On the 28th of June 1914 a Bosnian Serb named Gavrilo Princip assassinated the heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. This began a chain of events that would start a war that killed over 15 million people.
Things are different now, its not one man pulling a trigger. It’s one man giving an order. A man whose enemies seem monstrous. Monsters whose actions can only be met with an act of overwhelming destruction.
He’s tired and angry. Spent too much of the day talking about dead children. There is no-one in the room who hasn’t lost someone. No-one with a clear mind to urge caution.
An emotional response and an order, that’s all it takes for the first missiles to fly.
This time the death toll will be considerably higher than 15 million.