This trend is really worrisome, according to Dr. Ron Paul, a former Republican congressman and two-time US presidential candidate, and Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
Americans' readiness to get involved in a direct military confrontation with Russia could be regarded as a relic of the Cold War, suggested the experts, warning that the US foreign policy course may drag the country into a vicious cycle of interventionism that in its turn would further undermine America's economy and the well-being of its citizens.
"It really does not solve the problem of what the countries are to do with NATO. I am afraid NATO is going to be with us for a long time. I see it as only a tool for our propaganda," Dr. Paul noted.
Attitudes are changing gradually, and a lot more Americans do not believe the government either, despite all the propaganda from Washington, Ron Paul stated, adding that the Internet is helping people to question more what the US government is doing.
While the West is threatening itself with Russia's phantom menace, there is another figure that shows how "militant" the Russians really are, the experts noted.
"We [the United States] are spending [on defense] more than twice as much as the next four countries put together. And Russia is the fourth. There is a country called Saudi Arabia that spends [on defense] more money than Russia," Dr. Paul stressed.
World military expenditure; US almost 600 bil 14 countries almost 700, note Middle East pic.twitter.com/kvwCGA7wPa— Isam al Khafaji (@IsamalKhafaji) 12 февраля 2015
Some people are nearly hysterical about the need to go war, Ron Paul underscored referring to the fake petition to Obama to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against Russia, initiated by Mark Dice, a best-selling author of "Inside the Illuminati."
Ron Paul emphasized that it's the Institute's job to try to inform people about what is really going on, preventing them from blindly following the US' neocon propaganda.