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WW III - will it actually happen?

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posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:09 PM
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All over these forums, and in many others, people are constantly citing some escalation or provocation that could lead to war, and ultimately, World War III. And for every person who thinks that Russia, North Korea, China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, ISIS, Syria, Pakistan, India, or countless others, could start the next world war, there is someone who says its all doom porn and nothing will happen. And it got me thinking:

Do YOU think there will be a World War III ? And I say that with the understanding that this is the EOLAWKI war with nuclear exchanges and decades of detritus to deal with, not just massive conflict in many theaters simultaneously.

My personal thoughts - yes, it can happen.

I can see it starting much like any other conflict, escalating and intensifying, until someone feels like they are either threatened with extinction or made to look like such fools that they will lose control over their own people. Honor and respect play a big role in some cultures. I think there is a general willingness to believe that globally people aren't foolish enough to wipe themselves out. But I believe the arrogance of a select few is so great that they believe they will be able to make a serious strike without suffering similar repercussion for the very same reason. Unfortunately, they will be wrong in that belief.

The world has already seen how one-sided the aftermath of a nuclear exchange can be. I doubt very much any nuclear capable nation will allow such conditions to flourish once again.




posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: Vroomfondel

I think it could happen, but I don't think it is very likely given the current international political climate.



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:12 PM
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I think it's inevitable & fingers crossed it happens soon.

Anything to disrupt the status quo. Day to day life is boring as #



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:13 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Vroomfondel

I think it could happen, but I don't think it is very likely given the current international political climate.


So what would it take to put it over the top, so to speak?



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: Vroomfondel

As the prospect of global economic meltdown increases, nations will look for external enemies to focus their populations' grievances, and the chance of war will increase. Will it be a nuclear war if it happens, I hope not, but I agree with you that some are arrogant or stupid enough to think that they may come out ahead in that situation.



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: Vroomfondel

Conventional war yes, but nuclear war no.

It's perfectly clear that even though there's plenty nations armed with nukes it's not a deterrence to anybody wishing to start an escalation over land or resources or even a disagreement in policy, we've only ever used nukes once (technically twice as 2 bombs on different cities) and that was a last gasp situation in order to subdue an enemy that would have fought to the last man out of pride in a conventional war and drawn out the war even longer with a lot more lives lost than were lost dropping the A bombs.

Even during the height of the cold war, when the Russian nuclear warning system decided to malfunction and show multiple nukes heading towards to Russia the commander of that facility did not give the go ahead to launch nukes in retaliation, the simple fact is despite having that destructive power everybody is too scared to unleash it because they do not want to that person who destroyed humanity. Even the one person most likely to use nukes, little Kim in North Korea has never launched one despite clearly having the capability to at least hit his most hated adversary South Korea.

So we will have yet another conventional war, it might end with some nukes being used like in WW2 but it won't be a full on nuclear war resulting in a nuclear winter encapsulating the planet.

Or at least that's my take on it
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posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:21 PM
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oh it will happen alright.
The last attack in Ankara, Turkey today will be the pretext for the invasion of Syria and that will lead to WW3.
edit on 17-2-2016 by yeahsurexxx because: spelling



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: Vroomfondel

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Vroomfondel

I think it could happen, but I don't think it is very likely given the current international political climate.


So what would it take to put it over the top, so to speak?


A serious shakeup of the 1st world country alliances. See the reason I don't think WWIII is likely is because the most of the 1st world is allied together and friends with each other. Even the countries that we aren't on the best of terms with (Russia and China) seem to be more interested in maintaining their economies than shaking the boat too much.

So as a result most of the conflict in the world is between 3rd world countries (who don't have the resources to escalate the war to the international stage) or between 3rd world countries and 1st world countries (where it's mostly just the 1st world countries bullying the 3rd world ones).



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:27 PM
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Conventional, yes. Nuclear, no. Maybe a brief battlefield exchange of nukes just to show the rest of the world how horrific the weapons have become, and to keep people scared of their governments can melt the world at any given time.



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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Not going to happen.
But conflicts in cities will.



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: Vroomfondel

Yes, it could happen.

I think it's far more likely to happen now than it was just 20 years ago mainly because we are talking about a generation that has never seen war on that kind of scale. The last of the old WWII generation is more or less gone and they were the ones who could remember what that was like.

But until it does, there is no way to say for sure what, if anything will set it off.

I mean, who would have thought a single assassination would tip the scales into WWI? But that's what it was.



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:30 PM
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originally posted by: Esoterotica
I think it's inevitable & fingers crossed it happens soon.

Anything to disrupt the status quo. Day to day life is boring as #


You have your fingers crossed for an all out WW3 . Well lets hope you have no luck with your wishes, perk your life up in some
less destructive ways.. Peace..



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:31 PM
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Yes it will happen but it will be a global effort
A World War against CLimate Change.

Every citizen in every nation will have to make sacrifices and any nation that bucks the plan gets invaded, occupied and sorted out.



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: EmmanuelGoldstein

You have fun invading now China now.

I'll thank you to leave me out of it or simply wait until I've gone off to colonize another planet because they do have nukes and don't think for one second they won't use 'em.



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:34 PM
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WAR - symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal

YOU are NOT each others ENEMIES

YOU are the ENEMY because you are standing up for something

smile ATS and burry this deep down



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:35 PM
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No. WW3 will not happen. In fact, conflict will continue to reduce. Autocracies will continue to fail. I'm quite hopeful for human kind, so long as the population can be controlled and society can become more global.



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:36 PM
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What would you call the armed killings all over the world?

Including the killing of heads of states (think Saddam, Gaddafi the Arab spring people)

The millions of refugees

The "state of emergency" in the EU, the degree of population control and number of nonviolent prisoners in the USA much higher than during the cold *war* & c?



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:36 PM
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Honestly I'm shocked someone hasn't fired a nuclear weapon yet.

Once the first one is shot, it's game over.



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:38 PM
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There will not be a WWIII because its not winnable!
All the powers that could start WWIII would be stupid to do so. And I think they are more friendly in secret than they portray in public.
They are also aware of the threat of a common enemy!



posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 02:39 PM
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originally posted by: jjkenobi
Honestly I'm shocked someone hasn't fired a nuclear weapon yet.

Once the first one is shot, it's game over.


You know, I'm not entirely convinced this is absolutely true. I'm sure it is a very likely situation given if someone fires off a nuke, but why couldn't limited nuclear exchanges take place as well? Not that I want to see any of those or risk firing a nuke to see if one would happen, but not every country has nuclear weapons and not every country may be interested in retaliating with nuclear exchanges. You never know.

All in all though, nuclear weapons should never be used.
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