Peace has no price. The world suffered so far from two worldwide wars. Each of them killed millions of people. Millions of people became disabled or widows. Millions of children became orphans. Survivors were traumatized. Countries directly involved in those wars found their economy completely damaged; countries that were not involved and that had the capacity to finance those wars became strangely rich.
After those two wars, many countries decided to avoid such a horrible situation in the future. They put in place a peaceful organization called the United Nations (UN). Its role is controversial. How can we explain the fact that some countries destroyed others under the watch of UN? Nowadays, a “powerful country” can lie, manipulate media, or go to UN to obtain the vote that allows him to attack another country. A “powerful country” can decide openly to invade and even annex another country; what is happening in Ukraine is an illustration. Is the UN partial or powerless?
The earth is becoming one of the most dangerous planets for the human being, and we all know that we cannot live in the moon. Politics and the “national interest” make people selfish and so wicked that they do not care about others. The cold war is born again. The arms race is scary. Many countries desire to acquire a nuclear weapon. Countries already equipped with that “big killer” are using different reasons to prevent others from having it.
Is the third global war possible? The answer should be yes, based upon the level of injustice that prevails in the world. The answer should be yes because the said, “Powerful countries” are so arrogant that they believe they have the right to do whatever they want. They overuse their power. What will happen if that war starts today? Any country with a nuclear weapon can transform the whole world into ashes in a matter of seconds. The third global war will be synonym to havoc. Animals and human beings will be wiped out on the earth. Nobody will survive. The said, “Powerful countries” will be powerless because they have no way to counter the attack of a nuclear weapon.
Realistically, the third worldwide war is a possibility. It can be prevented if “powerful countries” stop playing with fire. In addition, the UN should be fair. It should stop being the umbrella of some countries. Those countries use it to fulfill their personal goals. If it can no longer be a neutral organization, it should be substituted by another organization representing the voice of all nations all over the world, and able to safeguard the peace.
Professor OUELE ®