The USA is trying to create LNG market to EU.
The USA wants Ukraine Resources.
The USA wants Energy hegemony WorldWide.
The USA wants big Central Banks repaid.
The USA wants to squeeze EU by Pipeline control.
The USA wants NATO closer to Russian borders.
The USA is trying to embroil Russia in a "nation building" trap, like Iraq.
Other, explain please.
And yes, I'm aware of previous coups orchestrated by us.
Something to distract everyone from the failures and scandals of the current regime.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
I thought we'd hear less from Ron Paul after he "retired" but he seems to be suffering from Jimmy Carter disease.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
I think it's a combination of many of the things you said. But I really feel that the US is looking at the long term here. It realizes that the days of it's dollar hegemony are coming to an end. Currently the US spends more on defense than every other nation on the face of the Earth combined. It simply cannot sustain such large defense expenditures indefinitely. It has been able to do so because of the dollar's reserve currency status, which has enabled the Federal Reserve to print as much money as the US needs to fund such large expenditures. However, as this dollar hegemony winds down, so will US power. And what the US is seeking to do is to shape the world order that will emerge in the aftermath of the decline in US power such that resulting multi polar world will be easier for it to manage. Part of that strategy entails keeping Russia contained in a very limited sphere of influence in which it can exercise little or no control over Europe or the Middle East. By controlling Ukraine, the US can control Russian access to European energy markets. Not only that but it opens the possibility of putting NATO military capability right on Russia's borders.
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