Hey, remember when Mitt Romney and Barack Obama were debating - and Romney called Russia our greatest geopolitical foe and Obama responded, "The 80s called, they want their foreign policy back!" and liberals laughed and laughed and laughed...
You can be forgiven for thinking we're returning to the Cold War with a little 1950s nuclear paranoia thrown in for good measure.
Russian state-owned television explained to the country’s residents how to stock their bunkers in case a war breaks out. Russia’s Vesti 24 recommended that people buy salt, oatmeal and other products that can last a long time on the shelves if they plan to hide in a bunker.
During the segment, a newscaster said the "real panic isn’t here but across the ocean,” suggesting that Americans are terrified of a war with Russia, are we?
I wouldn't say we're terrified...just aware. All this week, I've been talking on the radio show about Syria and what seems to be an impending attack by the US and its allies - and you've responded with concern about the consequences of such an action.
Some folks have reminded me that Russia DOES have nukes...and there's a general sense of foreboding about how Russia will respond to an attack on Syria. And how the world will ESCALATE in response to Russia's response.
Action seems inevitable:
French President Emmanuel Macron claims he has proof the Syrian government is responsible for a deadly chemical weapons attack.
Macron did not elaborate on what that evidence was or how they got it but did say they have proof that at least chlorine was used by the Bashar al-Assad regime.
The French are expected to join the U.S. and Great Britain in some form of military response, though the timing is unknown.