(FoxNews) A Florida university symposium on the possibility of a third world world war in 2040 laid out a scenario whereby the U.S. wars against Russia and China in order to prevent nuclear war that is taking place in America.
Those who attended the MIT Europe 2020 symposium in Rome on Nov. 12, 2017, learned that the world’s two superpowers are at war with America and that a third war in which this nation’s military is being used to “protect the interests of itself and its allies” is underway.
The Detroit Free Press reports that the symposium organizers left a PowerPoint slide “coined” from the report at the Wayne County emergency board in Ohio. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Wayne County Executive Warren Evans confirmed the presence of the slide, saying they are investigating.
Wayne County (MI) Chief Digital Officer Rebecca Aldrich said on her Twitter account that the slide was not meant to be referenced but “was dumped into the presentation by one of our partners that didn’t think it through.”
The PowerPoint, titled “A More Closed World? An informed interactive perspective to the long term implications of war for the US,” includes an overview of the two previous world wars and lists terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda as threats.
The slide describes “two rival superpowers: Russia and China,” and outlines “nuclear weapons used to deter the other,” including as the first strike nuclear weapon. It also warns of the possibility of a third world war at the hands of the US military and explains that a “crucial US military ally” is ready for that scenario.
“Let me paint a picture, quite clearly,” said Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis. “A US military installation in the southwest portion of the world is occupied by a high value adversary,” according to the slides.
Ohio State University, Michigan State University, Miami University, DePaul University, Ohio University, and the George Washington University are among the schools that hosted the symposium, but the PowerPoint was actually presented by MIT’s European Center for Security Studies, reported WNEP.com.
The document details a scenario in which Russia and China use the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris to “deceive the international community into voting for their creation of a ‘contact group’ on the Middle East” and assassinating Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Another graphic tells the story of the first world war, details the emergence of nuclear weapons during it, and holds a list of factoids about the Soviet Union, according to 9News.com.
The synopsis accompanying the slide sets out the purpose of the presentation: “Today we are seeing the same leadership challenge we saw during the first world war… who would be the ‘winner’ between the US and Russia? And who are the allies to help the US reach this goal?”
Aldrich said the slide ended up being left with the local audience and that the event organizers may have been erring by not reading it.
FOX31 Denver contributed to this report.