Today, Melanie Phillips, author of Londonistan, posted her analysis of the recent election results. Excerpt from "America Falters":
...[T]he most likely outcome of these mid-term elections is another major terror attack on America. Whatever the smart analysis of the likely shape of domestic American politics over the next two years, America has now signalled a faltering of resolve; and that’s the cue for a redoubled Islamist attack....Alarmist or realist?
Reliapundit adds: I think it is REALIST. When an action is rewarded it reinforces the action. Appeasement rewards terror and therefore encourages it. All human history proves this. Containment was also a failure: from 1950 to 1980 the USSR grew and grew and grew, gobbling up nations and enlarging its power, its tyrany. Only the confrontation started by Reagan ended the Cold War and the USSR, and in the process liberated half the world. Ever since LBJ threw in the towel, the Dems became out-and-out appeasers of the USSR, and they are appeasers of jihad now. I expect the attacks - already escalating worldwide - to get much worse.