World War 3: The World is in a Very Dangerous Place

World War 3: The World is in a Very Dangerous Place

World War 3: The World is in a Very Dangerous Place

The dangers to world peace are mounting, North Korea and the Middle East are not hot beds of unrest, Africa is the home of a number of wars even Cyberspace has been armed by the inept NSA and has now become a battleground. The situation is deteriorating rapidly.

North Korea

North Korea poses a specifically dangerous nuclear threat, they are reluctant to back away from the nuclear weapons development despite pressure from the USA and China.

According to Pyongyang, the launch has enabled testing in “actual flight conditions” the missile’s “stabilization, structural, pressurization and launch systems,” as well as “reliability of the rocket’s engine” and its integrity “in the harsh reentry environment.”

“The launched rocket flew up to the maximum peak altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers along the scheduled flight orbit and precisely hit the target waters 787-kilometers away,” the communications ministry’s announcement read. The country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, led the launch of a new type of rocket, the report noted.

More analysis is needed to verify North Korea’s claim that it had successfully test-launched a ballistic missile, South Korea’s military said following KCNA’s announcement.

The latest missile test coincides with rising tensions in the region and a massive American military buildup there. In an attempt to deter Pyongyang from more nuclear and missile tests, the US has sent a group of American warships, led by an aircraft carrier, to the region. It has also been conducting war games with their regional allies. Last month, Washington also positioned elements of the THAAD anti-missile system on the Peninsula.

Middle East

Mostly due to US interference during the Bush and Obama regimes the Middle East is an ever increasing warzone.

The global ‘war on terror’ first announced under President George W. Bush after 9/11 may take on a new life under President Trump, with Secretary of Defense James Mattis and National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster now promoting long-term US combat troop commitments in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.

Proposals for each of these countries are currently being hashed out, though there is no consensus, even between the US’ two top national security officials.

The plans are expected to be submitted to Trump separately, with the proposal for Afghanistan coming sometime before a NATO summit in Brussels on May 25.

America has chosen allies like Turkey, a country that is a serious threat to world peace.

Erdogan has started a dangerous game that may see form the base of a new threat to world peace, since seizing control of the country and starting to rebuild the Ottoman Caliphate Erdogan has been showing his true colours.

He has already started to implement ISIS like moral codes banning some television programming, he has stepped up the Turkish genocide against the Kurds.

He is trying to reintroduce the Shariah type death penalties, he has urged Muslims to invade Jerusalem, he has withdrawn from the EU, but today he may have overstepped his boundaries.

Outside of North Korea, Turkey may well be working on a political show down with the west that would result in World War 3.

Erdogan is pushing the boundaries further each day: Berlin Monday slammed Ankara’s “unacceptable” refusal to allow German lawmakers to visit their country’s troops on a NATO base near the Syrian border, warning it could move them elsewhere. Germany will now “look into alternative locations” for its military personnel who are part of the multinational coalition against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), said Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert. Jordan offered “the best conditions,” added a defense ministry spokesman.

NSA’s Ransomware

The ransomware that hit computers across the world could backfire on its creators, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in Beijing, adding that the implications of the global hack attack need to be discussed on a political level.

The ransomware was apparently developed in the US, Putin said. “Microsoft’s management has made it clear that the virus originated from US intelligence services,” the Russian president stressed.

Putin added that launching cyber-viruses is “lifting a lid” that “could backfire on those who developed and created them,” including intelligence agencies.

The ransomware attack that affected thousands of computers all across the globe should encourage the international community to tackle cybersecurity on “the highest political level,” he added.

Last year, Moscow proposed discussing cybersecurity threats with Washington with the aim of drafting a bilateral agreement, but to no effect. “Unfortunately, they refused our proposal,” Putin said.

“The previous administration told us they were interested in reaching back to this proposal again, but nothing was actually done,” he explained.

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S. Jack Heffernan Ph.D. Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

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