Nice attack: Why the terrorists are winning the intelligence war — Spengler

Yet another criminal known to security services has perpetrated a mass killing, the Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel. Why did the French police allow a foreign national with a criminal record of violence to reside in France? Apart from utter incompetence, the explanation is that he was a snitch for the French authorities. Blackmailing Muslim criminals to inform on prospective terrorists is the principal activity of European counter-terrorism agencies, as I noted in 2015. Every Muslim in Europe knows this.

The terrorists, though, have succeeded in turning the police agents sent to spy on them and forcing them to commit suicide attacks to expiate their sins. This has become depressingly familiar; as Ryan Gallagher reported recently, perpetrators already known to the authorities committed ten of the highest-profile attacks between 2013 and 2015.

The terrorists, in other words, are adding insult to injury.

h/t Mauser

From JH – best pull quote of the piece:  “The way to win the war is to frighten the larger community of Muslims who passively support terror by action or inaction–frighten them so badly that they will inform on family members. Frightening the larger Muslim population in the West does not require a great deal of effort: a few thousand deportations would do.”

  • ntt1

    take a page from the Israelis;shut down and physically destroy all mosques and residences known to have supported barberism. insist all muslims renounce shariah law and cancel citizenship then immediately deport those who refuse including western converts. it will flush out the haters and smarten up the few that will remain. There will need to be moves taken against marxist sympathizers as well, such as stopping all funding of social justice faculties .and sanctuary cities.

    • terrence22

      Of course, but TrueDope will NEVER do any of this, neither will Dear Leader, imam O’Bozo; a few European countries MIGHT; Trump might also give it a shot…

    • john700

      The White Western Population is dying. The Western Civilization is a weak horse facing a Muslim demographic tsunami. Whites in the West are losing this war.

      Israel has brought in any immigrant who pretended to be a Jew. In Ukraine, any person whose mother walked in front of a synagogue while pregnant is considered a Jew. They are alread running out of Jews.

  • Hard Little Machine

    You have to hit them so hard the survivors cry about it for a thousand years. You have to wipe whole cities off the map.

    • We will have to WW II all the Islamic terror states. Which is all of them.

      No rules of engagement, no discussion of collateral damage. Not a single hut left standing, every scrap of infrastructure in ruins.