There is no real prospect of a nuclear war between Russia and the West, prominent Russian newspaper Izvestia has declared.
The pronouncement comes despite the ongoing war talk and never-ending controlled media propaganda against Russia.
According to an editorial published in Izvestia—which used to be the Soviet Union’s paper of record—a direct U.S.-Russian confrontation is impossible, but there are fears of incidents in “third countries,” most likely in Syria.
Media chatter about “war” between the U.S. and Russia began after American generals spoke at a Pentagon meeting on October 4, saying that such a conflict would be “quick and lethal,” and U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley said that armed conflict between Washington and Moscow was “almost guaranteed.”
U.S. Major General William Hicks said war would begin “in the very near future,” and the Pentagon has begun to prepare for combat on a scale that the U.S. has not seen since the Korean War.
Deputy Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson pointed out that “modern nation states behaving aggressively in the context of military rivalry” are a real threat to U.S. security. “What does this remind us of? Russia,” Anderson replied to his own question.
However, Izvestia reported that the Russian military “do not give credence to the statements by American generals.”
Colonel General President of the Academy of Geopolitical Issues Leonid Ivashov was quoted as saying that the Pentagon “is bluffing, trying to intimidate Russia.”
“The U.S. understands that in the event of war, it would not escape strikes on its territory. The Pentagon says one thing, the State Department—another. One thing is clear: this statement was made to intimidate Russia and stall action in Syria,” he said to Izvestia.
State Duma Deputy Victor Vodolatsky also confirmed to Izvestia that it was very hard to imagine a direct confrontation between Russia and the United States.
Conflicts between Moscow and Washington are most likely to be played out in Syria, Isvetia continued. In that country, the U.S. is openly backing the terrorist gangs who have attacked the legitimate Syrian government.
In addition, as the Hillary Clinton email leaks have shown, the U.S. administration is well aware that their “ally” Saudi Arabia is financing and supplying ISIS. This is on top of the weapons and money which the U.S. has given so-called “moderate rebels,” who have all turned out to be ISIS-affiliates.
Russia, on the other hand, has directly intervened against the terrorists in Syria, throwing the U.S.-sponsored terrorists into a headline retreat. This has greatly angered the powers that be in Washington D.C., and is a major reason for the antagonism emanating from the warmongers in the Pentagon.
The West’s controlled media has long hated Russia because of that country’s promotion of healthy family values—as opposed to the West’s decadent promotion of every sort of mentally-ill sexual deviancy—and is thus always trying to stir up public opinion against Russia.