Senator Corker's explanation to the New York Times for his "chaos" remark on Wednesday was that "President Trump's threats to other countries [Iran, North Korea, Venezuela] could be putting us on a path to [the chaos of] World War III." But the same hysterical warnings of starting a third world war were made about Ronald Reagan over his strong, hard-line, confrontational policies toward the Soviet Union with their arsenal socialist nuclear bombs.
Millions of frightened leftist loons marched and rallied across the country and world trying to stop the "Nuclear Cowboy's reckless military build up of conventional and nuclear arms." Duped by Soviet propaganda and fearing the worst they imagined that Reagan would trigger a thermo nuclear war causing massive death from the nuclear exchange followed catastrophic climate change: a NUCLEAR WINTER that would engulf the Earth with thick layers of smoke and dust blocking the Sun; and plunging global temperatures to frigid ice age levels killing agricultural production and freezing or starving much of humanity to death. Ronald Reagan the "amiable" but dangerous "dunce" as Jonathan Schell said was "leading humanity into a nuclear holocaust where the living would envy the dead."
But the Gipper ignored this madness and stayed the course charging ahead overtly and covertly attempting to economically exhaust and defeat our vicious Soviet enemies. And before Reagan left office the Cold War had ended; and two years later broken, busted Soviet Russia collapsed into socialist bankruptcy and death.
Axis of evil partners Iran and North Korea
Unless Donald Trump starts a military conflict with nuclear armed Russia (which the incoherent insane Left is egging him to do), or starts a conflict with China, where else on Earth can he start WW III? With North Korea? Iran? Venezuela? Cuba? They aren't world powers even in combination. And if we went to war with them would Russia or China come to their defense and risk economically crippling nuclear devastation? It's inconceivable!
But is this the frightening nonsense scenario running riot through Corker's paranoid head? Of a nuclear world war fought by major powers over Iran or NoKo? Has he forgotten that World War II started 21 years from the end of WWI? And that it's been 71 years ( more 3x the number) since the end of WW II and the start of the nuclear age, and there hasn't been a third world war despite the 40 year conflict with Russia and international communism? Why? Because of the BOMB. Because of nuclear deterence. Because such a war would be too devastatingly destructive far exceeding the 110 million killed in both world wars.
Either Corker has lost his grip on reality (like so many did in the Reagan era) or he's being dishonest and slanderous in his attack on the President - which many believe is the case. Nevertheless, President Trump's policies and unconventional leadership leading us into World War III is the stuff of fiction and fantasy and shouldn't be taken seriously.