Many yesterday asked what the world was coming to, in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in Nice, France that has claimed the lives of more than 80 people…
And while many here in the United States are shocked, this is what most of the world has experienced over the last twenty years: an increasingly volatile and uncertain security environment with an ever-increasing risk of attacks against “soft targets” like celebrations in France, a nightclub in Orlando, a staff meeting in California, a football stadium in Paris, or a hotel in Jakarta, and multiple locations in Mumbai in a multi-day coordinated attack.
We’ve operated for years in this world at Bryghtpath, evacuating team members and employees of our clients from places like Haiti, Cairo, Mumbai, Jakarta, Bali, and others when the world falls apart and the only way out is through companies like ours.
We will see more of this sort of attack in the coming weeks and months.
As we saw in Orlando and San Bernardino, an individual, who becomes radicalized not by traveling to a jihadi training camp somewhere, but through online teachings and lectures – and follows the guidance in Inspire Magazine, is nearly impossible to detect and even harder to stop.
As my friend Caleb said recently, “the war is here, and it really doesn’t care if you want to be a part of it….”
We would be wise to view the threat and our future with a clear eye.