Mark Steyn, one of the sharpest commentators in the world, covers former responses to terrorism. After Madrid, the Spanish caved. After Bali, the Indonesians admitted what everyone knew, Al Quaeda was active in the islands.
The Spanish have not yet paid for feeding the crocodile with other finer people's lives, but the Balinese who had hoped to pay off the crocodile certainly have paid. There tourism industry is dead.
And I cannot say I am sorry. They should have fought.
Now, comes the test. What will Britain do? Fight or flee?