Suicide attacks are never random, they are a cold calculation’s result that involves several factors. The most important is the capability to spread anxiety and fear among the population, not only those directly injured. Modern democracies have sophisticated weaponry, bomb military targets with drones, launch missiles at impossible distances, yet exhibit some uncertainty against the determination of a single man and his lethal load. Israel is one of the most affected countries by this plague. The government, with the help of National Police and Security Agency, has developed a prevention policy that often reveals controversial aspects, but that ultimately has been able to limit terrorist offensives. There’s a basic attitude upon which Tel Aviv rests its defensive line, almost never shared and condemned by Western governments: to fight the terrorists, it is essential that all renounce, in a reasonable manner, some liberties. Just a few months ago, after horrific events some European Union countries have decided to curb legal practices which risked compromising their internal security.
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