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AIBU to be terrified of WW3 killing us all in the UK soon?

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streetface Fri 07-Apr-17 12:35:13

AIBU to be frightened that WW3 is about to happen and my children will be obliterated by a nuclear weapon here in the UK?

Or is that unlikely? I'm hoping someone with a bit more understanding of the situation can explain. All I know is the situation has escalated now Trump has bombed Assad's regime and Russia is mighty pissed off. If the West comes under attack I'm guessing the UK will be nuked?

Stormtreader Fri 07-Apr-17 12:37:12

If its any help, I try and remind myself that we are actually just a small island off the coast of France, rather than the mighty world power we used to be.
Everyone has far more exciting and easier to hit targets to aim at than us.

HallowedMimic Fri 07-Apr-17 12:39:49

I'd say the countries surrounding North Korea have more to worry about.

We are nothing in the grand scheme of things, especially as we are leaving the EU.

Future wars will be other people's battles, will will have little to offer anyone.

Teabagtits Fri 07-Apr-17 12:41:05

Well if it's nuclear it should happen quite quickly. There's no point freaking out over something you'll probably be unaware of. Just enjoy life as you never know when it's your last day on earth.

LosingDory Fri 07-Apr-17 12:43:35

In the nicest possible way you need to get a grip. You could get run over tomorrow...There's no point living your life in a state of panic!

HateSummer Fri 07-Apr-17 12:45:00

Do you realise we're a tiny island surrounded by water? One tsunami could wipe us out.

Penners99 Fri 07-Apr-17 12:45:35

Too remote to consider

Amockingjayhey Fri 07-Apr-17 12:45:52

I think there are plenty more realistic things to worry about !

DoItTooJulia Fri 07-Apr-17 12:46:27

But even if it is, what are you gonna do? (I mean this nicely) Keep the kids off school? Build a bunker? Move to Zanzibar?

So you just have to live your life and not let this fear take over. flowers

GotToGetMyFingerOut Fri 07-Apr-17 12:46:29

Well if we are obliterated we won't know about it as we will be dead so no point consuming yourself worrying about it.

SleepFreeZone Fri 07-Apr-17 12:46:55

Listening to radio 2 by any chance? I just listened to a discussion on it and I thought it was pretty nicely explained. I was initially pretty anxious about it but after one of the speakers explained it all I did feel less stressy about it.

streetface Fri 07-Apr-17 12:47:17

I don't think the US dragged us into a war the first time because we were part of the EU. They dragged us in because we are mates. And as we are now out of the EU we need all the mates we can get.

MephistophelesApprentice Fri 07-Apr-17 12:47:54

One of the advantages of cutting loose from continental commitments and ending most of our moral posturing is that we are much, much less likely to be a target in any approaching global conflict.

Indeed, it's more likely we'll end up selling arms to both sides than that we get targeted.

monkeyfacegrace Fri 07-Apr-17 12:48:36

I like right next to GCHQ.

Out of interest. If we got nuked, I'd know nothing about it, right?

katronfon Fri 07-Apr-17 12:48:38

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monkeyfacegrace Fri 07-Apr-17 12:48:46


MovingtoParadise Fri 07-Apr-17 12:50:18

Apparently I'm 148 feet above sea level in London so a tsunami isn't going to get me.

Also, maybe the only cold comfort with Brexit is that it makes Britain irrelevant now.

RachelRagged Fri 07-Apr-17 12:50:43

What Teabag said . . Live a life .

I remember the 80s (was a teenager then) and those times REALLY freaked me out .. TV did not help as we had ...
The Day After
When the Wind Blows
(to name but a few) .. Songs as well such as Two Tribes and Dancing with Tears in my Eyes .

I am not ashamed to say I am somewhat scared as well OP .

RachelRagged Fri 07-Apr-17 12:51:54

Monkeyfacegrace I think you are correct there .

I am some 5 miles (by car) to Central London so I guess we would be here one minute and not the next.

streetface Fri 07-Apr-17 12:52:10

Yes hatesummer I do realise that, I live on the seafront! Nevertheless, we are not likely to experience a mega tsnami nor a volcano here. WW3 on the other hand feels rather likely right now.

Batgirlspants Fri 07-Apr-17 12:53:28

How about stop thinking about you own children and start worrying about the Syrian children? I have no idea how Trumps intervention will play out but can things get worse for those poor people?

You are already in paradise living in Britain. You should wake up thankful not fearful

monkeyfacegrace Fri 07-Apr-17 12:53:33

Ah well, as long as my kids will literally be turned to dust then I'm not worried!

Crack on with living smile

streetface Fri 07-Apr-17 12:54:26

I'm not worried for me. I'm worried my children won't grow up. Makes me sad thinking this is a real possibility. Thanks for those that had a few words of comfort.

SapphireStrange Fri 07-Apr-17 12:55:31

Also, maybe the only cold comfort with Brexit is that it makes Britain irrelevant now.

Yes, this. It's bitter-sweet, to say the least. grin

makeourfuture Fri 07-Apr-17 12:56:28

As a nuclear power, We would still be high on the list.

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