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.

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