It's probably only a matter of time before some maniacs start shooting up some venue in Canada in the name of the Islamic State. It doesn't matter how much we bomb or don't bomb. It's not a military problem but a security problem that depends more on intelligence and police techniques more than the heavy metal of tanks, artillery and strike fighters.
As revealed in the scientific journal, Nature, these atrocities are being orchestrated by "entrepreneurs" who are immersed in Islamist ideology and use their expertise with social media to recruit, radicalize and dispatch suicide bombers, gunmen, whatever it takes wherever they choose.
We need a concerted effort, probably some new technologies as well, to track down these entrepreneurs because they could be anywhere that chaos reigns - Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Sudan.
In the meantime we have to steel ourselves for some terrorist outrage, probably in one of our major cities. Recognize that the risks to most of us are minuscule. These thugs cannot begin to take down our society, our government. We absolutely must reject the unscrupulous who will exploit an incident to extract political points. There's no government in the world - French, German, British, American, Canadian - that can guarantee there'll be no terrorist attack on their soil. It simply can't be done.