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Why do you all think that WW3 will be a Nuclear war?

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posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 05:59 PM
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I think nuclear weapons will only get used if the warfare mentality changes from "the last one left standing wins" to "destroy the other side as thoroughly as possible, at all costs."
It's like...
In the harsh glare of your hypothetical hatred for the enemy, your own people are reduced to expendable meat shields. It's not about your country anymore... it's a standoff between the other side and your personal desire to see them obliterated... and you will gladly give up your very life and the lives of your citizens for it.
Ah, what have we here? The most powerful manmade destructive force, at your fingertips!
edit on 12-6-2012 by EllaMarina because: (no reason given)




posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 06:21 PM
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People on ATS love doom, they hate a common sense approach.

Take nuclear weapons for example, on the threads about “the bomb” you will never hear anyone talk about MAD and NUTS theory or have a bit of fun with Game theory applied to nuclear weapons because that would mean no doom.

People on ATS just love to get all excited and worked up without actually thinking with their brain



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 06:41 PM
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A Third-Act War wouldn't be Nuclear, it would be Biological and Chemical.



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 10:39 PM
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A true world war would definitely end in nuclear war. It's the nature of the MAD scenario and why it works so well as a deterrent. There are no "maybes" I'm afraid. The biggest fear for a nuclear power is that if they don't use 'em they lose 'em. Let's say the US and Russia came into conflict - even if neither wanted to use nukes, both would be compelled to launch them for fear of the other side striking first and wiping out their arsenal.....in which case they're now helpless. In today's world of cyber-warfare the same rules would apply. Russia would assume the US would have some sort of virus that could knock their nukes off-line and would want to deploy it as soon as a conflict started - therefor Russia would have no choice but to launch their nukes before the cyber-weapon could be used. There is no way they would trust their security measures to stop it - how do they know the US hasn't got a workaround? The US would fear the same thing from Russia. The absolute worse case scenario for either side is not acting fast enough and letting the other side neutralize their nuclear arsenal. The best you can hope for is that both sides get their first strikes in (which would be all military targets) then both sides agree to a ceasefire before the "city killers" get launched in the second strike.
edit on 12-6-2012 by Curio because: typo




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