to Deo: Religious nationalism...
Religious nationalism is on the rise in Asia. The end of the
Cold war did not really effect Asia much. This idea was a European
conceit. Asia is now arming and every country from Israel to
China is now going nuclear. The West will have limited influence
here. A second nuclear age has begun. Along with a new religious
and extremist age. This is a highly combustionable situation.
When India and Pakistan exploded their nukes not only did the
" post-Cold War age " come to an end. The Age of Vasco
de Gama came to an end as well. 500 years of western dominence
in Asia was finally challenged. The Vasco de Gama commeration
in Lisbon a few years ago was ignored and mocked by most Europeans.
But there was a deeper meaning behind it.
Americans STILL do not understand this. They are fighting yesterday's