Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan said terrorist power has not been diminished even after years of the U.S. trying to fight it.
“The lesson to be learned is that when you commit acts of violence against other nations and their people you may be able to get away with it for some time, but there will come a time when they will come after you with a vengeance, seeking revenge.”
We must welcome energy we can live with and reject power that presents a deadly threat in so many ways.
It is time the Western world steps up to minimize and prevent acts of terrorism rather than just reacting to something that has already occurred.
It is an oft noted irony of the late 20th and early 21st centuries that, as the world becomes more globalized in the economic sense, the struggles of smaller nationalities for autonomy or outright separation from larger states has become more pronounced.
Is it time to panic? Let's put terror threats into perspective for 2016.