Question by chesswizard: What’s the probability that Russia will attack America?
What is the probability that Russia (lead by Putin) will attack America?
It just seems like Russia is doing more then posturing and typically when country’s economies crumble like Russia’s has they go to war.
Answer by ArmandStammer
The possibility must be regarded as nonexistent, unless the Russian leaders turn psychopathic, or if we have an accidental “Fail Safe” type situation. Russia has somewhat recovered in terms of its economy and corruption after the end of the Cold War, but the nation is in no shape to engage in a major war, particularly with the world’s remaining superpower (as weakened and overextended as the USA now is). You are right, countries that are not the most democratic like to take their public’s mind away from the day-to-day troubles by creating crises, but an attack on the USA would be disastrous and insane, bringing far more harm than good for Russia. (We must ask, what would be in it for them? Conquest followed by occupation would logically be out of the question, and how would Russia profit, aside from the prestige of licking the main bully on the block?) Talking tough is one thing, going into real action is quite another, and there is nothing to indicate a misreading of Putin’s increasingly strong rhetoric.
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