SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods. This column is a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from JWR. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats, and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. In today’s column, we look at the risk of a Third World War.
Five Places World War III Could Start in 2023
Posted in January, over at Business Insider: Five Places World War III Could Start in 2023. “These five areas pose the greatest risk for the eruption of what we might be tempted to call ‘World War III.'”
Russia’s War in Ukraine: Insights from RAND
From the statist RAND Corporation think tank: Russia’s War in Ukraine: Insights from RAND.
Is the Biden Administration Late to WWIII?
An opinion piece at left-leaning and statist The Hill: Is the Biden administration late to WWIII?
Taiwan Warns of China Military’s ‘Sudden Entry’ Close to Island
A Reuters newswire service report, filed on March 6th: Taiwan warns of China military’s ‘sudden entry’ close to island.
World War III Will Be a Cyber War
In The Jerusalem Post, June 2022: World War III will be a cyber war but the world isn’t ready – comptroller.
Are We at the Brink of War in the Pacific?
From the journal of the left-wing Quincy Institute, Responsible Statecraft: Are we at the brink of war in the Pacific?
Persistent Threat of Nuclear Crises: China, India and Pakistan
Published in February by the “nonpartisan” socialist/globalist United States Institute of Peace: The Persistent Threat of Nuclear Crises Among China, India and Pakistan.
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2023
Published by the globalist International Crisis Group in January: 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2023.
Synthetic Bioweapons Are Coming
From The US Naval Institute’s Proceedings: Synthetic Bioweapons Are Coming. Here is a chilling quote:
“One threat that was once the stuff of science fiction may soon become real. Some researchers (including Lieutenant General Zhang Shibo, former president of the PLA National Defense University) foresee the possibility of “specific ethnic genetic attacks” on whole racial or ethnic groups, although there remain political and scientific obstacles at present.12 A unique person with unique genes is easier to target than population-level differences in the nearer term. SBWs with high levels of asymptomatic transmission could pass from host-to-host through the human domain, until reaching a vulnerable target or targets possessing the “right” genes. (Procuring a president or admiral’s DNA is easy. Simply invite the target to dinner at a venue you control.)”
Iran: 84% Uranium Enrichment
A piece recently published in The Times of Israel: Even 84% enrichment doesn’t make it any easier for Israel to move West on Iran.
Could Georgia Be The Next Ukraine?
From the leftist-globalist CNN: Caught between the West and Russia, could Georgia be the next Ukraine?
The First Battle of the Next War: A Chinese Invasion of Taiwan
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) published this lengthy report, back in January: The First Battle of the Next War Wargaming a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan.
Large Volley of Russian Hypersonic Kinzhal Missiles Hits Ukraine
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Largest Volley Of Russian Hypersonic Kinzhal Missiles Ever Descended On Ukraine