Posted by: Sanity Rules | November 11, 2009

World War III

I used to think that people who worried about a third World war were a bit crazy, but that was twenty years ago and the Berlin Wall had just been torn down.  As a side note, it was a bit amusing to watch the Germans thanking Gorbachov for tearing down the wall and not mentioning the role of the kindly Ronald Reagan.   This was similar to thanking the pit bull for not biting you after he has been tied up and muzzled.

Anyways, at that time I felt it was impossible for people to forget the horrors of the first two World wars and that people would be a bit more prudent in the future.  But people forget and today just twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, people have already forgotten the reasons why it fell and why the Soviet Union and it’s economy collapsed.

Today’s global situation in many ways reminds me of conditions prior to World War I.  With Obama, we have another Woodrow Wilson in office with his head in the sand dreaming of World Order.   In the meantime, Eastern Europe is just one cold winter away from being re-taken by the Russians, an Iranian dictator has nuclear weapons with technology supplied by North Korea and Russia,  and Obama has cleared the way to bring the Iranian Revolution to Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia  while Japan and Taiwan are threatened by China.

To add gasoline to the fire, at any time, Lebanese based Hizbullah are ready to start lobbing rockets into Israel and all of the Middle East could be engulfed in war.

Economic, religious and nationalist tensions cause nations to go to war.   We have all of these tensions present today and with Nuclear weapons in the hands of rogue states, the stakes have never been higher.

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  1. I’m glad I don’t live in constant fear of everything like right-wingers.


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