Monday, December 21, 2015

When the Arab Spring Blooms in Paris and San Bernardino...

by Mark Steyn

The butchier-than-thou vibe of the last GOP debate reached its apogee when Chris Christie proclaimed his no-fly zone over Syria and then threatened to shoot Russian planes out of the sky. Rand Paul was impressed. "If you want World War Three," he said, "there's your candidate."  Actually, on the fifth anniversary of the Arab "Spring", I get the feeling World War Three is coming with or without Chris Christie - for the same reasons that World Wars One and Two came: the order enforcers can no longer enforce order, and the provocateurs know it, and in that kind of environment stray peripheral threads can unravel the entire geopolitical quilt.  The talk at the Republican debate was mostly about ISIS, about bombing them, killing them, strongarming our Arab "allies" into stepping up, sending special forces, no, wait, thousands and thousands of ground troops... But it's worth bearing in mind this salient point, per The New York Times:.....To Read More....

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