Spengler explains Nice attack’s real significance

I don’t think I have ever recommended the same author as the read of the day twice in a row. But yesterday Spengler brought a meaningful framework to Turkey’s attempted coup, and today he puts the Nice massacre in perspective, making absolute sense by looking at important factors other observers ignore. Writing in Asia Times as David P. Goldman, he deduces that Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a known criminal, was allowed to stay in France because he was a snitch for the police. Blackmailing Muslim criminals to inform on prospective terrorists is the principal activity of European counter-terrorism agencies, as I noted in 2015. Every Muslim in Europe knows this. Of course! It makes sense. You have to know something about the Muslim community and about the way police agencies really work to infer this. But with this in mind, the terrorists have sent a message to Muslims living in Western countries. The terrorists, though, have succeeded in turning...(Read Full Post)