Vladimir Putin has said a war in Korea could be more devastating than the Chernobyl disaster as Pyongyang was warned against another nuclear test.
The Russian President said he was “worried about the escalation on the Korean peninsula, because we are neighbours”.
And Mr Putin, who also praised a US decision to postpone a planned missile test as part of efforts to reduce tensions, said he feared a situation worse than that in Chernobyl after a nuclear accident that was later linked to thousands of deaths.
“If, God forbid, something happens, Chernobyl which we all know a lot about, may seem like a child’s fairy tale,” he said.
“Is there such a threat or not? I think there is … I would urge everyone to calm down … and start to resolve the problems that have piled up for many years there at the negotiating table.”
North Korea: Putin In ‘Chernobyl’ Warning
Well, I don’t think we can argue about Putin’s statement. An incident could quickly suck in the US and China, then it could quickly go nuclear. Also, I am sure Russia would get sucked in as well.
I think this is representative of the idea that the world has reached a tipping point. While cooler heads will prevail for awhile, eventually someone is going to figure out that nuclear war is likely and just launch a nuclear preemptive strike.
Putin also made a similar comment about the consequences of a western attack on Iran: Attacking Iran: Putin Says Consequences Would be ‘Truly Catastrophic’ with Unimaginable Scale – http://goo.gl/kHnli
What about the following conflicts which have the ability to tip the great-powers into nuclear war:
China daily warns of ‘small-scale war’ with Philippines – http://goo.gl/BhxFt
Dangerous Waters: China-Japan Relations on the Rocks – International Crisis Group – http://goo.gl/1TfFw
Why A War Between China And Vietnam Is Inevitable – Business Insider – http://goo.gl/UBrB9
Russia says action on Syria, Iran may go nuclear | Reuters – http://goo.gl/iUNv9
Now that we have started to experience rumors of war and nuclear war, it implies that the possibility of a great-power nuclear war is closer than ever. Cooler heads might not prevail: Art Cashin: It’s During Times Like These I Think About How World War I Started – http://goo.gl/HaI3D
Also, there are signs that 2013 looks a lot like 1913:
Why 2013 eerily looks like the world of 1913, on the cusp of the Great War – http://goo.gl/kgNZv
If you are going to do something to protect yourself, then you had better start getting serious.