President of Russia Vladimir Putin has claimed that he could destroy America easily if he wanted. Those who have been paying any attention to politics know that Putin is a potential danger not only to Russia itself but also to America. Jokes have been made about how Putin banned memes of himself, and how the American people ought to be sharing them anyway. While these jokes are all in good fun, it is important to realize that Putin is limiting his people’s right to speak.

This can be very dangerous and is often the first step of a dictatorship. The fear has risen slightly since Putin made the claim that he could destroy America in less than a half hour. Putin and the American president, Barack Obama, have a current relationship that seems amicable but is unstable at best. Putin took personal offence at America’s plan to build a missile defense system. He believed that this was a betrayal of his trust. The fears that this will cause comes from the possibility that these countries could get into an arbitrary “my armed forces are bigger than yours” fight. In this instance, there is a possibility that individual building could quickly escalate into violence. Russia has also been very outspoken about America trying to spread an American version of democracy through the Middle East. Russia believes that America is sticking its nose where it does not belong and that it is causing more problems than it is worth.

To make matters worse, the American military claims it may have attacked Syria in an attempt to attack an ISIS group. If this is true, America will be responsible for over 60 deaths and many men harmed, on top of unnecessary destruction. Russia has made no comment on this, but it does not bode well for the rocky relationship the two countries already have. - Courtesy:


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