The current global war is very often referred to as WW4, (WW3 being the cold War).
But I now think that WW4 is really WW1. A return to the real WW1, that is. Here's why:
Hegemonic socialism was defeated by the end of the Cold War, and colonialism was defeated by what we now all call WW1 and WW2.
That allowed the earlier conflicts which led to the first real global war to resurface: the war between islamism and everyone else. The Crusades were a counter-attack to islamism. The war between the West - THE FREE WORLD - was and remains WORLD WAR ONE.
What we now call WW1 was really WW2, and what we call WW2 was WW3 and what we call WW3 was WW4.
The Global War Against Islamism is WW1. YUP: Since the fall of the USSR we in the free world have had to counter-attack the islamists again.
This time I hope we finish the job. That means doing to them what FDR and Truman did to the Nazis and Japan's militarists.
This does NOT mean exterminate Muslims. This means LIBERATE them from islamism. More than 1 billion people are enslaved to this hideous ideology. We must liberate them.
CRUSHING Nazism didn't mean exterminating all Nazis or Germans; it did mean eradicating Nazism and bringing the worst perpetraors of Nazi atrocities to justice - summary or military.
So it must be with islamism.
Or we will lose.