Paul Williams: More bloodshed expected as all-out war is declared
When they stormed the Regency Hotel armed to the teeth, the callous killers and their boss were clearly anxious to impress on their enemies and the terrified innocent public that this is an all-out war.
And just in case we missed the message, three of the hitmen dressed in paramilitary-style fatigues, donned Kevlar helmets and armed themselves with AK-47 assault rifles as they went into combat. The other two members of the hit team, posing as a couple with one of them dressed as a woman, went in armed with automatic pistols.
This was a well-planned murder operation, carried out with military-style precision by people who were in total control and knew exactly what they were doing. The fact that they were prepared to storm into a high-profile event at a packed hotel armed to the teeth and in broad daylight is chilling on several levels.