Where’s the willpower?

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Tol­er­ance of vi­o­lence and gen­eral law­break­ing be­hav­ior will al­ways and in­evitably lead to an es­ca­la­tion of both. It is a mat­ter of dumb luck that no­body died in the last few ter­ror­ist at­tacks car­ried out by ur­ban guer­ril­las in Greece, such as that on Tues­day, when shots were fired from an as­sault ri­fle at po­lice out­side PASKOK’s Athens head­quar­ters, or in Novem­ber, when a hand grenade thrown at a guard post out­side a for­eign em­bassy in the cap­i­tal. The Greek po­lice ob­vi­ously know how to do their job and we have had plenty of proof of this re­cently. Yet the question re­mains why they have been un­able to crack down on newly emerging ter­ror groups, which are in­trin­si­cally con­nected to or­ga­nized crime. No one wants to be­lieve that the an­swer to this cru­cial question may lie in some “in­vis­i­ble hand” or in the ex­pla­na­tion that we live in a cul­ture where vi­o­lence is tol­er­ated. The sim­ple fact is that where there’s a will, there’s a way.

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