It’s a game of tug-of-war between Russia and the United States as the two countries battle for supremacy in the world stage. Previously, Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted saying that he could annihilate the United States in an hour if he wants to, while the United States warned Russia of any misconduct in Syria. Will the world see another world war?
Putin Warns He Can Annihilate America in An Hour
In what seems to be a timely throwback to the past, Putin was quoted casually bragging about how he could destroy America a few years ago. The official reportedly said the statement during a lavish banquet in Moscow. In Putin’s words, he can “destroy America in half an hour or less.”
According to the Daily Mail, the information came from a report from Douglas E. Schoen and Melik Kaylan, the co-authors of a book published in 2014 called The Russia-China Axis: The New Cold War and America’s Crisis of Leadership. The authors told the story of how Putin attended a lavish banquet in front of a well-heeled audience in Moscow in 2011.
“You ask me whether we are going to change,” he reportedly said to the American attendees.
“The ball is in your court. Will you change?” he added.
The statement could not be far from the truth as experts previously said that Russia could be going ahead of the United States in terms of military power.
US Warns Russia
Nonetheless, the United States seems unfazed; it just issued a warning that a deadly air strike on a UN aid convoy by Syrian or Russian planes could subject Moscow to questioning about its intent on the ceasefire.
“The United States is outraged by reports that a humanitarian aid convoy was bombed near Aleppo today,” Yahoo quoted State Department spokesman John Kirby.
“The destination of this convoy was known to the Syrian regime and the Russian Federation,” said Kirby.
“And yet these aid workers were killed in their attempt to provide relief to the Syrian people.”