Today's western leaders seem to have a much different understanding of the consequences of nuclear explosions than leaders during the Cold War.The West is leading Ukraine down the primrose path, the result is that Ukraine going to get wrecked - YouTube
2015 - just after the US "meddled" in the Ukraine election to install an anti-Putin regime in Kiev. It seems a lot of people could see what Bush and the neocons had put into motion, and the end game is coming into view...nuclear war:
Putin ally warns NATO of nuclear war if Russia is defeated in Ukraine (msn.com)
Is that really what they wanted all along? It certainly appears to be following some sort of plan.
I get the impression many US elites believe Russia will back down from a direct confrontation with Americans IN UKRAINE.
"'The defeat of a nuclear power in a conventional war may trigger a nuclear war,' former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who serves as deputy chairman of Putin's powerful security council, said in a post on Telegram.
"'Nuclear powers have never lost major conflicts on which their fate depends,' said Medvedev, who served as president from 2008 to 2012."