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    Default World War 3 - Not a Pretty Sight

    All things being equal, we are heading for WW3, and it is not a pretty sight. Old school economic and political fissures are opening up wider daily between Europe, China, Japan, Russia, Korea and the US.

    Today the significant news is that Russia says it has succesfully tested hypersonic missiles. This type of weapons delivery, if reports are correct, makes the billions spent by the US on developing nuclear umbrellas as a component of first strike capacity irrelevant.

    http://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/world/...id=mailsignout

    For those who have put these things to the back of their minds successfully it is worth reminding - modern hydrogen bombs have a destructive capacity that makes Nagasaki and Hiroshima look like Sunday School picnics.

    Two minutes to midnight ?

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    Default Re: World War 3 - Not a Pretty Sight

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Two minutes to midnight ?
    In the quiet words of George C. Scott, "Commie Bull!"

    Thus all which you call Sin, Destruction—in brief, Evil—that is my true element.

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    Default Re: World War 3 - Not a Pretty Sight

    Such silliness. There's not going to be a war between Russia and the US. Maybe would have been if Clinton was elected.
    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

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    [QUOTE=TotalMayhem]Forgive me if I don't defer to a B-list Hollywood actor over this. In military terms this has overwritten 30 years of history which has been dominated by a US first strike threat - the crazy Reaganite notion that the US could launch a first strike nuclear missile attack on a nuclear power / Russia and protect itself from any reply by using missiles to bring down the 'defence missiles' launched in response. This 'nuclear umbrella' threat was in part what brought down the USSR. The prospect now is a rebalancing to MAD - mutually assured destruction - or even threat of first strike against the US. Frankly I don't give a damn what G.C. Scott says about this. The break up of the EU, the Trump regime, the continued military conflict in Ukraine, proxy warfare in the Middle East, brinkmanship between North Korea and the US and the emergence of China and conflict over the South China Sea speaks for itself. Anyone with any knowledge of history can smell war in the air. We leave this baby in the hands of the usual suspects and we are toast. Maybe not this year or next year but....
    Last edited by C. Flower; 04-06-2017 at 09:33 AM.
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    [QUOTE=C. Flower;465314]
    Quote Originally Posted by TotalMayhem
    Forgive me if I don't defer to a B-list Hollywood actor over this. In military terms this has overwritten 30 years of history which has been dominated by a US first strike threat - the crazy Reaganite notion that the US could launch a first strike nuclear missile attack on a nuclear power / Russia and protect itself from any reply by using missiles to bring down the 'defence missiles' launched in response. This 'nuclear umbrella' threat was in part what brought down the USSR. The prospect now is a rebalancing to MAD - mutually assured destruction - or even threat of first strike against the US. Frankly I don't give a damn what G.C. Scott says about this. The break up of the EU, the Trump regime, the continued military conflict in Ukraine, proxy warfare in the Middle East, brinkmanship between North Korea and the US and the emergence of China and conflict over the South China Sea speaks for itself. Anyone with any knowledge of history can smell war in the air. We leave this baby in the hands of the usual suspects and we are toast. Maybe not this year or next year but....
    Right and what exactly can 'we' do about it?

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