OK, so it’s over, and it could have been worse
So what have we learned from all this? Well let’s start with the basics. This was a small event, in comparison 9/11 killed more than 3,000 people, while the Bali bombings killed 202. In fact today was not even close to the Sarin gas attacks in Japan which killed 5 people and severely injured 50 more. So in the scheme of things this is small beer.
And as oft turns out it was carried out by someone who was fundamentally crazy plus stupid. Contrary to what Hollywood, politicians and the security industry espouse most terrorists are inept, and most terrorist schemes fizzle out.