The world is being fooled into believing by the United States of America and Russia, as well as the fear mongering media, that the two counties are ready to destroy humanity with World War III. However, here are a few questions you must ask – or facts you must ponder over – before you believe the threat of WWIII is real…
How Do You Know WWIII is on the Horizon?Because of the way facts have been misreported. Consider these stories:
“people’s war at sea” to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
involved over 60 million people in 2013) — as the country’s way of preparing its citizens for a possible nuclear war with the United States.
The so-called responsible media further tried to create panic by claiming that the country had already built underground shelters to protect over 12 million people in Moscow, in case there is an attack from the United States (well, Russia is not the only country who has underground shelters to protect its citizens during natural or man-made disasters).
United States tested two dummy nuclear bombs in the Nevada desert to show its military might. The world went berserk after it was reported that Pentagon finally confessed that WWIII was inevitable and that it will be extremely lethal and fast.
Is the Threat of WWIII Real?Highly unlikely. Because friendly nations do not go to war over ego – or non-issues. Consider these facts:
- Interconnected Economies:
- Partners in Space:
- Connecting People:
Even if WWIII Happens, What Would They Get?Syria? South China Sea? Absolutely nothing, because there is nothing to fight for. Nations fight for supremacy, to snatch each others prized possessions, or claim their rights on an oil-rich nation. America and Russia are already superpowers. China is an economic powerhouse. So there is no fight for supremacy. Altercations over South China Sea have no power to snowball into a full-fledged war.
As far as Syria is concerned, if the Cuban missile crisis, the Kosovo War, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Crimea, Palestine, and even Cold War could not incite WWIII, do you really believe Syria can? If India and Pakistan — two nuclear powers with all the reasons to go on war with each other — can avoid a conflict with global implications, why can’t America, Russia, and China?
Then Why are They Hinting at WWIII?To fool us. To deflect from real issues they are accountable for. The United States has failed to honor its commitment to lift anti-Iran sanctions; ensure freedom of trade; and encourage scientific, technological, and business ties between Iran and Western countries. NATO countries have failed to meet defense spending promises. As of 2016, the United States spends more than $600 billion annually to fund its military forces and Overseas Contingency Operations, which is about 40% of the world’s military expenditures.
According to the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, Russia’s authoritarian government restricts citizens’ right to choose their leadership in free and fair elections; selectively prosecutes racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities and migrant workers; deny due process to defendants in politically motivated cases; and fails to protect human rights. For more than a decade, Russia has been attempting to diversify, innovate and modernize its economy, but has failed disastrously; calls to develop long-neglected sectors of the economy continue unheeded.
Do You Think the “At-War” Countries Can Afford the Real Cost of Mutually Assured Destruction?
A Reddit user writes:
Putin is in no respect prepared for a conventional war. His country could not afford it, is not adequately equipped to conduct it, and it would backfire spectacularly. This inward-facing propaganda is intended to stoke panic and fear within his own population, very much in keeping with how Putin has conducted himself so far.
Corruption, censorship, national debt, police atrocities, 9/11 conspiracy theories, US presidential elections, and the petrodollar are a few of the numerous issues the two countries want to shift your focus from and make you believe that WWIII is imminent because of tensions in Syria and at the South China Sea.
Why WWIII will Almost Certainly Never HappenThe Week observes:
The possibility of complete annihilation provides a huge disincentive to launching and expanding total wars. Sure, accidents could happen, but the possibility is incredibly remote. More importantly, nobody in power wants to be the cause of Armageddon. The level of economic adaptation — even for large countries like Russia and the United States with lots of land and natural resources — required to adapt to a world war would be crushing, and huge numbers of business and livelihoods would be wiped out. It is clear at least that the incentives for world war are far lower than they were in previous decades, and the disincentives are growing.
This could very well be called Cold War II, but that won’t serve America’s or Russia’s purpose. The bullies are just fooling around. How do disaster preparedness drills suppose to mean WWIII? How do only Syria and South China Sea become bone of contentions and not Kashmir, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, ISIS or North Korea?
Don’t close your eyes and think tensions are not there. Instead, open your eyes and see why they are there. Stop this fear mongering. Don’t let a few countries decide your future, at least not through war.