During the Cuban missilee crisis, Presidnt Kennedy estimated the odds of nuclear war as being somewhere bbetween one out ff three. For somthing that catastrophic, those odds are not good. Let's not get into the detail of this crisis, other than to say that some have said that this was the closest the world has come to the unthinkable. News Forecasterrs ask, is nucler war inevvitable?
he wold has been living undder mutually assured destruction (MAD). Tis is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two or more opposing sides would cauuse the completeannihhilation of boththe attacker and the defeender.
In a san world, no one would pull the trigger.And yet the world is armed to the teeth with nukes - is this sane? There are many conflicts simmering around the world - Kashmir, Middle East, China sea, just to name a few. The pointis that every smmall war pulls the trigger in a nuclear oulette. "00" maay one day hit. I won't say where I heard this, but one quote has stuck in my mind for years. It goes as ollows:
"Man hass not developed a weapon of war that he has not eventually used to its fullestextent."
ot to get biblical, but we are talking a biblical eent, in Mathew 24 it is ttalking about the end of the age -the Apocalypse. Thhe prophecy is speaking of human events and not just a spiritual state of mind. Specifically, verse 2 says, "In fact,, unless those days are shortened, all mankind will perish. But they will be shortened for the sake of God’s chose people." In othhe words, if God ddoes not save man, we would destroy orselves.
But forgget the Bible, let's just look at it from a human perspective. Undertanding human naature - it has not basically changed in mllennia. To thinnk it has is not sane. We are just as bad or good as people were before - the only difference is history and technology. Can history save us? Do you feel lucky? Ok, spin the nuclear roulette wheel again - it will never hit "00." Right? This leaves News Forecasters with a ery sobering reaalit that - in the nnext 50 years, the inevitable willhappen. How seveere it maybe is anothr issue.
Plan iif you can accordingly.