posted on Apr, 16 2018 @ 08:38 AM
I have never really been one for seeing WW3 over every horizon or the ultimate ending to any international incident. Actually now that I think of it
in my life time the only time I have ever felt that true global security and peace was at real jeopardy was in the imitate aftermath of 9/11. I can
remember the news cycle at that time quite clearly, when there was still some speculation and and talks of a large scale war. That feeling of unease
for me came at about 3pm as I sat watching the South Tower of the World Trade Centre collapse when my first response was honestly a expectation of
more attacks. I believed at the time that America was under attack by a state actor and it was only a matter of time before things would escalate very
quickly with nukes being dropped and battles in defence of America. Now that might sound silly now with the benefit of hindsight but for those of us
who can remember the news at the time it was a genuine worry it was a fear however that quickly subsided as events unfolded.
Yet now I am increasingly feeling that same unease I felt back in the summer of 2001, its not came with a bang but rather its been more of a slow burn
over the last 18-24 months of international events.
We have a lot of very volatile hotspots allover the world, we have the growing tensions between the west and Russia and in the middle of all of that a
bloody civil war. Then we have nukes being held over the Korean Peninsula, we have the Russians in the Ukraine with the annexation of Crimea. Then
there is the usual problems in the middle east over and above the civil war in Syria and ISIS there is also the crisis emerging in Qatar that had
largely been ignored by western media and the ever present problems presented by the Isreali-Palestine conflict, Mali, and Yemen. Actually the list
goes on we could include the tensions over the South China Sea, the Mexican drug war and the numerous conflicts in Africa.
If we add to that the political land scape of the world the potential for these conflicts to built further only become more pronounced, we have
Brexit, Trump, Putin and rise of nationalist politics and increasing global debt this feeling of unease at the current state of gobble security is
only further cemented.
I don't know whats going to happen, I am usually quite optimistic about such things and I do not believe that anyone wants a large scale war all I am
saying is that for me, personally the feeling of unease around the state of our little blue floating ball is growing.