Reuters is reporting that Russia is challenging US actions perceived as threatening its national security.
When you read the article its pretty plain to see why Russia might be concerned by US actions.
As a neutral observer its clear to me that the Russiaphobia has been on a sharp tick upward:
Russia says U.S. actions threaten its national security. October 9, 2016. Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-usa-idUSKCN1290DPSo Russia is complaining that the US and allies are putting weapons close to its borders and bombing its allies.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ... complained that NATO had been steadily moving military infrastructure closer to Russia's borders and lashed out at Western sanctions imposed over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis.
He also said he had heard that some policy makers in Washington were suggesting that President Barack Obama sanction the carpet bombing of the Syrian government's military air fields to ground its air force.
"This is a very dangerous game given that Russia, being in Syria at the invitation of the legitimate government of this country and having two bases there, has got air defense systems there to protect its assets," said Lavrov.
This is not the first time this year Russia has raised alarms about western belligerence. In July Mikhail Gorbachev warned that NATO was escalating war:
I still don't understand how Obama could have received a peace prize given the prioritization of the war industry during his presidency:
Will Worley and Matt Payton. July 9, 2016. Mikhail Gorbachev says Nato is escalating Cold War with Russia 'into a hot one'. The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/nato-chief-russia-soviet-mikhail-gorbachev-ukraine-eastern-europe-tensions-jens-stoltenberg-unified-a7128521.htmlFormer Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev has accused Nato of preparing for "offensive operations" against Russia.
As the Western alliance held a summit in Warsaw, Poland, Mr Gorbachev criticised Nato’s decision to deploy 4,000 more international troops in Eastern Europe.
Tensions have been mounting between Russia and Nato member states, in particular the US, as diplomatic spats and military excercises have increased in frequency.
Mr Gorbachev, the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, said: “Nato has begun preparations for escalating from the Cold War into a hot one.
“All the rhetoric in Warsaw just yells of a desire almost to declare war on Russia. They only talk about defence, but actually they are preparing for offensive operations.”
William D. Hartung (2016, July 26). The Obama Administration Has Brokered More Weapons Sales Than Any Other Administration Since World War II. The Nation, https://www.thenation.com/article/the-obama-administration-has-sold-more-weapons-than-any-other-administration-since-world-war-ii/
... American firms dominate a global [arms] market worth more than $70 billion a year...
According to the latest figures available from the Congressional Research Service, the United States was credited with more than half the value of all global arms transfer agreements in 2014, the most recent year for which full statistics are available.
No one wins World War III so we go there? Sustainable Peace is the ONLY path forward.