Real horror is when you see something familiar, but so changed that you hardly recognize it.
Terrorists undertake an impossible mission: to change the political balance of power through violence, despite having no army. To achieve their aim, terrorists present the state with an impossible challenge of their own: to prove that it can protect all its citizens from political violence, anywhere, any time. The terrorists hope that when the state tries to fulfil this impossible mission, it will reshuffle the political cards, and hand them some unforeseen ace.
A diamond must be cut many times before it yields even a tiny jewel.
There cannot be two swords in one sheath.