What if the major European banks were on the brink of insolvency, and
What if many European countries were functionally bankrupt?
What if the European Central Bankers thought quantitative easing was the solution, and
What if the trillions of dollars to solve this problem would create hyper inflation of Zimbabwean proportions?
What if you needed somewhere to hide all that money from the economy at large?
What if you needed a really big laundering machine?
What if war was the best way to trickle that money into the economy?
What if your really big laundering machine was a war machine?
What if Americans were holding a Presidential election, and
What if the Americans needed an external enemy to distract from domestic failures and civil unrest?
What if you created a European Reassurance Initiative because of Russia's "antics", and
What if the defense industry started making tons of weapons to restock Europe?
What if you needed soldiers, in theater, in Europe?
What if you decided to liberate Arab countries by attacking stable (if repressive) governments, and
What if you abandoned those countries to the chaos of tribal and religious factions?
What if you simultaneously threw open the door to Europe and said 'Come live here!'?
What if you told the native Europeans that immigration was necessary to solve their financial problem?
What if the immigration was an army of millions of mostly males of fighting age, from Arab countries and from Africa?
Would you draft your newly assembled army, and start a war?