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(1) At this rate Mohammedans are going to carry Donald Trump to the White House atop a continuous blast wave.

(2) I have some friends in Brussels. I hope they are safe. But not going to replace my Facebook avatar with a waffle even if it comes with a side of bacon.

(3) Svidomites predictably continue to svidomite.

“I would not be surprised if it is part of Russia’s so-called hybrid war against Russia, although there will be talks that it’s ISIL that stands beyond it,” said Hrycak addressing the students and faculty of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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UPDATE: Those freaks are digging in deeper. Now Ukrainian security honcho Turchinov says he also sees a Russian connection to Brussels.

(4) One important point worth bearing in mind is that the rate of terrorist attacks in Western Europe is still very much lower than during the late Cold War (an observation popularized by Steven Pinker although apparently first written about by Paul Robinson).

That said, will this happy state of affairs continue to hold as at least another 1.8 million immigrants – most of them from Muslim countries where majorities or near majorities espouse functionally radical Islamist views – are due to enter Germany alone this year?

And to what extent has the fall in terrorism been a change in underlying trends, versus the huge increases in mass surveillance, the power of the security state, and higher quality emergency medical care? (This is basically the NRx argument against Pinker’s thesis on the decline of violence but applied to terrorism).

 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Belgium, Terrorism 
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  1. Readers see also:

    Terrorism Quotient

    • Replies: @Jonathan Revusky
    The problem with the article is that it's totally worthless, for a very simple reason. It assumes that the MSM narrative on these events is truthful.

    It is not. So, once you make such a basic incorrect assumption, all the subsequent analysis is worthless.
  2. Harold Macmillan, when asked what he most feared, replied: “Events, dear boy, events”.

    The anti-Trumps and anti-Brexiters are in the same boat. And since:
    Mo Muslims = Mo Problems
    they are screwed.

  3. “And to what extent has the fall in terrorism been a change in underlying trends, versus the huge increases in mass surveillance, the power of the security state, and higher quality emergency medical care?”

    -Wouldn’t the collapse in Eurocommunism be bigger than all these combined? Note that those Eurocommunist terrorist attacks weren’t all that deadly; they were meant to terrorize, not kill.

    • Replies: @Marcus
    That's my impression as well, and that they were mostly against political or military targets, so not indiscriminate.
    , @Jonathan Revusky

    those Eurocommunist terrorist attacks
     
    Have you heard of Operation Gladio?
  4. Andrei Martyanov [AKA "SmoothieX12"] says: • Website

    “I would not be surprised if it is part of Russia’s so-called hybrid war against Russia, although there will be talks that it’s ISIL that stands beyond it,”

    There are many (if not most) in EU “elites” who would subscribe to that. I see no difference in sorts of imbeciles who run Ukraine or EU. Probably a slight difference in the quality of the consumed alcohol. European ones have better access to finer Scotches thus considering themselves more refined humans.

  5. Ukraine is a non-stop geopolitical comedy act. Never fail to disappoint.

  6. more immigrants in 2016 than in 2016 in Germany could be also mean really a lote of votes for the AfD

  7. @E. Harding
    "And to what extent has the fall in terrorism been a change in underlying trends, versus the huge increases in mass surveillance, the power of the security state, and higher quality emergency medical care?"

    -Wouldn't the collapse in Eurocommunism be bigger than all these combined? Note that those Eurocommunist terrorist attacks weren't all that deadly; they were meant to terrorize, not kill.

    That’s my impression as well, and that they were mostly against political or military targets, so not indiscriminate.

  8. @JayMan
    Readers see also:

    Terrorism Quotient

    The problem with the article is that it’s totally worthless, for a very simple reason. It assumes that the MSM narrative on these events is truthful.

    It is not. So, once you make such a basic incorrect assumption, all the subsequent analysis is worthless.

  9. @E. Harding
    "And to what extent has the fall in terrorism been a change in underlying trends, versus the huge increases in mass surveillance, the power of the security state, and higher quality emergency medical care?"

    -Wouldn't the collapse in Eurocommunism be bigger than all these combined? Note that those Eurocommunist terrorist attacks weren't all that deadly; they were meant to terrorize, not kill.

    those Eurocommunist terrorist attacks

    Have you heard of Operation Gladio?

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