Seven months after speculations of World War Iii were triggered by the launch of nuclear missiles by Russia from a submarine in the Barents Sea, another speculation looms. This time, behind the new round of speculations, is the testing by the U.S. of the Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile last week.

The hacking group Anonymous cited U.S. President Donald Trump's order for the ICBM testing as one of the indicators of World War III. Another sign is a warning by Japan to its citizens of a possible nuclear attack from North Korea, Anonymous said.

Russia bows out as antagonist

Since the Cold War era, Russia has always been pinpointed as one of the main causes of a possible global war. However, taking the role temporarily vacated by Russia is North Korea because of Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions. In a six-minute video posted on YouTube, Anonymous said North Korea and the U.S. continue to move strategic pieces into place for war, New York Post reported.

The recent military movements in the Korean peninsula, such as the deployment of USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group from Australia to the docking of the USS Michigan in South Korea, are signs of a looming war, at least initially on the Korean peninsula.

Moving strategic pieces into play

The Anonymous spokesman, who wore the group’s Guy Fawkes mask, said they are observing as each nation move strategic pieces into play. The group forecasts a fierce, quick, and brutal battle that would be devastating globally on the economic and environment levels.

The hacker group pointed out that the U.S., South Korea, the Philippines, and China are working to maintain peace in the Asian region, but their calls fall on deaf ears.

Also involved is Australia which sent a rotational deployment of over 1,000 American soldiers to South Korea with military jets.

Meanwhile, World War III tension is also felt in the Middle East after Iran fired a torpedo near the Strait of Hormuz as part of the country’s test mission. But Express noted the firing of the Hoot missile does not breach international law.

However, the firing was done while nations are convincing Pyongyang to tone down its nuclear ambition.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, the execute director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, says there are two North Korea satellites orbiting the Earth. He warned Pyongyang could be planning to hit the U.S from space using the electromagnetic pulse from space.