Friday, January 16, 2015

Anti-Terror Operations in France, Belgium and Germany; Good But Not Enough.

I don't want to undermine the credibility of these operations, but with such random, just in few places, not broad and not coordinated moves with other EU countries, the Union would not achieve the proper result in this important matter. The security forces in the EU would have achieved a better result, if they did cooperate, coordinate and operate together in a broad and comprehensive manner in the whole Union.

Such random operations in just few places, would unintentionally give a warning shot to other terror cells across the EU. As a consequent, the active terror cells would go to temporary hibernation mode, by seeking another hiding place in other areas, cities or possibly other countries within the EU. Such a move, would undoubtedly drag the EU security forces into an unlimited and time-money-energy consuming seek & hide game. The freedom of movement within the EU and directly or indirectly networks made by terrorists in the last couple of years would facilitate this opportunity for them in an appropriate manner. As a result, the EU security forces would not achieve the appropriate result as they wish and desire in a comprehensive, sustain and fundamental manner. To put it simply, such random and just in few places operations might be counterproductive in the short as well as long term.

M. Sirani                                 16.01.2015