Hayricks, I didn't expect you to do a Franny Drake routine, but there you go.
Pull the graph out a bit.
I suggest you look back to 2013, the long overdue overthrow, and the decision to look almost totally Westward afterward. Or do you think wars only start when the referee blows the whistle ? The latest tectonic battle of the same old crap.
My thoughts as a pinko libertarian in USA parlance ? Putin is a KGB authoritarian goon, and give me an Obama any day, but the whole Ukraine/European/USA policy after the overthrow was madness, and doomed to conflict, given Russia two feet away.