Why Is Washington Risking War With Russia?
Kiev’s siege of the Donbass, supported by the Obama administration, is escalating an already perilous crisis.Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen July 30, 2014 | This article appeared in the August 18-25, 2014 edition of The Nation.
The Silence of American Hawks About Kiev’s Atrocities
The regime has repeatedly carried out artillery and air attacks on city centers, creating a humanitarian catastrophe—which is all but ignored by the US political-media establishment.
Stephen F. Cohen June 30, 2014
The USA undoubtedly has the technological-military advantage over Russia. However, Russians are ready to fight; this is their turf,their Rodina, and they HATE the American government with a white hot hate. I’m talking about ordinary citizens. Russkiye parni, the Russian lads, are ready to go at it against USA.
Meanwhile, in the USA, Obama has fired the best generals and admirals. The military is war weary. Do they think they are going to have a quick war with Russia and get it over with? This time, it’s going to be different? Because superweapons? They may be able to win, but Russia has the ability to inflict massive damage from which the USA won’t recover in our lifetime. Russia, or it’s proxy Iran, will destroy Saudi’s oil infrastructure. Now I know some people are saying that the USA is energy independent. No, it’s not. We are producing about 30% to 40% of our own oil. Losing a big chunk of that other 60% is going to hurt, bad.
It’s a very ugly situation. I don’t think Obama has any power to stop it. He’s president because he’s weak and he’ll do what he’s told.