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The World In Crisis

Posted in America, Britain, China, Environment, Government, Insanity, News, North Korea, President, Russia with tags , , , , on 13/08/2017 by floroy1942

It has often been said in the past that mankind will end up destroying itself. A bold statement if ever there was one. But with the current crisis with North Korea anything is possible. Kim Jong-Un has said he will fire missiles at the island of Guam in the coming three weeks or so, and if they are nuclear tipped the world will go to war.

President Trump’s statement that he will attack North Korea if that happens could be the prelude to a world nuclear war, for China has already said that if America unleashes nuclear weapons at North Korea they will retaliate. Who knows which side Russia will back if that happens.

Map: Guam in relation to North Korea

Guam has been an American military base since 1898 when they captured it from the Spanish during the Spanish-American war. Since then it has been the only base for Americans in the Far East. Guam is very important for the Americans and has become known as the ‘Tip of the Spear’ for the American armed forces in the Far East.  The remote 210-square mile US territory, about 4,000 miles west of Hawaii in the western Pacific Ocean, is a vital US military outpost and host to strategic bombers and at least 6,000 US service members. It is just 2,200 miles southeast of North Korea and is vulnerable to North Korea attack.

It is rumoured that the North Korea is developing missiles to reach the mainland of America and they are close to achieving this. If this happens we could see all-out war between America and North Korea. This could possibly mean that China jumps on the ‘band-wagon’ against America.

Many American politicians are of the opinion that this will never happen, but with someone like Kim Jong-Un it is dangerous to ignore this. He has total control over his country and has a huge army that could invade South Korea. If this happens we could possibly see Trump unleash nuclear weapons on the north.

There can be little doubt that if this happens, radioactivity will spread around the world and we may well see the end of mankind on this planet.

Roy.

Violence Rules

Posted in America, Britain, England, European Union, Immigrants, Islamic State, Modern World, News, Nuclear Weapons, Russia with tags , , , , on 28/07/2017 by floroy1942

The world has changed a lot since I was a boy, and not for the better. Daily we see reports on the TV of clashes between the people and governments, and the situation is not getting any better. All across the world countries have major problems with their people, like currently Venezuela, Israel and the al Aksa Mosque. But it goes much further, with many countries in the Far East, Africa and of course the Middle East under threat from Islamic State.

Apart from countries like Venezuela and Israel many of the conflicts are caused by the Arab uprising in the name of Islamic State, who according to them, want to rule the world and change it into a Muslim world. This of course ‘is a pipe dream’ and will never happen. Unrest in many parts of the world have been going on for ten years or more, and currently we see no end to it.

Islamic State has caused havoc in many parts of the world and to my mind the United Nations should be doing something to eradicate this problem, but they just sit on their fat asses. This is one of the biggest crisis to hit the world since World War 2  and they do nothing.

When I was a young lad the world was at peace following the Second World War, and when the Korean War was over we went back to peace. There were of course tensions between Russia and the United States but it did not cause a war. Now things are different, we have fighting across the world all aimed at Islamic State who are trying the make the world Muslim.

Tensions between Russia and the United States are hotting up and who knows where this will end. I believe it is time for the two sides to get together, and ensure that the two nations can live in peace. If it continues to escalate we could end up with war between the two nations, and if they go nuclear that could be the end mankind on Earth.

All that aside, the biggest threat to world peace is the Muslim problem of Islamic State. Not only do we have war in Syria, but across the world as these people seek to control power at any cost. They have infiltrated many countries including India, Pakistan and the Far East, and have spread their influence among the Muslim population and turned them into combatants in the name of Allah.

Sad to say, but the Muslims are easily influenced by people like Islamic State, and in particular by the Muslim clerics who back the radicals. We have heard about may clerics who have been preaching ‘Jihad’ to the faithful in Mosques all across the world. Even in Britain there have been many Muslim clerics who preach ‘Jihad’ to their flock. Remember Abu Qatada and Abu Hamsa? Even today, after the deportation of these two there are still radical clerics like Anjem Choudrey, and many more in the U.K.

I have to ask myself, where will it all all end? Are we all going to be subject to Islamic State if they are not beaten, or are we to face a nuclear holocaust caused by Russia and the United States?

Currently we live in a precarious world and who knows how it will all end. Mind you, we could still face annihilation due to the continuous pollution of our atmosphere!

Roy.

A New Russian Threat To Ukraine?

Posted in America, Britain, Europe, Insanity, News, Nuclear Weapons, Politics, Relationships, Russia with tags , , , , on 12/08/2016 by floroy1942
S-400 Missiles

S-400 Missiles

Once again the threat level in Ukraine has been raised by Russia moving  more S-400 Triumph missiles into the Crimea. Ever since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, and sowed the seeds of revolution in eastern Ukraine, the problems have been slowly escalating. Will it lead to war, no-one knows.

Bit by bit both the Americans and the Russians have been sending in troops and war equipment along the eastern border. A few months ago NATO and the Americans moved battalions of troops into Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to ‘bolster defences’.

This was answered by Russia who now have 40,000 troops stationed along the Crimea/Ukraine border, and to my mind, it would take a only a spark to ignite a war. There can be little doubt that both sides need to tread very carefully so as to avoid a major confrontation.

Yevhen Panov Shown In Custody

Yevhen Panov Shown In Custody

Recently Russia accused Kiev of sending saboteurs across the border into the Crimea, and reported the deaths of a soldier and a secret police officer in an operation to foil the alleged plot. The Russians are holding a man, Yevhen Panov,  who they claim is a saboteur working for the Ukraine government, this of course Ukraine has denied.

Ukrainian Tanks

Ukrainian Tanks

Kiev has placed all their troops on high alert along its de facto border with Crimea, and along its front line with Russian-backed rebels holding parts of Donetsk and Luhansk in the east after the claim. They have also moved a great number of tanks close to the border with Crimea.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Moscow might be forced to cut diplomatic ties with Ukraine if the crisis worsened.

It is situations like this, where lies and deceit are rife, that ends up starting wars. As the situation escalates in Ukraine and Crimea we could be heading for a whole load of trouble. I for one hope that the politicians get their heads together and solve this before it does escalate into war.

Roy.

The Russia Dilemma

Posted in America, Britain, Canada, European Union, Germany, News, Nuclear Weapons, Obama, Politics, Russia with tags , , , , on 24/06/2016 by floroy1942

1It may not be top of the news at the moment, what with the Brexit referendum, but we should spare a thought for the rising tensions between Russia and the West. If things keep going the way they are we could be heading for a war on the European continent within a short time.

NATO is moving four battalions of extra troops into Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on top of the missiles they have already moved into eastern nations because they fear a Russian attack on these countries.

As you would expect, the Russian leaders are worried because they consider this a threat to them, and are moving extra troops into their western border areas. So we have a build-up of troops on both sides of the border with Russia, and to say the least, this is an inflammatory situation that neither side wants.

The problem is that if the Russians answer this new NATO threat by adding yet more troops to the border area then NATO will answer with even more troops and so it goes on. As the tensions rise, at some point in the future the dam will break and we will be in a third world war.

So what do we do about it?

It would seem to me that the only solution is for both sides to pull back their forces and have a so-called ‘neutral zone’ between the two sides. All the border countries like Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Ukraine must become neutral nations much like Switzerland. All foreign forces must be withdrawn and Russia must provide a similar zone on their side of the border.

It will take some high-level talks to agree to this plan, but to me that is the only option if we are to solve this problem. When tensions rise between countries it inevitably turns to war if either or both do not back down.

It would seem to me that the only way to solve this problem is for dialogue between America, NATO and the Russians if we are to avoid a war. With the number of nuclear weapons both sides hold it would only take one idiot to push a button and we could see a nuclear war between east and west which may well signal the end of humanity on this planet.

I for one would not like to see this, for I may be old but I’m not dead yet.

The big problem with the world today is a total lack of common sense in governments everywhere. I might add that goes for the greater majority of the populace of the world.

All nations should think more about working together to solve the many problems that abound in the world today, instead of being ‘out for what they can get’.

Little countries like Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will be of no great significance to a country as large as Russia, and the same goes for the western nations. They are but a pinprick on the map of the world. It is true that to take these countries back will give Russia a large swathe of the Baltic Sea coastline, but if there is peace why would they need it.

The major countries involved in this threat must come together and talk, for that is the only way we keep peace on our planet. If the current tensions continue to rise we can look forward to a war within the not too distant future and we must prevent that at all costs. The main reason being, the future of mankind on this planet is at stake.

Roy.

Are We Heading For Extinction?

Posted in America, Britain, Canada, European Union, Islamic Revolution, News, Nuclear Weapons, Politics, Russia, United Nations with tags , , , , on 20/05/2016 by floroy1942
Speaks For Itself!

Speaks For Itself!

Life has changed dramatically since I was a boy, for now it seems as if the whole world is going mad. You cannot pick up a newspaper today without it being full of reports of world problems like terrorists, corruption, murders, diseases, and now the constant high level of tension between Russia, Europe and the United States.

Terrorists often grab the headlines with their attacks on the innocent population of various countries, in particular Iraq and Syria, but the general consensus of opinion  is that we can expect more attacks in Europe as they get more organized.

Greed - Man's Undoing!

Greed – Man’s Undoing!

Corruption is never far from the headlines either, when you consider how many leaders and politicians of various countries are involved in it. Personally, I fail to see how someone with a billion dollars in their account can want more because it would be impossible for them to spend that much in a lifetime. But that’s how people are these days! They call it pure and simple greed!

You cannot pick up a newspaper today without there being a story of some brutal murder being committed by people for no logical reason. In Britain today we have regular reports of old age pensioners for example, being killed for just a few pounds they have in their purse. Part of the reason for this is that criminals never get a proper sentence for their crimes, because the whole British Justice System has been watered down to the effect that all they receive as punishment is three or four years in prison.

We've Tried Everything

We’ve Tried Everything

It was reported recently that most antibiotics are now useless against major killing diseases because they have been overused by doctors over the last twenty or so years. “OH! You have a cold, here is an antibiotic!” Now we find that very many diseases are immune to them, and if there is an outbreak of a deadly disease we have no answer.

It has also been reported that the pharmaceutical companies do not spend money on research to find new ones because it lowers their profits. As with the corrupt, its all about money, and masses of it! Now however, we are entering a dangerous era, because pretty soon their will be no antibiotics worth handing out because they do not work. This could mean thousands and thousands of deaths that need not have happened.

Is This What We Want As A Species?

Is This What We Want As A Species?

The tensions between the world’s most powerful countries is steadily growing for one reason or another. Admittedly, Russia and the USA are cooperating in the Middle East to rid the world of ISIS, but at the same time, the move by the USA to place missile batteries in Ukraine and soon Estonia and Latvia, is raising tensions because Russia thinks these moves are a direct threat to them. There can be little doubt that should fighting break out between the two countries, which will drag in the European Union because of NATO, it will not be long before one or the other resorts to nuclear weapons. In that event there is little hope for mankind.

We as a species have traveled a long way from the times when we lived in caves, and the growth of technology has made life so much easier for us all. The trouble is, this growth has not only been with the things that make our daily lives easier, but also in weapons, including those of mass destruction.

It would only take one lunatic to press a single button and we could end up in nuclear war. If this happened, the whole world would soon be covered in a cloud of radioactive dust which would mean the end of human life on the planet.

It’s not something I am looking forward to, but there again, at my age, who cares!!!!

Roy.

The Iran Dilemma

Posted in Al Quada, America, Britain, European Union, Iran, News, Nuclear Proliferation, Politics, Terrorism, United Nations with tags , , , , on 25/06/2015 by floroy1942

I have for a long time believed that a nuclear deal with Iran will never turn out satisfactorily. Ever since the USA accused them of attempting to make nuclear weapons in 2003, negotiations have been on-going to reach an agreement that would stop the Middle East nation from acquiring these weapons. Iran insists their work is for ‘peaceful purposes’ directed at providing nuclear powered electricity only, and not weapons. however, most of the evidence puts this statement into doubt.

IAEA Inspection Team

IAEA Inspection Team

Inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have shown Iran is enriching uranium far beyond that needed for a nuclear reactor to produce electricity. Last year it was revealed that they have successfully created a nuclear trigger which is required to initiate a nuclear explosion. What do they need such a thing for if all they wish to do is produce electricity? Since that time serious negotiations have been taking place to make sure this practice is stopped, and to make Iran agree not to ‘go nuclear’.

At every step of the way through the negotiations since 2004, Iran had placed one roadblock after another to prevent an agreement. But after more than ten years of negotiations some countries cannot see ‘the writing on the wall’ and still live in hope. But the interesting thing is, the research is still going on at secret locations.

Iran Leader Khamenei

Iran Leader Khamenei

Now the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has stepped into the ring and stated coldly that Iran will not accept the agreement thus reached and dismantle its nuclear infrastructure unless all sanctions are dropped immediately instead of the phased plan proposed by the USA, no freeze on research, or IAEA inspections of military sites. This means that their research can continue at military sites without the world knowing about it.

So its looks to me that the last eleven years of high level meetings have been all for nothing, and Iran is still determined to go its own way. Put in simple terms, Iran has no intention of giving up its nuclear ambitions which is what I always thought.

For a country that has openly funded and provided weapons to terrorist organizations like al Quada, Hamas, I.S. etc. to have nuclear weapons is probably the most serious threat to peace the world has ever known. The consequences of such an event are unthinkable.

Iran Nuclear Faciclities

Iran Nuclear Facilities

All the years they have been negotiating with smiles on their faces, but I believe there lurks behind the smile a deadly purpose, to become a nuclear power. Nuclear weapons would make them king of the Middle East who could dictate to all the oil rich nations what they should and should not do. With their insane hatred of the USA, they could pass on nuclear weapons to terrorists with the intention of destroying major American cities like Washington or New York and then claim their innocence, that they knew nothing about it.

It may be easy to say, “Oh but they are not that crazy”, but they are Muslims with a belief that when they die they will all get their 72 virgins.

Who Is Aiming At Whom?

Who Is Aiming At Whom?

And what of Israel? If Iran became a nuclear power it may be their plan to follow through on their threat to nuke the country and “remove it from the face of the Earth.” If Iran ever became a nuclear nation there is no telling what they would do with the power. The dangers of a nuclear war in the world would become extremely high if these nutters get the bomb.

Israel has already said that if they proceed and get the materials and ‘know-how’ to make a bomb they will nuke the country to stop it happening. This would be a massive gamble, for it would turn every Muslim on the planet against them, even though secretly  many would be happy they had.

I am sure that every country in the Middle East does not want to see Iran become a nuclear power for their own safety. The leaders of Saudi Arabia have already made it known they would seek to become a nuclear power if Iran does, so where does that leave us?

Reagan and Gorbachov Sign Nuclear Treaty.

Reagan and Gorbachov Sign Nuclear Treaty.

To date the balance of power and the agreements signed between the United States and Russia have removed the threat of an all-out nuclear war on the planet, but if Iran goes nuclear what will happen then? They will become to a great extent a threat to the peace of the world. It could take only one nuclear missile launch to destroy the peace we have known since World War Two. If missiles start flying across the globe there is one thing for sure, mankind will not live to produce another generation.

I sincerely hope I am wrong, but to me there could be hard time ahead for the world. Whichever way you look at it, I am glad I am not a teenager with the whole of my life before me, for if they achieve their ambition dangerous times are ahead.

Roy.

Ukraine – Things Are Getting Out of Hand!

Posted in America, Britain, David Cameron, England, European Union, News, Nuclear Weapons, Obama, Russia with tags , , , , on 31/08/2014 by floroy1942
Ukraine

Ukraine

The question comes to mind – Are we heading for a third world war over Ukraine? The rhetoric from all sides is getting tougher by the minute, and no sensible plan has been put forward to solve the crisis by either side. There seems to be endless mud-slinging, charge and counter-charge over what is happening there, and of course the West with its sanctions against Russia. But you have to ask yourself, what is all this accomplishing? Well, to my mind – nothing!

Push It At Your Peril

Push It At Your Peril

Tensions are getting higher and higher because neither side is (a) willing to tell the truth, and (b) no-one wants to back down. So we have a war of words between West and East and so far as I can see, temperatures are rising.  This is not good for anybody and solves nothing. Eventually some hot-head somewhere will have had enough and push The Button! If that happens it will mean the end of mankind on this planet, mind you, the way we have been carrying on for the last century we probably deserve it!

I am just an ordinary citizen but even I can see a way out of this chaos.

Russia does not wish to have NATO on its doorstep stretching all the way from the Adriatic to the Black Sea, which would happen if Ukraine joins. Militarily it is always better to have another country between you and your protagonist, a buffer zone if you like especially in light of their Naval Base in Sevastopol.

Russian Naval Fleet In Sevastopol Harbour

Russian Naval Fleet In Sevastopol Harbour

Putin is afraid of losing Sevastopol, the only warm water harbour Russia has for it’s Navy. That is the reason the Russians took over the Crimea at the start of the crisis. Should he lose Sevastopol, his Navy would be forced to retreat to the port of Murmansk above the Arctic Circle, or Vladivostok on the Pacific coast of Eastern Russia. For Russia this would be a strategic disaster in the event of hostilities.

Fighting In Ukraine

Fighting In Ukraine

In the meantime, accusations are flying back and forth about Russian troops coming into Ukraine to support the Russian sympathizers, and Government troops have been fighting them for several weeks. Only the other day during his annual visit to  a camp for boys outside Moscow, Putin felt it necessary to remind the West that Russia was a nuclear nation with a large arsenal of weapons.

Russian Gas

Russian Gas

But despite all the sanctions against it, Russia has a large card it can play too in the form of the gas supplies to Europe. Much of Europe now depends on gas pumped from Russia, and should they decide to close the tap this winter, it may not be catastrophic,  but it would certainly cause problems, and tensions would rise yet again.

One thing people need to remember is that all the sanctions in the world may hurt, but they alone will never bring a country like Russia to its knees. But, there can come a time when someone in the hierarchy says, “Enough” and pushes the fatal button.

Conference Table

Conference Table

It is for this reason that I feel all the participants need to sit around one table and find a solution. I mentioned at the beginning that I have a solution that should please everybody. Let Ukraine be neutral in world affairs just like Switzerland.

NATO Symbol

NATO Symbol

If the country were to take a neutral stance, but continue to trade with the E.U. and Russia there would be no problem. Russia would have its buffer-zone, as would NATO, and there would be no harm in Russia retaining its Sevastopol harbour facilities in a trade agreement with the Ukraine government.

I am aware that it all seems simple when sitting behind the computer at home for there would be an awful lot to sort out politically, but is such a thing impossible?

Ukraine wants to join the EU, but being neutral would not stop her trading with EU countries, it certainly doesn’t stop the Swiss. There is also no reason for the country to stop trading with Russia, and in fact, anyone else they choose.

I am sure the government would be happy to receive a steady income from the Russian’s for their use of Sevastopol, and the Russians would be happy to keep using it.

So far as NATO goes, I can see no reason why they would not be happy with such a solution, for an agreement such as this is surely better than a war that would annihilate all of us.

In The Words Of John Lennon...

In The Words Of John Lennon…

I sincerely hope that all sides, and by this I mean Putin, the USA, the Ukrainian leaders of both sides, and responsible people from Europe, can eventually come to the table and discuss this properly without any preconditions, and look to making Ukraine a neutral country spanning East and West.

For that sake of world peace I hope cool heads rule.

Roy.

 

 

 

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