Is US War on Russia Inevitable?

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Is US War on Russia Inevitable?
by Stephen Lendman
A distant nation geopolitically ignorant Americans knew nothing about years earlier became a hugely dangerous global flashpoint.
Russia and America are intractably on opposite sides of the Syrian conflict – US naked aggression, systematically raping the country, imported death squads involved, ISIS, Nusra and other terrorists called “moderates.”
Russia’s intervention in September 2015 changed the dynamic on the ground, challenging US imperial interests effectively, gaining a military and geopolitical advantage – why US officials upped the ante, making ominous threats about terror-bombing Syrian forces without Security Council authorization, unattainable because of Sino/Russia veto power.
Comments by US officials and their spokespersons about weighing all options against Assad seem headed inevitably toward direct confrontation between the world’s dominant nuclear powers – madness if occurs, a potential doomsday scenario.
Russia won’t tolerate US actions threatening its aircraft, ships off Syria’s coast or ground personnel. Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov said any unidentified flying threats will be targeted and destroyed. Provocations will be confronted appropriately.
On Thursday, Sergey Lavrov expressed concern about hawks influencing US policies, Russia’s good faith efforts for conflict resolution in Syria consistently undermined, things headed for greater aggression than already, risking East/West confrontation.
Interviewed on Russian television, Syrian ambassador to Moscow Riyad Haddad said his government will continue cooperating with Moscow until the scourge of “terrorism and extremism” are defeated.
Washington’s objective is polar opposite. Russia’s diplomatic conflict resolution efforts failed because US policymakers spurn them, wanting war, not peace.
Syria is being raped and destroyed. Endless war continues for regime change. Hillary Clinton represents Washington’s lunatic fringe, an unapologetic war goddess.
With her ascension to power in 2017 likely, escalated conflict is virtually certain, perhaps involving inevitable US/Russia clashes – the unthinkable possibility of nuclear war.
I believe WW III began with the 1999 rape of Yugoslavia, escalated post-9/11 against all countries Washington attacked. 
Things are heading for a showdown with Russia, China and Iran, followed by a mass awakening to the reality of another global war underway with super-weapons able to destroy life on earth.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.