posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 10:24 PM
I wrote a story once about how I'd start WWIII if I was Iran. In the story, the Iranians obtained radioactive materials and guidance from Pakistan.
They then slipped the material into Syria, with the intent of delivering it to Tel Aviv. But when Mossad threatened to intercept the package, they
blew up the nuclear device in the heart of Damascus.
As it developed, international blame was placed on Israel, who was actually innocent and kept some allies like the U.S. and UK, but most of the EU sat
out, and in their own debt and deficits, this ended up being the final split between the continent and the UK. A closer German and French superstate
including Benelux was envisioned and began to form as the European economies collapsed.
In the Middle East, however, Israel found herself under attack from Syria, Iran, and Egypt who jumped in the war, though Turkey surprisingly honored
NATO bonds more than anything and moved into Syria but not toward the Israelis.
The Russians and Chinese remained cautiously neutral, watching as the Americans were drawn in, but demanded heavy concessions, in the Ukraine for
Russia and in Taiwan for China.
With American operations increasing in Pakistan as it was understood the bomb originated there, the country there destabilized and went militant,
prompting a hot war with India that would eventually go nuclear. India, Israel, and the U.S. found themselves becoming closer allies as the Arab
world found itself quickly gravitating toward the Iranians, save for Turkey.
The interesting swerve is that Russia came in on the same side, using this as an excuse to increase their involvement in many of the breakaway
republics from the USSR days, while working out better relationships with the German led European group, neutral from the US, UK alliance. Eastern
Europe, however, came closer to the US, for fear of Russia and Germany ascendant.
Anyway, it went on, but it's fun to see how the individual actors make logical decisions that lead to unexpected outcomes.