January 14, 2016

AN UNBLEMISHED RECORD OF FAILURE:

ISIS Fails To Achieve Its Goals With Indonesian Terror Attack (Walter Lohman, January 14, 2016, Daily Signal)

 With all condolences to the victims, one thing is for sure, the terrorists will lose this round, too.

The Indonesian people are nothing if not resilient.

It is a very difficult calculation to make, but ISIS may have actually come out on the losing end of this one attack itself. Five of the attackers are dead. And for all the momentary mayhem, all reports seem to indicate life returning to near-normal in the area of the attack remarkably quickly.

If the numbers don't matter and what really counts is the sense of terror that the attacks produce, the perpetrators seem to have failed on both scores. Beyond this, and as importantly, there must be a great deal of intelligence to gather in the aftermath of the attack, intelligence that could contribute to winding down the ISIS threat in the same way that Indonesian authorities disrupted and wound down terrorist networks since the 2009 attacks on the Marriott and Ritz Carlton.

Posted by at January 14, 2016 6:02 PM

  

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