As foreign affairs continue to heat up over the Ukrainian crisis it appears that the world may be teetering on the brink of World War 3 as countries argue over 10,000 square miles. To make things worse, Russia has recently made outward and blatant threats saying they are the only ones capable of turning America into radioactive ash, and may resort to doing so if Obama doesn’t back off.
The threats come from Russia’s state TV, as a reporter tied the definitive threat to the recent article released by Russia explaining the process of nuclear retaliation. The remark was made by Dmitry Kiselyov who was personally handpicked by Putin to run the New State News Agency.
It appears as in an attempt to pump governmental propaganda directly to Russian citizens, they have been able to do just that, and with their most recent claims, have been able to gain international notoriety.
After describing that Putin has made Obama look weaker in every aspect, Kiselyov relays that Obama is seeking tougher sanctions in order to punish Putin and Russia. Basically telling the leader of the free world to back off, the television journalist boldly declares, “Russia is the only country in the world that is realistically capable of turning the United States into radioactive ash.”
Of course, left vague in nature, it is unclear as to whether or not Kiselyov was simply puffing out his chest and reminding the world of Russia’s nuclear capabilities or if making a veiled threat. As most people took it however, it seems that his intended interpretation was the latter.
The remarks come on the heels of another of Obama’s worthless finger shaking, as he insists that sanctions will become stricter if they continue their agenda to annex Crimea. Although Crimea claims that 96.6% of citizens voted in favor of the regional referendum, America and the European Union, or the EU, suggest otherwise.
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According to their allegations that may be nothing more than speculation, they believe Russia was responsible for fraudulently pre-dating countless ballots marked in agreement of the referendum. Add this to the fact that Russia is increasing, on a daily basis, the amount of soldiers occupying Crimea as they proceed to taking the peninsula by force if necessary, and it starts to paint quite the picture.
As no one hopes that the conflict will boil down to war, it appears as if preparations are being made for the worst. At this point, Crimea has sent over 40,000 troops on high alert to the Crimean border, ready to fight if the command is given.
However the outcome doesn’t look too promising for Ukraine, as their measly army of only 160,000 soldiers is severely dwarfed in comparison by the 700,000 man army loyal to the mother land. Of course Ukraine has cried out for international help, and that plea has been heard and answered in support by several other countries including America and others within the EU, but we’ll just have to see where that takes us.
This is where things get tricky however as Russia has already been backed by China, and Iran and North Korea will most certainly love to join in on a fight against America as well. Although these distinctions are in no way set in stone, it appears as if battle plans are being drawn up in preparation for the worst.
We’ll just have to see what happens and if Obama will do probably the dumbest thing he can as many Americans fear. But what do you think – is Obama’s ego so big that he would willingly spark World War 3 to prove a point? Let us know in a comment below.