posted on Feb, 8 2005 @ 08:02 AM
2040? You're far more optimistic than I.....
I don't think we'll ever see all out nuclear war, but I do think we are headed for a very limited nuclear exchange sooner than later. Before any of
that though, we're going to see something worse....something akin to what happened with Jews in WWII...
I believe that after the next big terror attack (and one is pretty much inevitable), we'll start to see first the incarceration of middle eastern
nationals in the US. Following another such attack, we'll then see this extended to cover even US nationals of middle eastern heritage. And the
worst part? Nobody will care, which will lead to numerous civil rights abuses falling on deaf ears...because my average fellow American will be all
fired up about getting "them" that they won't stop and consider and abuse that occurs during such incarceration. While it won't be on par with
group gassing, etc. it will not be pretty.
Once the WOT expands to Syria, Iran, and NK, etc. we're looking at bringing other nations into the conflict as well....and if not careful (one of
many words Dubya never learned), we'll end up with it becoming an Israel against the Middle East war instead.
Then of course, there's the Russian effort to update their aging nukes, and while a slow process, it is occurring. They need time to do so, but with
the US spending on the WOT, they'll have plenty it seems, to regain their Superpower status. Then there's China, which also needs to update their
nukes, and will likewise be able to do so, once those plants in Russia are back on track. Everyone smells the blood in the water, and everyone's
getting ready for the big one...
I think that the human race will survive it....but what will we lose? That seems to be the bigger question. Man, I really hope you're right and it
is 2040 or more....but this chess game is moving far faster than I'd like. I'd like to see my little girl become an old woman before this happens,
but I'm not as optimistic as I'd like to be....