Europe Facing Abject Security Failure: US Analyst

by  Jim W. Dean, VT Editor, … and Tasnim News Agency, Tehran

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And there are some that don’t, like Syria, where we do not have any kind of a media partnership, due to the war situation which has their government organizations on full focus there, with a big pipeline of current news coming at them all the time.

Iran is slowly building up and diversifying its English news coverage to challenge the monopoly of platforms like the BBC and Voice of American, which are partially or fully under the influence of their respecting Intel communities. Such is the world we live in, and we cannot wish it away.

We usually break the ice with them via written interviews, which we are normally happy to do, as they are published in Farsi also, which gives our material the ability to reach into the non-English speaking Iranian community, something we could not do on our own, due to our non-existent translation department.

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We are always learning through new relationships, and we try to be as accessible as our time allows, which is limited. But Tasmin picked out a topic that I had written about, which they wanted to delve into more, so here that isJD ]


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Europe Facing Abject Security Failure: US Analyst

– First published … January 12, 2017 –

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior political expert based in the US city of Atlanta warned against a “mind-boggling” security situation in European countries and said their governments have lost their battle against terrorism.

European governments have lost battle against terrorism on several fronts, politically, by immigration policy, and an abject security failure, Managing Editor of Veterans Today Jim W. Dean said in an interview with the Tasnim News Agency.


Following is the full text of the interview:

Tasnim: British Security Minister Ben Wallace recently said Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists have aspirations to launch mass-casualty chemical attacks on targets in Britain and elsewhere in Europe. In fact, European authorities fear that as the terror group was driven out of its strongholds in the Middle East such as the Iraqi city of Mosul, their nationals fighting for the group would return home and pose a growing domestic threat.

It seems that Europe is going to face an influx of Takfiri militants as a continent battered by a string of terror attacks. What would Europe do in order to contain this threat? Do not you think Europeans are somehow paying the cost of their moves to follow US’s lead in the Middle East region?

Persepolis, Iran

Dean: Europe has no security against terrorism. They have lost that battle on several fronts, politically, by immigration policy, and an abject security failure. But that I mean the various security forces do not have the manpower to track all the suspects they have because they have allowed way too many into their respective countries to recruit and set up cells.

And we have this mind-boggling situation where, despite all the mass surveillance we all live under now, in Britain they are using public cameras to fine people for not picking up dog poop, while militants seem to have no problem traveling around Europe on their own passports. It’s almost like this door has been left open on purpose, by some power wanting to profit somehow from the resulting fear and chaos from growing terror attacks.

Fortunately, a large number of suicide bombers have been killed in Syria and Iraq, who will not be returning home. But they can be replaced in time and can attack soft targets almost anywhere they want. Why has there been no legislation making membership in a terrorist organization a serious felony and open travel impossible for them?

Why has no one at the UN demanded that state sponsors of terrorism lose their membership in the body? As long as those really behind this scourge have sovereign immunity, we will never see an end to it I am afraid.

Tasnim: Thousands of Europeans are thought to have traveled to Syria, many to join Daesh, since the outbreak of the foreign-backed war in that country. It sounds that chickens are coming home to roost. What do you think?

Dean: Not only will they be going home, but they will be filled with anger and hate. Does anyone think they will be content with a low-paying job or on public assistance? Once they have lived by the gun as they have, and abused their religion as a tool to cover their horrible crimes, they are beyond reform. Every one of them is a major threat if allowed to walk around freely, and any country that allows them to would be in effect aiding them in their future attacks.

Tasnim: Reports suggest that certain European states have been supporting terrorist groups in the Middle East. Do you believe that they will finally reconsider their position on Syria and the rest of the region?

Dean: They will not reconsider until they are fully exposed so their voting public can deal with it. This is a two headed problem, as even European opposition parties are lax to publicly charge their own government with aiding and abetting state proxy terrorism, not wanting to be tagged as “unpatriotic”. No Western democracies anywhere see anyone running for office with the issue of ending state-sponsored terrorism as an agenda.

All we see happening for now is some changes to the disastrous open door immigration policy that was primarily driven by Angela Merkel.

Tasnim: It is no secret to anyone that the election of Donald Trump as next US president gave a big shock to the entire Europe. How would US-Europe ties change under Trump? Will Europe try to turn to other powers as a replacement for US?

Shiraz, Iran

Dean: As Trump is such a showman and a narcissist, it remains to be seen if he can project a presidential image versus that of a “reality TV” host. He has already picked up the nickname of “President Twitter”, not out of any rudeness or spite, but because he likes to “play” on the world stage using Twitter, acting like a teenager with his numerous off-the-cuff remarks.

Trump is unpredictable at this point, and by design…embodying a kind of psychological war on everybody, allies and adversaries alike, except for Israel, for which he has appointed himself as an American ex-official president with Netanyahu.

Europe has no replacement powers for America. It has a long list of domestic problems, due to its governing body, the EU Council, having lost faith with the EU people, who have effectively been disenfranchised with the extra levels of bureaucracy between the voters and the decision makers. Many are now suspecting that this may have been by design.

Trump threw the EU a big curve ball with his threatened NATO changes and demands that Europe carry the full cost of its defense. The key to all this will be exposing the hoax of the Russian threat to Europe, which followed the destruction of the Iran nuclear weapons threat hoax.

No one, including Israel, who had claimed for years that Iran had a secret program put one shred of evidence on the table to kill the successful conclusion of the P5+1 talks; and that huge fraud was completely ignored by corporate media afterward.

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9 Responses to "Europe Facing Abject Security Failure: US Analyst"

  1. Detlef Reimers  January 16, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    If anyone in the USA might think that there is some mild form of self consciousness in the German country about how we got into this mess, I have to confess straigtly, that this is a total dillusion. Nothing of this exists in this country at all.
    We are the prototype of a complete brainwashed country, loving our enemies and hating ourselves.
    This is sad to state but it’s true. People love to be open for anyone brown, black or even white – if it only is “Not German”. If this is not Orwellian in the real sense, I don’t get it.
    I know there will be a war coming to the Europeans and I feel why, I really feel it coming. This state of affair is not sustainiable, no one speeks about it but everyone feels it deep down. I have no hope at all about your new president, because my personal humint and the absolute irreal (or grotesc) situation in Germany tells me that the smallest “Incident” at the Polish border can lead to a European catastrophy. I learned from Mr. Trump that Europe is not that important (if they don’t make fair deals, of course), so I wait for things to come for me, my family and my country. I aready know that it will be devastating.

    • Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  January 16, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      I am sad to hear this Detlef as the German people have so many fine qualities. But it is the same with the Americans. The shrinks and the super computers have figured out that we can be led around like the Pied Piper’s children, just by playing the right tune. And now we have Mr. Trump, with no musical talent, thinking he can do it with lyrics alone.

  2. Detlef Reimers  January 16, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Jim, let me tell you this: There is no threat at all of any crazy muslim, doing anitihng that migh hurt the people or – which would be much worse, of course – the government of this slowly but definitely dying country.
    Your government’s brainwashing of our whole contry over the last 70 years has been so effective and complete, that I have to confess: you won, we loose!
    There is no hope, people here hate their own country (which was one of the main aims of our enemies right from the beginning in the great 20th century game against Germans), the Preussians and all of this. No real history is teached, only zionist and western clap trap. The people are so perfectly and totally brainwashed over the years, they hate everyone who only tries to bring some new (which mostly comes from foreign historians) ideas about the sad situation. Congratualation to Edward Bernay, he’s done his job really well. We are dumb as dumb can be.
    Merkel will shurely win the next election, no doubt at all about this.

    My comment from a dying nation.

    • Andrew_Bukanov(Russia)  January 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

      Detlef Reimers – really sorry to hear that from You. It’s a pity. But you must do something. Merkel wouldn’t be the desirable candidate. I don’t know who will keep her up to win? Russian hackers maybe. Frankly – most Germans in the streets look like calm zombies, not paying attention on what happens in their country. We hear sometimes your Sahra Wagenknecht and Noam Homski from the “Voice of Germany” they are the only alternative info from Germany we know.

  3. Andrew_Bukanov(Russia)  January 16, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Trump’s declaration about NATO has already made EU crazy :))))) I should mention, that Trump had such opinion since 1980s. It is pragmatic attitude to the question of a businessman. When it was Eastern military block of USSR, and the threat was actual – NATO was actual , too. But since the collapse of the Soviet Union, NATO lost its orientation. it became huge military machine with no compass. No ideas, no aggressor to counterpart. What to do next? The newly proclaimed next NATO’s goals: terrorism fighting, anti-drugs fighting, Iran….. Iran’s problem was no so evident. Tell me – how to explain the army brigade generals, lieutenants, sergeants, admirals – what they must do to fight terrorism? HOW? All they could do is written in the military books of strategy and tactics since ww2. Thus West got a great bureaucratic war machine, too expensive and too great to do smth.

    • Andrew_Bukanov(Russia)  January 16, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      EU as i mentioned a week ago – has no military power at all. But it was comfortable for them – Uncle Sam pays for everything! All you need is to roar like a wounded whale – “Russians go”! The louder – the more profitable. As for NATO wars – the main forces were American. Libya was actually “democratized” by USA alone. Now Trump says: why do we need NATO? And he is right. It doesn’t mean that project NATO will be shut. It is not needed. It should be, but restructured. EU doesn’t have money to make EU Army. France, Germany, England – they can afford to have own armies. Another countries can’t. Maybe also European countries would protest the Germanization of Europe, remembering Hitler.

    • Andrew_Bukanov(Russia)  January 16, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Anyway, the doctrine to separate Germany and Russia as the most powerful union is in action if to see how many weapons arrived in Poland and Baltic. And Merkel was a piece of that plan.Poland is the most suitable buffer zone for separation.
      So, very interesting process start in EU. We sit and drink orange juice or glintweine and watch, in Russia 🙂 Will EU pay and use, or start dog-fighting for its virtual independence.

    • JL  January 17, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      No Andrew, European Countries will protest against sovjetization of Europe, remembering Lenin. The big difference between Hitler and Lenin is not that Lenins mummy is still avaible, but Hitler got finance from Detroi businessmen and Lenin got finance from Wall Street bankers.

  4. Grampah  January 16, 2017 at 11:19 am

    “Yes, VT is working to build a bridge between East and West, to combat those sowing the seeds of destruction for both of us”

    But you will make the field tougher for the fiction producers, “their business model”. Blame xxxx one week, xxx2, the following week. Display indecent hubris with a policy such as “switch to Asia”, as if that was not a “swing the artillery (aka lies from a comic book) signal. 24/7 promote, confirm blatant false hoods, actually myths about 20th century events and wars. “Thy mist have a list of “rogue states” to use in your overall plan.” Rigidly control all media and academia to keep polishing up stale, obvious lies, fake names, fake everything. Let no one who thinks for themselves past ‘the gate” for public office.

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