Russia Warns of Potential Civil War in the US

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.29 - 2024 9:04 AM CET

Russia Warns of Potential Civil War in the US.

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The Russian government has recently pointed out what it predicts as a potential catalyst for a civil war in the United States.

This speculation centers around the actions of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who has repeatedly engaged in legal battles with the U.S. Justice Department over implementing stringent laws to deter migrants from crossing the border. The Biden administration has labeled these proposals as "dangerous" and "cruel."

Following a decision by the Supreme Court last week siding with the Justice Department, Governor Abbott announced his intention to defy the court order, citing the state's "right to defense."

This stance has received open support from Republicans in other states, leading several conservative media figures, as reported by Newsweek, to warn of an impending civil war.

Echoing these sentiments, Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's former President and now Deputy Chairman of Russia's Security Council, commented on the situation. Writing on X, Medvedev referenced historical instances where states attempted to secede from the union, leading to the formation of a confederation and ultimately a bloody civil war. He implied that the U.S. could face an "insoluble constitutional crisis" and descend into a new, potentially more destructive internal confrontation.

Medvedev's statement suggests that the Western world would watch the American turmoil with fear, adding, "Well, that's their problem."

In response, the U.S. State Department dismissed the Russian warning, affirming that there is no legal possibility for any U.S. state to secede. A spokesperson for the department told Newsweek, "We know by now that we should not take Medvedev seriously. This is typical nonsense from the Kremlin."

This is not the first time Russia has addressed the possibility of a civil war in the U.S. A few weeks ago, Sergei Markov, a Putinist political scientist and former advisor to the dictator, stated that such a scenario would be directly advantageous for Russia. He claimed in state television that if something really starts in the U.S., the civil war in Ukraine would end a week later, as reported by the American newspaper.