It seems like the US has been rattling more sabres in the direction of Russia, and I am not sure why that is. The US position is that Putin is a madman intent on conquest – the Russians say they are just looking after their interests. This morning I ran across this article which typifies the American slant.
Interestingly, there is no mention of what motive Putin would have to invade the Ukraine. The insinuation is because Putin is a madman. As is so often the case, the best analysis in the article was in the article comments:
We will find out soon enough who is right, and if Putin is the demon being portrayed by the US Government. If he invades the Ukraine, then I will understand the concern. If he does not invade in the next month or so, then maybe the fear should be the military industrial complex is responsible for our foreign policy.
We shall know soon enough.