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By Arie Egozi
Europe is beginning to understand the threat it is under, but in practice little is being done.
One plus one are two. But Europe is trying to develop a new counting system that doesn’t reflect the actual value of the digits – or pieces of information, in this case.
The Islamic State organization is preparing more terror attacks on Europe. In Germany alone, the government has admitted to “losing” 600,000 refugees. They were not registered, no fingerprints were taken, and no one knows where they are.
The wildness of a group of Muslim refugees, sexual harrassments on a massive scale and simple acts of vandalism are receiving headlines and meet the helplessness of the authorities, but the problem is coping with the terror threats leaning on the waves of refugees.
And Europe is already talking about the threat candidly and formally. Head of the EU police service, the Interpol, said this week that “the so-called Islamic State had developed a new combat style capability to carry out a campaign of large-scale terrorist attacks on a global stage – with a particular focus in Europe.” He added that the terrorist group has the ‘willingness and capability’ to strike again and that all national agencies are working to prevent such a scenario from taking place.
And here lies the problem. Europe doesn’t understand that this is an actual war. It affects the very limited success of the European coalition’s airstrikes against IS in Syria, as well the results in the continent itself.
There is some awakening but it isn’t enough. Intelligence agencies for different countries in Europe have not established a cooperation system to match the threat.
Tracking terror cells in Europe is not enough and often times, members of these cells are released after a short questioning.
As long as security services in Europe fail to realise that this is an actual war, the situation will not change and more terror attacks will only be a matter of time.
Israel is willing to help but Europeans are still making the same mistakes. First they opened the continent to waves of refugees and no one bothered checking whether they were really fleeing from a bitter destiny or terrorists disguised as refugees. Then hundreds of thousands of them disappear while at the same time, there is no joint intelligence effort.
If this doesn’t change – and fast, the Interpol’s bitter forecast will be realised – and fast.