Joe Farah looks at the historical record and concludes that, from a chronological standpoint and with an eye toward the Islamic jihad imperative, this is actually World War I. From WND, with thanks to Clearsight:
I think we’ve mis-numbered the global wars so far.
I see this conflict ““ one that has defined history for the last 1,400 years ““ as World War I. This is the real Great War. It’s far bigger than the conflicts that took a few years to settle. And it’s not going away anytime soon.
This war is so big, some people can’t even see it.
There exists a religious totalitarian ideology that seeks global hegemony.
What we see happening in the Middle East today is the struggle in a microcosm.
This is the way it has always been ““ since Muhammad first got his demonic visions in the desert. Ever since then, radical adherents to his message have been on the march ““ beheading, converting by sword, wiping out entire villages, raping and pillaging. Sometimes they are set back ““ for years, decades, centuries. Sometimes they are on the ascendancy ““ for years, decades, centuries.
This isn’t World War III or World War IV. This is World War I.