrorists trained in Pakistan or Afghanistan.

If you are in, are going to, or have ever been to Germany or its airports, authorities say the best thing to do now is to panic.

[NYT]