World War 3 Brewing

Joined Apr 12, 2006
Haven't seen this being discussed because everyone is distracted by the Trayvon Martin case.

WW3 Brews As Nation Distracted By Trayvon Martin Case

June 15, 2013

As the world reacts to the Trayvon Martin case, including prominent rappers calling out the media over its race baiting, reports detail around 160,000 Russian troops were called to ‘combat readiness’ following an Israeli strike on Russian-made missiles in Syria.
Is the nation too distracted by the George Zimmerman trial’s 24/7 news cycle to even know about this developing situation that coincides with escalating tensions between Russia and US-affiliated nations around the world?
First up is the new revelation that Israel was behind an attack on Syria that targeted Russian-made anti-ship missiles. According to the Israeli National News sources within the U.S., Israel recently launched an attack on Russian missiles that were apparently sold to Syria and stationed at a critical point within the country. Until now, it was unknown who had initiated the bombing that had rocked Latakia on July 5th.
Ultimately bombing the ‘critical point’ holding the Russian’s Yakhont anti-ship missile, Israel is believed to have initiated the bombing via aircraft or a ship in the Mediterranean. According to the anonymous U.S. official who corresponded with CNN:
“This attack was either by air raid or long-range missiles fired from boats in the Mediterranean.”
Now enter new reports surfacing from the Russian Defense Ministry on orders of Vladimir Putin that the largest military ‘state of full combat readiness’ drill is taking place with around 160,000 troops ordered to report from all corners of the military. Specifically, the translated reports detail how Putin is calling together not just Armed Forces of Russia troops, but all forms of long-range aircraft, 70 naval ships, bomber and fighter aircraft, and so on.
According to a syndicated Russian announcement:
“On Friday, during a meeting with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu Russian, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an unexpected military drill, urging all forces to enter a state of full combat readiness on the night of July 13.”
In other words, these reports says that Putin is essentially assembling the entire military in the largest such event since the Soviet Union. This is coming in from the Russian language version of Forbes and other Russian sources translated to English.
Is this massive ‘state of full combat readiness’ initiated on July 13th just a training exercise with no further intention, or is it related to to the attack by Israel on Russian-made missiles in Syria? Whether this is truly the initiation of a massive conflict between world powers or not, it’s certainly worth the attention of the media and general public. While it does take a lot of digging to sort through all of these Russian language announcements and get to the bottom of the story, it’s much more important than what George Zimmerman’s lawyers ate for breakfast this morning.

Russian Wargames Response to ‘Simulated US Attack’

June 18, 2013

The largest Russian military exercise since the cold war was a simulated response to a “hypothetical attack by Japanese and US forces,” according to Konstantin Sivkov, a retired officer of the Russian military’s General Staff.

Image: Wikimedia Commons
The wargames, which involved 130 combat aircraft, 70 ships, 5,000 tanks, 160,000 troops and 320 tons of equipment took place in Russia’s Far East near the border with China. The drill was the result of a “snap order” given by Vladimir Putin on Friday which tasked the Russian military to achieve full “combat readiness” in a short time frame.
“The Sakhalin part of the maneuvers was intended to simulate a response to a hypothetical attack by Japanese and US forces,” Konstantin Sivkov told BBC News.
The fact that the exercises targeted Japan is interesting given that Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force was forced to scramble jets to track the movement of two Russian bear bombers that flew near Japanese airspace and over the disputed Kuril Islands on Monday.
Although Russia denied that the drills were also aimed at China, independent Moscow-based military analyst Alexander Khramchikhin said that “the land part of the exercise is directed at China, while the sea and island part of it is aimed at Japan.”
Vladimir Putin, who personally witnessed the exercises, said he was proud of the outcome and that the drill displayed a “high degree” of combat readiness.
The sudden order that the drills take place in addition to the fact that they represent the largest such wargames since Soviet times has garnered relatively little press attention considering the unprecedented nature of the exercise.
With the US and Russia on the verge of a proxy war in Syria following Israel’s bombing of Russian weapons supplies earlier this month, tensions between the two superpowers are once again starting to simmer. America’s support for jihadist rebels has angered Russia, which firmly backs the Assad government and has a huge geopolitical stake in preventing its collapse.
The wargames took place amidst a Russian military build-up that has accelerated in recent years.
While the US military budget fell by 15% in 2013, Russia’s military expenditure is expected to soar nearly 60% over the next two years.
Back in May, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called on the nation’s defense industry to provide “state-of-the-art weapons superior to their Western analogs.”
Russia is currently engaged in the largest military build-up since the cold war, including the development of a new missile defense radar in southern Russia designed to counter missiles launched from Europe, as part of maneuvers which pose, “a strategic threat to the United States and NATO allies,” according to US military officials.
Russia is also working on a new generation of nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles called the Yars-M which “Russian officials say will be able to penetrate U.S. missile defenses.”

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Joined Dec 29, 2008
if I had a dime for every WW3 brewing article in the past 20 years...

I'd be burning Bugatti's to roast my smores


formerly oxpenguin
Joined Oct 13, 2012
Another "I was high when I made this thread" thread.
NT is on a roll.
Joined Aug 23, 2003
OR you can say that the US yearns for a new boogeyman to distract the public from domestic issues.....word to 1984.

They've been vilifying Putin for over a decade now but all that dude wants to do is fish shirtless and practice his judo moves.

Plus how many military exercises does the US conduct with south Korea a year? with Israel? with NATO?
Joined Oct 31, 2012
My government teacher told the class WW3 was possible in our lifetime, and some girl went home and told her parents.

Parents wanted him fired. 

Mr Dink

formerly foamposite xi
Joined Oct 8, 2012
There is too much international trade in the world for WW3 to ever happen.
Joined Jun 1, 2013
Does anyone know why the war in Iraq reallt happened?
Revenge and oil.

Bush's father lost to Saddam, Bush Jr. goes in and finishes the job.

The destabilization of their government means they can bully them around and get foreign oil on the extreme cheap.

Win + win for Bush and corporate cronies.
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