World War 3 has been underway for some time. The enemies switch around now and then (we are at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia) and alliances change but the killing never stops.
Currently most of the West is fighting Russia over Ukraine. Greece is defying the EU and that’s just going to get nastier. Israel and Palestine, well, that one is set to run and run. As for the Middle East…
ISIS claim they are setting up an Islamic State. They don’t have a state yet, but they are already at war with almost every other country on the planet. Now they have brought Japan into their suicidal quest to force the USA to turn most of Iraq and Syria into radioactive glass. Japan, of course, has no nuclear weapons. They’re the only country to have experienced them – and they don’t want any.
So far, ISIS have been hammered by Kurdish women (oh, what a blow to the machismo there!) and pounded by a coalition of Western militaries. So, do the other Islamic countries want this Islamic State?
The Iraqi army has just signed up hundreds of new recruits after an anti-ISIS rallying call from a cleric. So no, they don’t want it. Syria… well who knows what the hell is happening in there any more? Is Basher still running it, has he been deposed or killed, what? There are Syrian government troops, ISIS, and other rebel groups fighting both sides. And probably some Western fighters in there too. It looks like there might not be much left of Syria by the time this is done.
As for the Saudis, well they have recently sentenced a blogger to prison and 1000 lashes for saying something they didn’t like. They behead people all the time and they do like a good stoning. Not too far removed from ISIS, you might think. The Saudis are building a dirty great wall along their border to keep the mad buggers out.
Considering the very strict implementation of Islam and Sharia in Saudi Arabia, how extreme do you have to be to be considered extreme by that country’s controllers? Blimey.
ISIS’s time is nearly up. They are being pushed back into smaller and smaller areas and will be crushed – mostly by ground troops from Muslim countries. They will join Al Qaeda as fugitive terrorists, still thinking they can win and never quite grasping the notion that nobody likes them. Even though, currently, everyone is shooting at them.
There will be a replacement. Another batch of crazed idiots who think they can take over the world. No doubt there will again be whining apologists in the West who will say ‘It’s all the West’s fault, we created these psychos’. No we didn’t. They were there all along. It might be true that the West’s actions gave them an excuse to indulge in their peculiarly barbaric tastes but really, that’s neither here nor there now. The immediate problem is getting rid of them.
It’s a big problem. You cannot negotiate with those who demand unconditional surrender. ISIS will find this out now that they have taken on Japan. The Japanese have a history of fierce fighting and they don’t mess around with discussion. Unlike the British government, who have responded to the worldwide crisis of death and destruction by urgently discussing what colour cigarette packets should be. There will be no talk of packaging in the Japanese parliament at the moment.
It’s a problem made worse by the West’s current leaders insisting that it isn’t a problem. ‘Nothing to do with Islam’ goes the mantra when the murderers themselves declare it has everything to do with Islam. We can take some comfort in the fact that most of those currently fighting against ISIS are also Muslim so it’s not all of Islam. Just the crazy end part of it.
The equivalent – and the dates match pretty well – of Christianity’s dalliance with the extreme Puritanism that led to the Spanish Inquisition. Christianity started calming down a bit after that and they rarely burn heretics these days. The radical end of Islam still gives people 1000 lashes for saying the wrong words. It’s time to grow out of that phase, folks.
Oh, Christianity still has its Westboro Baptist Church and other assorted loons but nobody takes much notice of them any more. They believe they are doing God’s work and are really quite earnest about it all, but everyone else regards them as a comedy sideshow. The Westboros and their ilk are the only ones who can’t see that.
Will Al Qaeda, ISIS, Bonkers Haram and all the rest get to that stage? Not for quite some time yet, if ever. The politically correct apologists will keep encouraging them to higher and higher atrocity levels until even Barry O’Blimey and the Cameroid have to sit up and take notice.
The Muslim world, it seems, is realising that it has had quite enough of silly little gangs taking control of large parts of their countries and killing their own people. I suspect the Islamic Reformation might have started – although it could still be a very long time before it’s finished.
The EU can’t do much about it because it’s currently at war with itself. Greece has said ‘get stuffed’ to EU-imposed austerity measures and the EU’s demands to repay all the money it borrowed. The EU cannot give in to Greece because if they do then Spain, Portugal, Ireland…
Greece cannot and will not repay the loan. Stalemate. Unless Greece leaves the Euro and if they do that then Spain, Portugal, Ireland…
If Greece leaves the EU altogether, the EU will have no option but to impose sanctions. It will have to punish Greece hard. Otherwise – Spain… well, you get the picture.
This will ally Greece with Russia who are also being sanctioned by the EU, that will mean Russian bases in Greece and then things can start getting very ugly indeed.
The politicians who did this are currently deciding on the colour of cigarette packets and how they can force us all to eat less salt. So we are, pretty much, screwed.
“What’s that you say? War? Economic collapse? Rioting in the streets? Genocide? Sure, we’ll get to that. First we have much more important matters to discuss. Now, the snot green or the diarrhoea brown? How big should the fake picture be?”
Can it be fixed? Is anyone even trying? Is it all deliberate? I can see how you’d sell the idea to British politicians. Keep the people scared and distracted and they won’t notice you’ve enslaved them until it’s too late. It’ll work all over Europe and in the USA too.
Instead of worrying about little boxes, an honest politician (ha!) would be saying “We’re going down. Smoke ’em if you got ’em!”
This round of civilisation is pretty much done. I wonder what the next one will look like?