New Opportunies for Terrorism

Sun Tzu teaches us not to create opportunities for our opponents because they will certainly take advantage of them. What have terrorists learned from the effect of the bombing is Madrid? The reaction of the Spanish voters in doing what the terrorists wanted--voting out the anti-terrorists conservatives--encourages more terror attacks of the same kind. Expect more attacks on the eve of elections so that the terrorists can leverage our democracy against us. Expect more attacks in Europe because Europeans obviously react the way the terrorists want. This is the real danger of not teaching strategic principles to the general populous in a democracy.