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By tying itself to a reckless and dangerous America, the Ukrainians made a blunder that client states will study for years to come.
“The primordial interest of the United States, over which for centuries we have fought wars– the First, the Second and Cold Wars– has been the relationship between Germany and Russia, because united there, they’re the only force that could threaten us. And to make sure that that doesn’t happen.” George Friedman, STRATFOR CEO at The Chicago Council on Foreign Affairs
Moscow stated that it was compelled to use military force after Ukraine's civil war in the east ceased to be resolved through negotiation. The timeline of the Russian attack on Ukraine shows why and how.
It seems like Russia has entered a new era of its foreign policy – a ‘constructive destruction’, let’s call it, of the previous model of relations with the West. Parts of this new way of thinking have been seen over the last 15 years – starting with Vladimir Putin’s famous Munich speech in 2007 – but much is only just becoming clear now. At the same time, lackluster efforts to integrate into the western system, while maintaining a doggedly defensive attitude, has remained the general trend in Russia’s politics and rhetoric.
In March, it will be eight years since the day Crimea returned to the Russian Federation. This ended its 60-year history as part of Ukraine, which began, not on February 19, 1954, but a little earlier. 
Eight years ago, a democratically elected president was removed from office by protesters waving European Union flags. Viktor Yanukovych had been elected as president of Ukraine in 2010 to serve a five-year term. His time in office was, however, brought to an abrupt end when he was removed for his refusal to sign an association agreement with the EU.   
Putin warns that Russia will go to war with France if Ukraine joins NATO. According to Putin, a Ukrainian assault on Crimea might spark Article 5 of NATO's founding agreement, drawing the whole of Europe into a war against Russia.
There has been reports of CIA paramilitaries attempting to kill Russians by using the Ukrainian defense. The disguised attempt comes in the form of a special training operation to teach the Ukrainians how to kill Russians.
Pictures of collision of a MiG-29 Fighter and Volkswagen have emerged on social media indicating a drunken Ukrainian Air Force Officer smashing his car into a Ukrainian Air Force MiG-29 Fulcrum and causing damage to it.
A former CIA counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer has raised the possibility that a cyberattack brought down the Ukrainian jet over Iran. Philip M. Giraldi is a former CIA counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer who served nineteen years...