Yes, I am referring to the events in the middle east. With the ISIS/ISIL/Daesh in Syria/Iraq, the uprising in Yemen, Egypt battling its own extremest, and instability from Morocco to Pakistan (even India), the setup looks very similar to Europe the months before WW1 except its religious groups rather than family and patriotic chest thumping. There is also the collateral effects of the west being targets for these radicals as seen by attacks and recruitment of jihadist. As much as they battle each other, they spend a lot of effort going well outside the region making it truly a world wide event. So, are we IN WW3 now? When do you think it started? If not, do you think it will or will not? I think we are, and it began about the time the Suuni Baathist in Iraq where stripped of all power (in 2004? cant remember when) and left to become a core of ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. Also saw the rise of Al Queda in Iraq who formed in the power vacuum after Saddam.