Merely killing passers-by serves no warlike purpose in itself. The explosive force derives from our reaction to it, from the public attention awarded to it and from the response of the political community. Publicity and response are the terrorists’ “useful idiocies” .Just as appeasers like you are their ‘useful idiots’, Simon?
There is no way any community can make itself immune to terror attacks. Since they are random, no protection can defend that community from them. No amount of police work or surveillance, no deployment of armies or navies, let alone of missiles or nuclear weapons, can guard against them. Intelligence and surveillance can go so far, but the bombers and killers will get through any net.This is certainly true. Especially if the killers don’t expect to survive.
But do we want to be like Israel, where would-be jihadis wind up facedown in the gutter with their brains leaking out, or like Europe, where a captured jihadi (who has hidden in the ghetto of his fellow Islamists for weeks, unmolested by police who regard it as a ‘no go area’) announces his intention to sue his captors under human rights laws with the benefit of his taxpayer-funded lawyer?
“Fighting terrorism” is as meaningless as “fighting guns” .Really? Cool. I look forward to quoting you on the next ‘Stupid Yanks, clinging to God and guns’ article that crops up in this online cesspit that is CiF these days…
What is not stupid is seeking to alleviate, or not aggravate, the rage that gives rise to acts of terror…Once again, I’m reminded of Churchill’s description of an appeaser. Well, I’m tired of this crocodile called Islam. And I need a new pair of shoes and a handbag.
The blanket media coverage assured for any act of violence is reckless. The media must “report”, but it need not go berserk in revelling in the violence caused, as it manifestly has done to Islamic State brutality.The MSM is old hat. Who really cares what the ‘Guardian’ or even ‘Daily Mail’ take on it is, when with social media you can view all opinions at the touch of a button?
More serious, the intention of the terrorist is clearly to shut down western society, to show liberal democracy to be a sham and to invoke the persecution of Muslims.You think there’s really been ‘persecution of Muslims’, Simon? Really?
Yet that is the invariable response of the security industry to these incidents. Convinced of its potency, it dare not admit there are some things against which it cannot protect us. So when incidents occur it jerks the knee and demands ever more money and ever more power. It must not be given them.Fuck off, you quisling traitor. And when you get there, fuck off again.