Although I agree with most of what you are saying OP, I think when we look back on this time period, WW3 will be remembered as started on or around
9/11. War is not the same as it was in WW1 and WW2. its not fought the same way. Wars are fought using calculated strikes using long range missiles,
with drones or with small, heavily trained, high tech warriors. Its not going to be all out war on all fronts in my opinion. I think WW3 has been
ongoing the last 12-13 years. The war on terrorism is WW3. I don't believe we are at the height of what this battle can (and probably will) become,
but I believe the battles that have been fought this last decade will be part of WW3 when we look back on this time. they didn't call it WW1 and WW2
during the war. it was only after the wars that they labeled that way.
I agree with you for most as well. No one labeled WW1 & 2 as such till much later. However both wars began with an intent or the looks of that it is a
"small and limited action." Austro Hungary just wanted to teach the Serbs a "Lesson". Hitler just hoped by getting France the UK will surrender
and so on. But then again he didn't expect Mussolini being so incompetent in Africa, etc.
Even if we now have all the "foreknowledge" with all our wiretapping and 24/7 surveillance, "one idiot" can still start something that that was
not in the plans. Intentionally or unintentionally. To truly read the people and especially the common masses is what we can't predict.
Also we have better knowledge and know about any Tom Dick and Harry "wannabe revolutionaries" down the local pub, we also have in our age of mass
information a lot more "educated" soldiers. And as the Ft. Hood shooting showed, one of these guys just flipped. So an act of from an "insider"
can upset the whole planning. After all the 1st things that go out the windows in any war is the Truth and the battle-plans.
And with 7 Billion people and rising, I recall the words of Dom Helder Camara in the 1970, that the next world war will not be fought with
sophisticated weapons as we fear it, but with the rage and bare fists of the masses of the dispossessed.
No matter how we analyze the French revolution. If we blame the Illuminati or Rothschild or who ever. No one had predicted that outcome. You cannot
predict "Panic". Special forces are small teams and trained for years. And even among such small teams things can go wrong in action. Regular forces
are more prone to massive mistakes on company/battalion/division levels, but the common Joe "Masses" can't be predicted. And one never knows what
can tick the people off and then all goes in any direction except as planned.
I agree with many that WW3 has started with 9-11.
However we have a strange situation. Never in history of mankind had we such a massive amount of the general population so well informed and so well
linked with each other as in today's information age. The didn't call it the "Twitter revolution" for nothing when they talked Egypt and so. But
in the same token we have never had such a "complacent masses" either. We have 1,000 Facebook friends and followers but no REAL flesh and blood
friends. And because of so much diversion, entertainment and so on the so called "big Bang" we are all waiting for has not "Yet" come. So no one
can predict when this final drop will come that will spill the water over even among the complacent masses.
Since we have mass entertainment of all kinds, we are no longer so so easily "mobilized" into a violent Mob as before. But that doesn't mean it
can't happen. Just that the new reality of the information age has changed our behavior, - or so it seems. But the flashpoint in us humans is still
here. Just like the difference between a wild wolf and a domestic dog. Just because the domestic dog doeskin bite right away as the wolf does, does
not mean the dog has lost its ability or desire to bite. The dog has just moved the "red line" a bit further back. And throughout history, it had
always been the unpredictability of the guy I do NOT know, that changes a "splendid little war that's over before Christmas" into some big crap
that no one had imagined.