Sunday, March 27, 2016

Algiers Security Protocol

Reuters writes:
“Algerian security forces shot dead an Islamist militant wearing a suicide bomb belt before he could detonate his explosives in a small town east of the capital Algiers, the state news agency APS said on Thursday.

The militant had been evading Algerian troops patrolling on Wednesday night around Maatkas near Tizi Ouzou in the mountainous region in what was once the stronghold of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

"Trapped by the army, he headed toward the police station in Maatkas, where he was probably planning to blow himself up," APS said citing a security source. It said he was shot by the police and had been wearing a bomb belt.

Bombings and other attacks have become rare in Algeria since the North African state emerged from a 1990s decade of war with Islamist militants that killed 200,000 people. But al Qaeda's North Africa branch and Islamic State affiliates operate in remote part of the vast, oil-exporting country.”

This is how it's done. Recognize the problem and neutralize it. Reminds me of the heady days of Mogadishu and Iraq checkpoints... No, I'm not a warmonger.
And why have the bombings gone down to almost nothing? Because the bombers know they will not even come close to their target. The US military knows how to control this type of problem but are often stopped by politicians. I’m not advocating shooting everyone, and of course there is no easy answer in the US, but our security protocols should be left to low level commanders and away from those Generals near the Joint Chiefs.

Semper Paratus
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