The phrase “World War 3 is  about to start” has been circulating on social media following the news of Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane a few days ago.

Well, if those Russian planes keep on getting shot down it’s not particular a good sign for anyone.

From Russian planes flying in Baltic airspace, to the destabilization of Ukraine and the invasion of Crimea, to the terrorism of Isis and all the powers getting involved, it’s not like this is the first time we’ve felt WWIII is on its way, so what gives? What so different this time that everyone reads the Turkey headlines with such a bad feeling in their stomachs?


Here are some reasons why this crisis has us rushing to predict the end of the world as we know it:

1. The location is prime

Both Word War 1 and 2 started in Europe. What is wrong with this continent???

Yeah if you could not start WWIII

2. It’s a pretty big deal…

This is the first time since the Cold War that a NATO member stood its ground and said “no more” to a Russian fighter jet flying over its territory.


3. What will NATO do? The calm, cool and collected alliance of the NATO might have been cracked. The combined military spending of all NATO members constitutes over 70 percent of the global total, so if these guys decided to play, we will have one big party with fireworks all over the place. putin obama turkey meme   4. Stab in the back While commenting on the incident and labeling it “a stab in the back,” Putin raised a red flag and hinted that the consequences will be grave. We all know that Putin isn’t a fan of just talking; the guy had already called for an international community to stand along with Russia. Doesn’t it sounds like he was waiting for this to happen? WW3 5. So many things have been happening lately   Just the perfect timing! With both France and Russia sorrowing over victims from ISIS terrorism and they were gearing up to get more involved in the region, this has to happen!   But hey, we’re hoping that all the powers to be know that the risk of starting a war isn’t worth it and we can just all stay calm.