RUSSIA, China and North Korea may use the smokescreen of the Israel crisis as an “invitation” to turn the tides of global power and unleash hell, experts warned. He warned Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and Kim Jong-un will “watch and learn from how the West responds to the tragedy in the Middle East”. “If the Israel-Gaza conflict is long term and with the Ukraine war – all of these things are big distractions. “It would pretty much be World War 3,” Prof Brown said. NUCLEAR ABYSSFanning the flames that could ignite a new world war is the pariah nation that has loaded up half the Korean peninsula with nuclear warheads.