pres man wrote:How is Russia a threat to the US? The US is and has been pressing NATO eastward since the fall of the Berlin Wall despite numerous promises not to do so. Even assuming that what I just said is untrue (and it is not) Russia annexing Crimea is a regional issue which poses no threat to the US, despite the corporate media's attempt to beat the drums of war.
Grabbing territory from other countries is not stabilizing behavior. Behavior like that specifically leads to more instability in an area. Next up, others areas in Eastern Ukraine. Followed by all of Ukraine. After that Moldova, Belarus, ...
There is a reason why former Soviet blok countries are getting a bit nervous with Russia's behavior with grabbing territory from sovereign countries, because it has happened before.