Had that civilian airliner shot down over Ukraine been a U.S. plane – say, one carrying troops from Mildenhall Air Base in the U.K. to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean – would we now be in the midst of World War III? Are we in the midst of World War III and don’t know it yet?

And does any country or organization have the strength to bring peace to either Ukraine or the Middle East before that mess turns into the next world war? Or are we just determined to let the whole world slide into a global conflict? Just asking.

Chris Queally