The Corner

Ralph Peters On Jakarta

Behind the breathless 24/7 reports and the images of burned cars and blown-out windows, the encouraging fact is that the bombing in Indonesia was the best the terrorists could do: They can’t defeat America, so they killed some folks having lunch.

The terrorists dream of destroying the United States and bringing down Western civilization, of purifying their own societies and imposing their degenerate version of Islam on all of humankind. So they marshal their resources – and blow up a hotel lobby.

It doesn’t sound as if they’re making much progress.

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