The Silent Crisis

The French police operation against a St. Denis safehouse, believed to be harboring the “mastermind” of the recent attack on Paris, has thrown up some interesting information.

First, the gunbattle, which lasted hours and which may not even be fully over yet, revealed an enemy prepared to fight with grim determination. Although the press may refer to the Jihadis as “cowards”, the objective truth is they have amply demonstrated a willingness to die for their cause up there with the best of them and keep on fighting even when faced with overwhelming odds. If the gunfight at St. Denis is representative of future combats, defeating the enemy won’t be easy.