There will be nuclear war if we stay on this path. Almost every day, we get more news about how both sides are escalating the conflict in Ukraine. If the American people truly understood what was at stake, there would be giant protests in the streets of every major U.S. city right now. But they don’t. Most of us are entirely convinced that our leaders can do whatever they want in Ukraine without sparking a nuclear war.
But the Russians see things very differently. On Russian television there are endless discussions about how the war in Ukraine is really a proxy war between the United States and Russia, and pundits openly discuss the possibility that eventually nuclear weapons will be used. In fact, the destruction of specific U.S. cities has even been discussed on Russian television, but most Americans never hear anything about this.
In a nuclear conflict, the side that uses their weapons first has the best chance of surviving, and the Russians understand this very well.
If push comes to shove, the Russians won’t hesitate to strike if they believe that nuclear war has become inevitable.
So we need to stop this madness while we still can.
Unfortunately, our leaders seem to have no interest in ending the conflict in Ukraine. Instead, they just keep doing things to raise tensions even higher.
This week, Joe Biden announced that the U.S. will be sending “thousands more troops” to eastern Europe…