The United States and Russia have always been at odds with each other. While the two countries seemingly joined forces in the fight against ISIS, an analyst recently claimed that the West is determined to initiate a conflict with Moscow.
An American professor and political commentator recently claimed that the United States is showing indications that it would want to escalate conflict with Russia. If the West succeeds in doing so, the problem will cause a worldwide major military conflict. “It’s pretty evident that Washington is doing everything it can to draw Russia into a much larger-scale military event than Russia is willing to be pulled into,” explained Dr. Guy McPherson in an interview with Press TV. He also claimed that while US is antsy for a confrontation, Russian President Vladimir Putin on the other hand has restrained himself from escalating things into a military conflict.
To add to this, several policy experts, former officials and scientists have claimed that the world is reaching a point of destruction that is even graver compared to the US-Russia rivalry during the Cold War. “The regional military conflict in and around Ukraine is really on the verge of going global,” added McPherson – who is also a professor emeritus of natural resources, ecology, and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona.
The relation between the two countries is at its lowest since the conclusion of the Cold War mainly because of the eastern Ukraine crisis and Russia’s continued campaign in Syria. The situation however got complicated when they have to work hand in hand in their operations in Syria.
Even with such tensed relations, United States and Russian officials recently met together to talk about issues regarding military safety in Syrian air space. “The two sides discussed measures to enhance operational safety … including the means to avoid accidents and unintended confrontation between coalition and Russian forces whenever the two sides operate in close proximity,” said Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook in a statement.