Tensions have never been higher between the United States and Russia as talks for peace and cooperation seemed to have gotten out the window. Russia just accused US of threatening its national security while Pentagon has reportedly started a subtle war in Syria. Is time for another world war?
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently declared the there is an increasing U.S. hostility towards Moscow. According to the official, he had detected the rising tensions. Lavrov also complained about the range of aggressive US efforts that can undermine Russia’s national security.
US Threatens Russia
Lavrov was clear with his interview with Russian state TV that he blames the Obama administration for the fall out of relations between the two countries.
“We have witnessed a fundamental change of circumstances when it comes to the aggressive Russophobia that now lies at the heart of U.S. policy towards Russia,” Reuters quoted Lavrov as he talked to Russian state TV’s First Channel.
“It’s not just a rhetorical Russophobia, but aggressive steps that really hurt our national interests and pose a threat to our security.”
The official also said that relations between US and Russia have been damaged because of the issues involving Syria and Ukraine. Russia has a list of grievances against Washington. Furthermore, the official also talked about that a number of lawmakers in the United States were recommending that US president sanction carpet bombing of the Syrian government’s military air fields including its air force.
“This is a very dangerous game given that Russia, being in Syria at the invitation of the legitimate government of this country and having two bases there, has got air defense systems there to protect its assets,” said Lavrov.
Pentagon Starts War
Another report from Global Research also said that Pentagon has started a low intensity stealth war in Syria.
“Call it stealth warfare, call it poking the bear, call it whatever you’d like. The fact is, the Syrian war has entered a new and more dangerous phase increasing the chances of a catastrophic confrontation between the US and Russia,” the report said.