“Even the arrests after each attack give comfort to the enemy, which can act with impunity even if known.”

Another source of comfort for terrorists is that after every new atrocity, the police are able to arrest multiple suspected accomplices. That suggests the police knew the attackers’ identities in advance but did nothing—in other words, that most of the time terrorists can act with impunity even if known. Here, then, is further evidence of a society that will not defend itself seriously.

~ Theodore Dalrymple / Anthony Daniels, Terror and the Teddy Bear Society (The Wall Street Journal)

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