Do Intelligence Agencies work under an “allowable body count” paradigm?

Germany has a known terror suspect. He is on a deportation list but remains in the wild. He runs free. Lives like a free man. And apparently, is not a tethered goat.

If it is true that this man is responsible for the Christmas Market lorry attack in Berlin, then is the body count within allowable parameters for German Intelligence? Is this the nasty little secret that needs to be addressed: allowable civilian deaths in pursuit of intelligence?

Do we do the same thing? A risk-benefit paradigm should NEVER include allowable collateral damage of citizens.

Berlin Terror Suspect

Rumors are afloat that a child was crushed under the wheels of the lorry.

Who, then, is legally responsible for the death of this child?

I consider leaving known terror suspects on the street a criminal act which should be punishable with incarceration. I am against watch lists unless they are a fluid mechanism to identify and immediately remove criminal elements from society in swift manner.

We tend to have “watch behavior and wait for the kaboom” lists. This is not working.

From San Bernardino to the Pulse Club in Orlando…. this is not working. Whatever we are doing, is still deficient for the threat. For each attack, we should demand an account and accountability which transacts into measureable policy metrics to deny terrorists a target.

Change our policies toward terrorists – not our peaceful citizens.

Change our suite of laws against terrorists – not our peaceful citizens.

Don’t watch grandma in her pumpkin patch. Watch the known demographic.

They are…. Muslims.






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