Does Putin Want WW3?

Putin's rhetoric seems almost calculated to force a wider war. In addition to equating the declaration of a no fly zone with a declaration of war, he's making the same linkage with sanctions.

"Sanctions against us are like declaring war on Russia," Putin said additionally in the meeting with military members.

By Putin's logic the world has already declared war on Russia. Is that what he really wants?

Constant escalation will not end well.