H'mm, I got nuthin' -- Hey, didja hear the Rooooshians, in the closing ceremonies for the Sochi Winter Olympics and Farewell Party, played the instrumental version of a song about reclaiming Alaska?
Welcome to the run-up to WW III. Be sure'n take your iodine tabs.
Frikkin' morons. Y'know what the upper-limit boundary* to the time between really honkin' big wars is? The lifespan of the participants in the previous one. Seriously, check your history books. Oh, you'll get a few outliers and there's regional variations, but about the time the bulk of the guys who fought amidst massive loss of life are dead, another opportunity to look at people's inside on a large scale comes along. The species may be programmed for it in our hardware. It only takes a few bastards to flip the switch and then...it's on.
* The lower limit is, of course, the time it takes to re-arm. Twenty years, more or less, is the modern record.
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