London automobile attack part of an awful trend

Dima Suchin
By Dima Suchin
March 23, 2017Worldshare

A rented car and a kitchen knife is all that was needed to execute the deadly attack in London Wednesday (March 23).

Authorities have long known societies are vulnerable to such low-tech methods but they’re hard to catch, cheap, and frighteningly easy to organize.

Using vehicles is becoming increasingly common—we saw it with trucks in Nice last summer, Berlin in winter, and now London’s spring.

Quite a contrast to the more organized attacks using teams of bombers and gunmen that hit Paris in 2015 and Madrid in 2004.

Experts said this tactic of mowing people down avoids the need to obtain any explosives or weapons and can be carried out by a lone-wolf attacker.

By not using a network of fellow peers—it lessens the risk of alerting security agencies.

In places like the Middle East this isn’t a new tactic.

In Jerusalem and the surrounding area there’s been over 50 vehicle-ramming attacks by Palestinians targeting Israelis—safety bollards now surround the bus stops in Israel and the Palestinian territories, but it hasn’t stopped the attacks all together.

The ISIS terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the European vehicle attacks.

The group had called on its followers to use them to kill and injure. Experts say using a car is highly rated by militants and terrorists  because it is so lethal.


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