Europe is sliding towards the abyss, and the terrorists know it

Terrorism is defined by the US State Department as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience”. The atrocities in Paris at the weekend conform to every one of those characteristics.

Studies have shown sentimental chalkboard messages do little to deter Muslim terrorists

Studies have shown sentimental chalkboard messages do little to deter Muslim terrorists

All terrorist acts also have the same purpose – to trigger a response and to spread fear. The first of these reactions is already well under way, not just in France – which is scrapping compliance with the European Union’s fiscal compact so as to step up spending on security and defence – but across Europe, Russia and even the US. More concerted international and military action to eradicate Isil now seems highly likely. Politically and fiscally, security has overnight become the number one priority.

  • Clink9

    As the war on terror builds, our new Prime Minister does what his father should have and pulls out.

  • Dana Garcia

    “Not Stupid” would be a better motto than “Not Afraid”

    End diverse immigration and start deporting satan’s little helpers. Then the Europeans would have reason to be not afraid.

    • Parisians are so sophisticated they blame themselves for their own slaughter.

      France is lost.

      • Dana Garcia

        I doubt that the majority of French are as clueless as the urbane sophisticates in Paris.

        It’s like New Yorkers — they certainly don’t represent US attitudes.

        A life of extreme comfort does seem to erode normal human instincts though, like self-preservation.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The rise of national security as the most important political issue is good news for Republican hopefuls and bad news for Hillary, who I predict will self-destruct over this sometime during the next year.

    • Blacksmith

      From your keyboard to God’s ears.

  • Xavier

    The chalkboard is Europe’s version of Gun Free Zone.

    • It sure looked like it was gonna help last time! Just like those magic candles!

      • Justin St.Denis

        Nonetheless, it is good to know that, if any of us are ever in Paris again and looking for some courageous company, “Cumpie” is available.

  • Xavier

    So, what kind of deal will Chamberlain Obama cut with ISIS?

    You know it’s coming. We’ll go from “No Negotiations” to “Recognition of Statehood” in a single presidency.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    The only thing that will deter Muslim terrorists is the same thing that destroyed the Nazis and the Japanese: a complete, humiliating, devastating, soul-and-spirit-crushing defeat. They need to be hit where it hurts and with Muslims it’s their religion, so go after their religion. The day after 9/11 plenty of sane and sensible people were saying that Mecca should be the first target. I agree now. Give fair warning to get all the people out of there (if they insist on staying then too bad) and bomb it to the dust.

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  • EarlyBird

    If security was the #1 concern, they’d have closed the border for real (not that BS Hollande blurted when he actually meant there would be some more random passport checks) and started rounding up asslifters in POW camps pending for deportation. Eradicate ISIL? I thought ISIL was some “name generator” trial run for the world caliphate that they used for a few weeks to troll journalists.