That a 31-year-old loser would have the gall to plow a truck for more than a mile though a human sea of live bodies killing some 84 and leaving another 50 close to death yesterday in Nice, France, during celebrations for Bastille Day, is another sad tragedy of the reality of lurking dangers among societies of the free.
Moreover, that this Franco-Tunisian perpetrator, Mohamad Lahouaiej Bouhel, could complete such a heinous crime upon a society that his fed, clothed and housed him as well as to provide him with comfort, is yet another reality that serves as stark warning to communities that they need to report more of what they are observing in order to wipe future examples of such carnage.
Any criminal facing divorce or the lost of a job who would resort to the killing of innocents must leave clear hints of his actions to the people around him. Therefore, the reporting of criminal and strange behavior becomes necessary in the fight against terror in free societies.
As we again mourn and stand in solidarity with our amies in France, the global community should resolve to be more vigilant and more in depth in the reporting of suspicious activity as a means to stamping out the violence of terror.