Terrorism

Is there a solution to Europe's wave of terrorism?

 Two days after the terror attack in Brussels (Photo: EPA)

Ariela Ringel Hoffman

Op-ed: News commentators claimed this terror attack did not surprise the Europeans, which begs the question: If this is how they handle an expected attack, how are they going to handle an attack that catches them by surprise?

Enough with Teddy Bears and Tears: It's Time to Take Our Civilization Back

 

by Raheem Kassam, Breitbart
Teddy bears, tears, candles, cartoons, murals, mosaics, flowers, flags, projections, hashtags, balloons, wreaths, lights, vigils, scarves, and more. These are the best solutions the Western world seems to come up with every few months when we are slammed by another Islamist terrorist attack. We are our own sickness.

Stratfor: The European Union Is Not a Security Union

Summary

In the wake of any shocking event, national governments and officials of the European Union invariably call for more cooperation between member states to prevent anything similar happening in the future. The response to the March 22 terrorist attacks in Brussels has been no different.

US arrest of Iranian gold trader linked to Turkish graft scandal puts Erdogan on spot

BY OLIVER TEMPEST 
The arrest of Reza Zarrab, the flamboyant, well-connected and controversial Iranian-Turkish gold trader, in US recently over a fraudulent scheme to help the Iranian government launder hundreds of millions of dollars and evade economic sanctions, has shaken the Turkish government and may reopen a 2013 corruption case that Ankara was trying to project as an attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

We must mourn the dead of Brussels – and those of Ankara, Baghdad and Raqqa

Allan Hennessy, theguardian
Another day, another bombing. This time, Brussels, the European administrative capital. Within minutes of the attack, the scaremongers came flying out of the blocks. This time they did not come straight for the “Muslamic infidel”. From Ukip to Katie Hopkins to columnists at The Telegraph, they were out to promote their Brexit agenda. But of course, they settled on Islamophobia in the end, having been shamed for using death as a soapbox from which to promote their Euroscepticism.

The terror attack in Brussels: Three steps that nobody wants to take

 Smoke in Brussels airport after the explosion (Photo: AP)

Ronen Bergman

Analysis: While difficult, several changes need to be made in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Mental shifts will have to occur in the minds of Western, specifically European, leaders on the topics of aviation, intelligence, and the use of military power.

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