A small airplane heading from Switzerland to Italy crashed into the 26th floor of a Milan Office/Government building this afternoon. The pilot reported trouble and tried to land on the Milan airport. As of now this is clearly an accident.

If this had happened a year ago no one would be in doubt that this is an accident. However, because of the dreaded events of 11/09 people panic. Stock markets panic too - the DAX in Franfurt dropped considerably as the news hit the screens of all major news channels. I think people should just calm down. Being paranoid will just do more damage. I don't think that Europe is safe from terrorists. Especially as the NATO is participating in the US' trigger-happy escapade in Afghanistan. But please take a deep breath before you point your finger and start screaming.