The head of the UK military force said that the global turmoil and turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic increases the risk of an armed conflict escalating into another world war.
With COVID-19 and death fees continuing to rise globally, coupled with an economic crisis erupting, British Defense Chief of Staff Nick Carter said there was a danger of an out-of-control dispute. .
In an interview with Sky News, Carter was asked directly if he thought there was a real threat to another world war, he replied: “I am saying that it is. a risk and I think we need to be aware of those risks. “
This comes after detailing how he believes the conflict is scalable.
“I think we live at a time when the world is a very uncertain and anxious place,”; Carter said.
“I think the real risk we have, with quite a lot of regional conflicts going on right now, is you can see the escalation leading to miscalculation and that’s what I think they are. I have to be on guard. “
“The main characters, either because they don’t realize the impact of their actions, lead to escalation, which means more people can join, more weapons and before you can stop,” he said. blocking it, it brings the parties to an end in a full-blown war. “
This kind of model, he added, predates the conflicts that spread before.
“We must remember that history may not repeat but it has a rhythm and if you look back on the last century, before both world wars I think undeniably there was an escalation. Miscalculation leads to war at a scale that we hope will never meet again, “he said.
Carter did not clarify any specific ongoing conflicts that he felt could escalate.
A spokesman for the UK Department of Defense told Newsweek Carter did not mention any specific conflicts in his comments, but only mentioned how such situations around the world could escalate.
Newsweek Also contacted the US National Security Council to ask if they shared similar concerns about rising tensions around the world.
His comments come amid economic problems posing to countries around the world due to the impact of the pandemic and its containment measures on the industry, with continued uncertainty. Create lingering problems for businesses around the world.
The virus has also led nations to the top as they want to blame its spread, with the US and China in a war of words about the spread of the virus.
China has been seen as a potential opponent of the war of the future amid the ongoing crisis.
Political rifts have also led to speculation about rising tensions, with unrest in countries around the globe.
For example, there have been suggestions from ministers in Israel that President-elect Joe Biden’s stance on Iran could lead to conflict.
Mr. Biden’s election risks further domestic instability in the US, with President Donald Trump still not giving in amid fears of a peaceful transition of power in the country.
There have been nationwide protests over his actions after Election Day, increasing tensions in the country after months of protests spreading across the country.
These domestic and global clashes are associated with a global total of nearly 50 million cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been more than 1.2 million deaths related to the disease worldwide, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The United States has more than 9.8 million confirmed coronavirus infections, more than any other country.