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March 3, 1985 | MARIO FOX, Associated Press
If World War III broke out in the winter, Evanston residents probably would go out and move their cars. The city's air-raid siren sounds for 30 seconds each hour when snowfalls of at least four inches are expected, a reminder to persons in this northern Chicago suburb to move their cars off certain streets to accommodate snowplows. Dogs Howl, Babies Cry But, when the alarm goes off, dogs howl, babies cry and tempers boil in Evanston--and nearby Chicago, Skokie and Wilmette.
September 9, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A Singaporean newspaper said that eight teenage fans of the video game Slayers planned to commit suicide together last month but that six backed out after watching two jump to their deaths. The New Paper said that, according to police, 16-year-old Ku Witaya convinced his younger brother and six other boys that they had to die to become "slayers" who would kill demons in a World War III. The paper said seven members of the group went to Witaya's bedroom, where he and another 16-year-old leaped out a ninth-floor window.
November 27, 1994 | Marc Lappe, Marc Lappe is the author of seven books on genetics, environment and public health policy, most recently "Evolutionary Medicine" (Sierra Club). He is the new director of the Center for Ethics and Toxic Substances in Gualala, Calif
Apocalyptic visions of the end of humankind are nothing new. Mathematician and amateur sociologist Thomas R. Malthus began the modern tradition with his famous "Essay on the Principles of Population," published in 1798. It was Malthus's view that human populations would inevitably increase in geometric progression and therefore must of necessity ultimately outstrip their food supply, a resource which can only increase arithmetically.
August 10, 2009 | Mikael Wood
The Jonas Brothers -- and everyone they employ -- can rest easy: Recent rumors regarding the death of Jonasmania have been greatly exaggerated. On Friday night at Staples Center, in the first of three weekend shows there, the Jonases demonstrated that when it comes to America's boy bands, nobody inspires more devotion, triggers more flashbulbs or elicits more ear-destroying shrieks. (Trust me -- I'm still recovering.) It's been a year of chattering-class speculation for Kevin, Joe and Nick, whose once-mighty commercial prowess has taken some dents of late.
February 6, 1991
Is it World War III? Or is it a Third World war? JASON FELDMAN San Diego
March 20, 1990
We have only one thing to fear from a reunified Germany--World War III. ELMER W. HEATER Santa Maria
January 22, 1991
Rather than agree to a Mideast peace conference in return for Iraq's retreat from Kuwait, our President is willing to "unleash the dogs of war." "There will be no linkage," he states emphatically. World War I was called the War to End Wars. World War III could be titled the War to Prevent Peace. ROSE COUZIN, Laguna Niguel
July 26, 1987
While this country is fiddling with trivial Olliemania, the Reagan Administration has lit a match under the Middle East that could ignite World War III. We'd better wake up to the full implications of reflagging. LINDA SALTZMAN Venice
November 11, 1989
Good God! Drugs and handguns are out of control. The reason? The police are tied up in the real threats to society! Five women who are bowling for dollars. But stand by for World War III. The reference by the police spokesman that they didn't say "lets go over to the bowling alley and find some old ladies gambling" may just cause it! HOWARD B. ANDREEN, Camarillo
February 19, 2008
Re "Joyful Kosovo awaits freedom," Feb. 17 Serbia will never accept the loss of Kosovo -- the spiritual Jerusalem of the Serbs. The West is destroying international law to create a "greater Albania" at Serbian expense by illegally recognizing Kosovo so that it can have a permanent and expensive base for NATO in Kosovo. It is thus demonstrating to what lengths it will go to achieve its foreign policy objectives. Similar to the illegal bombing of Serbia in 1999 and the subsequent illegal invasion of Iraq, the illegal recognition of the phony Islamic state of Kosovo (which will never be recognized by the United Nations as a legitimate nation)
December 9, 2007 | Peter Beinart, Peter Beinart is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Last month, observers reacted with alarm to President Bush's declaration that if Iran gained the knowledge necessary to build a nuclear bomb, it would risk World War III. Perhaps they should have looked on the bright side. Compared with prominent conservative commentators, Bush revealed himself to be something of a dove. By warning about World War III, after all, he implied that we are not already fighting World War IV.
October 25, 2007 | ROSA BROOKS
Forget impeachment. Liberals, put it behind you. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney shouldn't be treated like criminals who deserve punishment. They should be treated like psychotics who need treatment. Because they've clearly gone mad.
January 14, 2007
Re " 'Never again' -- Israel means it," Opinion, Jan. 10 Zev Chafets' Op-Ed was scary, maybe even scarier than President Bush and his lack of reality, or possibly scarier than the guys we are supposed to be scared of. When ideas like Chafets' are grown in America and could provoke World War III, one can get a good case of angst. Our knee-jerk response to conflict is to make war. We will be doomed if we continue on this mindless path. Instead of bringing freedom to the world, how about bringing conflict resolution and practicing it ourselves?
December 28, 2006
Re "Tick, tick, tick," editorial, Dec. 26 Somalia is an event waiting to explode, and it may ignite World War III. Because Somalia juts into the Gulf of Aden, any government that controls this country also controls the flow of oil to the Western world. If a bellicose, fundamentalist Islamic regime gets control of Somalia, the oil that fuels the American economy and military will be shifted to the pan-Islamic fascist movement led by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. What is happening in Somalia needs to be taken seriously and not dismissed as just another incident of Yankee imperialism.
November 18, 2006 | From Reuters
The top U.S. general in the Middle East said Friday that if the world did not find a way to stem the rise of Islamic militancy, it would face a third world war. Army Gen. John P. Abizaid compared the rise of militant ideologies, such as the force driving Al Qaeda, with the rise of fascism in Europe that set the stage for World War II.
October 11, 1990 | ERIK HAMILTON
"Picnic at Hanging Rock" (1975), directed by Peter Weir. 115 minutes. Rated R. An early gem from the director of "Dead Poets' Society" and "Witness," this one is set in 1900 Australia, where three girls and their teacher vanish while on a school outing. "Miracle Mile" (1989), directed by Steve DeJarnatt. 87 minutes. Rated R. Among the best of the nuclear apocalyptic films, the mood of this one resembles that of the quirky "After Midnight."
June 2, 1998
Regarding Richard N. Goodwin's May 27 commentary about the rule of money: His timing couldn't have been better. It was published the same day the Business section reported the possible spread of the Asian economic crisis to Latin America and Mexico. The warning has been sounded; the writing's on the wall: Asia + Latin America + Global Economy = Crested Wave. If you think homelessness and poverty are bad now, you haven't begun to see what's coming--very soon. Just hope it doesn't start World War III. CHRIS ELLIS San Bernardino
August 5, 2006
Re "Messed up are the peacemakers," Opinion, Aug. 2 Max Boot seems surprised that Israel is held to a different standard from Muslim terrorists. But isn't that what we want? Shouldn't we expect democratic nation states to behave better? Shouldn't we demand they behave in accordance with values that we hold dear? Shouldn't we be horrified if troops kill civilians even if terrorists do it? Shouldn't we be distressed if Israeli bombs kill civilians even if Hezbollah targets them? Isn't that what makes us different?
July 24, 2006
Re "It's time to let the Israelis take off the gloves," Opinion, July 19 How dare Max Boot speak with such heartlessness about the killing of human beings? He writes: "Israel needs to hit the Assad regime. Hard." How does one "hit" a regime? Oh, he must mean drop bombs on Damascus. But we all know Syrian President Bashar Assad and his high-level cronies won't suffer, and neither, of course, will Boot, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert or President Bush. Women and children will die. Soldiers who joined up out of economic desperation will die. Pets and livestock will die. Apartments and businesses will be destroyed.
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