Steve Bannon warns the world is on a 'knife's edge' and faces World War Three

Steve Bannon warns the world is on a 'knife's edge' and faces World War Three

Steve Bannon warns about World War Three

Steven Edginton

By Steven Edginton

Published: 26/05/2024

- 08:08

Updated: 26/05/2024

- 08:13

New technology, biological weapons, pandemics and AI could transform the battlefield and lead to slaughter, warns a former advisor to President Trump

Steve Bannon has warned the planet is on a “knife’s edge” and could be facing a third world war in an exclusive interview with GB News.

The radio host and former advisor to President Trump told GB News: “This is getting so dangerous I can't even describe.”

“And here's why it's dangerous. Warren Buffett said the other day, artificial intelligence [sic], World War One was so murderous and so unexpected in its slaughter because technology had so overwhelmed tactics.”

“The French call to the offensive and all the tactics of the Victorian era, people weren't prepared for it. The same thing is happening today.”

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Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon speaking on the threat of World War 3

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“Technology with artificial intelligence and other things that can happen on the battlefield, the compactness of tactical nuclear weapons and other chemical weapons, the pandemic, [and] biological weapons. We are playing with fire.”

Bannon said when it comes to the war in Ukraine “You've got to dial this down immediately”.

“You got to get to the peace table. You've got to negotiate something because we are playing with fire right now. I don't know how you stop it.”

He compared current conflicts to the “slaughter of the 20th century” with the first and second world wars and cold war fights in Vietnam and Korea.

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“Whether it's in the South China Sea, whether it's in the Red Sea or in Israel, or whether it's in Ukraine,” Bannon said.

“Now you have the Chinese Communist Party with the mullahs in Persia now combined with Russia.”

“And this is getting more and more dangerous… it is going to explode. And when it explodes, you're not going to be able to stop it.”

Last month the US Congress passed a bill allowing for tens of billions of dollars in military aid for Ukraine and Israel as the two countries continue to fight conflicts with Russia and Hamas respectively.

Many American conservatives have raised concerns about funding Ukraine’s efforts to remove Russian troops from their territory, claiming it could lead to an escalation with a nuclear armed power.

Likewise Dominic Cummings, a former advisor to Boris Johnson, has warned about the risk of nuclear war if the conflict in Ukraine continues to escalate.

“This is not a replay of 1940 with Zelenskyy as the Churchillian underdog,” Cummings told the i newspaper earlier this month.

“This whole Ukrainian corrupt mafia state has basically conned us all and we’re all going to get f**ked as a consequence. We are getting f**ked now right?”

Steve Bannon, who said that he is an admirer of Cummings, compared the contemporary geopolitical landscape to that in the summer of 1914 just before the First World War broke out.

He said: “This is why I'm so scared today, if you go back to 1914, from the time you had the assassination of the Archduke and his wife in Sarajevo by the Serbian nationalist, it didn't make the front page of the Times of London until a month later. And by that time all the deals have been made.”

“If you go back and look at that and study the history of World War One, you see that in those trenches, you see just the tossing, the throwing away of life.”

“And the whole West destroyed the Victorian era. All those values came crashing down because the technology had gotten so immense.”

“So the machine gun and artillery [and] later the submarine and the aeroplane, it was a meat grinder beyond expectations. And to think of how people just kept up with that, and finally it just burned itself out for these old empires.”

“You look at what's happening in Ukraine today... I think you can have a guns of August moment, whether it's happening in Persia with somebody taking down that helicopter or whether it's having Slovakia with the assassination [attempt].”

“We're on a knife's edge right now.”

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