My newest piece at Fox News starts this way:
Terrorists can strike anywhere and at any time, giving them a huge strategic advantage.Unfortunately, too many politicians around the world are refusing to admit this.
After the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris earlier this month, France placed 10,000 uniformed soldiers in front of Jewish sites across the country.  Unfortunately, this is unlikely to be very effective. 
Israel learned this lesson the hard way. For several decades after its founding, Israel responded by putting more soldiers and armed police on the streets. Unfortunately, a mass killer can wait for officers to leave the scene or to kill the uniformed officers first. No matter how much money Israel spent, terrorists could wait patiently until they see an opening to attack. 
Today, in Israel, over 12 percent of adult Jewish civilians are licensed to carry firearms.  This complicates things for terrorists, as they don’t know who might be able to stop them. 
Possibly this lesson is why this past week a leading European rabbi, Menachem Margolin, called for European Jews to be able to carry handguns.  Of course, in countries that won’t even let off-duty police carry guns, that isn’t going to happen. . . . .
The rest of the piece is available here.



Blogger August said...

What Israeli politicians learned is that terrorism- not to mention a captive people they can paint as terrorists- allow them to manipulate their own people at will. Israel is a socialist nation, with even the most right wing politicians being far more socialist than many of the American left dare to be.
The world's politicians are aware of this and want terrorists to strike anywhere and at any time, and our politicians are currently attempting to create a myriad of Gazas, with illegal immigration and inciting racial conflict like in Ferguson.

1/29/2015 10:43 AM  

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