This is To Be or Not To Be Defining Moment much more for Putin and Russia, than for Syria and Assad.
Vladimir Soloviev, the host of a primetime political TV show and knows Putin personally tweets: “The situation now is quite comparable to the Cuban Missile Crisis. A nuclear war could erupt in the blink of an eye. And it’s unlikely that mankind will be able to survive it.”
New anti-Russian sanctions, Russian financial markets in meltdown, a tumbling ruble, Western threats to bomb Syrian forces and its backers in Syria, the Skripal false flag – what’s happening?
Welcome to the fourth presidential mandate, mister Putin! All these actions are part of the carefully planned campaign that serves as the welcoming package for most likely the last presidential mandate of the Russian president.
The West is basically sending a clear message to the Russian president. You will have six years of constant crises and hell. We will make sure you don’t have one peaceful day. And sorry, there is no way you will have time to focus on Russia’s inner problems and domestic issues as promised during your presidential campaign.
It will also be tough times for the Russian economy. However, Russians should realize that having 20K rubles (300 dollars) salary is better than having 20 million dead people like in WW2. This is a small price to pay for being one of the last sovereign nations left in the world. In the long term, it is better to cut Russian dependency on Western technology, imports and markets.
Russia needs to take several resolute steps that will inflict significant costs on Washington and its Western vassals: