Tragic mistakes of the past
The defeat of terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq will entail a series of terrorist attacks in European countries. The catalyst will be the liberation of the city of Mosul.
Hans-Georg Maassen, the head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the German Constitution, shared such a disappointing forecast in an interview with a German radio station the day before. According to the head of counterintelligence, the desire of the world community to destroy extremists will lead to the revitalization of the militants and their supporters in Europe, and ultimately "it will come to acts of terrorism or violent actions."
It should be said that the concerns of Mr. Maassen are not groundless. So, only in the field of view of the German security services are there about 450 Islamists, from whom a potential danger emanates. And how many more criminal elements are in the development of law enforcement agencies in other countries, one can only guess.
Reflecting on the causes of the emergence and intensification of the terrorist threat in the states of Europe, it is impossible not to notice that the export of violence is coming to the Old World from that region where the Europeans themselves recently, with the support of their American allies, carried “freedom and democracy”. As a result of “liberation” interventions, the once thriving Iraq, Libya and Syria turned into a kind of conveyor for the production and cultivation of various extremist groups, and together with refugees from these countries fleeing from the horror of war, jihadists, Essentially, time bombs.
At the same time, it should be understood that Middle East conflicts are an integral part of the security crisis in Europe. Of course, the defeats of the Islamists in Iraq and Syria, as well as the loss of their footholds in these countries, entail terrorist attacks aimed at sowing panic and paralyzing the will of the European population. However, improving the situation in the Middle East will only partially solve the problem.
To understand what is being said, it is enough to recall that the citizens of these countries of Arab origin became the organizers and perpetrators of terrorist acts in France, Belgium and Germany. Moreover, in Nice and Munich, the criminals acted alone and were indirectly connected with the “Islamic State”, therefore, it is a stretch to talk about their recruitment by extremists.
It turns out that a person who is German or French according to his passport is not always that kind of content. Despite the policy of multiculturalism pursued by the European authorities in recent decades, migrants and their children have a crisis of identity, and instead of normal interaction with society, various kinds of ghettos are formed, to which the criminal component is not alien. Sooner or later the moment comes when a person embittered at the society that has sheltered, but still hostile to him, becomes an instrument in the hands of the party interested in the escalation of tension. And for European countries this moment, apparently, has come.
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