More on Preemptive Red Teaming
ID, a reader, sent me the following message:
Just read this in a news article, and it reminded me of a post you wrote a little while back, describing how ISIS is particularly dangerous because a lot of its members are from european countries— and they may go back to their homes and operate there. Looks like you hit the nail on the head. We need to start red teaming that problem ASAP to avoid American blood being spilt.
"In recent weeks, European security services received indications of an ominous possibility: that ISIS may have started directing European extremists in Syria and Iraq to launch terrorist attacks back in their home countries, the Belgian counterterrorism official said."
Thanks for writing this blog, it really helps regular civilians like myself keep an open mind and an alert mind about what is happening in the world, and not get trapped in the typical bubble. Keep up the good work, and thank you for your service.
He was referring to this post.
Everyone who knows me, knows that I have been saying this for many years: it is a matter of time until Europe becomes the next battlefield against terrorism. Radical islam is there. They are growing in numbers.
We're already starting to see this, in Belgium, in France and in Germany. This past week was intense over there. We just returned from Germany and other locations and it's beginning to boil over there.
Many of those trained and radicalized jihadists are returning to Europe now, and with that comes the possibility that free-speech, free-press and pretty much all freedom is seen by these retrogrades (I can't seem to find another word) as something they need to destroy. They don't want to be part of the countries they live in, they just want to bring those countries back to the fucking middle-ages.
Frankly I don't understand why the European goverments don't arrest these people as they come back from Syria or Iraq (other other training places). And before you cry "but they are citizens...", they chose to go and purposedly be trained as terrorists and talk about it openly, so they should be stopped.
Now, take the US, with even more freedom than in Europe, and we can have an even worse problem.
Like the reader said, it is now that we really need to red team this. I spent countless hours thinking about this and ways to make our free world safer from these fuckers. But it doesn't matter what I or countless other red teamers and security minded people find, if the goverment doesn't begin to use red teaming to learn, analyze and preemptively act against these terrorists, then we'll be facing something similar to Europe.