- Tractor trailer barrels into a crowded Berlin Christmas market, killing 12
- David A. Andelman: The act could mean that Angela Merkel will be the next moderate European leader to face an uphill battle in her bid for re-election
- But the fallout will spread far beyond Germany, threatening to undermine the very fabric of the European Union, writes Andelman
David A. Andelman, editor emeritus of World Policy Journal and member of the board of contributors of USA Today, is the author of "A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today." Follow him on Twitter @DavidAndelman. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)The apparent violent truck assault on Berlin's crowded Breitscheidplatz Christmas market had all the hallmarks of Islamic State terrorism -- the same type of semitruck, the same high speed of 40 miles an hour, the same mass of holiday revelers -- as the horrific attack on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice last summer. In both cases, there were multiple deaths and scores of maimed and injured left in their wake.