The makings of another Cold War may be in the works if Bill Clinton is correct about Vladimir Putin's intentions for the world.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, Putin ordered that Russia's nuclear weapons be tested alongside drills preparing for if a WMD were to ever be used. Russia also claims a CIA plot backed by President Obama is manipulating Ukraine and they've already threatened a military response if they believe their interests are at risk:
"If we are attacked, we would certainly respond. If our interests, our legitimate interests, the interests of Russians have been attacked directly, like they were in South Ossetia for example, I do not see any other way but to respond in accordance with international law. Russian citizens being attacked is an attack against the Russian Federation."
"Putin wants to re-establish Russian greatness, not in Cold War terms — in 19th-century-empire terms."
"I know that [Putin's] political vision is of a greater Russia. I said when I was still secretary that his goal is to re-Sovietize Russia's periphery, but in the process he is squandering the potential of such a great nation, the nation of Russia, and threatening instability and even the peace of Europe."
"Now if this sounds familiar, it's what Hitler did back in the 30s. All the Germans that were... the ethnic Germans, the Germans by ancestry who were in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania and other places, Hitler kept saying, 'They're not being treated right. I must go and protect my people.' And that's what's gotten everybody so nervous."
Do you think Bill Clinton is correct that Vladimir Putin is trying to establish a new Russian Empire? If so, do you think the United States would risk World War 3, or any military confrontation on any scale, with Russia?
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