Column: Intelligence groups didn't just fail to connect dots with attacks



There’s good news and bad news in the twin terrorist outrages of the horrific running over and hacking to death of a British soldier and the Boston Marathon bombings. The good: Intelligence agencies had some of these young terrorists on their radar. The bad news: Having them on the radar did little good since the murderers still successfully completed their planned butchery.

Woolwich, a district in South East London, was recently the scene for a new kind of brutal terrorist act when Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, reportedly Muslims of Nigerian descent, ran their vehicle over off-duty British soldier Lee Rigby, 25. They then proceeded to jump out and hack him to death in broad daylight with meat cleavers.

 

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