So Mr. Aurkarm and I were were talking the other day. He is of the mind that global geopolitical affairs are making things ripe for a world war.
On the heels of Turkey shooting down a Russian fighter plane and President Obama's remarks during his address today, I find myself thinking there might be something to it. For those that missed it, a key quote today was that an attack against France is an "attack against the world."
Then we look at the myriad alliances and trouble spots around the world. We have ISIS/ISIL/Daesh/Fucktheseguys/Whatever they're called this week destabilizing the region we've been breaking for 10 years. We have Russia bombing them and Syrian rebels, only to have a plane shot down by alleged allies in Turkey. We have Canada, whose new leadership pledged to pull military forces away from that (although CBC reports that there have been over a dozen bombings since the new government formed).
Then, of course, we have the trigger-happy United States. While we claim we're not going to put "boots on the ground," that doesn't really mean much in the end. We don't like the Middle East. We don't much care for Russia. The Middle East doesn't like Israel. We don't much like Assad's Syrian government. The Russians apparently don't like and have been bombing Syrian rebels. No one likes ISIS, and no one likes them.
There's a lot going on, and I'm sure I've missed a lot of it. So what do you all think? Is there something to the World War Hypothesis? What's missing or what's present to swing it one way or the other? What's the catalyst to get things rocking if we're that close?