A day after the attempt to decimate the GOP congressional delegation, we have yet to hear a word about the close resemblance between the behavior of the American left and the tactics of the Islamic jihadis.
In the late ’90s, there was a fierce debate within Islamic terror factions – primarily al-Qaeda – as to the best strategy for confronting the Western world. Some called for spectacular, attention-getting strikes in hopes that these would break Western morale and lead to concessions to the demands of the Islamic ummah. Others called for a gradualist strategy, designed to chip away at the unity and confidence of the West through repeated piecemeal strikes.
We know who won that debate – the first round, anyway.