Please read all of this essay by Gerard van der Leun.
I wish I shared his optimism.
The West is terminal.
Never forget this:
As satisfying as has been the deaths of countless Muslim barbarians since 9/11, the blood and treasure of this country is still being spent, in both Afghanistan and Iraq, to establish sharia.
OBL and his chaps ran the most successful asymmetric attacks in the history of our species.
Keep your minds focused on reality as we go forward.
Things are going to get worse.