If The U.S. Continues To Creep Toward World War 3, Eventually It Is Going To Happen

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After a bit of a lull for the past couple of months, the march toward war appears to be accelerating once again. On Monday the U.S. military shot down yet another Syrian aircraft, and it appears that President Trump’s patience with North Korea’s nuclear program may have run out. Unlike our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the situations in Syria and North Korea both have the potential of sparking a much wider conflict. If we end up in a war with Syria, it is very likely that we will ultimately be fighting the Russians and the Iranians as well. On the other side of the globe, a war with North Korea could also potentially draw in China. This happened in the first Korean War, and it could easily happen again. It is understandable that the Trump administration wants to be tough with both Syria and North Korea, but we need to be extremely careful about the use of military force because one wrong move could potentially spark World War 3.

 

For the last couple of months, the Trump administration has been relying on China to put pressure on North Korea to end their nuclear weapons program. But now it appears that Trump has given up on that. On Monday, he posted the following message on his Twitter account

While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!

That certainly sounds quite ominous.

Is he saying that he has completely given up on a diplomatic solution?

And this tweet comes at a time when it is being reported that it looks like North Korea may be preparing for a new underground nuclear test. If North Korea goes through with another nuclear test, it is unclear at this point how the Trump administration will respond. The following comes from CNN

The officials said it is not yet clear if the activity indicates a sixth nuclear test is imminent, but noted there is concern that North Korea could set off a test during Wednesday’s visit to Washington by top Chinese diplomats and military officials.

US officials have known that the site is ready to conduct an underground test for some time.

Two senior US officials with direct knowledge also told CNN that military options for North Korea have recently been updated, and will be presented to President Donald Trump for a decision to act if there is a nuclear test.

A military strike on North Korea would likely be completely disastrous. The North Koreans reportedly have quite a few nukes, and even if we somehow located and destroyed every single one of them before they could launch any, the North Koreans would still be able to respond with their vast stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons. For much more on why a direct strike on North Korea would not end well, please see my previous articles here and here.

Meanwhile, we continue to get closer to war over in Syria as well. On Monday, yet another Syrian aircraft was shot down by the U.S. military

A US F-15E fighter jet shot down a pro-Syrian regime drone near At Tanf, Syria, on Monday, two US officials told CNN, the third downing of a pro-regime aircraft this month.

The US-led international coalition later confirmed the incident in a statement, saying the armed drone was downed “after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces” that “were manning an established combat outpost to the northeast of At Tanf where they are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS.”

If we continue to shoot down Syrian aircraft, eventually there is going to be a response. And once a conflict erupts, we could easily find ourselves engaged with the Russian military.

At this point there is absolutely no reason for us to be in Syria. ISIS forces are on their last legs, and we could easily let Russia and Iran finish them off.

By sticking around in Syria, we are playing a very dangerous game. According to Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, if we allow things to continue to escalate we could easily find ourselves involved in a full-blown regional war…

According to Fox News, this is the second time the US has shot down an Iranian drone in less than a month. It also marks the fifth time since late May the U.S. military has bombed pro-Syrian forces in southern Syria.

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy described the attack as “a dangerous escalation” of tensions between the US and the main backers of the Syrian regime, Russia and Iran.

Murphy told CNN that if the US doesn’t stop the attacks, the situation could escalate into an armed conflict between the two sides, who both claim to be fighting ISIS.

We haven’t seen things this tense between the United States and Russia since the height of the Cold War. Anti-Russian hysteria in Washington is completely out of control, and the Russians are certainly not helping things either. For example, according to Fox News a Russian Su-27 came “within 5 feet” of an American recon plane over the Baltic Sea on Monday…

An armed Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea on Monday, two U.S. officials told Fox News.

The Russian Su-27 jet had air-to-air missiles under its wings and approached the U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon jet “rapidly,” coming within 5 feet of the American aircraft, the officials said.

There is a fine line between “projecting strength” and “provoking a war”.

Without a doubt, the U.S. military needs to be engaged in the fight against ISIS. There is plenty to do on that front in Iraq and elsewhere, and so we don’t need to be in Syria. There is nothing to be gained for the U.S. by getting involved in the Syrian civil war, and so we should avoid getting involved at all costs.

As far as North Korea is concerned, we should use other means to derail their nuclear program. We cannot allow them to develop an ICBM capable of hitting U.S. cities, but a direct military strike could potentially spark a conflict that would result in millions of deaths.

For most Americans, a third world war is absolutely unthinkable. And hopefully our leaders will go to great lengths to avoid one.

But at this moment global tensions continue to rise, and one wrong move could start a chain of events that nobody may be able to stop.

 
  • Paul Patriot

    Senator Chris Murphy is a mentally unstable lunatic, and his inability to think logically, and with Constitutional interest in mind, should cause folks to take his rambling with a grain of salt.

    • tim

      I live in CT this senator is a complete Idiot

  • Undecider

    All Trump needs to do is unilaterally order all Middle East based U.S. forces to be returned home. Forget dilly-dallying with who can do what and what orders to issue. Just command the whole lot to come back. That’ll cut the whole thing off at the knees. End of story.

    • But that would ruin the entire purpose of beginning WW3: to get people to stop sniffing around his Russian installation into the White House.

      There is no reason for war at this juncture. No one is threatening Americans or the American way… well, other than the Russian plant in the White House, he very definitely is threatening us all. But take away the myriad law enforcement and investigative agencies which are all poised to guarantee Donald the Dupe’s involvement in the 2016 Russian hacks, and he would have no reason to start blasting other countries’ innocent men, women, and children to death. This is the conman’s distraction. And people will die. Not just ‘those brown people we know nothing about’, but also Americans. America’s allies too. And we won’t die honorably, or peacefully, or with G-d’s blessings; the dead will have been murdered violently for no reason other than to cover a certain guilty orange posterior that sits in the Oval Office between weekly golf trips in Florida.

      • joanofark06

        To think I supported him from the beginning…until about a month from then…and then he started doing things, that I could see, wasn’t helping to “make America great again”. I could start listing them, but the last two, have really made me mad! Going to an islamic country (Saudi Arabia), and “bowing down”, to receive this *%#@ necklace from the “king” over there, and receiving 4 different articles in the last month, that says he’s changed his mind, and allowing THOUSANDS of muslims to come on in!!! One article was from a mainstream website, Washington Post! (They only give you about 5 paragraphs to read free, but you have to pay to read the whole thing) But those paragraphs said all I needed to hear! Bad thing is, when I tell people this, they keep insisting, that the “courts” are making him do it! The articles I have, say NOTHING about the courts, and everything about what Trump himself has said, and is doing. I’m burned up mad about this! He’s not done ruining this country, as I believe he DOES want war, as you say, to save his crumbling presidency!!

        • Remember how we went nuts when Obama said he’d show greater transparency, then hid behind locked doors? And when we howled in disbelief at Pelosi when she said we’d have to wait til the [ObamaCare] bill was passed before we could know what was in it?

          FUNNY how Duplicitous Donald’s few remaining supporters are A-OK with TrumpCare’s details being a secret, and with an even bigger wall of definite NON-transparency around everything Donald does. The press core was told that despite being journalists, they aren’t allowed to bring recording devices to Spicer’s briefings anymore… This is setting them up for being accused of “not remembering correctly” what Spicer said, and distancing Dithering Donald even further from the hooey he’s pulling.

          And you’re 100% right about the Saudi thing. Let’s not forget that he — as President — supplied the Saudis with billions of dollars worth of weapons too :( AND that dopey “Travel Ban” as it was written was ALWAYS doomed to fail, because he chose countries that were way, way low on the terrorism scale, and he let countries that were HIGH RISK for terrorism (like Saudi Arabia!) stay off the ban list. Yeah, the well-known terrorist-producing countries that Dollar-grubbin’ Donald *happens to do business with* also *happen* to stay off the travel ban list.

          The guy is a bona fide disaster. And he’s no Christian either.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…The press core was told that despite being journalists….”

            you mean presstitutes

            “…because he chose countries that were way, way low on the terrorism scale….”

            you mean like Syria? Yemen? Libya? after the U.S. helped destroy those countries I can’t imagine any of the refugees from countries wanting a little payback

          • James

            We have to pass it to see what’s in it away from the fire of the storm (TV punditry, Tea Party Nuts, and Congressional Republicans).

            Read the complete sentence.

          • am azonisbilderberg

            Just like the democrats do. Both parties are corrupt.

          • Bill the eighth

            Nutter, Pelosi is a drooling moron, nothing she says has any credibility.

          • James

            just quoting literally

          • Bill the eighth

            Yes, basically agreeing with you. I should have caught the comma and deleted it.

        • Gay Veteran

          don’t believe anything in the Washington comPost

          • Byrds

            The source Carrie has relied on before lol!

      • Jackson

        So you still believe the Russian lie put out by the MSM!

        gullible: easily persuaded to believe something; credulous
        “an attempt to persuade a gullible public to spend their money”

        synonyms: credulous · naive · overtrusting · overtrustful · easily deceived · easily taken in · exploitable · dupable · impressionable · unsuspecting · unsuspicious · unwary · ingenuous

        • Nice to meet you, Gullible.

          Perhaps little mister gullible sockpuppet should acquaint himself with the independent findings of the CIA, NSA, FBI, and MI6 and then come back here with a grown-up, non-sockpuppet to discuss things like a first-time adult.

          In the meantime, remember that everything that Crooked Comrade Donald has tried to shoo away by calling it fake news… has turned out to be true and factual and backed up by all manner of research.

          • Gay Veteran

            the CIA?

            ROFLOL, yeah, they wouldn’t lie

      • Gay Veteran

        “…But take away the myriad law enforcement and investigative agencies which are all poised to guarantee Donald the Dupe’s involvement in the 2016 Russian hacks….”

        to date ZERO evidence

        poor sCarrie, still peddling the neo-McCarthyism

        but you democrats keep it up, and you’ll continue losing like you did in the recent congressional race in GA

        • taqiyya

          Carrie has ASD:
          reply to comment:
          “I’m on the spectrum as well, and I can suggest to you that perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to get your own company some day”

          I’ll delete this later as I don’t like trashing people that much.

      • taqiyya

        If Hillary won like you wanted the Bill of Rights would be gutted, especially amendment 1 and 2.
        I’ve considered the Bill of Rights to be very important since I was a child.

        And there would still be war.

        • You got your degree in Foretelling the Future from Trump University, didn’t you? Know how I can tell? Because you’re an idiot who’s full o’ s#it. I never wanted former Secretary of State Clinton to have won, nor did I ever once SAY so, nor did I ever once HINT so. I just wanted our nation to be protected from the exact, precise garbage-fire that got installed into the White House despite the will of the American people.

          Second, I know you got your Fortune-telling degree from Trump University because EVERY degree from that charlatan’s grift of a school is faulty… just like every last one of your accusations in that post. Who’s gutting the Bill of Rights now? Oh, yeah… the same kleptocrat who’s trying to circumvent the Constitution on the daily. (Psst, since you proudly wave the flag-of-not-being-intelligent, I feel it incumbent upon me to remind you that I am speaking about Crooked Donald right now.)

          If you’re not stone-cold trolling right now, then it’s a pretty safe bet you thoroughly lack the cognizance it would take to have “considered the Bill of Rights to be very important since [you] were a child”. You probably managed to work out in your head that it’s a pretty big deal for some arcane reason and then much like college students who pretend to say they understand Proust, Shakespeare, or Renoir, you just tack your name onto something and hope the cachet benefits you in the eyes of others.

          Crooked Donald has thus far fulfilled EACH prophecy that m0r0ns like your proud self have consistently TRIED to convince everyone only belonged to former Secretary of State Clinton. AND HE’S ONLY JUST BEGUN! Say tuned, Comrades.

          • taqiyya

            “I never wanted former Secretary of State Clinton to have won, nor did I ever once SAY so, nor did I ever once HINT so.”

            You said nice things about Hillary winning before the election right here on this blog. Lying is unethical.

          • Dang! Those were some of the quotes *I* was going to bring up — to SHOW YOU that I haven’t said I wanted her to have won. Howsabout you READ what you copy/pasted from me… do I say anything other than she’s less atrocious than Crooked Donald??? NO, I DON’T!

            I am saddened that people who populate the once-great Right are now so stupid that they read something like, “At least she doesn’t sukk as much as that other guy”, and their stupidity translates that in their head to, “Gee whiz, I sure do respect, admire, love, and intend to vote for my heroine, Madam Hillary Clinton”.

            EVEN YOUR OWN SELECTIONS of what I have indeed said do not support your claims that I wanted hr to win. Wanting to spare the U.S., nay, the WORLD from malignant narcissist, Crooked Donald ≠ “liking” HRC. I would BEG you to stop being stupid, but that would be about as effective as begging Crooked Donald to stop being crooked.

          • taqiyya

            You said a lot more about her than that & they seemed quite supportive.

          • N-O-O-O-O-O I didn’t ever sound supportive of her. I simply said she is less bad than the garbage-fire, Crooked Donald. And I thoroughly, 100% stand by that true and factual statement, because I have been proven correct beyond all reasonable doubt.

            It is YOU who hears, “being stabbed in one eye is undoubtedly less bad than being stabbed in both eyes”, and then accusing me of wanting everyone on Earth to get stabbed in one eye. You are too stupid to comprehend how stupid you are.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…I never wanted former Secretary of State Clinton to have won, nor did I ever once SAY so….”

            stop your LIES, you’re nothing but a troll

      • Gay Veteran

        “…But that would ruin the entire purpose of beginning WW3: to get people
        to stop sniffing around his Russian installation into the White House….”

        ROFLOL, bu tthurt liberals like sCarrie still crying over Hillary losing. Instead of thinking about why you actually lost, it’s ALL the Russians fault. Keep that up and you’ll keep on losing.

        “…Even Donald himself has acknowledged that Russia hacked the election —
        but still blamed Obama because he knew about the hacking well in advance
        of November 8th….”

        actually that’s a good question, IF this was sooooooooooooooo serious then why did Obama do NOTHING about it?

    • James

      It’s not like that could create a power vacuum that would lead to Islamic militants, Kurdish separatists, existing governments, and nearby neighbors all to join in and create an energy crisis while also choking off the Suez Canal and straddling trillions in financial assets!

      • Undecider

        Power vacuum? What they do over there wouldn’t effect how we cook our hotdogs on the 4th of July. Our military is effective enough to keep people away. That’s ever they would ever have that mission. I wouldn’t sweat how they want to run their lives.

        We don’t rely on their oil for our needs. The oil of the Middle East is controlled to manipulate the market for everyone else.

    • Muhammad Abbass

      The presupposes Trump has any say in it. As we clearly saw he the just one of Rothschildlandia’s bitches. After visiting the Saudi bitch and playing with his sword and touching his magic orb after a faggy dance, he took a trip to their daddy in Tel Aviv to share the freshness of their loving funk with the other member of the trio.

      • Undecider

        All Trump needs to do is get on television and say, “I’m going to order all U.S. troops in the region to be returned to the United States, effectively immediately.” Then wait for the reaction to come. Just man up and do it!

  • Phillip

    “As far as North Korea is concerned, we should use other means to derail
    their nuclear program. We cannot allow them to develop an ICBM capable
    of hitting U.S. cities, but a direct military strike could potentially
    spark a conflict that would result in millions of deaths.” – Michael, What “other means” are you talking about? How about some ideas instead of rhetoric? Sanctions haven’t worked. What do you propose besides the blank statement of “other means”?….Yes a direct military strike could result in millions of deaths but so could a nuclear strike! Pick your poison! Unfortunately, its the world we live in. To be passive and do nothing would be much worse. I like the course the President has taken in both Syria and North Korea.

  • R.C. Gerber

    Wouldn’t as many that are needed from our nuclear arsenal, dropped in strategic locations on N. Korea mass destroy li’l Kim’s ability to retaliate? Civilian casualties? Yeah, war is hell. Japan can attest. But, what are the alternatives if at a last resort option?

    • R.C. Gerber

      I am tired of filling up my gas tank and sitting on pins and needles, waiting to see what will happen, all the while wondering if I need to take a trip.

    • Gay Veteran

      you do realize that nuclear fallout would go to South Korea, Japan, China and Russia?

      • Eileen Kuch

        And make its way to the US as well? The radiation from Fukushima’s already headed in this direction, Gay Veteran.

        • Gay Veteran

          how much radiation?
          do you understand how much water is in the oceans of the world that would dilute the radiation?

      • R.C. Gerber

        Yes… and it probably isn’t going to happen because of that. But that doesn’t affect the way I feel about it. :D

  • DJohn1

    I served 13 months in South Korea many years ago.
    North Korea and South Korea are considered little brothers in China.
    That is the difficulty. North Korea is considered an embarrassment to China.
    Using a combination of capitalism and communism China is prosperous by Oriental standards and North Korea is not.
    It will cost China nothing if North Korea goes to war with the United States of America or will it?
    If they destroy the USA then all the money they have accumulated over the last 50 years will be worthless. And that is the real problem China has.
    The solution is to replace the head of North Korea and anyone loyal to this man.
    Then include North Korea in going commercial. Meaning put some industry there to feed the people and stabilize the economy.
    Conditions are bad in North Korea and other places where communism has taken place. Farming does not work well in an environment where there is no reward for being productive.
    Any farmer in our country can tell you about long hours, hard work, and no guarantee that the crops will succeed. Our farmers are very good at it.
    North Korea needs to get realistic and a person that considers their self to be a god is not the way to go. Neither is a situation where paranoia might control things going to work long term.
    We need to address China on what it means to them if war erupts.
    I have great faith in the greed of humanity and in this case that greed might actually work in our favor.

  • Mistanick

    What is a “World War” Michael? Merriam Webster may have a definition for it, but if you total up the killed over the last 50 years to include Viet Nam, were there enough killed to establish a “World War”? Whether it is a so called World War or just a “police action” as Viet Nam was (50,000 lost Americans) who cares what its called?

    My point is that we focus way too much attention on the avoidance of another “World War” that we overlook what is before us now. I believe you say as much.

    Every citizen of the USA should be pounding their fists demanding the President and Congress duly establish justification why we need to be killing our own men and women while waving the good old American flag and we have absolutely no rightful business to do so. Our world is not a video game where we espouse our direction on other nations. Period.

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  • Muhammad Abbass

    This ignores the facts that the USA is only in Syria to support ISIS and that toppling the Assad government and balkanising the country under any pretext is the end goal and nothing less.

  • Defiant

    LOL! The Left is amazing in their ability to see only what is expedient for their political goals. Naturally, if there IS a “creep” toward WWIII…it’s the WORLD creeping that way…not the USA. That’s WHY it’s a “world” war. Never ceases to amaze me that it’s TOTALLY OK for the little piss-ant nations to keep up the pressure and the shenanigans but IF the US stands up for it’s own interests…it’s the USA making problems. What an ignorant, short sighted opinion.