Saturday, May 06, 2006

Bush Says Fight
Against Terror
Is World War III

Most of us who spend our time attempting to understand this war against the Jihadis already recogize the fact that we are in WWIII. However, much of the American public thinks this is something much simpler. In fact, many lefties actually think we're not in at war at all. Thank God Bush tells the truth here:

US President George W. Bush said the September 11 revolt of passengers against their hijackers on board Flight 93 had struck the first blow of "World War III."

In an interview with the financial news network CNBC, Bush said he had yet to see the recently released film of the uprising, a dramatic portrayal of events on the United Airlines plane before it crashed in a Pennsylvania field.

But he said he agreed with the description of David Beamer, whose son Todd died in the crash, who in a Wall Street Journal commentary last month called it "our first successful counter-attack in our homeland in this new global war -- World War III".

Bush said: "I believe that. I believe that it was the first counter-attack to World War III.
"It was, it was unbelievably heroic of those folks on the airplane to recognize the danger and save lives," he said.

Flight 93 crashed on the morning of September 11, 2001, killing the 33 passengers, seven crew members and four hijackers, after passengers stormed the cockpit and battled the hijackers for control of the aircraft.

The president has repeatedly praised the heroism of the passengers in fighting back and so launching the first blow of what he usually calls the "war on terror".

In 2002, then-White House spokesman Ari Fleischer explicitly declined to call the hunt for Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda group and its followers "World War III."

All the major powers are involved, including Russia and China, who are helping Iran build their nuclear weapons. In fact, there is a sense in which, at this point, WWIII is looking an awful lot like the Cold War. During the Cold War, Russia and America fought each other primarily through proxies such as Viet Nam. One could view this war the same way. Russia and China are trying to decrease American power by strengthening the power of regional enemies such as Iran and Syria.

Problem is, they are playing a very dangerous game. Viet Nam could not have hurt Russia back in the 1960's, but Iran could very well blow up in the faces of Russia and China.

I am constatnly mystified by the fact that they think they are going to escape from this in one piece. They are playing with a firestorm.