The world is witnessing the birth pains of a new order in the wake of the Paris terror attack as the major powers realign their policies to come together to aid each other in the defeat of the so-called Islamic State.
For the first time in a lifetime and the struggle against Hitler and the Nazis in the Second World War, world leaders with opposing ideologies have sat down around a table and come to an agreement.
The historic day was October 31, 2015, when the men leading The USA, UK, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Iran thrashed out a road map to lead to eventual peace in Syria and Iraq.
The common aim of all the countries is to crush the threat of the Islamic State for good.
Although the barbarous murderers of thousands of innocent Muslims, Christians and Jews believe they can carve a kingdom out of the troubled Middle East, rather than spreading fear, their actions have united suspicious enemies for the first time in many years.
Islamic State has nowhere to go
Islamic State has nowhere to go in the long term.
No nation on the planet except perhaps China has the combined firepower, manpower and resources of the USA, UK, Saudi Arabia backed by NATO on the one side and those of Russia and Iran on the other.
Young Muslims taught to hate also should be learning the basics of military history. The Islamic State is in no position to take on the might of the countries that now stand united in opposing them.
The only future Islamic State has is limited time and that’s a resource that runs out quickly.
Filling the power vacuum
No doubt terrorists will inflict more casualties in the name of martyrdom, but they are random acts by small groups against defenceless civilians. The price to pay is terrible, but this is a war of attrition and slowly but surely Islamic State will shrivel, die and fade away.
The question the world superpowers should focus on now is not the how – they already know that. It’s who will fill the power vacuum once Islamic State’s veil of terror is lifted from Syria and Iraq.
Governments have learned that war against a dictator in any form must have someone ready to take control, otherwise civil war and anarchy continues as in Tunisia and Libya, where the Arab Spring has seen no effective government take power.
The world is witnessing the birth pains of a new order in the wake of the Paris terror attack as the major powers realign their policies to come together to defeat the Islamic State