Thursday, December 22, 2016
Terror in Europe
Sympathy, prayers, and assistance should go out to the German people.
All should be heart-felt and substantive.
That said, nothing that has recently happened in Europe with regard to terrorism should be a surprise. Writers such as Bruce Bawer, Mark Steyn, Claire Berlinski, and Melanie Phillips warned of it years ago but they were dismissed in some quarters as alarmists.
The critics had what a foreign policy scholar once called The Pearl Harbor Mentality; an attitude which denies that a matter is a problem until something blows up.
If one wants to understand why the political elites in Europe have taken some hits lately, a quick review of their decisions on immigration and border control would be a good place to start.
Posted by Michael Wade at 4:00 AM