Hiller Instinct: Is this the start of World War III?

I’m sorry I didn’t go to every History class I had in high school and college, because then I’d know everything about exactly what started World War I and World War II.

But, since I didn’t, all I can do is wonder whether what’s happening now is the beginning of World War III.

Here’s the latest from the front lines:

First, Turkey shot down a Russian jet, and Turkey is our ally, right?

Then, Syrian rebels, whom the United States supports, shot down a Russian rescue helicopter
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What’s going on?

Isn’t Russia supposed to be fighting with us against ISIS?

The terror attack in Paris that took 130 lives was eleven days ago.

The President of France termed it an act of war, and blamed ISIS.

The next day, France began bombing ISIS in what also seemed like an act of war.

In a show of solidarity, the British prime minister sounded ready to join France a war against ISIS, if there were one:

"I firmly support the action that President Hollande has taken to strike ISIL in Syria and it is my firm conviction that Britain should do so too," said Prime Minster David Cameron.

Today, the French president was at the White House, pleading for our president to get more involved:

"We need a joint response," said French President Francois Hollande.

And, louder than ever, President Obama sounded like he was playing the drums of war:

"ISIL, DAESH and its murderous ideology poses a serious threat to all of us, it cannot be tolerated, it must be destroyed and we must do it together," said Obama.

But the nations are not together.  

There’s no agreement, for example, on if, or how many, ground troops should join the fight.

So it looks to me like ISIS is in a war with us–and says it–while we’re in a war with them and just don’t want to admit it.

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