Skip to comments.Victor Davis Hanson: A large war is looming
Posted on 12/09/2014 9:03:11 AM PST by Rummyfan
The world is changing and becoming even more dangerous in a way weve seen before.
In the decade before World War I, the near-100-year European peace that had followed the fall of Napoleon was taken for granted. Yet it abruptly imploded in 1914. Prior little wars in the Balkans had seemed to predict a much larger one on the horizon and were ignored.
The exhausted Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires were spent forces unable to control nationalist movements in their provinces. The British Empire was fading. Imperial Germany was rising. Czarist Russia was beset with revolutionary rebellion. As power shifted, decline for some nations seemed like opportunity for others.
The same was true in 1939. The tragedy of the Versailles Treaty of 1919 was not that it had been too harsh. In fact, it was far milder than the terms Germany had imposed on a defeated Russia in 1918 or the requirements it had planned for France in 1914.
Instead, Versailles combined the worst of both worlds: harsh language without any means of enforcement.
The subsequent appeasement of Britain and France, the isolationism of the United States, and the collaboration of the Soviet Union with Nazi Germany green-lighted Hitlers aggression and another world war.
We are entering a similarly dangerous interlude. Collapsing oil prices a good thing for most of the world will make troublemakers
Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/12/06/4273844_victor-davis-hanson-a-large-war.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy
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And this time I hope we have no complaints from the “peanut gallery” about VDH’s name being in the headline...
America is underfunded, and the American leadership is strongly trying to destroy America. 0bama is worse than feckless and incompetent. He's evil, and destructive, and appallingly effective at it.
To early in the day; probably hasn’t started drinkin yet...
Might even become a crusade.
Good article. I’m afraid it is indeed the tea leaves of WWIII.
Why would anyone complain about that? I love being tipped off in the headline that there's a new VDH column out.
I remember VDH calling into Rush a while back and his dogs started barking, barked right over the conversation. It was cute.
bad for those islamists.
What are you referring to? Did I miss something?
It is expensive to protect our self interests. How can we win in this situation?
Literally bowing and groveling in front of them (0bama's specialty) will only encourage their bad behavior. And a congress that refuses to enforce fiscal sanity, a congress that refuses to enforce the border, a congress that treats the military as a laboratory for social experimentation only makes matters worse.
Our leaders lack the wisdom to prevent the horror that's coming...
It’s not that history repeats so much as human nature doesn’t change.
Closed = Closet
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