This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com
- World reacts to Paris attack
World reacts to Paris attack
French people in Seoul, South Korea, light candles to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks (Reuters)
The so-called Islamic State (IS or ISIS or ISIL or Daesh) has claimed responsibility for Friday’s multiple coordinate terror attacks that killed 129 people.
France’s president François Hollande has called it “an act of war,” and promised a “merciless response to ISIS barbarians.”
Britain’s prime minister David Cameron has pledged to do “whatever we can to help.” He has indicated that he would like to take further military action against ISIS, though Commons may not approve.
President Barack Obama spoke of “an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians” and called a meeting of his National Security Council.
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin is under pressure to take further action against ISIS because of the downing of Metrojet Flight 9268 over Sinai in Egypt.
Forces in the Christian world are coalescing to attempt to use military action to destroy ISIS.
Since this is presumably exactly the reaction that ISIS was hoping for, one might reasonably ask why world leaders are doing exactly what ISIS wants.
There are many historical examples that ISIS could be thinking about, but the one that I always point to is the Great Islamic Revolution of 1979, where a massive, bloody war ended up with a repressive, hardline Muslim theocracy in power in Iran. That is a Shia theocracy, and as I have written many times, al-Qaeda has tried in many countries to repeat that process in other countries, with the objective of creating a Sunni Muslim theocracy in some other country. Now we see ISIS doing the same thing.
It is this and the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks in Paris that may well lead to the all-out sectarian war in the Middle East that Generational Dynamics has been predicting, and that I have been writing about for twelve years. France 24 and Telegraph (London) and BBC and Reuters
KEYS: Generational Dynamics, France, Paris, François Hollande, Islamic State / of Iraq and Syria/Sham/the Levant, IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, Britain, David Cameron, Russia, Vladimir Putin
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