[This is a long article but well worth the read. Below are some of the more interesting quotes and the conclusion]
I wish I could say things were improving between the US and Russia but they aren't. They're rapidly worsening.
McCain is calling for arming the rebels with manpads, again a dangerous escalation that really needs to be debated vigorously at the highest levels because anything that begins a hot (kinetic) war with Russia in Syria stands little chance of remaining safely contained there. Further, it would greatly increase the risk of Russia returning the favor to the US elsewhere.
Russia too is not only advising its citizen to prepare, but going one step further by telling them to specifically prepare for a nuclear war
That’s how badly trust in the West has been damaged for Russia – it now thinks such madmen and madwomen are in charge in the West that it’s now saying nuclear war is a distinct possibility. How this is not front page news and being actively debated in the US is simply fascinating. And scary.
If war is a possibility, then a responsible party will prepare. The Russians and the Germans are being responsible in that sense.
The Russians have gone further and are actively preparing their citizens not just for war, but nuclear war. This may seem extreme and certainly nobody wants anything to go that far, but Russia’s background has taught her that when it comes to war, nothing is ever certain.