WORLD WAR THREE - IS LOOMING
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TOTAL WIPE OUT CAPABILITY - According to expert analysis the world has 14,555 nuclear missiles, that would undoubtedly be fired in the event of an all out thermonuclear war. In the wake of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that quantity of strikes would be enough to destroy all life on earth, save for the oceans. Clearly, world leaders are insane. How could any rational person build up dangerous toxic weapons to this level. The madness must be infectious and that infection is bound to lead to destruction of the planet as we know it. All it takes is one itchy trigger finger.
EAST JANUARY 2010 - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned "a wind of madness is sweeping the globe", pointing to escalating conflicts from Libya and Yemen to Syria and beyond.
At a wide-ranging news conference on Tuesday, he said: "All situations are different but there is a feeling of growing instability and hair-trigger tensions, which makes everything far more unpredictable and uncontrollable, with a heightened risk of miscalculation."
A weak UN-recognized administration that holds the capital Tripoli and parts of the country's west is backed by Turkey and to a lesser degree Qatar and Italy. On the other side is General Khalifa Hifter, whose forces launched a surprise offensive to capture the capital last April from their base in the country's east and are backed by the United Arab Emirates and Egypt as well as France and Russia.
As for Yemen, Guterres said he was very encouraged recently to see Iranian-backed Houthi Shiite rebels stop attacking Saudi Arabia and the Saudis, who back the country's internationally recognised government, limiting their military actions. But unfortunately, the last few days have seen "a new escalation," he said, adding, "We are doing everything we can for this escalation to be reversed, and everything we can to create the conditions for a true political dialogue to be re-established."
Guterres said militias have sometimes been "the worst perpetrators of violations of human rights" and attacks against protesters. It's critical for the government to ensure that the army and policy regain the monopoly on the use of force to ensure the normal functioning of the state, he said.
Vladimir Putin is living proof of that, having threatened use of nuclear weapons against the Ukraine, and anyone else opposing his Russia.
Some say that World War Three is inevitable. If that is so, why not get on with it, so that the world can put right what was left undone after WWIII. Are we ready for that and prepared for the consequences.
For sure the Middle East would be wiped out entirely, leaving China, Russia and the Unites States to battle for supremacy of democratic or communist ideals.
With food insecurity looming large as a result of the IPCC's Code Red, as it will affect agriculture from desertification, and toxic fish, becoming less attractive as a protein source to the expanding middle class, WW3 may start to look like at attractive proposition to world leaders, looking for a way out. The risk being that all they have built up during peacetime could be destroyed.
Let us assume that Russia and the US would take out China and that both remaining countries would be seriously devastated. Global warming would be a thing of the past with so many dead, so that might be a good thing in the long haul for other species on earth.
That would leave Russia and the US in a fight to the death, where US technical supremacy is odds on to wipe out Russia - so long as the US is not stupid enough to invade. It would be sure to be an arms-length annihilation fought by drones with satellites playing an important part. Hence, Star Wars comes into play, each side destroying the others satellites to blind them and destroy communications.
Knowing this, the recent moves by Donald Trump make sense. He is a businessman first, with one eye on complete commercial domination of the world. That could be why he decided to run for President!
Why then are we bothering to campaign for common sense in tacking climate change?
CODES RED - BLUE - The scales of war are equally applicable to the heating of the planet in terms of changing our climate. Although there has been a lot of speak about changing our ways, local authorities have carried on business as usual. That multiplied by all the Member Nations thinking the same, has taken us to the brink.
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DAILY EXPRESS 5 FEB 2020 - Why Donald Trump risks ‘all-out nuclear war’ with huge Russia challenge
WORLD WAR 3 fears have been worsened by the ongoing tensions between the US and Russia. As both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin seek dominance on the world stage, Washington is risking an "all-out conflict" with its recent deployment of nuclear missile armed submarines, according to one expert.
“This supplemental capability strengthens deterrence and provides the United States a prompt, more survivable low-yield strategic weapon; supports our commitment to extended deterrence; and demonstrates to potential adversaries that there is no advantage to limited nuclear employment because the United States can credibly and decisively respond to any threat scenario.” Mr Rood said the move was in response to Moscow’s growing military challenge.
He added: “In the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, the department identified the requirement to ‘modify a small number of submarine-launched ballistic missile warheads’ to address the conclusion that potential adversaries, like Russia, believe that employment of low-yield nuclear weapons will give them an advantage over the United States and its allies and partners.”
While the White House looks to maintain a tough military posture, critics in the US have hit out at the Trump administration for creating yet another potential route to nuclear conflict.
Both President Trump and Russian President Putin want to renew the deal, but the White House chief’s ambitions for an even better agreement risk derailing talks entirely.
SSN - The SSN is the unseen king of the oceans. It is a high-speed nuclear submarine designed to attack other ships, submarines and land targets using a mix of cruise missiles and torpedoes.
These hunter-killers usually form a part of a Carrier Battle group or operate alone. Their large endurance, range and speed help in attacking other subs and surface ships. Countries like USA, Russia , China , UK, France manufacture their own nuclear attack subs. The presence of these subs is so powerful that during the Falklands war the Argentines withdrew their entire navy from combat after their ship General Belgrano was sunk by a British Nuclear sub.
SSBN - The SSBN is the mythical underwater monster which always stays at a great depth and almost never seen to anyone. Because it’s mission is to stay hidden and fire nuclear tipped ballistic missiles in case of a nuclear war. If an SSBN ever has to fire its missiles in actual combat, it would mean World War 3.
The same countries which operate SSNs also operate SSBNs. These are extremely large subs when compared to attack subs. The smallest SSBN is almost the size of the largest SSN. Russia built the Typhoon class, which is the largest submarine in the world as at January 2020.
EXPRESS - MIDDLE EAST JAN 14 2020
WORLD WAR 3 fears were triggered once again yesterday after US President Donald Trump approved a US-led drone strike in Iraq which killed Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani. Has World War 3 been declared?
Iran has realised its threats of retaliation against the US by firing 22 missiles at two military bases shared by the country and coalition personnel. The attack, which the Iranian Revolutionary Guard has since taken responsibility for, is not thought to have killed anyone.
Officials continue to search the affected buildings, and Donald Trump seemed unperturbed by the attack.
Is World War 3 happening?
In the wake of the US drone strike, World War 3 is trending on Twitter, with millions worried the assassination could spark a chain of events ending in full-scale combat.
General Soleimani’s death was as a decisive blow for Iran, which lost both its top military strategist and one of its most influential political figures.
The general led the Quds unit of the Iranian revolutionary guard, a shadowy military intelligence outfit responsible for extending Iran’s influence aboard.
A future clash between Iran and the US threatens to draw in other world powers, and allies of both countries have already weighed in following Soleimani’s assassination.
Russia, a strategic ally of Iran, condemned yesterday’s strike amid Tehran’s pledge for revenge.
Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the strike was an “illegal power” move.
However, Russia stopped short of pledging military backing to a future Iranian retaliation, as Mr Lavrov called for dialogue between the feuding countries.
“Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD.”
JAPAN VISIT 2020 - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he will visit Hiroshima in August for the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city. The visit will be “a way to demonstrate, not only my solidarity with Hiroshima, but my strong commitment to nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation,” Guterres said at a news conference at the U.N. headquarters in New York.
In 2010, then-U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended the Aug. 6 peace memorial ceremony in Hiroshima, becoming the first U.N. chief to do so. In 2018, Guterres became the first U.N. chief to attend the memorial event in the city of Nagasaki, where an atomic bombing took place three days after the attack on Hiroshima.
When he met with Hidehiko Yuzaki, governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, in New York last April, Guterres indicated his wish to visit Hiroshima in 2020. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastated by the U.S. atomic bombings in August 1945 in the closing days of World War II.
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