Comment: Major powers will not directly attack each other

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Major powers will not directly attack each other

Russia will not directly attack US ships and vice-versa. However, the Russian Navy has the capability to shoot down US cruise missiles from ships in their Mediterranean fleet: SA-N-9 & S-300FM surface to air missiles designed to shoot down precision guided weapons such as a cruise missile. This is a possibility for sure.

I am certain there are undercover Russian advisers on the ground as well and Syria has the S-300 SAM system. US & Israeli commandos are most likely on the ground "painting" targets with an electronic signature in preparation for the bombing campaign.

The proxies will do the dirty fighting. John Kerry will be at home drinking tea.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo