Oh, Nicholas said not to fight, hide and run, you are no match to the terrorists. This is the best piece of advice but on second thought, where to hide, where to run in this piece of rock when half the population are foreigners?
Nicholas Fang also quoted Shanmugam saying that ‘The fact that members of the public had not noticed anything suspicious is worrying’. Is Shanmugam serious when making this comment? To me, everyone of the foreigners here is suspicious and looks like a terrorists. And I think most of the average Singaporeans who did not know what a terrorist looks like would share the same view. The terrorists never wear a badge on their forehead to say ‘I am a terrorist!’ So what to expect from the people? To the people ignorance is bliss.
Put it this way, if the terrorists were holding a meeting in the kopitiams with all the people around them, who would know what the hell they are talking about even if they are planning to bomb the Istana? Anyone understand what they are saying, undertand their language? They did not have to hold their meetings in hideouts. They can hold their meetings right before our eyes and no one is wiser.
What does Shanmgam expect the people to notice? The general public are not uninterested? They simply have no clue who is a terrorist, who is not. And the two million foreigners are all over us, living with us, working with us, in sensitive organizations and jobs, in mundane jobs, in top jobs, who would know which one is a terrorist or working for terrorist organizations, or going to be self radicalised?
Oh, Nicholas article also quoted this, ‘He also revealed that the information that had led to the arrests did not come from the community.’ So, if there was no such information from somewhere else, the terrorists would still be operating here happily and peacefully right? Then how to expect the ordinary people to know better?
Maybe a safer option is to advertise to the terrorists that this is a friendly place for them to build their bases as long as they don’t attack us and we would not ‘kacho’ them. What do you think? Win win solution.
There are more than 2 millions of them here! How many are potential terrorists, have connections with terrorist organizations, will be self radicalized? And who brought them here?