As to my posting yesterday about the mass shooting in Florida, Atanu Dey agrees with me that it isn’t guns that are the main problem. In this country where guns are harder to find, our major Isil attack — the London Underground bombings — was with home-made explosives.
The Florida attack and the previous mass shooting were opportunistically labelled on Isil after the event. They both seem to have been individually inspired by deranged minds. I don’t think that Isil are capable of organising an attack in America and the UK but only in Europe and then only in France and Belgium where the police and security forces are sloppy in the extreme.
In fact, I get the impression from the rout that’s going on in both Syria and in Libya that the headquarter staff of Isil have their own future to worry to about. Isil does seem to be on its way out now. According to reports, more of the Isil volunteers from Europe are now wanting to get back home. They do not like what they’ve seen and, besides, the money is running out to pay them!
This will still leave a chaotic Middle East and the heightened enmity between Sunnis and Shias. If only we in the West would leave them alone! — even if there’s a war between Iran and Saudi Arabia — let them sort out their own religious problem. It’s very patronising of us in the West to assume that only we have sufficient highly intelligent negotiators.