originally posted by: slapjacks
If anything were to happen what do you think the outcome would be? Or, do you think this is just fear mongering?
The NATO card is just nonsense, and the "Russian defense analyst" is most likely an American, with very little knowledge beyond US political
Russia has all the trump card, NATO has none.
Let me give you a scenario ... let's say Russia decides to Annihilate Turkey with a few tzsar bomba ... now, Turkey is gone ... a few million people
dead, turkey's infrastructure in complete ruins.
What do you really think, is going to happen?
Do you see, all of europe performing mass suicide? Do you see all of the US going outside and performing mass suicide?
Is this the scenario, you think is going to happen ... Every European is going to "shoot himself", along with their "American brethren"?
The fallacy of this ideology, behind MAD is so obviously false ... it's breathtaking.
So, your idea of NATO is bogus ... NATO is not an organisation that is intended to aid Europe ... nor Turkey. It's an organisation that is meant to
aid the US of A, and NOBODY else. period.
Any thought of it being different, is infantile.
Americans and Europeans are not going to perform mass suicide, because a bunch of Turks are dead ... they'd be peeing in their pants, and worried
about how to get on with the living afterwards.
So, you see ... Russia is actually "a good guy", something that you should not depend on. Putin being a calm guy, not wanting to provoke a war and
wanting to find a solution, to solve Russia's economy and western sanctions, by being a "good guy" and trying to work for western benefits, is nothing
you should ever expect, if Putin wasn't in power. And don't expect future leaders of Russia, to be "afraid" of using nuclear armament.
And the last part, should answer your question ... YES, the 3rd world war has started. It's been around for a while, it has a very slow start ... but
we're already there.
We are there, because of fundamentalist belief systems. This does not merely suggest ISIS, but also NATO and the US. The US knows very well, the
threat of nuclear armament ... it deliberately spreads the "fear" of it, amongst the population of the world, for the purpose of holding it's own
But, don't expect that to be permanent. Sooner or later, another nation will take them on their bluff ... now, let's hope that will be Russia or
China, rather than Saudi Arabia or Iran.
But, it will happen ... and sooner than later, because we are 8 billion on this planet. It's resources are not endless, and the current "warm
climate" is not something you should expect to be permanent. In reality, the world is already fighting to "reverse" the climate change. To "cool
down" the planet ... but cooling it down, will mean a greater demand for resource for heating, and less ability to grow crops. That will lead to a
greater life struggle in all areas of the world, and fights for resources even more intense. And even if we do not reverse the climate change ...
nature will do this trick upon us, sooner or later ... most likely, sooner than we expect.
So ... buckle up.