I was talking with a friend, a man who is a professor in engineering [he has a PhD in mechanical engineering and a number of patents, he did some groundbreaking work in the field of mechanical engineering, getting into areas nobody had ever ventured into], and we were discussing the possibility of a war between Russia and the USA.
He agrees entirely with my assertion that if war starts between Russia and the USA, it will be because the USA/NATO started it.
My main point is that there are people alive today in Russia who lived through the Second World War, Russia lost no less than 20-25 million people killed in that war, and only the most insane of radical nationalists would want to drag Russia into a conflict that would likely be even more destructive and deadly than WW2... By comparison, no American alive today has any memory of the USA being invaded, of large numbers of Americans dying in a horrible war brought home to the heart of America, America's losses in WW2 barely amounted to 400,000 soldiers killed from combat or disease, which is minuscule in comparison to the Soviet/Russian losses [many of which were civilians].
Most Americans do not have an appreciation for the destructive potential of war, to them the destruction of war is something that happens far away, in distant lands, it is something American soldiers inflict on other nations [while spreading freedom of course], it does not happen in their city or their backyard.
I do not believe Russia has any desire to invade the USA.
However a journalist in Orange County California recently did surveys on the street, asking people in the USA to sign a petition to destroy Russia with nuclear weapons "before it is too late" and about 90% of Americans signed the petition.
When journalists in Russia heard about it, they circulated a petition in Moscow, asking Russians to sign a petition to launch nuclear weapons against the USA, about 95% of Russians refused, many called the journalists "irresponsible" or "crazy" and some even went on rants, "we have our differences with the USA, but this is not the answer!"