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The death toll has risen to 31, with many more injured.
I flew into Heathrow airport last night, and I had to wait in the arrival hall for fifteen minutes for a driver. The place was - as usual - teeming with people, and I started thinking how easy it would be for someone to drive to the airport wearing a bomb, park in the short-stay car-park, and detonate the device right in the middle of the crowd.
We are sitting ducks, and there isn't a great deal we can do to eliminate that risk without instituting draconian, expensive security measures in all the places where we gather in large numbers. It simply isn't possible, it would cost huge amounts, and interfere with our lives to an unacceptable degree.
You cannot ever beat the fanatical, determined terrorist who is prepared to sacrifice his or her own life in an act of indiscriminate barbarism. We are at the mercy of such people, and they know it.
As you say, it's something that we just have to learn to live with.
The talk now is that Airports will have to become secure zones before the point of entry to departure gates. Strict entry controls onto the greater grounds and an end to the seeing off and greeting of family and friends without also having to pass through security checks.
If airports were to become secure to that level - which I doubt is realistic or workable - they will simply choose other targets.
Yes, but airports are prestige targets.
There would still be queues to get through the external security so suicide bombers still have a target. How can you get round that one?
There are now about 20million Muslims in the EU. Most hare integrated well , but if only 0.25% are extremists , that is 50,000 - impossible for the security services to monitor. Even in the UK we still allow retuning ISIS people back in, and even these few hundred are too many to follow.
Long term we must crack down on stopping these people back in; we must really increase "Psy - Ops" and get the "good" imams making more condemnatory pronouncements.
Those who are anti the new "snooper's charter" must think again - the security services surveillance is vital to try to catch these people.
How on earth do you go about "fighting terror"?? Turn ourselves into a Police State, perhaps?
Like many, I am always a bit worried when calls go out for "more security services actions", there has to be a line for public freedom. As a nation we are already one of the most 'watched' by surveillance procedures.
The very nature of terrorism is that it can be a virtually indefensible form of action - we can never afford to be following every possible suspect 24/7 indefinitely. The very technology that we all love, internet, phones etc,can just as easily be used by them as us.
We, in the 'West' have contributed to, what are now, our problems with terrorism by our foreign policies over many decades. We have killed (quite indiscriminately at times) millions of people in other lands, and are, it seems, always surprised when we are hit back.
Many young men and women will have witnessed their families killed and maimed by our bombs and troops - is it any wonder there are many angry individuals out to strike back at us? Put yourself in that position.
The only answers must be political, and Europe's immigration problems are not helping.
And just how would you suggest that European governments fight terror? Have you any idea of the amounts of money and resources that already go into security services across Europe?
Terrorism is not going to be beaten by governments, it must happen from within society. People can beat terrorism, by educating their children, and providing them with the right moral compass.
Terrorist organisations rely for their continued existence on a steady supply of poorly educated and or gullible young people who are ripe for radicalising. As they they enter their teenage years, young people tend to look for a cause to support, be it animal welfare, protection of the environment, working for aid organisations, or - in some cases - religious extremism. You don't need to be an Einstein to realise that education, both in schools and in the home, can play a huge part in shaping the future development of a nation.
It's not an easy or quick fix, but it's the key to combating extremism and its consequences. All other measures are stop-gaps - we need to work at the root of the problem, and by 'we' I mean all of us who are parents or teachers, or religious leaders.
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