Vegas shooting proves we have much to learn about domestic terrorism

New York Post | 10/8/2017 | Staff
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Leo Tolstoy wrote in “Anna Karenina” that “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

Terror attacks are like unhappy families; each is different in its own awful way.

Horror - Wake - Call - Muslims - Hate

The unspeakable horror of 9/11 was a wake up call about how much some Muslims hate America and about the gaping holes in airport security and intelligence sharing.

Because another jihadist tried to ignite explosives in his shoe, passengers around the world must remove their shoes before boarding.

Fort - Hood - Slaughter - Taught - Officials

The Fort Hood slaughter taught officials to take signs of radicalism literally, even from those in the military, while the murderous rampage by a fiendish couple in San Bernardino spotlighted a program that admits foreign fiances without usual scrutiny.

The Boston Marathon bombing revealed the danger of something so innocuous as pressure cookers, and something so obvious as the need for the FBI to alert local police about residents pinpointed by intelligence.

Horrors - Nations - Dangers - Car - Truck

From horrors in other nations, we’ve learned about the dangers of car and truck attacks, about airport terminal shootings and subway bombings.

The list of things we’ve learned in the last 16 bloody years is long but, as the slaughter in Las Vegas proved, not nearly complete.

Stephen - Paddock - Mass - Shooting - History

It would be horror enough that Stephen Paddock carried out the most lethal mass shooting in modern American history under any circumstances. Yet the pain is compounded by how easily he circumvented all standard security measures, and the fact that investigators still don’t have a clue about why he did it.

As his brother said, the killer had no ideology, no religion, no politics.

Hole - X - Factor - Wound - Sense

That gaping hole, the x factor about why, is a bleeding wound in the American sense of security and safety. All the more so because investigators say he initially considered other attacks involving large crowds.

And yet nothing has publicly surfaced to place Paddock into...
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