Thursday, July 27, 2006

World War III

From FrontPageMagazine:

Haifa, Israel – Some have suggested that the latest round of fighting between Israel and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah organization in Lebanon is the beginning of World War III. Think again.

“This is more like the Spanish Civil War,” says Daniel Seaman, an Israeli government spokesman. “What we are seeing is a series of conflicts that foreshadow a future world conflict, just as the Spanish Civil war prefigured the
Second World War.”

Seaman’s analogy is worth exploring.

Just as Hitler used Franco as his proxy in Spain to test new military techniques and equipment on the battlefield, so Iran is using Hezbollah as its proxy to do the same.

Mr. Timmerman is correct that Iran is using Hezbollah as a proxy against Israel, and by extension the entire West, but he is incorrect to say that this isn't the Third World War.

To understand you must take a longer view than most people do. World War One began with the war between England and France for control of the North American continent. That war has gone down in American history as the French And Indian War. It grew to encompass all the great European powers and ended with the final defeat of Napoleon.

World War Two began with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 and ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

World War Three began in 1979 with the Iranian Revolution which saw Iran fall under the control of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and is still ongoing. Southern Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan are all battlefields in this war.

World War Three will end in one of three ways. The destruction of Israel and the extermination of the Jewish race worldwide along with the conversion to Islam of Europe and the United States; the reform of the Islamic religion into a non-violent form which "spiritualizes" the militant passages of the Koran, or the extermination of the Muslim people.