“We will not be cowed by these sick terrorists,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron after ISIS produced a grisly video of the mass beheading of Syrian captives by jihadis.
“We will not be intimidated,” said Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper after the recent attacks in Montreal and Ottawa.
You hear this sort of rhetoric from Western leaders all the time, but Harper went on to demonstrate exactly how they get it wrong. “[This] will lead us to … redouble our efforts to work with our allies … against the terrorist organizations who brutalize those in other countries with the hope of bringing their savagery to our shores,” he said. Sound familiar?