Very good queston. I think it was a step towords it and even the current conflicts are not stricly a warld war, but they drift there, so soon.
I appreciate the sentiment, but no. What's going on right now doesn't begin to compare to either world war.
They(the leaders),didn't know what they were talking about. A world war usually involves a majority of planet earth. The fight against terrorists was only concentrated in one specific area,the Middle East.
The disproportionate and inappropriate response merely heralded the beginning of an indeterminate and unwinnable war.
Not even close.
Obviously no it didn't.
Just the state of the empire going about its interventionist ways... no WWIII going on here, just statist status quo causing unnecessary wars.
At least there's no WWIII *yet*
Thank God. :s
No --that was far from a War
Still No..... the aftermath was the clean up and people adjusting and moving on.
err no.. :)