The notorious hacker group warns the world to prepare for World War 3 and that the U.S. and North Korea (to name a couple the nations involved) are moving pieces and making preparations for such a war.
From the NY Post
The infamous hacktivist group Anonymous has released a chilling new video — urging people across the globe to “prepare” for World War 3 — as the US and North Korea continue to move “strategic pieces into place” for battle.
“All the signs of a looming war on the Korean peninsula are surfacing,” the group says in the ominous six-minute clip, posted on Youtube over the weekend.
Using their signature Guy Fawkes character, the hackers make several claims about recent military movements in the region — and alleged warnings made by Japan and South Korea about imminent nuclear attacks from the North — as they deliver their frightening war prophecy.
“Watching as each country moves strategic pieces into place,” the organization says, in their notorious robotic voice. “But unlike past world wars, although there will be ground troops, the battle is likely to be fierce, brutal and quick. It will be also be globally devastating, both on environmental and economical levels.”
Stepping back from this video, I’m not about to say that none of this is true, but it should be taken with a grain of salt. With the mantle of “hacktivist” comes the assumption that this group knows A LOT that nobody else does. However, anyone could have made this video with no information whatsoever. A lot of what was said could easily be figured out without any special knowledge of what’s going on.
As dire as Anonymous makes the situation seem, and as much as they project a perception of “knowing things” I don’t think provoking a world war over a nation like North Korea is in anyone’s interests, and it certainly doesn’t seem worth the trouble. Also, by accounts Kim Jong Un has no shot at matching our military power.
In my own view, what’s going on is it appears that more than anything Trump is looking to use North Korea as an example to demonstrate to the world (China and the Middle East especially) that American military might is no longer window dressing in a post-Obama America. North Korea is a really soft target for that because nobody likes them, probably not even the Chinese.
More importantly than that they’re just not as strong as the perception they project. It is a very poor country with little to no resources, much less the ability to fight a war adequately.
Trump is giving Reagan’s call for “peace through strength” a chance while potentially putting down a belligerent nation with nuclear power.
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