Thirty-four people were killed in yesterday's partisan attacks on the Brussels airport and subway. That is more than died as a result of the IRA's 1998 Omagh Bombing. Belgium had been on high alet for several days beforehand, after the Belgian security forces had just nicked a partisan leader.
Clearly, the bureaucratic approach to securing the Western home territories is not working. I have advocated, in this blog, a reorientation of policing in North America from the ticket dispensers-with-revolvers CompState/FUDGESTAT approach to something resembling the British South Africa Police's PATU's (Police Anti-Terrorist Units) and Special Branch, the Royal Ulster Constabulary--particularly the RUC's famed E4A--and the Royal Hungarian Gendarmerie. This, however, is the work of years at best, decades more likely.
We do have an excellent tool which is particularly well-placed to hunt down the partisans on Western soil and we have a solid precedent for using it. That tool is the 1%er Motorcycle Clubs, who are experts at surveillance and guerilla warfare in addition to being 24-7 entrepreneurs while most police are 9-to-5 civil servants. One way we know that the 1%ers are better adapted at guerilla warfare than the bureaucratised security forces is the fact that, despite the latter's decades-long attempts to eliminate them, they are still around--all over North America and Europe.
There is ample precedent for using as allies and assets people the police take a decidedly dim view of. During the Second World War, FDR allied with the Mafia, displeasing J. Edgar Hoover, in order for them to conduct G2 and direct operations against the Axis. During and after the Second World War, Charles deGaulle allied with the Unione Corse, the Corsican underworld, to successfully combat his various enemies in ways that airborne and armoured divisions could not.
If politicians have any wits about them at all, they will meet with the 1%er conference/chapter presidents in their countries and offer them immunity for all past crimes, and for all crimes currently under investigation, in exchange for the 1%ers taking care of business with the partisans, a skillset in which the 1%ers vastly outperform the various post-Frank Church committee security forces. The politicians would then order the security forces apparatchiks to hand over to the 1%ers all dossiers on suspected partisans in the jurisdiction, and to not interfere with the 1%ers' work.
This is a proposal that makes sense, which is why no politician will touch it. It is also a proposal which tacitly admits that the bureaucratised security forces are simply not up to the task of taking out the partisans, which means that security forces apparatchiks/FUDGESTAT wizards will oppose it and do everything in their power to sabotage it.
But this is also a proposal that will work where the security forces have failed.