(03-03-2011, 04:08 PM)JayRodney Wrote: It's apparent to me that an enemy has been willfully created.
You get it.
Rereading my post, I see I wasn't very good at explaining myself. Damn ADD distractions...
My point with the reference to the Atlanta riots was that a man with a bullhorn was planted to incite an already passionate crowd. Once he got one group rioting, he was moved to the next. (Then to the next, etc.) Students were being blamed for the rioting, but if you had been there and seen the live, unedited coverage you would have seen that one guy and some gang members leading the packs. (The gang members were simply easier to instigate.) The students were hesitant to riot until they got caught up in the energy of the situation. Think of the Atlanta riots as an experiment in public reaction.
Now, apply that to a larger picture. Say... scattered riots and beheadings across Europe. Pretty much like the Mohammad cartoon riots, but on a larger scale. (More experimenting?) Now the riots spread to Canada. (Going to Canada next will get the Murkins REALLY nervous.)
Do all of this on top of outrageous gas prices (And all the other higher costs of living that go along with it.) and perhaps have it happen during the sweltering heat of summer when tempers are already short. Voila! Instant world wide religious war.
Of course, you would have to throw in some serious targets. A school maybe? Some churches during service? A concert with 65K people in attendance? A dirty bomb in NY? (Sorry Yankees.) It really isn't difficult to manipulate emotions and that's all they have to do. Fear is a tremendous weapon.