I'm pretty good at watching the international scene. But if I don't know who we're helping in Syria, who we're fighting, and why, is that because I'm not paying attention? Or is that the Fog of War, as Clausewitz has explained, albeit in the tactical sense?
Regardless if this is WWIII or not, we will not be able to definitely say for a while. Mark eludes to the fact that it doesn't have to start like other wars to be a war.
Let me use an Obama example to make this point. Obama isn't a tax-n-spend liberal. He's a spend liberal. The first in our lifetime. Because he does it differently than his liberal predecessors buys him time as his opposition, crippled with political correctness and white guilt, sits dumbfounded as they watch something they do not recognize.
I'm a history buff, but I do not recognize current events. I look at Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, etc., and I cannot put a label on it. Caliphate? Maybe. A rash of coups? Perhaps. The start of World War Three? Can't say.
What I do know: don't wait for the media to tell you it is WWIII, unless you can wait for a Republican president. The MSM, so long as a democrat is in the white house, will explain away disaster after battle after genocide after decapitated government until the enemy takes their studios and cuts their teleprompter-reading heads off on live TV. In this reality of MSM malpractice we really should be asking ourselves "just how bad is it over there right now?" "What is it we are not being told?"
But it is not just Mark. Comrade Ann Barnhardt also warned of WWIII two weeks ago. (I just found this and had to laugh at her take on the media.) Ann:
Just so you know, World War 3 will be completely unlike the two previous World Wars, so don’t expect it to happen like that, because it can’t.If this is WWIII....
Europe, for all intents and purposes, has no standing armies, nor could it muster men, even with conscription. The post-Christian, post-modern man will not fight to defend himself. He is psychologically emasculated and saturated with self-loathing. Further, war will never be formally declared. You will not see the U.K. (whatever is left of it), France, Germany or the U.S. declare war on anyone, ever. That’s all over. For the U.S., that ended with World War 2. You all know that the U.S. never declared war in Korea, Vietnam, or anywhere else since World War 2, right?
Additionally, while World War 3 grinds its way forward through time, and as millions upon millions die, the media will continually state that THERE IS NO WAR, and anyone who says that there is a war is just a loon. And the people will nod their heads, and the body count will rise, but it won’t be WAR you understand, because everything’s fine. Kinda like how there’s no inflation. It will be like that. And the body count will far, far surpass the 70 million of World War 2, perhaps by more than an order of magnitude.
...can we all agree, right now: F**K FRANCE.
If they surrender again, f**k'em. If they deny overflight rights and invite muslims into their country by the millions, then we deny shedding American blood on their behalf. Again. Again times two. Oui?
Don't worry. Their culture is preserved in movies, books, and unshaven armpits. And don't shed a tear over their wine. We have legalized marijuana. Dude, who needs wine?
And besides, it'll be interesting to see where France aims their estimated 300 nuclear weapons right before they fold (assuming they don't turn them over to their conquerors...). I would sign up for basic cable again to watch that.
U/T: Noisy Room