Originally posted by Maddogkull
Either way I still dont think a world war will happen for atleast another 5-10 years at the least. America is struggling right now since of the
economic collapse. But who knows mabey Russia will surprise us
The problem is, the definition of a World War....
World War Definition: What constitutes a 'world war'? How many countries need to be involved? And who decides at which point a number of regional
skirmishes can be grouped together and called a World War? At the time, who called the official start of World War 1 and World War 2? And have you
noticed that although the term 'World War Three' is freely used in the alternative press and on the Internet, all the major news networks have
stoically avoided using any phrase reminiscent of World War. Since it's difficult to find a definition for an event which has only happened twice
in modern history, here's my attempt at an answer to the question 'what constitutes a world war'?
A World War is a military conflict spanning more than 2 continents, in which at least 20 major countries participate in an attack against a common
enemy, and which has the attention of the man-in-the-street due to the significant loss of life. With that definition, we can agree that WW1 and WW2
were in fact World Wars (both wars involved some degree of participation from most of the world's then existing countries: Britain, France, Germany,
Italy, Japan, the United States and the Soviet Union). We can also agree that we are very close to achieving World War 3. The only requirement left
to fulfill the start of WW3 is that of a military conflict spanning more than 2 continents.
Based on above assumption we were "Technically" in a World War when Russia and Georgia Kicked of, but it was never seen as that.
Ok, i think the real threat here is in the Middle East, if Israel and Iran attack each other that will have huge effect's on the rest of the world.
Now its obvious that the rest of the Arab Nations will back Iran and if a Jihad is called we are all going be in the S**t, especially us in the UK
seeing as there's 1.5 million that we know of residing in major city's so you can triple that figure for a start!
Do any of you really think Iran will be bothered by sanctions when China just gave them 3-4 Billion to start building there own refinery's? On the
flip side do you think US, UK Israel ect will accept a nuclear Iran? Either way, this one's jumping out the pan and into the fire, when is the
question, not if.
Lets not forget NK here either, they wait for there debut on stage also. Im sure Mr Clinton went through the script one more time with Kimy when he
If Russia were to go to war Nuke's would be the last straw, trust me.
[edit on 18-8-2009 by wraith001]