Decades ago, noted physicist Albert Einstein said, ““I know not with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.” And Pope Francis claimed a few months ago that the World War 3 has already begun. The escalation of Ukraine crisis, and Russian president Vladimir Putin’s ambition to control the disputed Arctic oil has raised alarms. Is World War 3 inevitable in 2015?
Putin’s KGB background is reason enough not to trust him
Many experts claim that the World War 3 is inevitable, even if you don’t consider Vladimir Putin, the Ukraine crisis and Russian nuclear weapons into the equation. Ron Paul believes that the U.S. lawmakers have declared a war on Russia and Vladimir Putin by passing the U.S. House Resolution 758. The U.S. Senate has also passed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act,
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The Act authorizes President Barack Obama to give Ukraine lethal aid. Notably, even before the legislation was passed, state-backed Russian media warned that if President Obama acts on the lethal aid to Ukraine, it will lead to World War 3. Earlier this month, Pentagon revealed that it was considering deploying nuclear cruise missiles in Europe.
Paul Dibb, former chief of strategy at the Australian Defense Department, says that Putin has a “masturbatory fantasy” over Russia’s nuclear weapons. Moreover, the Russian president is KGB trained, and a former KGB colonel. Putin is “trained in the perfect lie,” Dibb said. Putin’s background is the reason enough not to trust him.
World War 3 to involve economics?
Need an example? Vladimir Putin responded to President Obama speaking against Russia by ordering a nuclear Inter-continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) test. Fully aware of the consequences of a nuclear war, maybe world’s superpowers wage the next world war using economics and proxy wars. Economists estimate that the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and European Union on Russia could cost Russia approximately $200 billion.
These sanctions have hit Russia really hard, largely because it coincided with falling oil prices. Its currency is tumbling and economic prospects look gloomy. But things could escalate beyond economic sanctions. Putin has deployed troops to make claims on Arctic oil. But earlier this week, Denmark officially claimed that it has formal controls over the North Pole. In response, Russia simulated attack on Denmark.
The dispute between Denmark and Russia could trigger the World War 3, especially because Denmark is a NATO member.