(RightWing.org) – Ever since the end of World War II, it seems people have been trying to look into the future to see when World War III might engulf the planet. With Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ongoing war against Ukraine, the recent unprovoked and barbaric attacks on Israel by the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah — that appear to be at least partially funded and equipped by the Islamic Republic of Iran — have some experts wondering if the earth is about to cross that Rubicon.
Wars and Rumors of Wars
After Israel declared war on Hamas for their massive invasion by sea, air, and land that saw the slaughter and kidnapping of unarmed civilians, President Joe Biden ordered the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) carrier strike group to take up station in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. On October 13, the Pentagon instructed the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and its flotilla of escorts to set sail from Norfolk, Virginia, and join its sister ship in the region. The administration has stressed that the deployment isn’t for combat purposes, but to send a “message of deterrence” to Iran and Hezbollah.
The UK’s Express news webpage published an exclusive interview they had with Guy Golan, a longtime cybersecurity expert, where he broke down his areas of concern around the globe, and they are not just the two wars that the world has its eyes glued to. He by no means diminishes the loss of life in either theater, claiming that Tehran has long been moving toward military confrontation with the Jewish state, and he believes that “we are on the cusp of something quite cataclysmic” in the very near future.
Golan also points to the Far East and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as a potentially destabilizing factor in the realm of economics as they try to replace the US dollar as the world’s primary reserve and transactional currency with the Yuan. Well, that would be bad enough, however, the Communist country continues to claim sovereignty over the American-allied island nation of Taiwan, which they see as a province in rebellion.
One example of the standard PRC rhetoric is seen in an op-ed written by their country’s ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu, published by The Canada Files on October 13. When it comes to the idea of Taiwan being its own independent country, he wrote that it is an “utterly absurd claim.”
In a somewhat thinly veiled threat, Cong said that “to keep the Taiwan Strait peaceful and stable,” the world would have to get over the idea of “Taiwan independence.” The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) affiliated news outlet Global Times took that one step further, saying that continuing on with that idea “means war.”
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