From the mentors to the strikers, all the faces of terror chain are either untraceable or not yet identified. For this very reason, we come to know of the devil mostly after it has struck or rarely when it has reached the striking range. The damage is mostly done by then. It is not the idle business of killing flies or catching fish that one would know when to act. It is a fight against an invisible enemy. An invisible enemy can only be kept at a safe distance by creating a permanent invisible fence. The world has to be ready with an invisible net 24*7 to fend this enemy off.
Be it Osama bin laden or Al Jawahiri or Azhar Masood or XYZ, these poster faces of terrorism will look like jokers once their networks are rendered ineffective. Hidden in the holes in some remote terrain they can do nothing if their big army of OGWs is crippled.
Their numbers can today be easily in millions. The painful aspect is that these OGWs are not terrorists in the record registers of the agencies worldwide. They are like me and you.
More interestingly, these workers do not know one another. In fact for their operational purpose they need not to. For the chasers it becomes more difficult to establish any links among them as there is no chain. Even, at times, their families and the spouses may not know their real face. Terrorism has become a matter of personal faith. They know or their God knows as to what they have in their minds. As a result very few can only know the final plan of action.
The only common factor in them is that they are always on move. Their business in life and their role in terrorism is so mixed up that the process is common and inseparable. This gives them an added advantage and extra confidence.
Advance knowledge or even a clue of such ghastly act to any citizen and if not passed on to the authorities is an offence on the latter's part. An offence that can hardly be proved before the act has taken place. It will be thus a wild goose chase if we believe that culprit can be booked before he acts.
An invisible soft cover is the only effective way to contain terrorism. How?
Every international traveler has to pass through three zones at every airport- the Immigration, the Customs and the Security. These three law enforcing agencies of each and every country have to be properly trained to identify terrorists while doing their own job. They have to have men trained for the purpose without revealing the same. A chain of such trained people has to be created globally to provide a soft cover to the world. It will be like an international army of intelligence officers deployed across boundaries, working in tandem. It is sad that a plan of this nature has to be put forth openly by a non-entity like this writer. Another joke!
The net so developed shall not be there to book and try the people involved directly or indirectly in terror activities. It will just stop them to succeed, without them knowing as to what is happening.