I read the Grame Wood's article on ISIS this morning and it pretty much covered what I already knew about this Islamist organization. Yes, to the secular Westerner this is bizarre religious crap from the 7th century A.D., but they REALLY believe it and trying with all their might to bring on the end times. However, these Sunni end timers have run head on into the Shiite end timers of Iran who have now - or will soon own - nuclear bombs and have the same volunteerist take on the KORAN that they can achieve the crack of doom, which will end life as we know it on Planet Earth.
I'd say like the German Nazis and the Russian Communists of the 30s and 40s these religious totalitarians can run wild for a time and perhaps start the Third World War, but the military superior West will kick their butts royally if the people in our part of the world become convinced they are an existential threat.
Interestingly many patriots are convinced that WW III is Obama's plan - recall that Franklin Roosevelt was given a third and fourth term as president because of WW II. "Don't change horses in mid stream!" went one such Democrat Party slogan in 1940 and 1944.
Would Obama start WW III to stay in office and become an FDR style super patriot president?
First of all, did FDR start WW II? Clearly he did not....but on the other hand he did nothing to stop it either...America was not represented at Munich in 1938. Japan ran amok in the Far East in the 1930s, FDR did nothing. Italy attempted to re-create the Roman Empire. Roosevelt did nothing but give some lip service to the opponents of Mussolini.
Then came the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941 that many historians think was caused by FDR shutting off Japan's oil supply from the USA, which in those days was most of her oil. This made a bigger war in the Pacific almost inevitable, as the Japanese were forced to look south to the Dutch East Indies for new supplies. The "cowardly and dastardly" attack on Pearl Harbor united a very divided American people of the era and the Big War was on.
Once again the question: would Obama start WW III in order to remain office after Jan. 20, 2017? In my never humble opinion our current president is a raving psychopath with a Chicago gangster criminal heart. Yes, he will mouth the Progressive ideology, say falsely that he is a Christian, or give indications that he is really a MUSLIM - In truth he belongs in the Napoleon -Stalin - Hitler totalitarian club of dictators who use whatever weapons come to hand in order to achieve their own personal greater glory - thus The Nation, The People, The Ideology are but expendable instruments in the dictator's tool box.
No, Obama will not start World War III - However, Obama can make moves on the vast world chessboard that will make WW III inevitable.
I'd say allowing Iran to produce nuclear missiles is a great way to enable that rogue country to take the role Japan played to start American involvement in WW II.
Yes, this may NOT be Obama's Plan A to become President-For-Life...I'm just the humble fortune teller in the Forum....There many instruments in our dictator's tool box he could use with the same effect.
Some will say that I have signed my death warrant by writing such a memorandum as the above, but I feel save because The U.S. Secret Service - Obama's ever loyal Praetorian Guard thinks I'm insane.
I feel safe.
The king always allows the court jester to tell the truth.