Kiev warning of WW III is playing a game of “let’s you and him fight over me.”
It couldn’t be any clearer that those who manipulated those protests in Kiev to turn violent are looking to destabilize Ukraine.
And the pro war propagandists need to go back and tell their masters that Americans have no interest in fighting their war.
The whole world has become a welfare state because we’ve always come running to the rescue.
What other cards to they have to play? The West has been sucking up to Ukraine since the collapse of the USSR, dangling NATO membership and EU goodies in their collective faces, apparently without ever considering the fact that the Russians might not be willing to play along.
It might have even worked if we had a real leader as a President. One the Russians could respect and who would taken steps years ago to prevent the current situation from developing. But we don’t, we didn’t, and the Russians see a perfect opportunity to jerk Kiev back into Moscow’s orbit, so they are taking it.
The US will not (nor should they) get involved in a fight about the Ukraine. We simply do not have a stake big enough to justify intervening. It would be different if Ukraine was an actual NATO member, but they aren’t.