Are we heading for World War Three?

The Indo-Pacific and Ukraine are not the only potential flashpoint involving major powers around the globe
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Israel’s war against Hamas risks drawing regional players into a wider conflict with repercussions far beyond the Middle East, security experts have warned.

With Israel expected to send ground troops into Gaza in response to Saturday’s deadly attacks on its territory and people, the issue now is how the confrontation escalates, said Miri Eisin, a retired colonel who worked in military intelligence and now runs a counter-terrorism institute at Reichman University in Israel. “Whether this will lead to a bigger war is the $64,000 question,” she told Fortune. “If Iran has a finger in this, do we now preempt against the next stage”?

The conflict comes with geopolitical tensions already running high, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and US-China relations at their worst for decades. Analysts at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute warned this summer that the world was “drifting into one of the most dangerous periods in human history”, with the number of operational nuclear warheads owned by major military powers rising in the past year to an estimated 12,512.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has “spent the past three decades sounding the alarm about Iran’s nuclear programme” and he has threatened to attack the country numerous times, but after Hamas’s assault on 7 October he “may finally be able to act on his threats”, said Al Jazeera

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6 Responses to “Are we heading for World War Three?”

  1. ian says:

    Not a normal source, but while walking today, it occurred to me that contrary to normal practice, the Israel/Gaza thing isn’t being handled well. It is being handled provocatively. I can only assume that this is deliberate policy, as it’s not their first rodeo.
    It was started with a way too obvious FF, and videos of even Israelis claiming this abound. Are they trying to incite a bigger war, or even will a FF attack be made on Israel or on one of the Carriers in the Persian gulf.
    Normally distractions eg a shooting in the UK etc to keep these things low key, but not this time. This must be policy.

    • pete fairhurst 2 says:

      Makes sense Ian

      Have you also noticed that loads of their stories from Gaza are not accompanied by any actual evidence?

      Paragliding Hamas. Grainy vids that could be anywhere

      The dead festival goers, see Mathis latest. Plenty of dead cars but no verifiably dead people

      The WhatsApp massacre confirmation. Simply ludicrous, what does WhatsApp prove, absolutely nothing. But it chimes with the WhatsApp generation I suppose

      The recovered hostage bodies by Israeli soldiers from Gaza, top of the Beeb this morning. Small print says “according to Israel media”. That’s all right then, they always tell the truth don’t they – no they don’t! No bodies seen

      Lots of images that look very photoshopped, see Mathis latest paper again

      Lots of images that could have been taken another time, collapsed buildings etc. How do we know that they are current?

      So, how do we know what is real and what isn’t? We don’t. I don’t trust the MSM one little bit. They always lie. It’s their default mode. The fact that Hamas is controlled by Israel adds to this scepticism. It was a FF at the start, so what else is false? And how can we be certain?

      • ian says:

        I don’t doubt a word you say Pete. Anything is possible, my feelings were purely based on the fact that they seem to be building the hype instead of dissipating it. Like you, I believe not a word I hear.

        • pete fairhurst 2 says:

          Yes Ian, the hype is rolling on and on

          Certainly it’s all very convenient timing for the globalist reptiles. As a distraction from their Ukraine fiasco, the millions of immigrants flooding into the US and EU, their collapsing European economies, their toxic covid jabs, their collapsing monetary systems, etc etc

          Then there is the usual resource grab, coastal Gaza gas fields that should at least be partially controlled from Gaza in a normal world

          So one can’t help but wonder why the hype. And what’s next too. Whether this is all part of a bigger Middle Eastern gameplan to maintain our focus on the wrong things

          I think that WW3 has already started but its not going to be a primarily kinetic conflict. Orwell told us how it will roll didn’t he. Control the media and the information flows, and so control the peoples minds

          “Oceania had been at war with Eastasia and in alliance with Eurasia. But that was merely a piece of furtive knowledge which he happened to possess because his memory was not satisfactorily under control. Officially the change of partners had never happened. Oceania was at war with Eurasia: therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia. The enemy of the moment always represented absolute evil, and it followed that any past or future agreement with him was impossible.”