For John, BLUF: Missing the forest for the trees. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From this morning's Night Watch we have this "Special Comment":
NightWatch commented previously on the proliferation of insurgencies around the world, many of them in Muslim countries. Only a very small number of analysts and commentators have written that the Islamic world is in civil war. Muslims are killing other Muslims at an astonishing rate. This overarching crisis is camouflaged by the daily news coverage of individual national crises.This is sad. However there is no solution out there right now, either internally developed or externally imposed. This is Germany between 1618 and 1648. The Muslim world will need its own Peace of Westphalia.
Muslim leaders seem to have no solutions to stop this blood-letting and no arguments to counter the appeal of religiously-motivated violence among Muslim youths. The Islamic world is losing its best and brightest children to its own jihadists.
Regards — Cliff