“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” ― Albert Einstein
It is well-known that an immense nuclear arsenal which was built during the arms race of the Cold War era, has served as guarantee for peace since it assured the mutual destruction. Today both counties, the United States and Russia, have enough nuclear power to blow up our planet into pieces.
However, as it is become apparent, sanity in Washington is seems to be a rare commodity these days.
Before we go further, let’s consider few more facts.
Did you know that Russia is the only country in the world that has nuclear weapons equal in power and in numbers with that of the United States, carrying around 5,000 strategic nuclear warheads plus few more thousands of tactical nukes which number isn’t even have to be disclosed?
Did you know that the ‘’little boy’’ – the codename for the nuclear bomb which America have dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 killing between 90,000 and 140,000 people – was only 15 kilotons, which is hundreds of time smaller than an average strategic nuclear warhead kept in stock today and thousands of time smaller than the ‘’big boys’’ filled with megatons of nuclear death?
Both Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were merely fireworks in comparison to modern-day nuclear capability. The destructive power of the megaton nuclear explosions is even hard to comprehend.
Have you heard about hundreds of fully operational rapid launch underground silos spread all over the Russian landmass?
Have you heard about Russian Topol-M, (1) a mobile intercontinental ballistic missile capable of caring megatons of nuclear punch? There are hundreds or maybe thousands of those as well.
But this is not the only way to deliver the nuclear pay-load to the major cities and military installations in U.S.. There is another way, much faster. These are undetectable, silent nuclear submarines (2) sitting in the waters just few miles of the U.S. coast. It takes a minute to deliver what they’ve got in store.
Don’t get me wrong, America is super charged as well and just as deadly. And that’s the point. This type of war does not have winners, regardless who strikes first.
So far this fact was clearly understood by both sides, however, a recent tragic yet shady event of the downing of the Malaysian airline MH17 which has occurred under the suspicious circumstances and followed by the rhetoric of war, has raised a question whether Washington has gone insane while thinking that nuclear war is winnable.
Don’t they understand that in the case they make preemptive strike on Russia, retaliation still will follow? And it only takes small portion of either side’s nuclear arsenal to destroy the world, let alone the warring countries.
The moment the Russian radar detects a ballistic missile lunched toward itself, the rain of nukes will fall right back following its military doctrine stated in 2010, which allows Russia to use its nuclear weapons “in response to the use of nuclear and other types of weapons of mass destruction against it or its allies, and also in case of aggression against Russia with the use of conventional weapons when the very existence of the state is threatened”. (3)
And what about nuclear China who is Russia’s ally and not America’s best friend? This country has a massive army, over a billion people and thousands of nukes, and it doesn’t like American aggression nor does it trust its talk. (4)
So, as you might have already guessed, triggering a nuclear war among the giants is a very bad idea, not only deadly to your life but to the whole organic life on Earth.
I hope these simple facts will make you think before you vote for madness. (5)
This is why the nuclear war is final, not because it’s necessary to establish global peace, but it’s final because when it’s over, there will be no one left to strive for one.