I tend to believe these events are part of the same tapestry. Originally, I think the whole Putin thing was probably in regards to drawing down our nuclear capabilities and our defenses in general. It may have had something to do with Iran. Russia has been in bed with the Iranian government for quite a while now. I think those two things are the most likely but we may never know.
Today there was the news item that some transport loaded with Russian weapons was headed for Libya I believe. So I was wondering, of maybe we are arming them as well.
And thanks for your ideas. I will keep all these things in mind. Putting the dots together requires a LOT of research to keep up with all these recent developments.