You could almost have a certain bet that knees are jerking. Where are the grown ups? Breivik's murderous spree is something almost any individual could do with sufficient motivation.
The *last* thing you should do when there is a real potential for radicalising a horde of unconnected murderous bastards would be to start 'cracking down', 'getting to grips with' and all manner of anti-liberty minded operations as you will simply spawn more radicals. These will be false solutions to phantom problems.
Seeing lone wolves at every turn will lead to even greater paranoia in the people directing the security services than there already is and no amount of money or clamping down on freedom will ever prevent some kind of outrage from being perpetrated. Could be a train driver going mental at not being allowed to read a newspaper at the wheel (Lever? How do those things work?). A pilot taking his passengers on their last flight.(We've already had that haven't we? Not a hijack but a disgruntled pilot.) A lorry driver ploughing through a crowd on purpose. Park a combine on a railway line and leg it. Anything really. Yet most of us do not fret at this and nor do we hand over responsibility for our safety to the authorities for them to fret about this either. They have lost all sense of perspective.
Time and again after terror attacks we have investigations and inquiries and hand wringing about how mass murder was perpetrated upon the public. Lessons are learned. The media asks 'How did the State fail?' and the State merrily cracks down on liberty to address those concerns. Yet they aren't the concerns of the public or nobody would ever leave their houses lest some weirdy beardy in a dress (which covers a lot of bases) slit their throat or blow them up.
Then we get the payoff line: "The importance of strengthening response capacity was another issue that was highlighted". It is that "response capacity" which the EU will be only too happy to provide ... another job for euro-plod.
As well as losing perspective they have lost sight of what is achievable. A more connected euro-plod will not lead to more rapid, thorough, correct responses during emergency situations. It will drag more and more talking heads into decision making processes which will slow them down as each voice tries to shirk their responsibility. It will codify inadequate and inflexible processes that when push comes to shove will be abandoned in favour of chaos.(see: banking and air traffic control) Boxes will be ticked. Expensive equipment bought. Private fortunes made as consultants at seminars, etc. Worst of all it will lull Governments and the public into a false sense of security.
I sometimes wonder if the desire to smother the public in security theatre stems not from wanting to control but from our representatives and betters being subjected to it themselves. They can't come and go as they please. People with guns are never far away. There is almost always someone watching them. Intrusive state security is something they have volunteered for and become conditioned to expect.