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Anonymous predicts WW3 is near, what do they know that you don't?

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By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
5/9/2017 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

Is their prediction accurate?

The hacktivist group Anonymous has put out a new video predicting the imminent start of World War 3. The flashpoint, they say is North Korea, and that once conflict erupts there, it will quickly escalate to include the rest of the world. How accurate is this prediction, and what does Anonymous know that we don't?

Does Anonymous know something we don't?

Does Anonymous know something we don't?

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By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
5/9/2017 (2 years ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: Anonymous, hacktivist, WW3, world war, North Korea, China, USA


LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) -- A six-minute video from the hacktivist collective, Anonymous claims the world is on the brink of World War 3. Their spokesperson wearing the signature Guy Fawkes mask and with their voice disguised, lists the details and circumstances that will lead to world war.

They point out warnings across the region. Japan warned its civilians they may only have 10 minutes to take shelter should North Korea launch a rocket at the country. South Korea warned it would be impossible to protect its civilians from a surprise artillery strike from the North, whose artillery is just 35 miles from Seoul. An estimated 10,000 to 40,000 people could lose their lives within the first hour. China has asked its citizens to leave North Korea entirely.


Anonymous also referred to the movement of strategic assets such as fleets of ships and troops. The U.S. has one carrier battle group nearby (USS Carl Vinson), and another docked in Japan (USS Ronald Reagan). Additional ships are available on the American west coast and can reach the area within days or weeks.

China and Russia have also moved troops to the North Korean border, ostensibly to intercept and aid any refugees who cross from the North in event of war.

President Trump's surprise test of a Minuteman III missile from Vandenburg AFB also came up, as a demonstration of U.S. power.

Finally, the hacktivists mentioned talks between the U.S.A., Philippines, and Australia as well as the deployment of forces in northern Australia.

Does Anonymous know something we don't? It doesn't seem so. Every evidence they cited above is public information, well known to anyone paying attention.

So is the world really on the brink of world war?

Not likely, according to most analysis. While North Korea seems unwilling to back down from their nuclear commitment, they have not proceeded with their anticipated test, which a month ago appeared imminent. They have launched several rockets, but none of the launches appear successful. But the North can also learn from failed launches.

It seems China is the key player because North Korea relies on China for most of its resources. China is also the number 1 market for North Korean goods. China has indicated that it is losing patients with the North, and has called upon the Hermit Kingdom to deescalate the situation there. So far, the stern warning from China appears to be working.

Additionally, the U.S. and its allies in the region will need time to prepare. One carrier battle group is probably not enough to attack and cripple the North's offensive capabilities. While the North's nuclear capability can be neutralized, its massive conventional abilities means it can still inflict punishment on South Korea and possibly Japan.

Before the west can think about attacking the North, more naval assets are required in the area, and South Korea and Japan will need warning to protect their civilians. We will see it coming, and so far, it does not appear to be coming.

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