Is the world safe now the Cold War has ended?

by davebarclay1954

Those of us who remember the days of the Cold War between East and West (Communism against Capitalism) and thought the world was moving into a peaceful era when, as Rasputin had prophesied prior to his death, after 70 years Communism fell throughout the former Soviet countries. We are now seeing a new threat in the form of North Korean Communism.

Does the regime there really want to antagonise a country hell bent on taking out terrorists wherever they may be found? Does Kim Jong-Un think he will get the chance to launch his warheads first? I don’t doubt for one second if the USA feels that he is about to launch they will pre-empt a strike by nuking North Korea first.

Why would this be a disaster? For one thing, the Eco-system of this planet has been eroded to the extent where it will take decades for the planet to repair itself. A nuclear strike anywhere now could devastate the Eco system to the brink of collapse and kill off this planet. In the violent nature of the universe this has probably happened on other worlds before now, but do we want to cause the death of the planet we’ve called home for such a short space of time?

Personally, I don’t think we’d have time to worry about dying rather we’d welcome it if faced with radiation poisoning killing us slowly and painfully or the planet dying and killing us quicker.

Let me know if you have any thoughts on this topic, either pro or anti the bomb and the fact it will kill off almost every living being on this planet.