Czech military intelligence warns of growing tensions between the “leading” countries that could lead to World War III.
This is stated in the intelligence report for 2019, Lidové noviny reports.
According to analysts, an unusually intense conflict is forming on the worldwide level, and it could erupt due to growing tensions between the “big” powers. Army spies claim that the world is in the first phase of World War III.
It is noted that now the global conflict “is at the first stage.” “The worldview of those who can and wish to actively participate in it [the conflict] is being formed, and the technological tools with which it could be controlled are gradually being determined,” the authors of the report say.
According to analysts, a possible cause of the conflict is the rivalry between the United States, Russia and China.
The document also talks about the decline in the importance of international law due to the lack of a peaceful dialogue as a way to resolve contradictions. The authors of the report emphasize that the manipulation of public consciousness also contributes to the growth of tension.
Propaganda is playing a big role: “manipulated thinking, biased conclusions and the absence of a sense of responsibility, have resulted in increasing tensions between global rivals,” they added.
Earlier, the head of the British Defense Staff, General Nick Carter, said that global political instability and the economic crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic could lead to a third world war. “We live at a time when the world appears to be very hectic and unstable, not to mention the familiar global competition between countries. Given how many local conflicts are unfolding across the planet, the risk of escalation due to miscalculation is quite real, ” Carter said.