I confess! I am a little confused. Not about the timing, just about where the dust is likely to settle when the eyes of history look back on this momentous time.
What is the Epicenter of this Time Mark? The time code says ISIS, because the declaration of the Caliphate was near spot on the anniversary of the start of WW1 (marked by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand). However, on July 17th, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over the Ukraine, which was then used by the United States to escalate the rhetoric and impose greater sanctions on Russia. July 17, rolled back a 100 years, is mid-way between the June 28 assassination of Ferdinand and the July 28 Austria-Hungary declaration of war on Serbia. So we are still at the beginning event.
This might surprise you, but I see all the venues as related. The world has run amok starting right around the end of June 2014. ISIS, Gaza, Eastern Ukraine. The United States is in the middle of things, by acting in one venue, and avoiding action in another. It could all be well-intentioned.
But now we see beginnings of dissension in the ranks, with Germany waking up to the precarious position it is in, caught between a proud Russia hell-bent on weakening the U.S. Dollar as the world’s reserve currency, and U.S. actions to hobble and hem in Russia. Themes from World War 2 have been circulating in the air, with Hilary Clinton analogizing Putin to Hitler, and themes of redrawing the maps of the nations of the world, from Russia/Crimea, to Iraq/Syria, even to the possible wiping off the map of Palestinian Gaza entirely.
All we can say for sure at the moment is that it is a time of greater increased tensions and barbaric actions. Very scary.