Now, it’s entirely possible that they’ll get their war going before this article even reaches you, but still, it’s quite another question whether they can sustain it.
War is a wild beast, of course, and you can never tell what it’ll do once it’s released into the world. But the beast of 2013 seems a bit emaciated and weak.
This situation reminds me of the old set of posters and buttons from the 1970s that asked the question:
What if they gave a war and no one came?
That looks to be the case right now. But that doesn’t mean powerful interests aren’t pushing for it.