The Italians are taking very seriously the threat of Islamic State making it’s way across the Mediterranean Sea. Islamic state thugs sawed off the heads of 21 Christians on the shores of the sea and promised to be in Rome.

The problem is the Italians have almost no way to defend themselves. The country has slashed defense budgets in favor of socialist programs for years. The entire nation could be swept into the medieval battle complete with regular beheadings because they have sought income equality rather than national security.

Does that sound vaguely familiar?