“I’m more worried than I have ever been for nearly fifty-years in studying and participating in U.S. and Russian relations”
(INTELLIHUB) — Professor emeritus of Russian studies at Princeton University and New York University Stephen Cohen told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Friday that tensions between the United States and Russia are more volatile than ever and are worse than they have ever been since the Cuban missile crisis and made clear that a strike on Syria could lead to World War III.
The professor told the Fox host that Russian soldiers are embedded throughout many Syrian military units and that a strike upon Syria would likely wind up killing Russian soldiers which would ultimately lead to a conflict between the U.S. and Russia.
Cohen also said that the Russians may have superior missile technology that could give them the advantage.
“I’m more worried than I have ever been for nearly fifty-years in studying and participating in U.S. and Russian relations,” the professor explained. “If Russians die, if Damascus is attacked, the capitol of Syria Russia will retaliate […] and we will be where we have never ever ever been with Russia killing each other bearing in mind that both nations are laden with nuclear weapons, so, I am more worried than I have ever been in my life at least since the Cuban missile crisis.”
‘It is a deeply held belief in the Kremlin that the United States as waged political, diplomatic, and economic war against Moscow for nearly ten years.”