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Paris terrorism reality check part two

See also part one.

More surveillance won’t help

The Paris gunmen had been on watchlists for years. Building up extra intelligence on all 66 million residents of France would not have helped; keeping an unflinching eye on the few thousands who provoke serious fears might have done. If the question were resources, the spies would deserve a fair hearing. But they seem more interested in the power to add hay to the stack, a perverse way to hunt the needle.

From The Guardian.

I realize that, for the informed, this situation is not new or shocking. Which does not alter the criminal failure represented by now narrowly it is understood.