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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Is WW III upon us?

Is this how World War III ends up? A Muslim caliphate?

Palestine, Syria, Iran, North Korea
United States, Israel, Great Britain, Australia, Japan?

Plus all sorts of side plots (Lebanon, Yemen, Pakistan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Northeast Africa as sympathizers on one side: Poland, India, and a few others in Europe on our side? Russia possibly playing both sides (like usual)? China sitting on the sidelines, cheering for both sides to lose?

Battlegrounds all over the Middle East and in the largest cities of the Allies? Profiling and restriction of Muslims throughout the Allied world, not quite matching the Japanese-American internments, but coming close for our own protection?

Will nukes get used? (Probably, if the Islamofascist side gets some.) Most importantly, does Western culture have the collective resolve to win one more time?

The Islamofascists insist on repeating history, it seems. And- like the Nazis before them- they are likely to seriously damage, if not destroy, that which they profess to love (in this case, a religion).

If this does turn into Word War III, either the Muslim world or Western culture will be massively damaged, possibly beyond repair. Being the latter has proven to be accepting of other worlds and cultures, whereas the former has not, the world will be better off if the Allies prevail. But it is by no means certain.