I find it hard to believe that NATO's second-largest army and such a significant member of Western security since the Cold War has been run by terrorists all along. But politicians should not take the seat of the judge.
The United States of Europe is in the midst of its own culture war. Will the European Union implode under the weight of its own mess? Or will it hold out long enough to rewrite the rules of cooperation to realign its major powers?
Lose one, and the criminals will find a way to exploit them all. Easy way to remember that was given to me many years ago: Passwords are like toothbrushes; you don't share them and you change them regularly.
The light of democracy is being extinguished across the continent in which it was born. An unaccountable European elite is ignoring the basic principles of democracy and betraying the founding vision of the EU.
"While the last several centuries did involve a struggle for global domination, and the last 20 years saw a brief moment in which America was globally supreme, we are now entering a phase in which no power is likely to be truly supreme."