Alarming information and grave chances of war
Anyone who keeps a keen eye on global trends will know that recent information about Iran and Russia has drastically altered the potential for America to go to war.
The idea that Iran is further along in their capabilities to produce nuclear weapons, are indeed quite close to being able to do so, is surpassed only by the horrific idea that Russia has long been aiding and abetting them in this enterprise.
An article online - far too lengthy to be copy/pasted in any meaningful way - uses sophisticated political analysis, the top minds in geo-political forecasting, and recent journalism pieces to weave together a tapestry of stunning news, alarming in its details, and horrific in its broad scope picture.
Of course, nothing will develop without a very definite, particular catalyst:
The catalyst would be that : 1. Russia has been found to have been doing this for quite some time and 2. They refuse to stop, or to sanction Iran.
President Obama was elected into office in one of the most crucial moments of American and global history, if one adheres (as indeed I do) to the saeculum teachings of Howe and Strauss: Obama by their calculations is the fourth turning president, and fourth turnings in history are always when we move from a pre-war society to a war society, and this means total war.
This scenario would cause all to rally behind Obama, just as in the months just after the World Trade Center attacks both Democrats and Republicans rallied around W Bush. This time, however, the stakes would be higher and the rallying would go on much, much longer. The voices of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, of gay marriage activists and health insurance company zealots, with their fussiness and hissy fits would become but a dim memory of a foolish and trivial bygone time.
"Things fall apart/the center does not hold/anarchy is loosed upon the earth/ ": Thus did the prophetic TS Eliot describe the bewilderment of sudden global war; as did the great and most profound historical thinker of the 20th century, Jose Ortega y Gasset. In 1933 he told his fellow Spaniards that global war was inevitable. Now we see Obama, already with the stamp of war on him, already anointed by the eerie political hour into which he was thrown, and the poignant historical stage upon which he moves like a foreign figure, dealing with that which he never made, poised as a bird pre-flight. The certainty of what he will become known for is already quietly whispered in the halls of academia. Before long, as Ortega said, it may be cried aloud.
For the full article and all its manifold information, here is its link: