And Now Barcelona

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 21, 2017

         NOW WE CAN ADD THE LOVELY CITY OF BARCELONA, SPAIN, TO THE TARGETS JIHADISTS HAVE STRUCK. THIS TIME 13 WERE KILLED OUTRIGHT AND SCORES INJURED WHEN A VAN PLOWED INTO PEDESTRIANS AND DROVE ON FOR SEVEN BLOCKS BEFORE THE DRIVER GOT OUT AND RAN. HE WAS LATER CAPTURED.

         POLICE KILLED FIVE PEOPLE IN ANOTHER INCIDENT INVOLVING JIHADISTS 70 MILES AWAY FROM BARCELONA.

         THE QUESTIONS REMAIN ABOUT THESE EVENTS. HOW DO WE FIGHT PEOPLE RADICALIZED ON THE INTERNET AND IN MOSQUES? ARE WESTERN SENSIBILITIES SO STRONG THAT THEY OVERCOME COMMON SENSE? IS IT TOO LATE FOR EUROPE, WHICH HAS ALLOWED TOO MANY IMMIGRANTS FROM PLACES WHERE TERRORISM IS BRED INTO THEIR COUNTRIES? CAN THE PROCESS IN THE U.S. BE REVERSED, OR IS IT JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE MORE TERRORIST INCIDENTS OCCUR HERE AND MORE ARE KILLED WITH NO EFFECTIVE COUNTER STRATEGY?

         IN BARCELONA, MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN AND BABIES WERE ENJOYING A STROLL ON A SUMMER DAY DOWN A BUSY STREET WHEN THEIR LIVES ENDED AND OTHERS WERE SEVERELY INJURED. HOW MUCH MORE CAN THE WEST TAKE? HOW MUCH MORE WILL WE TAKE? I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.