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The Next World War

Posted by Sal on July 17, 2006

We are in the midst of the next World War. Newt calls it WWIII, Norman Podhoretz calls it WWIV (the Cold War being WWIII). Regardless of what you call it, it began in 1979 with the Iyatolla’s taking over of Iran and the hostages, escalated with Al Qaida in the 90s, and went to a new level with 9/11. What we’ve been seeing the past few weeks is an escalation of the war in a way unprecedented until now. Some highlights:

  • Iran and Syria are making a play for the destruction of Israel and the wiping out of Iraq’s fledgling democracy through funding of terrorist groups such as Hezbollah, Hamas, and Al Qaida in Iraq.
  • The moderate Arab states such as Egypt and Jordan are noticeable silent on Israel’s attack on Lebanon (as opposed to previous conflicts, when they outright condemned Israel).
  • Israel and Hezbollah are engaged in full-scale conflict.
  • Iran is thumbing its nose at the world and working to develop a nuclear weapon, with China and Russia giving silent support to the effort.
  • North Korea is threatening the U.S. and Japan with the development of Long-range missiles, and thumbing its nose at the U.N. Security Council’s resolution.

Stay tuned.

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