Mac Slavo at SHTFplan.com is among 'em:
No one at the White House will officially admit it, but we may well be sitting on the cusp of a widespread conflagration. To suggest otherwise is simply naive. The chess game is, without a doubt, in full swing.I'm not in the camp that sees WWIII just around the corner. At least not yet.
Still, it worries me that Putin knows he and Russia may never get a mushy-squooshy opponent like Obama ever again, and the Obama window is closing. Why not take full advantage?
Meanwhile, I see Russia's ruble has been hit with some devaluations because of recent tensions. Some analysts think this will make Putin pull back. I suspect analysts fail to realize Purtin will make up a lot of this loss when he socks it to Europe next time Europe negotiates a natural gas deal.
I tend to think Europe's economy is at far more risk here than Russia's if things continue to play out six to eight months forward. Question is, will something trigger a blow up before then?