Sunday, September 25, 2016

Terrorism: Our highest form of deterrence

The story opens with "Every Singaporean family will have at least one member trained in sporting suspicious behavior" I underlined that in red (see above)

Were it a different time, people would have thought we are turning into a repressive police state, but this only shows how deadly serious we are about the threat of terrorist attacks. It is an arms race between them and us. As they adapt their attack tactics we also respond by hardening ourselves. I don't think other societies, not even China but North Korea yes, can do what we are about to do against the threat of terrorism.

The outcome of all these measures is that the terrorists will choose softer targets elsewhere. Nevertheless I believe they will keep trying but also realistic about their chances. In other words if we ever let down our guard they will seize the opportunity to come in.

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