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Article: A Chess Game Called "Preface To World War III"

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posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 07:26 PM
Catching up on international news and events I came across an article that summarizes the series of events which may lead up to world war three...

-The Senate is processing a resolution (#580) which calls for a number of sanctions on Iran and urges the president to blockade Iran for the purpose of preventing that country from receiving any shipments of refined petroleum. Because of its limited refining capacity, Iran must import 40% of the oil it consumes. The situation echoes memories of the U.S. blockade of Japan over 67 years ago which prevented that country from receiving the oil it needed and which is now considered to have been a factor in Japan's decision to attack Pearl Harbor.

-49 Senators have signed on as co-sponsors of Resolution 580.

-The House of Representatives is processing a resolution (#362) similar to the Senate's, but one that also urges the president to set up a blockade to inspect all people and items entering or leaving Iran and prohibiting Iranian officials from traveling outside the country except for the purpose of nuclear negotiations. In a bulletin published last month, Ron Paul described it as a "virtual war resolution."

-261 Congressmen have signed on as co-sponsors of Resolution 362.

-Three weeks ago, major elements of the U.S. Navy and several other nations including the United Kingdom and France, concluded a naval exercise in the Atlantic, called Brimstone, and described as a dress rehearsal for a blockade of Iran.

-Since then, the following naval assets have been reported to be heading for the Persian Gulf and the other waters abutting Iran:

-the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, with French Naval Rafale fighter jets on board, and her battle group,

-the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and her battle group,

-the USS Iwo Jima, an amphibious assault ship,

-the United Kingdom's aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal and her battle group,

-and the French nuclear attack submarine Amethyste along with other French ships.

-This armada is joining up with the existing elements of the Fifth Fleet already in the Gulf and its vicinity, which include:

-the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and her battle group,

-the USS Peleliu and her battle group,

-at least one nuclear attack submarine and a variety of other U.S. ships.

-It has been widely reported in the foreign press that this is the largest naval buildup in the Gulf area since the inception of the war in Iraq.

-Russia recently conducted a naval exercise in the Mediterranean involving at least 11 warships, an unknown number of submarines, the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsoy and the heavy missile cruiser, Moskva, described as the flagship of its Black Sea Fleet. The exercise was conducted out of and supplied by the Russian facilities at the Syrian port of Tartous.....

Click the link for more. Including thoughts on the Georgian situation and how it may relate to the above.

This article is the best summary on these events, and/or facts and how they may be related to a potential conflict with global war being a possible end result.

There could also be much more going on here than what is being reported, or made available to the media, and news agencies.

I hope the article is proven wrong, however so far everything seems accurate.

Perhaps we are closer to the brink than we really want to believe.

posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 08:05 PM
One thing to consider is that ultimately ALL of these things could be leading up to a fight for dominance over Middle Eastern and Caspian Sea basin oil and natural gas resources. Is it really is all about oil and energy? The nation which can attain this dominance will truly be the supreme world superpower.

Will the Russians let that happen?

Where does China fit into this puzzle?

Will the Middle East roll over for the USA and Israel?

There is literally so many ways this can go, but when you look at the primary objectives... They all lead to a potential world war.


[edit on 24-8-2008 by The_Alarmist2012]

posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 08:15 PM
Good point.

Yet us the 'little people' are the ones who will suffer one way or another as the demented generals, safe in their bunkers issue the commands that will be responsible for the innumerable, uncountable horrors that humankind will have to face.

As an atheist, i believe hell is a man made creation, and humanity is losing its balance perched on the fence.

Do we allow ourselves to fall? Or do we get a grip and climb back up?

At least, if this worse case scenaio was ever to unfold, let us not forget those responsible will have nothing left to live for, slowly dying in their man made tombs.

Why are we allowing this to happen?

posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 08:27 PM

Originally posted by mr-lizard
Why are we allowing this to happen?

We aren't, what it comes down to is population sizes, supply and demand, ENERGY resources which are slowly dwindling causing damage to the economies of the world, especially the west.

It may be beyond the control of anyone, it could be seen by many in positions of power as a do or die situation.

If we can't control our energy supplies, then we are under the control of those who do. And our economy will fail if we continue to leave it that way, in fact the failures in the US economy in particular is already painfully noticeable. Economic collapse will equate to losing a world war. Failure may not be an option in that regard.

Stopping world war over energy resources will amount to a single person standing on railroad tracks and attempting to stop a speeding freight train.

Best case hope to avoid this, some scientists somewhere develop an alternative energy solution, such as cold fusion etc.

But really, it may as well be science fiction for now.

posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 08:55 PM

Originally posted by mr-lizard
Yet us the 'little people' are the ones who will suffer one way or another as the demented generals, safe in their bunkers issue the commands that will be responsible for the innumerable, uncountable horrors that humankind will have to face.

The people are simply collateral damage at best... Dominance is the goal.

Which ever side is best defended and prepared to survive an all out war scenario will without a doubt be able to rebuild and repopulate the world, as well as totally dominate it.

It may be hard to believe but both sides have planned to do just that in the event of such a war... Which side has the best plan?

posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 09:29 PM
On second thought, being too informed on these matters is a bad thing.

Ignorance is bliss.

I am going to find a way to dedicate myself to a new cause called: Oblivious to the end.

At least until war breaks or I can no longer afford to buy food and fuel, whichever comes first.

Have a nice day!

posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 08:32 AM
The current headlines are actually surprising. Something that I thought won't be happening anymore after the cold war ended.

It seems the threat to have another world war is not that far from reality.

With current situation in Russia & Georgia. North Korea decided to suspend nuclear disablement. The coalition in Pakistan collapsed. The Iran issue.

Not to mention the worsening war situation in the southern Philippines with armed Muslim rebellion.

There are other chaos happening in other parts of the World as well. Look up Thailand.

When was the last time we had this. All happening at once?

posted on Sep, 7 2008 @ 02:02 PM

"There is literally so many ways this can go, but when you look at the primary objectives... They all lead to a potential world war. "

The way I see this going is the US going down the pan. Those who conrol the US know they are up mud creek and are desperately trying to win new friends in the EU and elsewhere.

The problem is thet the US has now become a bad risk economically and is still mired in Iraq and Afganistan after 5 years with no end in sight and the cost of these illegal wars is draining the country dry.

The US is now playing its last hand in the hope that some how it will be able to survive and gain the ME oil resources. This will not happen, whilst the US economy is like a sieve and the Military is overstretched countries such as Russia, China, India and others have growing econmies and growing militaries.

Other Goverments are now seeing those countries as a safer bet than the US so will ally themselves to the aformentioned. This is all bad news for the US and whatever the US Goverment tries to do its now too late. They now their gowing down and it would appear that they want to go out with a bang.

posted on Sep, 7 2008 @ 04:30 PM
Good post. Very interesting.

But how prepared is the U.S. for such an event?

Consumed with conflicts against terrorism, U.S. faces issue of big-war readiness

When Russian tanks bullied their way into Georgia, debate broke out about what the United States should do.

But what could America do?

Can the U.S. military, so consumed with small wars against terror and insurgencies abroad, wage a big war against a sizable adversary?

Those questions are drawing keen attention seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, time that has seen America preoccupied with Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army and Marine Corps are retooling on the fly to fight a war on terror.

Those changes come, some worry, at the expense of the capability for full-blown, army-on-army war.

(Rest of the article:

Is the U.S. Army ready for conventional war?

Focusing only on counterinsurgency and nation-building is unwise. It must prepare to fight other armies.

Images of Georgian infantry moving under fire and Russian tanks on the attack show that the days of like armies fighting one another on battlefields are far from over.

What does this mean for the US Army? As it considers its role after Iraq, should it be restructured for war and conflict along the lines of counterinsurgency and nation-building, or toward conventional fighting as represented by the Georgian war?

Armies trained to fight conventional warfare can quickly and effectively shift to counterinsurgency and nation-building. Contrary to popular belief, the US Army proved this in Iraq.

(Rest of the article: The Christian Science Monitor)

posted on Sep, 7 2008 @ 06:42 PM
reply to post by The_Alarmist2012

Can anyone actually confirm through news articles or military information that all these ships are in fact in the Gulf or heading towards it??


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