The guns of August

It was 99 years ago this month that Europe meandered its way into the bloodiest war in its history, a world changing event whose effects have in no way died down even yet. Now watching the news and reading the sites, there is an eerie sense that events are unfolding with a logic of their own towards an outcome that cannot in any way be foretold. The headline on Drudge reads:

DAWN OF WAR

And then there are the subheadings that have this extraordinary list:

DOES OBAMA KNOW HE’S FIGHTING ON AL-QAEDA’S SIDE?
FLASHBACK: Biden Wanted to Impeach Bush for Attack w/o Congress…
Strike within days…
Warplanes begin arriving in Cyprus…
Armed forces ‘making contingency plans’…
White House: Not regime change!
Arab Allies Withhold Support…
NKOREA caught trying to send gas masks, weapons to Syria…
STOCKS JOLTED…
Oil Reaches 18-Month High…
Russia warns ‘catastrophic consequences’…
Kucinich: USA Will Become ‘al-Qaeda’s air force’…
‘Rebels’ vow revenge attacks…
IRAN THREATENS ISRAEL…
WILL BE ‘FIRST VICTIM’…
POLL: Attack On Syria Would Be Most Unpopular…

Is Barack Obama the Kaiser Bill of the modern era? He is obviously clueless and unfit to be President but he’s the Commander-in-Chief and American credibility is supposedly on the line. Off he therefore goes, perhaps about to plunge us into a conflict he has no idea about, and would have no idea about even if he was Talleyrand, Castlereagh and Metternich rolled into one. But with the simpletons at the helm in the US, where this might end up is anywhere.

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