The Soviet Union is not Russia. They are two completely different entities. This has been a difficult adjustment for the American Military Establishment. They want….absolutely must have…Russia as the same threat as was the USSR. It is not so.
Russia does not have the same territorial or political ambitions as those of the NOW DEFUNCT USSR.
If we act foolishly, without wisdom, as the Hillary Clinton Wing of the GOP/DNC wishes, we may create that existential threat. Our stupidity may lead to our demise.
Again, I’ll ask.
What war with Russia?
Why would we go to war with Russia?
Because we want them to be the USSR?
Because they want the same type regional sphere of influence that we have in the Western Hemisphere?
What would the intent of a war with Russia be? What would be their goals? What are our goals?
Exactly why would we go to war with Russia?
Because they took BACK the Crimea?
Because they use influence in Eastern Europe and the Balkans?
Would you war with Russia if they invaded Estonia or Latvia?
Think of the sheer lunacy of World War II wherein Britain and France declared war with Germany over the German invasion of Poland. End result of that stupidity was that the USSR occupied and took control, not only of Poland, but the whole of Eastern Europe.
So…exactly why are we going to go to war with Russia?
Should we prepare for war with Mongolia, Bhutan and Uruquay as well?
Russia is an ahistorical enemy of the US. We only came into conflict with them because of communism. Communism no longer exists in Russia. It’s a autarcho-fascism that lives there now. And we have no enemy therein. The people of Russia can decide for themselves what they wish to allow or tolerate in their own government. It is not for us to say.
There is not one single solitary reason for the United States to go to war with Russia.
AND….we should build down NATO and let the Europeans police their affairs now. They’re grown people who want to go their own way. We have no interests there. Europe is the past. Asia is the future.
When Russia builds a navy capable of spanning the oceans and carrying an invasion force large enough to invade and occupy the United States of America, I’ll be right there with you.
I see no reason to fight Europe’s wars with Russia when Europe is financing the Russian military might via petro/natgas purchases throughout the years and decades. This is foolish. It’s downright stupid.