Battles no longer possess the style of outdated, good guy-bad guy, World War 11 warfare in which the guys that were right could recognize the guys that were wrong and conquer them. Terrorism is not a method of war used by the enemy. It is the enemy. Sure, Israel will go after, and probably kill, the terrorists of the Bulgarian bus attack. Such killings will not constitute conquest however as terrorists are enthralled by death - are trained from childhood to court death, to call to death to take them home. The eventual murder of the Bulgarian killers will serve as an invitation to more martyrs to fill that gap - and after them, more, and more..
Europe, as the rest of the western world, a little slow in understanding, is still intent on preserving the little that is left to them of their pleasant life-style. Perhaps they have no memories of World War 11, or perhaps they do. Perhaps that is why they refuse to look reality in the face. And who can blame them? Except that, as they wear their blinkers their world is rapidly disappearing. Again. And so is ours. We have regressed, again, to the dark days of the Middle Ages, to the unprotected highways of the old Wild West in which the good guys wear the masks. Batya Casper. The Human Face of Conflict.