In the video/discussion (see below) politicians resp. persons of state authorities and others comment and debate on what has been and is being done when it comes to the terror attack in Manchester and other planned or “successful” attacks
Something that is stressed from the side of the authorities, is the good work done by the police when it comes to foil plots. But trying to catch the jihadists and other people involved already in the planning state is only one counter measure that alone will show nothing but very limited success if not combined by a row of other measures like e.g.:
- To understand what and who motivates and produces jihadists and to put the finger on that and take strong and effective counter actions.
- To prohibit anyone that is likely to become involved in both motivating, planning, financing and carrying out these attacks to enter the country in the first place as well as stop the associated money flows from abroad. This could mean prohibiting certain groups completely from immigrating to and even entering the country.
- To deport the ones involved in any way even if it means to strip them from their British nationality (if they have also another).
Just trying to catch the persons involved in time and fining them or send them off to a short prison stay for motivating, financing and planning terror attacks will not stop them from trying again. As we know, these persons are normally even more radicalized when they come out of prison than before they entered. A fine is clearly also not efficient, e.g. their financiers in the gulf states has so much money that they can’t even stand straight.
If you have a machine (in the west) producing jihadists faster and faster every day and have personnel that try to catch them before they hit, your personnel will not always be successful in doing so. Not even if you hire more and more personnel trying to cope with it and that even if done to a point when it no longer can be financed. To have any real success you will have to stop the machine from increasing its speed, slow down the speed and this is likely “utopia” stop the machine completely.
The analogy is the cake machine and every time the workers are not quick enough to decorate it and put in in a carton it will fall to the ground and be destroyed. However, in this case it is only a cake and not a high number of our countrywomen/men being killed or severely injured each time.
How politicians and persons of state authorities argue in this debate show on nothing but limitless naivety, cowardliness and dishonesty and is a spit in the face not at least to the victims of the Manchester attack and their families:
Conclusion: Not much more than byzantine chitchat (by the people in charge) just like before Constantinople fell.