However, in one way or the other Russia would not move into Ukraine, no matter the dire predictions and NATO's posturing. Russia would not move in. That of course does not mean that Russia is not helping the embattled people of Donbass, even as the rest of Novoirussia is occupied land with an occupation force disengaged from what shred of humanity it must have once had. US sponsored NAZI camps will do that to you.
As Russian volunteers have bolstered the defenders and stopped the Ukrainian army of blood thirsty misfits in their tracks, even though they are out gunned 10 to 1, Washington has gone fuming. Simply put, the Europeans are getting cold feet for more sanctions as they are already feeling the pain. German's machine and auto assembly sector is down over 10% just this first 1.5 quarters and London's investments are down some 20%. Imagine that, its all off of Russian money.
With Europe wavering, facing a serge in pro-Russian, anti-EU parties sweeping up votes and failing economies, Washington, whose own government flooded economy (40% of US GDP is government spending) has fallen into a recession. With 93 million adults out of work and 50 million people on food welfare cards, the US is in a bad bad way.
Add to this a full deleveraging of the dollar, with China-Russia, China-Japan, Iran-Japan/China/India, Russia-Iran trade now without dollars and even the French speaking out against using the dollar, America is looking at the spectrum of hyper inflation, civil war and general collapse.
So the Americans are past desperate to get a real good old European world war going. No one has been doing world wars since Napoleon (and that was the first real world war) like Europe. But how do you do it when neither Europe nor Russia wants to play by the Yankee tune. Well that is where the sock-puppet Parashenko comes in.
Luckily with idiots like Ukraine's rulers as your vassals, anything is possible. So here we go....
Two weeks ago, two Ukrainian fighter-bombers flew into Russian airspace, turned and used it to do a bombing run on Donbass forces engaging Uki boarder guards. Then several Ukrainian shells fell into Russia's Rostov oblast. That was still not enough. What to do? What to do?
Yesterday they upped the ante.
A Uki BPM blatantly drove over the border and into Russian territory. It ran into swampy land and got stock. Five Uki somethings (army? National Guard? Pravo Sektor? Mercs?) got out and attempted to run back. They were intercepted by Russian border guards who attempted to arrest them. So a second BPM drives over, lowers its main armaments and allowed the five fugitives to board. At that point it drove back to Ukraine. The boarder guards armed only with assault rifles could do no more.
The response was only to boost boarder guards and launch a full political complaint. Still not enough.
So this evening, a Ukrainian attack helicopter fully loaded for battle, raged into the Russian lands. It flew 1 km into Russia, over the village of Novaya Nadezhda (New Hope). There it had a date with a Russian surface to air and crashed into the village, setting several buildings on fire.
So its all stops out to get Russia shooting. Obama's minions must be sure that they will have jets waiting for them to get out of Kiev or that the Alliance will send in troops to protect them. Either way, this has gone to the very extreme and unless Europeans get off of their collective arses, it will be YOU dieing for the Yanks, not the Yanks, on the fields of Russia.