This is it. Could be the final straw breaking the camel's back. Many French people are going to say enough is enough. A symbol and an establishment of what it means to be French and European had been grievously attacked leaving so many dead including the chief editor.
The French are going to say we cannot live with the Muslims. We are just too unlike each other
At the same time European leaders are weak and suited to sailing in calm weather. This bad blood is going to get worse. As if Europe doesn't already have enough problems on so many other fronts.
Le Pen now has a huge edge. That party is anti foreigner.
If this do not reverse, the Americans are eventually going to get involved in a big way because America's global position is going to be fatally compromised if Europe goes under. Too much troubles everywhere is making it hard for them to pivot to Asia even as Japan can only become a weaker partner over time.
China can rise without too much care.
How should Singapore position itself?
Update: Jan 9 10:10am
I am sadly quite on the mark about my fear for the French.
And a warning for Singapore in the same NYT article. The French are homesick at home, We could also have Singaporeans are homesick in Singapore because we transform and give our island away to those who could afford it.