This post by Finian Cunningham (PTV), on ‘msnbc‘ seems to be a realistic assessment.
Hopefully, an actual physical war will not result, but the “makings” are there and possibly/probably the intentions.
When US President Barack Obama embarked on his European tour this week there was the usual sycophantic Western media image of the American leader as a benefactor. Obama, so the story went, was coming to unite and support Europe in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine.
With tiresome florid speechifying, Obama claimed that the US and Europe have together historically built up institutions of international law and democracy and that the “allies” would now stand together against Russian “brute behavior” just as they had done during the Cold War against the Soviet Union.
The facts are the opposite. The US has sought to divide Europe from Russia and sow conflict in Eurasia ever since the end of the Second World War nearly 70 years ago. That is a continuum to the present day. The main objective for Washington is to prevent Europe developing closer relations with Russia. Central to the problem, from the US point of view, is to curb Europe and Russia becoming strategic energy partners.
The reservation I would suggest appropriate is that the evidence that the US is the instigator is not clear. More likely it is a “cabal” (perhaps is the correct word), for which Obama is the “spokesperson” and main contributor of rhetoric, and the US military power and canon fodder. In other words, a major player in the ‘New World Government’ but not the sole power.
Obama somehow cons the people into supporting him but it may be unfair to American citizens for us to unthinkingly connect him too strongly to the country itself. Sure, they elected him for some inexplicable reason(s), but I hope that, in this issue, he is not representing the people of the USA.
The complete source article linked here.