Einstein said, "I don't know what WW3 will be like but WW4 will be fought with sticks and stones."
This guy has over simplified the problem. I have said this prior, but at some point when even the soccer moms of America feel their way of life and CHILDREN threatened, we will have enough courage to take Patton's theory of war to its final conclusion. These soccer mom's will be screaming for nukes. Kill them all! We DO have a red line. As it stands now, most of us are not much aware of what our combat forces are really doing. Their sacrifices have no apparent impact on us. But when Americans feel threatened, I think they will do what may be unconscionable now. Patton's theory of war was to use EVERYTHING at one's disposal to defeat the enemy. We clearly have not done that since dropping nukes on Japan.
What he failed to say was that they have weaponised their children. Their tactic is by gaining trust by making us feel guilty for prejudging them...and then using that to disarm us and making us more pliant. The desire to kill the infidel is stronger than converting him. After all, once you have converted the infidels, there is no more tribute. What keeps us from fighting to the death is that we see too much of ourselves in them. They are only human genetically. Spiritually they are monsters, committed to doing what monsters naturally do.
Oh well, at some point they'll just have to go.
See the Soviet or Allied tactics to take Berlin in the face of urban combat tactics employed by remaining German forces. Or in Beirut during the civil war. Or Ramadi. Thats how it plays out in in the city streets with howitzers being pushed down the boulevard and a whole building with a single sniper in it being leveled.
Putin demonstrated how it's done, and quite successfully, but Merkelpeans appear to prefer suicide. And for the Muslims, they will have gained nothing by transplanting their failed culture to a cold climate. There is no magic dirt in Europe.
Doesn't it suck when our example of what to be and do is Vladimir Putin?
Oh, I forgot. Conservatives support Putin.
His comments are made from the point of view of a baby boomer generation, not a greatest generation citizen. The boomers thought heroism was facing the troops at Kent State. The greatest generation faced artillery and machine guns on Omaha beach. There WILL be a coming generation that will again realize we are facing annihilation and they will use the bomb and far more than they did in WWII. Got a bomb shelter, food, water, guns?
I disagree with him about one thing. Weapons of the general class called WMDs don't have to be indiscriminate. In fact, it is quite likely that three weapons would suffice.
Ideally followed by cleansing the stain from Jerusalem, which would be the fourth target if it were not for other considerations.
Yes - it will look the Balkans. The West has a tradition of seeking large, conclusive battles. The Arabs have always fought as raiders.