Cold War(s)?

This week has been a huge week for the world. Not only did a giraffe give birth give in front of millions of people but the worlds “strongest” countries have been showing off their military might.

We will start with earlier this week. Hundreds of innocent Syrian civilians were targeted in a chemical gas attack. The USA are claiming that the Syrian Regime is to blame. However. The Russian government are defending their Syrian allies and are trying to shift the blame onto the Americans. They are comparing it to the Iraq war where George Bush claimed Saddam Hussein had “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD) to his disposal. After the Americans invaded Iraq and caused years of war and tension between the Iraqi people it was proven that Hussein, in fact did not have these WMD.
It is quite clear no one actually knows who is actually to blame for these attacks, the UK are sticking with their allies in America by blaming Syria whilst the Syrian government are denying the attack was them.
Russia have called for the UN to investigate the USA after they bombed a Syrian airbase the day after the attack.
It is understandable to see where Russia are coming from on this one. America could easily have “staged” this inhumane attack as an excuse to use such excessive military force without passing it with congress and to gain support of the people of America if they are to enter into the civil war.
However. Would the USA really do such a thing to innocent civilians?
Maybe it was a ploy to improve relations with Russia and get them to finally ditch their Middle Eastern allies. If that is the case, it has worked in a very counter productive manner. President Trump spoke out in the week quoting “Relations with Russia are at an all time low”. This comes just months after the Kremlin cheering at the news of Trump becoming President. Perhaps the presidents words are a smoke screen for a huge U turn? Who knows?

Moving on from Syria and travelling further East to Afghanistan. Another show of military force from the USA in their fight against terrorism. They dropped the largest bomb (apart from a nuclear bomb) “Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb” or “Mother of all bombs”  On old caves. Killing at least 90 Daesh soldiers. This cave system was originally created by old salt miners before the Islamic State took over the territory and littered it with land mines and bunkers. This bombing is said to have cleared the land of these obsticales and should help the Afghan army advance their efforts against the Islamic State militants.
Source – BBC NEWS

Did the US really have to use such a big bomb? One of these bombs costs the equivalent to thirteen million pounds. Out of a programme cost total of three hundred and fourteen million pounds. That’s 5% of their MOAB stockpile used on just ninety Islamic state foot soldiers. Could other, cheaper bombs not have been used? Was this America showing off their expendable arms inventory again?
Sources- BBC NEWS

After the whole Syria crisis America and Russia don’t seem to be seeing eye to eye. But as the old saying goes –  “The enemy of my enemy is my friend”.
So where do they stand on North Korea?
You’ve probably guessed it.
On the 15th April North Korea put on huge military displays, patrolling thousands of tanks, rockets, bombs and soldiers through the streets if Pyongyang. This comes literally days after President Trump called North Korea “A problem” and that the US will “Properly deal with North Korea”. It seems Trump and President Ji of China have been in frequent contact regarding North Korea and China have asked both countries to step back before it gets too far.

Why is Trump so angered with North Korea?
North Korea have been conducting numerous nuclear tests in recent times, completely ignoring UN sanctions. Kim Jong-Un has declared they have developed a nuclear missile which could reach America. In retaliation to these comments, an American war vessel has been deployed to the region. A North Korean spokesperson retaliated to Americas show of force by saying “If the United States wages reckless provocation against us, our revolutionary power will instantly counter with annihilating strike, and we will respond to full-out war with full-out war and to nuclear war with our style of nuclear strike warfare”.
Could they be telling the truth regarding being able to reach the USA with a nuclear missile? Would the US military really go to war with Korea? There is so many questions to be asked, as there always is regarding the communist nation. They are lead by a young, power crazy man who should be focusing on feeding his nation rather than destroying others.

From watching the very limited videos available on the internet of the communist nation it is crazy to think they have such a huge military presence yet there is people who don’t eat for days, even weeks. Maybe if Kim was to calm down a bit and stop showing off with his toys, the UN could/would help his country and save the poor civilians who have been left to die because of his greed.

What if anyone meant what they said?
Would there even be a war at all? Russia Vs America there would possibly be boots on the ground combat but perhaps we are passed them times now. If one leader decides to press that button it’s over. Wars can be won by deciding who has the biggest balls nowadays. It’s a scary world we live in.


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