Sunday, January 22, 2012

World War III? Let's try World War V.

But, then, who in the world is counting?

As usual, the brass is a couple of wars behind in their count. World War III ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union and its satellites. They called it the "cold war," but, man, it had a few hot spots, such as Israel 1948, 1967, 1973...etc. Then, there was Vietnam, Korea. I'm sure you get the picture. If you don't, watch Dr. Strangelove. Our Mr. Terry Southern did a good job on that one.

War IV?

Just concluded. There was 9/11 and ten long years of fighting throughout the globe.

Now comes Iran and the supposed threat of nuclear proliferation - which is, like, not all that new if you've been paying attention at all - at all - since, like, 1946, okay?

Yeah, it's about the oil, the Strait of Hormuz, the trip around the Cape to France and England, the pirates of Somalia, the - whatever. The same old hassles so nimbly exploited by the Romans and every other crowd since Marco Polo got back from his voyages.

Ho Hum. The saber doth rattle. Ah, yes. How about that?

Behold, World War __? The movie, ca. 1936, a Darryl F. Zanuck Production at 20th Century Fox.

- The Legendary

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