This is an excellent point:
"Jihadists have always had an eye for the symbolic, as symbolism amplifies the deed. Certainly their leadership have displayed a perverted genius for melding grisly actions and gruesome symbolism. The 9/11 attacks were arguably more symbol than deed. The targets that day were the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and (the one that failed) the White House, which represented the wealth, strength and the centre of power of the United States."
To which I would add: Nuremberg, Munich and Normandy are not coincidences.
Jihadists are barbarians, but not stupid.
Chew on that.