World War III
“Reporter: What do you think World War 3 will be like?
Albert Einstein: I really don’t know how that would be, but one thing I know for sure is thar World War 4 will be with sticks and stones.”
Ever since the dawn of time, mankind has been set on conquering. I begun this article with the most interesting part of the interview Albert Einstein gave right after the first Atom Bomb was tested. The fact that Albert Einstein was amongst the scientists working at “Project Manhatan” has been kept a “secret” for too long a time. The things that he said then, nowadays hang like a death sentence above our heads every single day.
Mass-media is the best way to manipulate the world we live in. From the old man living in the distant Russian or Romanian mountains, that got electrycity just last year, to the high tech freaks of Asia, we all build our morality around what news-papers, television, radio, internet tells us.
It is common knowledge that World War I started with the invasion of Serbia. But how many amongst you know that the very first thing that caused that was a Serbian student that assasinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne? How many of you know that World War 3 knocked at our door 7 timessince 1956 and till the present?
If only I had a nickle every time human kind was in deadly danger from some people that only see their own companies benefit and not the one of the people of this Earth.
Suez Crisis—Soviet threat (1956)
During the Suez Crisis of 1956, Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin sent a note to British Prime Minister Anthony Eden warning that “if this war is not stopped it carries the danger of turning into a third world war.”
Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)
The Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 is generally thought to be the historical point at which the risk of World War III was closest, and Robert McNamara claimed that if it were not for Vasili Arkhipov, who prevented a nuclear launch on the B-59 Soviet submarine during the heat of the crisis, World War III would have broken out, saying at the Cuban Missile Crisis Havana conference, “A guy called Vasili Arkhipov saved the world.”
Soviet ballistic missile false alarm (1983)
On 26 September 1983, a Soviet early warning station under the command of Stanislav Petrov falsely detected five inbound intercontinental ballistic missiles. Petrov correctly assessed the situation as a false alarm, and hence did not report his finding to his superiors. Petrov’s action likely averted a nuclear conflict, as the Soviet policy at that time was immediate nuclear response upon discovering inbound ballistic missiles. According to a report by Geoffrey Forden, published for the Cato Institute, the most likely culprit for the false alarm was the Cosmos-1382 satellite belonging to the Oko early warning system.
Able Archer 83 (1983)
During Able Archer 83, a ten-day NATO command post exercise starting on November 2, 1983, the Soviets readied their nuclear forces and placed air units in East Germany and Poland on alert. Some historians believe this exercise was a close call to a start to World War III.
Pristina International Airport—NATO and Russian standoff (1999)
On 12–26 June 1999, Russian and NATO forces had a standoff over the Pristina Airport in Kosovo. NATO forces were tasked with seizing the airport, however the Russians, of which there were approximately 200, beat the NATO task force to the airport and thus gained control of the airfield.
In response, American NATO commander Wesley Clark demanded that British General Sir Mike Jackson storm the airport with paratroopers, an order that is still debated. Jackson refused, reportedly replying, “I’m not going to start the Third World War for you“.
Former British solider turned singer-songwriter James Blunt revealed in 2010 he refused an order from General Clark to seize the airport from Russians, a decision which Blunt, like General Jackson, believed could have triggered World War III.
Five times we were on the brink of total disaster, 5 times we got away. Now, a new turn has appeared in the global conflict. Koreas are prepared to start a new World War, just as the North Korean leader said and nothing could be closer to the truth. Just think a bit what nations are around them:
- China – Nuclear Power (North Korea)
- India – Nuclear Power
- North Korea – Nuclear Power
- Russia – Nuclear Power (North Korea)
- Israel – Nuclear Power
- Iran – Nuclear Power (North Korea)
And on the other side of the world, USA, France and UK all three Nuclear powers and sustaining the South Korean regime. How far are these 2 countries going to go? How far are their allies going to go with them? These are just the questions for the future. The war, may start as a normal one, with missiles and troups, but let us be serious, only the first Nuke is hard, the rest will follow normaly.
Is this the silent start of a World War between China, Russia, North Korea and Arabs and THE REST OF THE WORLD? The past events say so. Moreover,
North Korea warned Friday that planned U.S. and South Korean military exercises beginning this weekend bring the Korean Peninsula “closer to the brink of war,” according to state news agency KCNA.
“The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching closer to the brink of war due to the reckless plan of those trigger-happy elements to stage again the war exercises targeted against the DPRK,” the report said.
The warning came as Lee Hee-won, a presidential security aide, has been named South Korea’s new defense minister after the resignation of Kim Tae-young a day earlier, the Defense Ministry’s press office said Friday.
But confusion between the factions of the Seoul government over the announcement only highlighted the concerns that led to Kim’s resignation.
A former general, Kim came under heavy criticism after the March sinking of the South Korean war ship Cheonan and again after North Korea struck the South’s Yeonpyeong Island on Tuesday.
North Korea has been blamed by the South and other nations for the Cheonan incident, in which 46 sailors were killed, but has denied responsibility. North Korea has blamed South Korea and the United States for the Yeonpyeong incident, in which two South Korean marines and two civilians were killed and 15 others injured.
South Korean lawmakers from both parties alleged that South Korean forces were unprepared for either of the North Korean attacks, and some have insisted that South Korean aircraft should have responded to the Yeonpyeong incident immediately. Lawmakers demanded Kim’s resignation earlier Thursday.
Kim actually submitted his resignation May 1, after the Cheonan incident, said the Blue House spokesman, but it was not accepted until Thursday because of the Cheonan aftermath and other military-related issues. The Cheonan sinking sparked a public uproar, with many stating that it should not have been possible for North Korea to have damaged South Korea’s military, which is much more high-tech.
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency first reported Lee’s appointment as defense minister early Friday, citing the presidential Blue House. The Blue House referred CNN to the defense ministry press office, which provided the confirmation. The defense ministry waffled, however, during a second phone call, telling CNN that the announcement must come from the Blue House. And the Blue House said it could not confirm the appointment when CNN called there for a second time.
The last question remaining to be answered is this:
HOW MUCH DO WE TRUST OUR LEADERS WITH OUR PLANET, WITH OUR LIFE?