During the whole of the Cold War, American and Soviet troops never faced each other on the battlefield. Both sides feared possible escalation into nuclear war.
If the United States proclaims a “no fly” zone in Syria or sends troops to create a “safe zone” for anti-Assad forces, there is a real danger of a shooting war between the United States and Russia.
The United States and Russia are the only two nations with enough nuclear weapons to destroy each other. Presumably leaders of neither nation want this, but who knows what a direct Russian-American conflict could escalate into? And for what?
Making Sense of the Russian Task Force Off Syria by The Saker, a pro-Russian blogger.
Is the US Headed Towards War in Syria?, an interview with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, on the Real News Network.
Looking Ahead: Clinton’s Plans for Syria by Peter Van Buren for We Meant Well.
Fact Check: Trump Is Right That Clinton Might Cause WW3 by Carl Herman on Washington’s Blog.