Wednesday, March 18, 2020

At the Greece-Turkey Border

From The American Thinker:
World War I was not an intentional war. The great powers stumbled into it over two months. In June 1914, anarcho-socialist Bosnians assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the tottering Austro-Hungarian Empire. The empire declared war on Serbia, Russia countered, Germany declared war on Russia, and Germany then attacked France and Belgium. The Belgian king sought help from Britain, and — boom! — World War I. By War's end, Russia was communist, America was a world power, and 40 million people were dead, not counting the approximately 17 to 100 million who died when war unleashed the Spanish Influenza on the world. The point of that little history lesson is a reminder that, in Europe, limited border wars have spiraled out of control before. It would be well if Western Europe, not just Central Europe, would take a firm stand against Turkey and an equally firm stand against uncontrolled Muslim invasions. (Read more.)

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