Friday, July 15, 2016

Some Thoughts On The Latest Attack In France

Take a look at these two articles in today's The Jerusalem Post:

(1) [The latest attack in France] appears to be the work of a lone wolf or local cell, experts say; An EU-wide counter-terror organization is needed, though lone attackers are very difficult to stop.

The wave of terrorist attacks targeting Europe will likely intensify, a senior Israeli security expert warned on Friday.

The growing number of jihadist atrocities in Europe has "unfortunately not yet reached its peak," said Boaz Ganor, Founder and Director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) in Herzliya.

"European societies are not used to it. They will require resilience, and skillful security forces," he added.

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(2) Theresa May, a ‘long-standing friend of Israel’

The parliamentary chairman of the Conservative Friends of Israel issued a statement saying that “Israel can rest assured that a UK led by Theresa May will be there in its moments of need."

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France has suffered several recent terror attacks, while the UK has not. Which of these factors, if any, do you think plays a role in the difference?

*France hosts "Charlie Hebdo", while the UK does not.

*The UK has become a police state which uses the latest Israeli-tested methods, while France has not.

*France supports a peace process for Palestine, while the UK supports whatever the Israelis want.

*The UK is a military and political puppet of the US, while France is not.

I think it's likely the French now will crack down on Muslims as never before. Will it make a difference? Only time will tell.

If and when it does not, perhaps we should try different ways to stop terrorism. Here are some suggestions:

I. Stop Overthrowing the Moderates and Arming Crazies

II. Stop Supporting the Dictators Who Fund Terrorists

III. Stop Bombing and Invading When a Negotiated Settlement Is Offered

IV. Stop Imperial Conquests for Arab Oil

V. Stop Drone Assassinations of Innocent Civilians

VI. Stop Torture

VII. Stop Mass Surveillance

VIII. Stop Covering Up 9/11

IX. Stop Doing It Ourselves

You can read the details of these proposals @

I expect most to counter these with "but that won't stop lone wolf terrorists". Maybe not, but how can we be sure until we try?

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