by Bill Bonner
Europe Under Attack?
VIENNA – We are in Vienna, the home of some of the world’s greatest economists. We will come back to that in a minute. First, it was here where Jan Sobieski, the elected king of Poland, beat back a Muslim attack on Europe.
[…] In the summer of 1683, an army approached Vienna. It was the Ottoman Turks. Sobieski rushed to defend the city with about 25,000 men. After leading a massive charge of Polish hussars, he won what is described as a “brilliant victory,” thus saving Europe from Islam.
Is Europe threatened again? But wait… where is the attacking army? Where is its artillery? Where are the invaders’ planes? Their ships? Where are the thousands of troops who will rape and ravage?
In historical terms, the attacks so far are trivial. There is no serious army approaching. And even the few terrorists who have made the headlines seem like amateurs.