I always feared that if nuclear war broke out it was because a hyper-nationalist Russian Federation overreached and invaded one of the Baltic States, drawing NATO into the conflict which escalates into a nuclear conflagration.
Another likely scenario: The People`s Republic of China invades the island republic of Taiwan, and the United States is forced to defend Taiwan under the Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty and soon there are mushroom clouds over Beijing and Washington.
And there`s always the possibility that Israel`s archenemy Iran will miscalculate and attack Israel with swarms of missiles and the Jewish nation will have no choice but to respond with nuclear bombs.
But I never dreamed that a nuclear holocaust would be unleashed because the President of the United States and the Dear Leader of North Korea
engaged in a pissing contest, exchanging apocalyptic broadsides culminating in a nuclear winter.
American presidents from George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama didn`t overreact when Kim Jung-un`s grandfather and father hurled bombastic threats, they were confident as leader of the free world and didn`t see a need to match the inflammatory rhetoric of a 3rd world tinpot dictator.
It`s too bad a naked Donald Trump and Kim Jung-un can`t settle their differences in a death cage death match, and not endanger the lives of millions of people.
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