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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oh Canada….

…what’s happening to my country? Has Terrorism arrived for good? Will we have to live with extreme security measures where ever we go and walk? Are our borders going to be the prison wall which keeps us inside and the bad guys out of the country?  The recent attacks on Canadian core values with the murder of 2 Canadian soldiers has rattled the country.

We can increase our security as much as we want, but there is a limit to how much we can protect the country. Like the attacks on 9-11 in the United States the terrorists will see the effect of every of their despicable actions as a victory in their efforts to destroy our society.

Yet, increased security will be the result of the attacks in Ottawa. But will the heightened security at our borders and ports of entry prevent future attacks? 

I think not.

Home-grown terrorism has become a problem in the U.S., the UK and now Canada.  Sleeping cells can live in our neighbourhood for years and seemingly be the nicest citizens until one day they spring to action.
Early detection of these elements is going to be crucial, which again will change our society as we know it today. And this, in turn, will lead to increased racism with radicals springing up in the most unexpected places.
Change is inevitable and we will have to learn living with it but it’s not going to be a dance on roses
Terrorism is posing a threat to travel, all public places where people gather, to public transportation and military bases.

A conflict, rooted in extreme Islamism, has spilled over from from the Middle East. It’s a conflict which is more than 2000 years old, and we will not be able to solve it for all future. 

1 comment:

  1. I agree, we can't live in a bubble. It's just sad that nothing can be done until the radical's have actually DONE something or killed someone. Apparently this guy was on their radar, but until he was doing something bad, there was nothing they could do to restrain him.
    We just have to be more cautious and realize that we aren't immune to threats up here in peaceful canada. :)


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