Terrorists don’t really have the goal of killing people. As individuals that may be the thrill but the overall desire is to destabilize Western culture and force us to change our way of life. If they can do that with a few well placed “credible tips” then they save the explosives and suicide squads for a harder target.
The terrorists made one phone call. The Germans went into culture change mode.
“The shopping center and the adjacent parking lot stayed closed as about a hundred police officers positioned themselves around the compound to make sure nobody could enter the mall.”What is the point of surrounding the mall with a hundred police officers? The battle was already over. Maybe if there had been a hundred armed citizens in the mall shopping, the terrorists would have been the losers.
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