Europe will have to bear the brunt of ISIS
attack. Our ministers already gave the warnings, that it is a matter of when it
will hit us. The threat from ISIS and suicide
bombing is real and present. Stop wasting time and money dreaming of buying
F35s. Use the money and resources wisely for this imminent threat to our lives
and properties. I must emphasize on properties so that those people with a lot
of properties will wake up, that if we are hit by ISIS,
their property prices will collapse.
What happened in Brussels, in Paris, in Istanbul, were very expensive lessons for us to learn and to take steps to deal with them. Our intelligence sources, our monitoring and surveillance teams, our checkpoints, our researchers, our field soldiers, are they doing the right things, do we have enough of them, or are they stretched thin and become the weak links in the chain?
We are fortunate to be privy to the sequence of events happening in Brussels and other places. We may not be able to stop some of the attacks, but these live scenarios would be very useful to help us prepare for them, the command and control, the Home Teams, the SCDF, the soldiers, how many are needed, how to deploy them, I am very sure our experts would be working on them in great details and in earnest. How to react, who to react, what to react, and how to deploy the resources?
threat is very real and requires all the resources available to deal with
them. The number of soft targets here is
unimaginable. Would all the valuable resources deployed for less important
duties or spurious activities be recalled and regrouped to deal with this
immediate threat? There is no privilege
for politicking and shadow fighting with one’s own shadow instead of preparing
for this very real threat?
When similar attacks like the ones in Brussels or other cities hit us, would we be ready to roll out the forces like clockwork precision, or would we be in the same situation like the Little India riot, not enough manpower, caught in traffic jams, running for cover instead of rushing to the scene to take control of the situation?
We have the advantages of hindsight from these incidents to prepare for such eventualities. Let’s not waste time and get to work immediately and take this threat very seriously. We need more manpower and resources to tackle this imminent threat.
Do not depend on the Americans. They are busy preparing another war zone for Asians in the Korean Peninsula and the South China Sea. And the Koreans are smart enough not to take the bait and go on to kill each other. Not sure about the silly Asean countries and their bravado in the South China Sea.