Why is the situation so serious?
Cohen says "there is a proposal in Washington and in Europe to move NATO troops to the West Ukrainian/Polish border. If that happens, I believe Putin will mobilize those 150K troops he was practicing with last week and move them into southern and eastern Ukraine. THAT'S the Cuban Missile Crisis. The next step, we lived through it, is war"
Cohen expands on the 2 roads Russia could go down after the referendum vote on Sunday. He believes the situation could deteriorate rapidly and all 'diplomacy' could end.
Take a few minutes and listen to where Cohen thinks we are right now. This is something-
"I don't want to disturb your listeners...But I think we are 3 steps from war with Russia, 2 steps to a new Cuban Missile Crisis"