Professor Stephen Cohen is, in my opinion, the best Russia specialist in the USA. He is also a wise, decent, honest and courageous man. A friend send me this video of him this morning (he begins at 1:38) and I can only agree with him. We are, once again, looking at the very real possibility, or even probability, of a hot war between Russia and the USA. As I write these words I ask myself whether I am exaggerating or not, and I come to the extremely depressing conclusion that no, I am not. Things are really that bad. Professor Cohen seems to have some hopes left for todays Tillerson visit to Moscow. I sure hope that he is right. The future of mankind might depend on the outcome of this visit and, alas, I have to say that I am not hopeful at all. My best hope is that somebody in the Kremlin can convince Tillerson that Russia will fight. That is all I personally can hope for even though I realize that even if Lavrov and/or Putin convince Tillerson, Tillerson might not be able to convince the crazies in DC. God help us all!
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