Remember Archduke Ferdinand: sometimes what appear to be small events touch off a web of interconnected obligations and alliances.
“Syria: intervention could unleash global war, Vatican warns,” from ANSAmed, September 2 (thanks to Insubria):
(ANSAmed) – ROME, SEPTEMBER 2 – ”The way to solve Syria’s problems cannot be an armed intervention. It would not decrease the violence, but rather risks exploding it and extending it to other countries. The conflict in Syria contains all the ingredients for war on a global scale,” Monsignor Mario Toso, who is the secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, warned on Monday. (ANSAmed).