THE SAKER—The US wants to trigger a war in Europe, but a war limited to its most useless and subservient colonies, especially Ukraine. In order to not risk being nuked, sunk or hypersonically decapitated, the US is now showing Russia that it still has (some) teeth left, so “don’t mess with us”. The implication is exactly what April Glaspie said to the Iraqis before the Gulf War: “don’t touch the KSA, but we don’t care about Kuwait“. We all know how this ended.
This is probably what Victoria Nuland offered Putin during her trip to Moscow: take eastern Ukraine, leave the rest and we won’t interfere beyond verbal protests.
The delusional US colonies in the Black Sea region are now dreaming of a triangle “Georgia, the Ukraine, Romania” but only they, not the Russians, take that nonsense that seriously (the Russians know they can swat down these pretend states’ armed forces in 24 hours). But the point is that these colonies do buy it all, especially the Ukrainians (watching their TV shows is hilarious).