Is World War 3 Inevitable?

Saturday, August 5, 2017
By Paul Martin

Daisy Luther
August 5, 2017

Survival Saturday is a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared.

This Week in the News
This week, it seems inevitable that we are headed straight to war. When Trump was elected, the fact that he seemed committed to getting along with Russia gave many people hope that a global conflict could be averted. That and the repeal of Obamacare seemed like the light at the end of the tunnel of a contentious election.

It looks like that supposition was wrong, because this week, global conflict seems almost certain to be the course.

President Trump Signs a Bill That Ties His Hands to Prevent War with Russia

Earlier this week, I wrote about a horrible bill passed by the Senate, one of those ones in which the misleading name is the exact opposite of what is really contained in the bill. This one, the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017, targets two things:

It heaps economic sanctions upon Russia
It ties the hands of the President in foreign diplomacy matters
You know, the President who has been the only thing stopping a war with Russia from happening.

Only two US senators voted against the bill: Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders.

Imagine my shock when President Trump signed this misbegotten bill. He seemed to have signed it grudgingly, saying:

“While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed,” Trump said in a statement announcing the signing.

Trump said he was concerned about the sanctions’ effect on work with European allies, and on American business. “My administration … expects the Congress to refrain from using this flawed bill to hinder our important work with European allies to resolve the conflict in Ukraine, and from using it to hinder our efforts to address any unintended consequences it may have for American businesses, our friends, or our allies,” he said…

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