Russia is in the middle of another crisis as countries like Turkey accusing it of using World War threat to change policies in region like Syria. Furthermore, there are reports saying that Russia is threatening WW3 because Turkey and Saudi are reportedly deploying massive forces in Syria. Is Russia bluffing or will its threat come to pass?
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said that Russia is purposely threatening to commence World War 3 in hopes of dictating policy in Syria. “Russia is consciously engaging in a perception operation to suggest ‘there could be a world war.’ By keeping this on the agenda, Russia continues to bother the world and dictate its policy,” Hurriyet Daily News quoted Davutoğlu while on his way to Kyiv for a visit. “We should not be tricked with this perception operation,” added the prime minister.
The Prime Minister was referring to the statement from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev saying that world war may be an inevitable option should international powers do not negotiate properly to address the Syrian conflict. According to another report from Forbes, the threat from Russia comes as the expense of troops under Turkey and Saudi Arabia amassing in Syria. For instance, Turkish forces campaigned against the Kurdish PYD and Assadist forces in Syria while other troops, including those from Saudi and other Sunni countries, just proceeded with massive military exercises just near the Saudi-Iraqi border.
While forces in the Middle East continue to cause tensions, some parties are also blaming President Barack Obama and his “weak” pacifist policies, according to the report. For instance, Gulf states, Saudi, Turkey and other Sunni regions – are defying the West’s campaign for peace with some seemingly losing trust in their ally. More importantly, it also now appears that Turkey is representing Washington’s support for the Kurds while addressing the ISIS problem. Furthermore, it was also emphasized that not checking Putin’s actions including Russia’s move in Crimea may have just pushed the world to the brink of war.