Albert Einstein allegedly once said that “I don’t know what weapons might be used in World War III. But there isn’t any doubt what weapons will be used in World War IV.” “And what are those?” someone replied. “Stone spears”, said Einstein.
With #WorldWar3 trending on Twitter and Congress demanding checks on presidential power to wage war, it is obvious that recent events have escalated global tensions to the brink of our worst nightmare — a possibility of another world war. Coupled with the downing of an Ukranian airplane with Canadian and Swedish citizens returning to their homes from Tehran, tragedy has been running on a winning streak. And for what? All of these innocent lives lost for nothing because global leaders have fractured their human relationships, causing them to fray. They have failed to remember that these impact real lives. In fact, “the severity of the situation is such that a Third World War could begin at any time — in fact in reality a Third World War has already begun on a small scale,” as stated by His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Such actions are the consequences of prior unjust military interventions. Our veterans are already struggling with lack of support and resources. Is it really worth getting into this again? Let us please come to our senses — if we have any left.