It's Russia...I don't think they would not 'not dare' to throw around a bit of nuclear shit here and there, I mean, no one expected that 'move' against homosexuals either. You can't apply your common sense to everyone else.
And of course the point is not killing each other(I totally don't support the 'War for Peace' statement), but if Russia tells US to fuck off from Syria...well...
"Three guns means never having to say 'I'm sorry'."
Anyone ever read Alas, Babylon? Good book, but I wonder what Russia's going to do if we get involved. While it will mean well, it probably won't do much. Experts are saying that a strike won't do anything.
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I really just think we need to stay the fuck out of Syria period, as Russia and China have both told us to mind our own business in regards to Syria, there's really no point in doing anything to antagonize either of those two
2. You do know that nations other than the US are not populated soley by lunatics with deathwishes, right? Every nation in the world that is capable of starting nuclear war, does not want nuclear war... it is sort of why it hasn't happened yet.
I love how every time there's a potential for armed conflict and war, there's always at least one person who's shitting themselves over nuclear weapons.
Nukes are pretty much a status symbol of rich military powers instead of potential threats to the world, to be blunt. The world came close to nuclear war in the Cold War (so close in fact a Russian commander during the Cuban Missile crisis apparently was ordered to use them but refused, if I recall correctly), but honestly, the nuclear world powers are relatively stable and on more or less good, if strained, relations with one another, even if the news likes to make it sound like the West is one unclaimed fart from scrapping with Russia the past couple years. The two countries that have nukes that should be watched closely are North Korea (for obvious reasons) and Pakistan (relatively unstablegovernment and a lot of bad people are probably itching for a chance to bring down their government).
On top of that, every year the US and Russia disarm more and more missiles and Russia even sells the US a lot of the nuclear material to use in nuclear power plants.
So really, even if Russia and China are being dicks over Syria because Syria is a huge market for selling their gigantic surplus of military hardware that they can't afford to keep, they aren't going to stop the West from taking military action against the Syrian government, no more than the West stopped Russia from invading Georgia.
Even if there was a huge war, nukes probably wouldn't be used due to the concept of escalation and mutually assured destruction. Somebody uses a nuke on an enemy city, that country will retaliate and target something of equal or larger value. Before you know it, the vast nuclear arsenals of the world powers have completely destroyed each other and most of civilization. Nobody is going to start shit if it means they don't have a home to return to.
Anyways, I am not surprised the US didn't lead a strike against Assad, but a little disappointed. That's a conflict that needs to end soon, and preferably before more chemical weapons are deployed.