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I like trilogies. That’s why I’m so excited about World War III. The original was a landmark – everyone loved that one. A lot of critics and hardcore fans think the second one was even better that the first. We’ve all been waiting over 70 years for the final chapter in the trilogy. I wish they just would give it to us already. I think the next one could be the highest grossing of all. I just hope they don’t ruin it with too much merchandising. Judah Friedlander: America is the Greatest Country in the United States, Netflix 2017
A shocking theory: that the Cold War was down to the lies of a Nazi trying to stay out of jail. We ask whether a Soviet submarine tried to start World War III. And whether the United States was behind the brutal murder of Italy’s most popular prime minister. Conspiracy s1e6: The Cold War Files, Channel 5 2015
Spock: The mid-1990s was the era of your last so-called World War.
McCoy: The Eugenics wars. Star Trek s1e22: Space Seed
They do seem to have escaped the carnage of your first three world wars, Doctor ... The thirty-seven million who died in your third. Star Trek s2e25: Bread and Circuses, Spock
In the early 22nd Century Earth was recovering from World War III. Star Trek: The Next Generation s2e18: Up the Long Ladder, Data to Picard
In Earth’s Third World War nuclear weapons accounted for six hundred million casualties. Were they looking on the bright side? Star Trek: Voyager s5e4: In the Flesh, Seven of Nine to Doctor
Iron rods will be built and
Iron monsters will bark
Through the wilderness.
Cars without horses and shaft will come,
And man will fly through the air like birds ...
When in the outskirts of the forest
The iron road will be finished,
And there the iron horse
Will be seen.
A war will begin,
To last twice two years,
It would be fought with
Two or three decades after
The first war will come a
Second war still larger,
Almost all the nations of the world
Will be involved.
Millions of men will die,
Without being soldiers.
The fire will fall from the
Sky and many great cities
Will be destroyed ...
And after the end of the Second Great War, a Third
Universal conflagration will come,
So that it will determine everything.
There will be weapons totally new.
In one day, more men will die than in all the previous wars.
You, my children, won’t experience the largest mischief,
You, my grandchildren, won’t also experience it,
But the third stock, that will easily experience it. Matthias Stormberger
Even if you irrationally decide to go to war it doesn’t mean you have to fight it in a widely irrational fashion ... Objective studies indicate that the post-war environment while hostile to human life, more hostile than the pre-war environment, will not be so hostile as to preclude normal and happy lives. Herman Kahn, former RAND & defense consultant
On this the third, or is it the fourth, anniversary of a nuclear misunderstanding which led to the Third World War ... The Bed Sitting Room 1969 starring Peter Cook & Peter Sellers & Spike Milligan & Harry Secombe & Ralph Richardson & Dudley Moore & Rita Tushingham & Arthur Lowe & Roy Kinnear & Jimmy Edwards & Ronald Fraser & Michael Hordern & Marty Feldman et al, director Richard Lester, BBC man
Do you know who was the enemy? ibid. doctor
Radiation’s rising: still, one mustn’t grumble too much. ibid. bloke
The Hunt for Red October – the Hollywood tale of a rogue Soviet commander who steals a nuclear submarine and heads for the West. But the film is not pure fiction. In 1975 at the height of the Cold War a Soviet naval officer started a real-life mutiny just as ambitious and equally dangerous. Instead of a submarine called Red October he stole a state of the art warship called the Century. He sailed the ship out of Soviet waters and risked triggering a Third World War. The True Story: The Hunt for Red October
1917: Just outside the village of Fatima, Portugal, three shepherd children claim to experience visions of the Virgin Mary. According to legend, the apparition shared with them three cryptic secrets about mankind’s dark future. Shrouded in mystery for eighty-three years, the final part of the prophecy may have foretold the ultimate cataclysm: a nuclear Third World War in our lifetime. Nostradamus Effect: Fatima’s Lost Prophecy, History 2009
The Third World War has begun. Join us in the fight for freedom. Timothy Leary, cited Green & Siegel ‘The Weather Underground’
Yes, peace can and must be won, to save the world from the terrible destruction of World War III. Paul Robeson
Do you know how many times we’ve come close to World War Three over a flock of geese on a computer screen? Alan Moore, Batman: The Killing Joke
Why do we tolerate the threat of another world war in our name? Why do we allow lies that justify this risk? The scale of our indoctrination, wrote Harold Pinter, is a ‘brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis’, as if the truth ‘never happened even while it was happening’.
Every year the American historian William Blum publishes his ‘updated summary of the record of US foreign policy’ which shows that, since 1945, the US has tried to overthrow more than 50 governments, many democratically elected; grossly interfered in elections in 30 countries; bombed the civilian populations of 30 countries; used chemical and biological weapons; and attempted to assassinate foreign leaders.
In many cases Britain has been a collaborator. The degree of human suffering, let alone criminality, is little acknowledged in the west, despite the presence of the world’s most advanced communications and nominally freest journalism. That the most numerous victims of terrorism – ‘our’ terrorism – are Muslims, is unsayable. That extreme jihadism, which led to 9/11, was nurtured as a weapon of Anglo-American policy (Operation Cyclone in Afghanistan) is suppressed. In April the US state department noted that, following Nato’s campaign in 2011, ‘Libya has become a terrorist safe haven’.
The name of ‘our’ enemy has changed over the years, from communism to Islamism, but generally it is any society independent of western power and occupying strategically useful or resource-rich territory. The leaders of these obstructive nations are usually violently shoved aside, such as the democrats Muhammad Mosaddegh in Iran and Salvador Allende in Chile, or they are murdered like Patrice Lumumba in the Congo. All are subjected to a western media campaign of caricature and vilification – think Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, now Vladimir Putin. John Pilger, article 13th May 2014, ‘Break the Silence: A World War is Beckoning’; viz also website
Another showdown in the Middle East for America: this of course piggybacking on classic matchups with Iraq, Afghanistan and most recently America … Will anyone be able to stop them? … Syria is going to need a lot more than a Hail Mary to bring down these Zionists … The psychopaths are in control … Good night, and God Bless America! JoyCamp: World War III Pre-Game Show