Spain paid the price for supporting the war in Iraq. I suppose Germany’s president was targeted for assasination for not opposing it enough. From Reuters:
BERLIN (Reuters) – German President Johannes Rau has cancelled a planned visit to Djibouti after German security services warned him of an assassination plot, his office says.
The statement said the security services had received information that an Islamist group planned to kill him during a visit to the Horn of Africa state to meet German troops stationed there.
The decision to cancel the visit comes amid heightened security fears following the recent train bombings in Madrid by a group suspected to be linked to al Qaeda.
“In the judgement of the services responsible, there was a considerable and concrete personal risk to the President,” the president’s office said.