Recently, representatives of the military departments of several NATO countries at once began to make rather ominous predictions about a sharp increase in the likelihood that a new world war could break out on the planet in the near future.
So far, this kind of "prediction" is rather general and vague, but the very fact of their appearance is alarming, and from different sources. Why did our most probable enemy suddenly become so concerned about this issue and what could mean a corresponding information campaign that is gaining momentum?
World threatened by coronavirus and superpowers
To begin, perhaps, should be with the fact that revelations such as those that we will discuss below, just like that, without any meaning and purpose, do not become the property of general publicity. Not the kind of military people to chat without reason, especially about things, let's say, not of the most pleasant nature. In their vocabulary, this kind of chatter has a well-defined name: "the spread of panic." In wartime, they can be punished for this, and severely. In peaceful, however, they will not praise either. Nevertheless, not so long ago, an analytical report prepared by service specialists was suddenly presented to the judgment of the general public, even among the army units that stand out for their increased thirst for secrecy - the military intelligence of the Czech Republic. The most interesting point in this document is the statement that the Third World War is not just literally on the threshold, but is already in full swing! Staying at the same time, as the Czech intelligence officers claim, "in its first stage." What kind of stage is this?
On it, according to analysts, the parties to the conflict, firstly, "shape the ideology and worldview" of future participants in the battles for world domination by "manipulating public consciousness", and, secondly, "seek and test technological tools with which it would be possible to manage the global conflict ”at further stages of its development. With this, I confess, it is not entirely clear - we are talking either about the development of new weapons systems, or about some even more global technologies. The United States, Russia and China are named in the report as states whose rivalry, in fact, is the reason that mankind is steadily moving towards universal conflict. A completely predictable statement, alas, corresponding to the truth, while, however, not covering the entirety of the picture.
By the way, one of the signs that our planet is already in a far from peaceful state, the authors of the report (it seems to me, not without reason) consider the almost complete leveling of the role of international law as a tool for resolving conflicts. And also the almost total refusal of countries competing in certain spheres from peaceful dialogue as a way of resolving contradictions between them. Tellingly, the report cited above was prepared back in 2019, but for some reason they decided to publish it only now. It's time? Incidentally, the conclusions of the Czech "knights of the cloak and dagger" are very consonant with the recent speech of Nick Carter, a full general of the British Armed Forces, who heads their Chiefs of Staff Committee.
This high-ranking military man, in an interview with one of the TV channels, also stated that he sees an increasing risk of unleashing a new world war. According to the general, the main "driving force" here is the deepest economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. He warns that under current conditions the ongoing local conflicts have, as never before, a greater tendency to rapid escalation and growth, first to regional, and then to global scales. Carter believes that “unconscious leaders” can allow “so many people and weapons to be drawn into hostilities” that they get out of control and go far beyond their original boundaries. Moreover, the British general draws direct parallels between the current situation and the problems that, he says, led to the First and then the Second World Wars in the twentieth century. And it is worth dwelling on this statement of his separately.
A food war or a vaccine war?
Nick Carter says two of the largest and bloodiest military conflicts in human history were caused by "escalation that led to miscalculations." Quite a free interpretation, and this is to put it mildly. It is unlikely that a military leader of this level is unfamiliar with more detailed and reliable versions regarding the true reasons for both total confrontations that swept the planet, in which his country was directly involved. Britain, if we face the truth, was, in fact, the initiator of the worldwide massacres, during which it hoped to solve its own problems and satisfy imperial ambitions. In the first case, it was about breaking the growing economic power of Germany, in the second case, the Anglo-Saxons, by the hands of the Germans and their allies, sought to destroy the Soviet Union. Yes, everything did not go according to plan and had to fight the Nazis on our own ... Perhaps Carter means precisely these "miscalculations"? Be that as it may, but to an extremely small number of those who in Britain have a normal attitude towards our country, this general can not be attributed in any case.
I remember that not so long ago, the same Carter called "Russia's claims to the role of a global power" nothing else but "self-confidence." He accused her of "subversion and murder" and claimed that she "leads political war "against the West in order to" break its will. " Now, as we can see, he has already started talking about a global armed conflict. What is it for? Some experts are inclined to believe that the point here is a banal desire, having caught up with more fear, to defend the rather large budget of its own department, which recently the tight-fisted British Ministry of Finance is eager to sequester pretty much, emphasizing the unforeseen costs caused by Brexit and the pandemic. Perhaps it is, but only partially.
The problem is that humanity today has really come to the brink of total military confrontation closer than it was in many previous decades. The International Food Organization (FAO), a member of the United Nations Organization, says that at least 16 countries in all four parts of the world - from Afghanistan and Lebanon to Venezuela and Haiti - are already on the verge of acute general hunger. A particularly difficult situation is developing in the Black Continent, which traditionally suffers from this scourge - in Africa, starvation threatens many people in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Somalia and a number of other states. Such a large-scale exacerbation of the food problem may well cause not only outbreaks of violence in all regions affected by it, but also give rise to a migration cataclysm of a truly planetary scale - millions of people will pour into Europe, not in search of a better life, but simply for a piece of bread. Can we hope that the situation will improve? Rather, the opposite is true.
The so-called "developed countries" themselves would not be hurt by someone's saving intervention. The pandemic seems to be "entering a new circle" and no matter how it becomes more terrible than the previous one ... Yesterday, on November 12, a record number of deaths from coronavirus were recorded in the world - more than 10 thousand people in one day. In total, since the arrival of this disease in our world, it has taken the lives of almost 1 million 300 thousand people, more than 52 million have been infected. According to a statement made yesterday by the representative of the World Health Organization Sumiya Swaminathan, it is realistic to stop the pandemic only if at least 19% of the world's population is vaccinated against COVID-70. Most likely, an effective and most effective vaccine against this disease in the very near future will become the No. 1 value in our world. The question is from whose hands humanity will receive it.
A country that will be able to stop the onset of the coronavirus, first of all, on its own territory, and then offer a means to save the rest, will receive enormous, incomparable geopolitical advantages, and will open up truly unlimited prospects. It just so happened that the main contenders for the role of an anti-coronavirus panacea today are Russian and American drugs. Already now, intrigues are woven around this issue and far from clean "games" are being conducted. What can happen next? Anything! No matter how the forecast of the head of the British General Staff really comes true - after all, the "Western World", facing the real prospect of a radical reformatting of the entire geopolitical "alignment" on the planet, may well take the most extreme measures in an attempt to restore the status quo. In the same Great Britain, for example, they consider the very fact of resolving the crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh without any participation of both "international organizations" and leading Western powers as a deep insult. The local media quite openly declare about "the powerlessness of Western civilization in front of authoritarian countries that seek their way by force of arms", and subsequently "freely share the trophies." I mean, as you might guess, there is Turkey and, first of all, Russia, which, without any crowded "summits" and other negotiation formats with the participation of "developed" countries, managed to stop the war in the Caucasus only by the power of its own authority and the authority of its strength.
The talks about the Third World War, being waged in the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance, should alert us in and of themselves, and even in the context of the current extremely explosive situation in the world, all the more so. Yes, India, China and other states are also talking about the danger of continuing the ongoing conflicts almost all over the planet and the high likelihood of new ones. However, these countries do not consider Russia as the main potential enemy, do not try to make it a symbol of "world evil" and "total threat". Military leaders and intelligence officers of NATO countries are a completely different matter. Their attempts to gradually inspire both their own fellow citizens and the entire world community with the idea of the inevitability of a new global conflict, in no case should be ignored, but should, perhaps, be taken with the utmost seriousness.