Spengler has never owned rose-colored glasses. His world view is not for the faint of heart. He sees great parallels between today's Middle East and Europe in the time of the 30 Years' War (1618-1648).
"War in the Middle East is less a strategic than a demographic phenomenon, whose resolution will come with the exhaustion of the pool of potential fighters."
Today's history lesson and some serious finger-pointing can be found here.