Unfortunately there are still a lot of people in the West who believe that these so-called 'revolutions' are organic, home-grown and grass-roots, from Egypt to Syria to Ukraine. Nothing could be further from the truth. As Jim Willie says, what is happening in Ukraine has Langley's fingerprints all over it. Here he lays out the larger picture, which must be borne in mind when trying to understand today's geopolitical events:
Clue: fracking is "not a long term strategy".