The Civil War in Syria has entered the Third World War stage. The First World War began as a result of an event that took place in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia when the Arch-Duke and wife riding in an open car were assassinated by a Serb student named Gavro Princip. Princip spent two years in prison where he died of tuberculosis. The assassination of the Arch-Duke and his wife was the event that helped begin the First World War. The war was fought mainly in the trenches of Western Europe.

The Second World War was influenced by the Spanish Civil War, which was called the “dress rehearsal” for World War II. The current civil war now taking place in Syria could be the place where World War III might have its origin.

Why should we assume there couldn’t be a World War III? A Third World War would be a disaster for the world. Each war gave the world a new and more modern set of weapons used to fight. The greatest danger is the kind of weapon introduced by our President Truman when he authorized the use of the Atomic Bomb on Japan at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

World War Three is possible just as World War II took place. If WWIII occurs, we should all pray it doesn’t come to our U.S. shores. The nuclear contamination would be disastrous.

William Becic, WWII veteran
Oak Park


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