Over the centuries mankind has tried to predict "the end" of mankind's existence on Earth as we know it. Many have predicted a biblical phenomenon that "God" would be the cause of mankind's fate on Earth as stated in the New Testament "The Revelation to John" Chapter 21.
We often overlook the fact that mankind has the capability to destroying ourselves without the help of any religious intervention.
Last year several predictions were made about the exact time and date that this "fate" would take place. The Mayan's were believed to be the ones to successfully predict "The End" as December 21 2012--They were of course not correct if that was a prediction.
What amuses me is the fact that we are so into using numbers or scriptures to predict something that can not be predicted that we overlook the realistic possibilities.
I am composing this to bring two realistic possibilities into the picture. One such possibility is an object floating in outer space that comes into contact with the planet Earth. We have been told that none such objects exist nor can happen within the next 10 years, however recently we have had an encounter with two rather large objects that entered the Earth's atmosphere.
One such object made an impact with land in Russia just three weeks ago and caused damage. Why was no one warned about this object being close to the Earth? What happens if the next impact is much more severe?
On another note of importance is the possibility of a "Nuclear War". A nuclear threat is very much a real possibility and that possibility continues to increase day by day. This possibility seems to be the furthest from anyones mind, but it is a serious reality and it will happen.
At this present moment-- whether anyone one wants to accept it and accept it will happen-- North Korea is threatening to strike US bases in South Korea and it can not be played off as a joke and that it's impossible for North Korea to use a Nuclear warhead.
We as citizens have no clue what the North Korean's have and you can't expect our Government to tell us even if they know for sure. The fact is North Korea has been known for running suicide missions ever since the Korean war. Then on top of that, you have a leader who is willing to put all his cards on the table to win a victory at the cost of its people's lives.
This article from MSN.com backs up a claim I have been stating would happen as far back as 2012 when Kim Yong Un took over as leader.
He claims his country is "No Paper Tiger" and the threat against the US includes Nuclear type weapons. Nuclear weapons can have a very serious environmental impact on the entire world, even if the impact is in the vicinity of South Korea. We also can not with exact knowledge be sure that one such weapon can not reach US soil--and who really wants to find out?
We are not dealing with a Government that fears self destruction, we are dealing with a Government that will at all costs be labeled a Government that would rather die than be pushed around by another Government's threats.
How do we resolve this issue? Should we be concerned? Does the threat of a nuclear war seem to be inevitable? What would you do if this threat was played out and becomes a reality?
Your observations, concerns, projections and input are welcomed.
Please be civil with your replies.
Edited by MrBruce1959, 29 March 2013 - 03:48 PM.