Video: 'Are You Crazy'? Muscovites Oppose Fake Petition To Nuke US
A majority of beachgoers in California signed a fake petition by a US journalist to support President Obama's "plan" to nuke Russia , but RT's poll in the streets of Moscow brought most people opposing any plan to strike America, according to rt.
Muscovites called the plan "crazy," and did not favour sending missiles to America.
The reactions were shocked and condemnatory, including "Oh my God!," "Are you kidding?" and "This doesn't solve the problem."
"They can do lots of things, but it doesn't mean we have to hit them with rockets and kill innocent people," said one opponent.
US journalist and prankster Mark Dice had given people in California's San Diego area an opportunity to sign a petition calling for a nuke strike against Russia, to "maintain America's superiority." As the beachgoers didn't seem to get the hang of the joke, most of them signed the petition.
But most people found the Mark Dice experiment "disturbing" including the journalist, Mark Dice.
This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera that "Only an insane person - and only in a dream" would imagine that Russia would attack a NATO country, according to smh.
In another survey by the Pew Research Center in eight NATO member countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Britain and the US, NATO nations seemed reluctant to get into any conflict with Russia, especially involving the army.
Even "if Russia gets into a serious armed conflict with one of its neighboring countries that is a NATO ally," most of the Germans, French and Italians were firm that their countries should oppose nuke attacks.
In a survey of more than 11,000 signatories, 56 per cent of the Americans and 53 per cent of the Canadians agreed that their countries should engage the army if Russia attacks a NATO colleague. But 58 per cent of the Germans were vehement that their country should not support military involvement.
In the most recent survey on the Russia-West armed conflict in Russia, about 31 percent of the people seemed afraid of a US armed invasion on Russia. Most Russians, about 55 percent, agreed that they did not expect their country to be the first to use nuclear weapons, even if they got involved in a war with the US and NATO. Just seven percent considered that it could be done, according to a May research released by the independent pollster, the Levada Center.