Victor Davis Hanson doesn't find much to be optimistic about in his latest piece.
I really can't say that I blame him for his pessimism.
The UN passes a resolution, then has to hold a telethon to get the needed forces to enforce the resolution. France wants to lead, but doesn't want to assume any real risk. The rest of Europe still doesn't seem to care much about any of it, either. I have seen or heard little from Germany, Britain, or any other EU nation, on this. Europe showed more solidarity over some damned cartoons, but when a real challenge is presented, they cannot be found.
Doesn't look good for the longterm survival of western civilization, does it?