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YOU ASKED : WHAT WENT WRONG IN PARIS???

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I am still shocked and deeply saddened by the brutal terrorist attacks in Paris. It was by far the most abhorrent attack (series of attacks) in Europe in a generation. Words fail me.

Naturally, many tough questions were immediately asked in every intelligence and security department in the world.
Well, it is blatantly obvious that the French Intelligence Services failed. There is no doubt that it is hard for the police/military to be everywhere and for intelligence to protect everything, mainly because it is usually difficult to track one or two people, especially lone wolves, but in this case, it seems like it was a big group of organized people that operated with high levels of sophistication (similar attacks have also taken place in Mumbai, Nairobi and Peshawar); this was clearly a military-style attack that had to be rehearsed, and there were at least eight terrorists involved, with weapons, explosives and suicide belts, acting in concert. Sadly, French intelligence failed to observ…