There is also grave, perhaps growing, danger. The Deep State’s servitors and beneficiaries could risk a major war in a desperate bid to save their wealth, power, and privileges—with dire consequences for America and the world. Most people may be inclined to dismiss the idea of “kickstarting World War III” as alarmism, if not conspiracy-mongering. Maybe that is the case.…But maybe not.
Probably no one is going to "start WWIII" intentionally at that this point. However, events have a way of getting out of control and every action has intended consequences as well as mistakes, errors of judgment, and accidents. Poking sticks into the liars of bears and dragons is not a good idea.
Jim Jatras, former US diplomat and foreign policy adviser to the Senate GOP leadership
Then there is this.
P.T. Carlo: There Can Be No Peace With The Post-Human American Empire
The so-called “liberal” parties, such as Yabloko and Parnas, were disadvantaged and wrong-footed going into these elections because they were seen to be unpatriotic if not treasonous with regard to their foreign policy positions. The rise in patriotic mood following the Russian reunification with Crimea in March 2014 set a new tone for Russian political life to which the “liberal” parties with their pro-Western, pro-American bias were totally at odds. Every party that made it into the Duma held “Crimea is Ours” slogans. The “liberals” did not, could not, and so marginalized themselves on Sept. 18.Consortium News
In Election, Russians Rallied Around PutinGilbert Doctorow | European Coordinator of The American Committee for East West Accord Ltd.
This is really not headed in a good direction and recent events in Syria have greatly exacerbated the situation. These are parlous times, and we may not make in to the election without a significant "incident." War clouds are looming, and the drums of war are being beaten in the background.
Syrian Politician to Sputnik: 'WWIII Has Begun, and It's Being Fought in Syria'
I would say it began on 9/11. Osama provoked what he sought — US imperial overreach that will bring down the hegemon, or be the end of us all.<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inshallah"> Inshallah</a>.