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not World War III

Page history last edited by Andrew Alder 5 years, 6 months ago

 

Albert Einstein famously said:

 

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

 

He wasn't often wrong, but this was one of those times

 

Because there won't be a World War III.

 

Oh there will be another World War. There will always be wars and rumours of wars. Just as there have been many rumours of World War III.

 

But when it actually happens it won't be called that. It will be called the Second Nuclear War.

 

We won the first, in that anybody ever wins a major war. Just before the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, US forces were under strict instructions to keep their casualties to a bare minimum, rather than capturing territory or inflicting casualties on the enemy. Under those orders, their casualties were only four thousand a day.

 

Yes, that's four thousand people killed or wounded per day. On one side alone.

 

There had already been an air raid on Tokyo that had killed more people than either of the nuclear bombs would. 

 

Please, shall we postpone the Second Nuclear War for as long as we possibly can? 

 

 

 

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